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Here I go again !!

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Yes in the words of the Yorkshire bard David Coverdale - Here I go again :rock :rock


Its funny how an unexpected find can get your project mind up and running again .... be still my aching wallet :rofl:
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start by replacing the ugly Kawasaki ZXR caliper, bracket and torque arm
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Full handling overhaul to get things started
2005 ZX636R
1980 - modified Z650
1985 - modified GPZ600R / 400R
1986 - GPZ600R absolutely standard
1989 - GPZ900R A6 - A7 running gear
1984 GPZ750 Turbo - modified ZXR750 running gear
1984 GPZ750 Turbo - Paxo special
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well the yogurt weavers of Hebden bridge will be well impressed, very nice :cool:
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gpzrfan, looking nice. Who made the bracket?

And where's the chain on that bike. Bet it doesn't go too fast with no chain. :rofl: Just messing with you.
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LFD - that's an old photo, glad you pointed out the chain I was wondering why it would only go down hill :D

I used that photo to show the ugly ZXR750 calliper/bracket and the torque tube .... way to much clutter for my liking. The new billet bracket will tidy things up a lot and will be fitted with a new Brembo callier

The new bracket cane from Motogpwerks in the US. He made a limited run of 6 , a couple for his own bike and I managed to grab this one on ebay. I have been looking for something like this for a year at least

Now I have it, my first turbo will get a full update/tidy up to its ZXR750 running gear . :banana
2005 ZX636R
1980 - modified Z650
1985 - modified GPZ600R / 400R
1986 - GPZ600R absolutely standard
1989 - GPZ900R A6 - A7 running gear
1984 GPZ750 Turbo - modified ZXR750 running gear
1984 GPZ750 Turbo - Paxo special
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rangeroy wrote:well the yogurt weavers of Hebden bridge will be well impressed, very nice :cool:
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Always aim to keep the public happy :rofl:
2005 ZX636R
1980 - modified Z650
1985 - modified GPZ600R / 400R
1986 - GPZ600R absolutely standard
1989 - GPZ900R A6 - A7 running gear
1984 GPZ750 Turbo - modified ZXR750 running gear
1984 GPZ750 Turbo - Paxo special
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Bit of an update:
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New swingarm, new rear brake mount & new Brembo - ugly original brake etc & torque arm are gone :)
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New treatment on the rear shock
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These arrived today - late Christmas present to self :rofl:

Front forks and yokes all removed . Another few months away for the full running gear overhaul ...fingers crossed
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2005 ZX636R
1980 - modified Z650
1985 - modified GPZ600R / 400R
1986 - GPZ600R absolutely standard
1989 - GPZ900R A6 - A7 running gear
1984 GPZ750 Turbo - modified ZXR750 running gear
1984 GPZ750 Turbo - Paxo special
An analog man in a digital world
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oh my lord!! very nice!! :thumbup jealous never :cry
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Congratulations on the new wheels gpzrfan. Those wheels I put in the super spectacular class, and should look fantastic on your bike. :thumbup

I had thought about new wheels but the ones I fell in love with are outside of my budget, and they don't make them in a 5" wheel "YET". So maybe some day.

https://www.coremoto.com/Apex_6_forged_ ... bus3a6.htm
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longfiredragon wrote: Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:38 pm Congratulations on the new wheels gpzrfan. Those wheels I put in the super spectacular class, and should look fantastic on your bike. :thumbup

I had thought about new wheels but the ones I fell in love with are outside of my budget, and they don't make them in a 5" wheel "YET". So maybe some day.

https://www.coremoto.com/Apex_6_forged_ ... bus3a6.htm
Nice Apex wheels LFD, I was strangely drawn to them in red !!
2005 ZX636R
1980 - modified Z650
1985 - modified GPZ600R / 400R
1986 - GPZ600R absolutely standard
1989 - GPZ900R A6 - A7 running gear
1984 GPZ750 Turbo - modified ZXR750 running gear
1984 GPZ750 Turbo - Paxo special
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Agreed gpzrfan. They call it a wine something or other color but it is beautiful and would be my pick. They are also anodized with some type of anodizing that they say is guaranteed never to fade. (I have one of their brake lines now and the anodizing is indeed beautiful) I tried to get details from them, but they say it is proprietary and wouldn't give up any info.

They said last time they gave out the info. it caused issues with their vendor. Oh well, I understand.
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The main idea on this project is to upgrade the suspension front and rear, remove up-sprung weight etc. Obviously there will also be some cosmetic improvements. My yokes (ZXR750) were looking a bit tired and I never really liked the polished look against the idiot light cover etc so I had them coated in black cerakote
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New EBC disc brakes arrived
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So that's quality set of wheels and disc's, all UK manufactured, so I'm flying the flag for UK engineering

To aid with the plan to reduce up-sprung weight all disc fastening, brake mount and even the yoke bolts will be titanium

Still some way to go before its finished, no need to rush
2005 ZX636R
1980 - modified Z650
1985 - modified GPZ600R / 400R
1986 - GPZ600R absolutely standard
1989 - GPZ900R A6 - A7 running gear
1984 GPZ750 Turbo - modified ZXR750 running gear
1984 GPZ750 Turbo - Paxo special
An analog man in a digital world
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