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Mrs. slayer's GPz1100 refresh & upgrade 23 Oct 2020 07:09 #837548

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I have stopped using USPS. The last two packages have arrived open, damaged, wet, packed in a makeshift box because the Samson gorilla F’d up the original box. UPS is cheaper. For example. A USPS flatrate box you know the “If it fits it ships BS” was $26. I had it with me on Columbus Day because obviously the P.O. was closed and on a whim took it to a UPS hub. I asked can I ship this here. She looked at me like I had 3 eyes, and said why not. My reply was “its in a USPS box” She said put that thing on the scale, weighted it and typed in the destination and said. $12 and it will be ther in 2 days.

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Mrs. slayer's GPz1100 refresh & upgrade 23 Oct 2020 08:15 #837559

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So the longer Suzuki axle arrived last night, it is too big to fit through the wheel! WTH. I thought this was simple bolt-on upgrade?
Whatever... the search continues. Pause to consider... Keep the OEM wheels & put the Suzuki axle in the lathe to trim off a half a millimeter? Or consider other/OEM/Non OEM wheels?? :blink: :dry:
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Mrs. slayer's GPz1100 refresh & upgrade 23 Oct 2020 08:30 #837562

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I had that issue with my cafe bike. I purchased new wheel bearings with the correct ID.
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Mrs. slayer's GPz1100 refresh & upgrade 23 Oct 2020 13:42 #837577

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That's one of the many reasons I went to a late KZP swing arm. Still had to fit it and extend the fender.
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Mrs. slayer's GPz1100 refresh & upgrade 23 Oct 2020 16:11 #837589

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Replacing the bearings is the easiest way to fix it but I thought the Kawasaki's used the same axle size {20mm}? I don't have my Suzuki swingarm here at the moment but I had a Z1000P rear wheel and i'm sure it fit straight on.... Anyway, just get new bearings, its a cheap fix and you get the piece of mind knowing the bearings are new...

Edit here's a list of swingarm axle sizes, go to the 20mm section and it lists both GS1100 and the Kawasaki 1100 as 20mm..

www.dotheton.com/index.php?threads/axle-...ter-size-list.20952/

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Mrs. slayer's GPz1100 refresh & upgrade 23 Oct 2020 16:47 #837590

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Did you try the kawasaki axle with the GS arm?
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Mrs. slayer's GPz1100 refresh & upgrade 24 Oct 2020 09:44 #837614

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They are indeed both 20mm. ditto for the GSXR axles i recommended. there is something up with your wheel bearings if it wont fit.
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Mrs. slayer's GPz1100 refresh & upgrade 24 Oct 2020 10:46 #837617

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If your GPZ has 20 mm axles it should work. This picture is a GS1100e axle with a Kz900 bearing on it.

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Mrs. slayer's GPz1100 refresh & upgrade 26 Oct 2020 07:02 #837736

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Thanks for the input guys. I had the calipers on loan from the reloading bench, out in the garage & found that the KZ axle was .775 inches & the GS axle was .778 inches or some such thing. I buddy is going to put the GS axle in the lathe & take the needed .003" off of it.

Regarding the GSXR axle, Ebay didn't have one at the time I looked & so I went to the GS axle as it was OEM to the swing arm.

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DOHC wrote: Did you try the kawasaki axle with the GS arm?


I did. The KZ axle is about an inch shy of working. It is flush with the axle adjuster and no way to get the nut on.
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Mrs. slayer's GPz1100 refresh & upgrade 26 Oct 2020 07:45 #837738

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I'm surprised it didn't fit. About 10 years ago I mounted a GS swingarm on an 80 Kz1000 LTD. I don't remember all the details, but I know I didn't need to do anything special with the axle or bearings. I do recall making spacers for the pivot so it fit tight in the frame.

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Mrs. slayer's GPz1100 refresh & upgrade 26 Oct 2020 13:09 #837759

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Z1E tagged again for some brake caliper seals, brake pads and steering stem bearings, to add to the long list of new bits & bobs.
Don't be ridiculous! It's only a flesh wound!

Wife's little bike... 1984 GPZ 550 Kerker and DynaJet stage I kit
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