'83 GPz750 Resto-Mod (pic heavy)

Streetfighterkz

Been Around the Block
Thanks for the comments! I always seem to move much slower than I want. It’s definitely a balancing act between working on other people’s projects to fund mine and getting the time to work on mine.

I ordered up a fully custom rear shock from Daugherty Motorsports. I had the Works shock rebuilt but it’s not perfect and the reservoir line is too short. I checked with 4-5 shops and all said they would have completely disassemble the shock to replace the line. :shock: I went ahead and said screw it and ponied up for a shock setup for my riding style, bike (Vfr750), weight etc.

Hopefully, I’ll be able to pick back up on this project in a couple weeks.

Later, Doug
 

Streetfighterkz

Been Around the Block
Still been too busy wrenching on other people’s bikes to do much on any of mine. But I’ve gathered a couple parts, namely a pair of newer Duc 5-spoke rims to replace the older 3-spoke versions I have now.

I also been thinking of the paint scheme all the while. I’m leaning toward a blue Zrx paint job with gold rims.
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Later, Doug
 

Streetfighterkz

Been Around the Block
I finally addressed an issue that’s been bugging me since I adapted the Zx12 Gilles rearsets to the bike: remote reservoir hose routing and mounting the reservoir. The master cylinder sits outside the side cover so the hose would have to had to a couple bends down and around the frame to behind the cover somewhere.

Until…I saw a James Compton’s Zrx. He used a Brembo master cylinder with an integral reservoir. Compton wants $160+ for a new one so I started looking around eBay. I found a used M/C from a KTM for about 2/3 the price.

Of course being a Brembo unit, the 40mm spacing is less than Nissin and Tokico items. So some 1/4x 2” flat bar was used to make a new mount.

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Later, Doug
 

doc_rot

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That integrated reservior is sweet, what model KTM is that off? what size is it? I like the Blue as well.
 

Streetfighterkz

Been Around the Block
04-05 300 EXC/MXC is what the listing stated.

I’m not exactly sure the bore but similar one’s I’ve seen say 10 or 13mm. I know the bore size is usually cast into the body but where it normally is just says “04”??
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Later, Doug
 

doc_rot

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thanks for the info. I have a project i may use that on.
Brembo laser etches the size. 4M16+13 tells you its a 13mm bore. I think the 4M16 is the seal assembly. Every modern Brembo MC i have seen is marked this way. sometimes it will say "X" instead of "+"
 

Streetfighterkz

Been Around the Block
Good info! I’ll be running a CR85 front caliper on the rear. I can’t remember the CR’s M/C bore but I think it was smaller than 13mm. I guess I’ll have to get it on the road and see what it feels like.

Later, Doug
 

Streetfighterkz

Been Around the Block
Who wants to play “What’s in the case?!“

I’ll give you a hint: I believe it ranks up there with the turbocharger and SSSA on this bike.

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Later, Doug
 

Luugo86

'73 CB350, '78 XS650 Cafe Killer
Very cool man; I am not extremely familiar with that dash unit, will it allow you to change the tune on your bike from the screen?
 

Streetfighterkz

Been Around the Block
will it allow you to change the tune on your bike from the screen?

No, it’s only for showing readings like a normal dash. But it is highly configurable and has 4 inputs in addition to speed and RPM. It also can be set up to indicate gears based on speed, rpm, and gearing inputs.

Later, Doug
 

Streetfighterkz

Been Around the Block
Found a cool billet goodie from a place in South Africa called ACC Billet.
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I’ll be using this as a donor for the filler area as the billet piece is designed for a Slingshot tank.
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I’ve been wanting a single seat and tail piece for a few years now. I found this on eBay UK and the maker/seller ships to the US. The price seemed very reasonable considering what I paid for an Airtech front fender a couple months ago. I’m going to cut off the tank and use just the side panels back.
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Later, Doug
 

Streetfighterkz

Been Around the Block
So….there was a HUGE snag with getting the Gpz body from eBay. Their Global Shipping Program wouldn’t ship the body as it was too big!!! So I got a full refund but I still wanted the body. I found the seller’s e-mail addy on another forum and went around eBay. All I can say is the seller is EXCELLENT to work with! I’m having him only mold a small portion of the tank past the side panels so I can still use my stock tank.
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Later, Doug
 
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doc_rot

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Man this is gonna be cool. keep after it
 

Streetfighterkz

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Thanks guys.

I’m going for a Rob Muzzy’s ‘97 Raptor meets Rob Muzzy’s ‘83 Gpz750 AMA Superbike but with some boost thrown in for good measure, sort of theme. Lol

Later, Doug
 

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