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1983 gpz 750

just bought one, pics later what can you tell me about them? anything good or bad oh its green and needs work

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just bought one, pics later what can you tell me about them? anything good or bad oh its green and needs work
Is it a turbo?

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nope too bad I know, that would been cool though more than $300


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Oh well ... whats the plan?

They make a pretty cool brat build platform .... the wrenchmonkee's have done a few old GPZ's I think.

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Congrats ! An amazing classic machine I'd love to have in my garage.

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first step is to see if it runs, clean carbs check compression, leak down and go from there, I am torn between a full fix it with paint or just get it rolling and safe and flip it for a profit. be a nice bike for like $2k


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Two days and still no pictures? Are you trolling us?

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lol yup ok ok hey it is at work


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I've had 2 of them over the years. Bought a brand new one in 83. Had to have an 82 but procrastinated and glad I did. The 83 got a little bit of body work which I loved and It was more "ricky racer" . I was 18 and definitely the proverbial boy racer! Get a set of case guards before you ever roll it out of the garage. Those cases stick out like outriggers and WILL get ripped off or ground down in the event . If the carbs have never been into, pilots are so lean you'll need and act of god to start it when the bike is cold. Don't expect it to turn willingly either...Your first spirited ride will have you thinking you were at the gym rather than on a ride. Takes a little bit of muscle to get it to fall over but the thing is is rock solid stable otherwise. Great find Sir. You just took me back a few years!

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well finally got the bike to my home shop today. the carb was aready out when I bought it, so cleaned that yesterday, so glad a bought the big ultra sonic cleaner the full set fit with room to spare, cleaned the bike checked compression looks good but need to still check specs to see where I stand...


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Wow! Sounds like its going to be a good one!!!

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thanks, that video was taken with iPhone so obviously it sounds better in person. the forks are bent but I got a extra set when I bought it so will be swapping those tonight


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Burning some oil off the front end? Or an exhaust leak?

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burning oil, filter has a leak


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