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Author Topic: 1981 Kawasaki GPz550 Cafe Build  (Read 28501 times)

Offline doc_rot

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Re: 1981 Kawasaki GPz550 Cafe Build
« Reply #90 on: Mar 26, 2018, 16:45:06 »
I personally do not like it when the paint from the seat cowl is carried under the seat if you have side covers as well. NO side covers and  think it looks great. Together its just too much, and it highlights the seam that is present there.

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Re: 1981 Kawasaki GPz550 Cafe Build
« Reply #91 on: Mar 26, 2018, 17:39:19 »
I personally do not like it when the paint from the seat cowl is carried under the seat if you have side covers as well. NO side covers and  think it looks great. Together its just too much, and it highlights the seam that is present there.

What about this?? Same bike
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Re: 1981 Kawasaki GPz550 Cafe Build
« Reply #92 on: Mar 27, 2018, 00:13:07 »
Oh yeah, now we're talking
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Re: 1981 Kawasaki GPz550 Cafe Build
« Reply #93 on: Mar 27, 2018, 01:47:14 »
What about this?? Same bike

 I had assumed you meant the same color. that looks pretty good with the side cover black. I can admit when i'm wrong. BTW i like the tail you are using, really matches the tank.
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Re: 1981 Kawasaki GPz550 Cafe Build
« Reply #94 on: Mar 27, 2018, 02:08:57 »
I had assumed you meant the same color. that looks pretty good with the side cover black. I can admit when i'm wrong. BTW i like the tail you are using, really matches the tank.

Thanks - the tail is actually the original tank cut down
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Re: 1981 Kawasaki GPz550 Cafe Build
« Reply #95 on: Mar 27, 2018, 14:04:29 »
I had assumed you meant the same color.

Well yes, this is the GT550 - almost the same lol
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Re: 1981 Kawasaki GPz550 Cafe Build
« Reply #96 on: Apr 03, 2018, 21:23:37 »
I will be deleting the side covers and moving everything up in the tail. Just need to find a battery. Anybody have a recommendation for type/size?
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Re: 1981 Kawasaki GPz550 Cafe Build
« Reply #97 on: Apr 04, 2018, 07:41:21 »
Your doing a great job on this build.
I have used the following battery on my high compression 900. The battery is the smallest per output I could find. Comes with 2 yr warranty. I have not had it that long, but so far so good. They do make a smaller unit that may be OK for a 500 4 cylinder.
https://www.shop.modernmotorcyclecompany.com.au/collections/electrical/products/battery-240cca-lithium-ion
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Re: 1981 Kawasaki GPz550 Cafe Build
« Reply #98 on: Apr 05, 2018, 03:23:42 »
Your doing a great job on this build.
I have used the following battery...

Thanks! That is a killer battery ~ little out of the budget though. Know of a middle of the road option or is this definitely the one I need?
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Re: 1981 Kawasaki GPz550 Cafe Build
« Reply #99 on: Apr 05, 2018, 03:25:13 »
Shock make-over. Paint still went - satin finish. Buddy brought over a spray for re painting struts.
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