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Author Topic: New Dude here - SuZacki - or just Zack  (Read 443 times)

Offline SuZacki

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New Dude here - SuZacki - or just Zack
« on: Jul 28, 2018, 04:28:04 »
Hey fellow builders/riders. I'm currently riding a 1985 Kawasaki GPz 550, and working on a 1986 (I think) Suzuki GR650. I was going to build the GPz into a scrambler, but it really hasn't lent itself to the task. It seems to want to stay on the street and go fast.

The Suzuki seems to want to be scrambled for a few reasons... It's a twin, the motor turns slower (and is hopefully torque-ier), it has a dual mass flywheel...oh, and I got it for free, so I won't mind beating it up on the trails as much (yep, I mean to actually use it as a scrambler).

I'm located in NW Washington State in a town called Rockport. Anyone else out this way?
Current:
1985 Kawasaki GPz 550
1986 Suzuki GR 650
In the past:
1982 Kawasaki KZ 1000
198x Suzuki GS 450x
1976 Kawasaki KZ 400

Offline Sderbyshire

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Re: New Dude here - SuZacki - or just Zack
« Reply #1 on: Jul 28, 2018, 04:56:25 »
Good luck with the scrambler build, share some pictures as we like pictures :-)

Offline SuZacki

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Re: New Dude here - SuZacki - or just Zack
« Reply #2 on: Jul 29, 2018, 04:10:03 »
As requested, a couple of pics. One Kawi, one Suzi.
Current:
1985 Kawasaki GPz 550
1986 Suzuki GR 650
In the past:
1982 Kawasaki KZ 1000
198x Suzuki GS 450x
1976 Kawasaki KZ 400

Offline canyoncarver

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Re: New Dude here - SuZacki - or just Zack
« Reply #3 on: Jul 30, 2018, 14:20:29 »
Nice GPz.  I love those.  Glad you are keeping it on the street and Yeah, that Suzuki can be a better tracker style for sure.
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YZF750/1000R The Fly
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Online Jimbonaut

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Re: New Dude here - SuZacki - or just Zack
« Reply #4 on: Aug 01, 2018, 13:38:00 »
Love the GPZ man, welcome from Montreal and redline it
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