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1981 Kawasaki GPZ1100B1 winter restoration project 27 Mar 2017 19:06 #757902

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Looking good Steve! I'm sure you'll have it ready to go by Spring, which will probably show up around the beginning of July this year. ;)
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1981 Kawasaki GPZ1100B1 winter restoration project 03 Apr 2017 17:43 #758414

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The odd day here and there and I should have it done in a few more weeks.

Damn, there's lots of parts on a fuel injected bike.!


I hope to have almost no parts left over. That's the plan.

But I know from past restorations that just never happens.


That and will it still run.
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1981 Kawasaki GPZ1100B1 winter restoration project 04 Apr 2017 03:49 #758434

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Looks amazing. Did you paint the headlight cover?
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1981 Kawasaki GPZ1100B1 winter restoration project 04 Apr 2017 07:52 #758453

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I did paint it yes. It's factory painted anyway by the looks of it.
There were the usual marks from the speedo bumping it as the rubber grommets got worn.
I put new ones on the signals too.
The back of the speedo cluster is NOS, I got it from Ebay.
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1981 Kawasaki GPZ1100B1 winter restoration project 04 Apr 2017 15:06 #758494

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Looking really special Steve, nice attention to detail. Seems like woodworkers have a talent for working on bikes. I can't wait until I get to the island next time but unfortunately it won't be with any of my bikes. Keep up the good work.
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1981 Kawasaki GPZ1100B1 winter restoration project 04 Apr 2017 20:15 #758513

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Thanks Kawboy, I didn't go super perfect but it's pretty good and I'm pleased so far.
If you do ever get to the Sunshine Coast you will have to for sure let me know. The winding HWY here is very nice.
And a couple or sweet Kawsaki's riding it is always a good thing to see.
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1981 Kawasaki GPZ1100B1 winter restoration project 05 Apr 2017 08:47 #758544

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What kind of paint did you use on the headlight cover?
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1981 Kawasaki GPZ1100B1 winter restoration project 05 Apr 2017 10:53 #758551

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Absolutly fab. I really admire your work,
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1981 Kawasaki GPZ1100B1 winter restoration project 05 Apr 2017 11:28 #758554

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For the headlight cover I used Rustoleum's Professional in flat black.
A good scothbrite first to give a good "tooth", Degrease after, then wash off with water....then 2 coats of paint.

We have done some testing with this paint and it holds up very well to weather and washing.
As long as you don't rub the bike down with gasoline.
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1981 Kawasaki GPZ1100B1 winter restoration project 05 Apr 2017 16:43 #758578

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Squeaked in another full day on the bike. Just have to sandblast and paint the exhaust, do some wiring and add a few bolts and brackets.
Then I think I'm done. Should have it done in less than a week.
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1981 Kawasaki GPZ1100B1 winter restoration project 10 Apr 2017 18:49 #758940

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Ok gang, It's pretty much done.

Just need to get the rear grab bar black chromed and find a chain guard for it.

It runs very quiet and smooth. I'm pleased. I'll take some proper pictures later.
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1981 Kawasaki GPZ1100B1 winter restoration project 11 Apr 2017 05:40 #758953

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Very nice. Well done!
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