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Author Topic: 1971 Kawasaki G3SS  (Read 24190 times)

Offline Milwaukee93

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Re: 1971 Kawasaki G3SS
« Reply #70 on: May 23, 2013, 20:00:10 »
Any updates on this bike? Looking really good! Would love to do something like this to my G3. Also how much would you charge for one of those exhausts?

Offline Walms

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1971 Kawasaki G3SS
« Reply #71 on: May 24, 2013, 09:24:53 »
Unfortunately not much going on with this project other than I'm in the process of making the pipe. I've been spread pretty thin lately... Too many projects and commitments. :(
I do have some pipe kits ready to be rolled though. I'm selling the kit for this bike for $140, which include rolled cones, flange and stinger. Everything is ready for welding.

Offline aaronanalog

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Re: 1971 Kawasaki G3SS
« Reply #72 on: May 27, 2013, 20:49:27 »
Digging the G3 love here. I have a 74 G3ssD that I have been riding for over 3 years as my daily that recently failed on me so now I'm doing all the rebuild work and considering swapping a few things around also to make it mine. I originally wanted to do a full resto on it until I found out that no one wants these damn bikes unless they are close to free. Time to make it the way I want it.

Offline pacomotorstuff

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Re: 1971 Kawasaki G3SS
« Reply #73 on: May 27, 2013, 21:26:54 »
I grok what Aaron says about restos.
Awhile back I restored a '71 G3TR and probably broke almost even on parts.  As far as my labour, not a chance.
On the upside, it taught one of my daughters how wiring looms go together and how to solder as well.  Dad doesn't even have that many soldering iron scars to complain about either LOL.
OTT, great little bikes, solid engineering for the era, was probably the only bike I've ever owned that did the max speed the manual said it would and then some.
Enjoy your ride and make it exactly as you want it to be.
Regards,
Pat Cowan,
Vintage Motorcycle Fiberglass

Offline aaronanalog

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Re: 1971 Kawasaki G3SS
« Reply #74 on: May 28, 2013, 11:06:52 »
Has anyone figured out rear sets for this bike ? There is a local Kawi shop that has a G3 alcohol drag race bike that has the rear set on the passenger pegs which would be fine for drag, but no good on the street. It is also the perfect position for comfort.

Offline Walms

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1971 Kawasaki G3SS
« Reply #75 on: May 28, 2013, 11:21:58 »
Where the frame is open facing the swingarm, I plan to box that in with  a plate for rigidity as well as a good base for mounting brackets for some late model rearsets... It seems to be the best option on this frame.
I agree, the rear pegs are too far back, not to mention they are on the swingarm and travel with the suspension.

Offline Drewski

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Re: 1971 Kawasaki G3SS
« Reply #76 on: Aug 07, 2013, 23:37:27 »

Gotta revive this thread!  ;D

I'm in the game too!  :)







'75 G3SSE. Nice shape, but way to factory for me.  ;)



Stripped the turn signals and used drag bars because I didn't have a set of drop bars.







Finally got the drop bars off a buddy.











Sorry for the weak pics. Poor lighting in the garage.  :D



Got a sweet deal on a "Walms Pipe"! Traded some stuff that Walms needed, for the pipe I needed!   8) 







This is the pipe. Got the cone kit! Can't wait to see it welded up!  8)



Gonna hafta do some serious work on the running gear over the winter.







I've got '08 CBR125 wheels, front end, brakes and triple clamps with assorted bits to make it work. The front will be a complete swap. The rear should be a fairly clean... CBR for G3 switch. It appears to fit the G3 swing arm with out too much drama. We'll see, of course.  ::)


When I get to it in the fall, I'll start my own thread.  8)


The Kawasaki Line-Up:

"Keepin' the Good Times Rolling"

STREET:
'77 "Faux" z1 kz/zx10r "Resto-Mod" BOTM
PLAY:
'72 kv75 "Pitbike" 4 Sale
TRACK:
'81 GPz/kz550 "TrackBike"
ON THE WORK BENCH:
SeaGlider's '71 h1a/750 "FBG Sleeper"
Drewski's '74 h2b Tracy/zrx Project
FOR SALE/GONE:
'05 zx10r "RetroLookRacer"
'02 zrx1200r "DailyRider" SOLD & GONE!!
'99 zrx1100 "euro-style" SOLD & GONE!!
'75 s1-250 Triple "Survivor" SOLD & GONE!!
'74 h2b/FZ "Mongrel" BOTM, SOLD & GONE!!

Offline Walms

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1971 Kawasaki G3SS
« Reply #77 on: Aug 07, 2013, 23:58:44 »
When we have the "singles" rally should we make the guys that show up on a triple ride at the back of the pack? :)

Offline reds

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Re: 1971 Kawasaki G3SS
« Reply #78 on: Aug 08, 2013, 00:01:49 »


When I get to it in the fall, I'll start my own thread.  8)




Why bother? Walms has already hijacked the other G3 guys thread!! ;)


Haha, sorry bud, I thought this was my G3 thread...
« Last Edit: Aug 08, 2013, 00:04:15 by reds »

Offline Drewski

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1971 Kawasaki G3SS
« Reply #79 on: Aug 08, 2013, 00:05:34 »
Ya. I suppose I could hijack this thread! :)

I need to keep on Andrew's good side though. ;)
The Kawasaki Line-Up:

"Keepin' the Good Times Rolling"

STREET:
'77 "Faux" z1 kz/zx10r "Resto-Mod" BOTM
PLAY:
'72 kv75 "Pitbike" 4 Sale
TRACK:
'81 GPz/kz550 "TrackBike"
ON THE WORK BENCH:
SeaGlider's '71 h1a/750 "FBG Sleeper"
Drewski's '74 h2b Tracy/zrx Project
FOR SALE/GONE:
'05 zx10r "RetroLookRacer"
'02 zrx1200r "DailyRider" SOLD & GONE!!
'99 zrx1100 "euro-style" SOLD & GONE!!
'75 s1-250 Triple "Survivor" SOLD & GONE!!
'74 h2b/FZ "Mongrel" BOTM, SOLD & GONE!!