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Mrs. slayer's GPz1100 refresh & upgrade 13 Nov 2020 14:16 #838444

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DoctoRot wrote: I am in the process of converting to radial myself. What size did you go with?


I got the 16mm due to the smaller size of my Spondon & the OEM calipers on the GPz.
God willing & the creek don't rise, I will get to try them out in earnest over the weekend
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Wife's little bike... 1984 GPZ 550 Kerker and DynaJet stage I kit
Wife's BIG bike...... 1981 GPZ 1100 Kerker and factory FI

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Mrs. slayer's GPz1100 refresh & upgrade 13 Nov 2020 14:19 #838446

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Gawd, I'm starting to hate eBay! :angry: Thanks to the evil-bay, we now have 83-84 GPz 750 wheels coming for the Mrs. bike. 2.15 x 18 for the front (same size as the OEM rear!) and a 3.00 x 18 for the rear.

My credit card needs another time out!
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Wife's BIG bike...... 1981 GPZ 1100 Kerker and factory FI

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Mrs. slayer's GPz1100 refresh & upgrade 14 Nov 2020 22:54 #838499

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Slayer, sorry I might not have been clear, I wasn't referring to the wheels but the Brake master cylinder, Radial master cylinders ala Brembo are expensive and the Radial off a GTR1400 do more or less the same job (not sure how the bore sizes compare BUT it works)
First Permanent ride the Z1R since Dec1977 (220,000km) as of June 2015
Second permanent bike 1989 FJ1200 my work horse, growing on me, great bike.
Third ride is now the Frankenstein GPZ1100, now if only I can ride three bikes at once?

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Mrs. slayer's GPz1100 refresh & upgrade 17 Nov 2020 07:04 #838579

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Bozo wrote: Slayer, sorry I might not have been clear, I wasn't referring to the wheels but the Brake master cylinder, Radial master cylinders ala Brembo are expensive and the Radial off a GTR1400 do more or less the same job (not sure how the bore sizes compare BUT it works)


Thanks Bozo,
It's just a personal thing. Brakes are important enough that my first choice is new from a reputable mfgr, followed by overhaul MY OEM parts. Mrs. slayer also wanted an adjustable lever & liked the adjustment on mine.

ETA: We now have brand new components mounted up from the Braking M/C, through Z1E sourced Goodridge hoses down to where calipers will live in the future
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Sorry, no pictures to add yet, but the new (to us) wheels showed up last night and much to my surprise, the original cush drive & rubber fit the new wheels! Woot! :woohoo: :evil:
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So it turns out the front axle from the '81 is the same size as the '84. Bonus. The rear axle from the 81 is NOT the same size as the rear axle from the '84.
dammit.
New wheel bearings added to the long list of shopping still to do. Stay tuned!
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Rain on Sunday, so I got to spend some time in the garage. Got the rear brakes completely removed & disassembled. Nothing out of the ordinary. The usual quagmire of grime, filth & muck. Air and soaking required to get pistons out of bores. Biggest surprise was the Tokiko name on the (badly worn) rear pads. 1981 originals, was my best guess.

Be safe everybody & Merry Christmas!

Oh ya. I ordered 3 new rotors off of evilbay & 2 of the 3 were cancelled due to one thing or another.,,,,,,,, :angry: :angry: :angry:
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More new parts are starting to arrive!

Don't be ridiculous! It's only a flesh wound!

Wife's little bike... 1984 GPZ 550 Kerker and DynaJet stage I kit
Wife's BIG bike...... 1981 GPZ 1100 Kerker and factory FI
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Tires and brakes over Christmas break!



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Wife's little bike... 1984 GPZ 550 Kerker and DynaJet stage I kit
Wife's BIG bike...... 1981 GPZ 1100 Kerker and factory FI
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My wife has stubby little shorter than average fingers. As a result she was attracted to my radial master cylinder on the Suzuki. After installing another radial master on her GPz with the adjustable lever, I found a matching clutch lever for her. She is pretty excited about it!





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Wife's little bike... 1984 GPZ 550 Kerker and DynaJet stage I kit
Wife's BIG bike...... 1981 GPZ 1100 Kerker and factory FI
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