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Side stand switch mounting position for GPZ1100 81 / 82 24 Nov 2023 18:23 #892021

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Could someone take a photo of a GPZ1100 B1 81 or 82 model showing how the sidestand kill switch is mounted to the frame. My GPZ appears to be missing the switch bracket (maybe cut off) and the sidestand bracket for the switch plunger.
Assuming there is one. If not great.
First Permanent ride the Z1R since Dec1977 (220,000km) as of June 2015
Second permanent bike 1989 FJ1200 dyno'd 140RWH, great bike.
Third ride is now the Frankenstein 1981 GPZ1100B1, getting new/ refurbished 83-84 motor soon
Forth my work bike FJ1200 1989 (same type as above)

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Side stand switch mounting position for GPZ1100 81 / 82 25 Nov 2023 07:48 #892037

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So, both my GPzs (1982 750 and 1100) are buried in my garage and I cannot get to them to take a photo. Both bikes use the same side stand switch and frame mount.  You are correct, the switch mount is attached to the side stand mount and this is welded to the frame.  If you do not have a side stand mount, then you are missing all that you need.  There is a small raised area at the top of the side stand that actuates the plunger on the switch when the side stand is in the 'up' position. Presumably, if someone can take a photo from a 1982, perhaps a 1983, GPz750, this might meet your need.
Michael
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1977 KZ1000A
1978 KZ1000A
1982 GPz1100
1975 Z2A

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Side stand switch mounting position for GPZ1100 81 / 82 25 Nov 2023 08:09 #892038

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Select the date/model for part models exploded views. 

​​​​https://www.kawasaki.com/en-us/owner-center/parts

Z1000J2 somewhat modified!

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Side stand switch mounting position for GPZ1100 81 / 82 25 Nov 2023 18:51 #892066

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Thanks guys, it appears the GPZ1100 81 (same as my 78 Z1R ) don't have a sidestand switch. The 83 onwards does. The reason I wanted to know is that my bike is going over the pits for new rego and I wanted to ensure they don't fail my bike.   
First Permanent ride the Z1R since Dec1977 (220,000km) as of June 2015
Second permanent bike 1989 FJ1200 dyno'd 140RWH, great bike.
Third ride is now the Frankenstein 1981 GPZ1100B1, getting new/ refurbished 83-84 motor soon
Forth my work bike FJ1200 1989 (same type as above)
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Side stand switch mounting position for GPZ1100 81 / 82 26 Nov 2023 06:04 #892073

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The 1981 and 1982 GPz1100 both have side stand switches.  Could it be possible that you have a frame from something other than an early model GPz?
Michael
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1982 GPz750
1977 KZ1000A
1978 KZ1000A
1982 GPz1100
1975 Z2A

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Side stand switch mounting position for GPZ1100 81 / 82 27 Nov 2023 00:16 #892113

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If you have a GPZ can you post a photo please. I have a KZ1000 / KZ1100 Manual (genuine) and the photos don't show a switch and the (very hard to read) wiring diagram doesn't show it. I don't want to fail the pits roadworthy check. If it gets too hard I can show the manual pictures to avoid fitting one.
UPDATE: Just checked the frame label, the frame is from KZ1000J, my engine, tank, plastics are gpz1100 B1. I did have this bike registered as is before the rego ran out 6 months ago (I was going to work O/S)
Thankyou for your reply
First Permanent ride the Z1R since Dec1977 (220,000km) as of June 2015
Second permanent bike 1989 FJ1200 dyno'd 140RWH, great bike.
Third ride is now the Frankenstein 1981 GPZ1100B1, getting new/ refurbished 83-84 motor soon
Forth my work bike FJ1200 1989 (same type as above)

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Side stand switch mounting position for GPZ1100 81 / 82 27 Nov 2023 06:55 #892124

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The mystery may be solved...neither the KZ1000-J1 nor the KZ1100-B1 have the side stand kill switch (verified from the exploded parts diagrams from both those motorcycles).  However, in 1982, the side stand kill switch was included for the 1982 KZ750-R1 and the KZ1100-B2.  So, if you have a J1 frame, all you will have is a bracket for the side stand (and nothing to attach a kill switch).
Michael
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