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Old 07-22-2011, 07:10 PM   #61
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True Tbone, the corbin solo seat looks far better than the corbin gunfighter Lady that was on it. My brother in-law got into motorcycling with us and bought a new FJ 1100 back in the 80's. His best friend got one too. They had some really great rides on it, and he still talks fondly of it these days.
Thanks for the cool photos. I hope to fire up the GPZ 900, (actually 985cc due to the big-bore kit) in a week or so!
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Old 07-23-2011, 03:49 PM   #62
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Thanks Tbone

So, I got the carbs together and mounted on the bike and snapped a pic of the porting job before mounting them.






It took an hour and a half of fiddling with the new Corbin seat to install the brackets and shim them so the seat catch engaged.
The seat looks and feels great, but fits like a Corbin... meaning not perfect, but good enough. Corbin's seat pans have always been kind of wonky.


I should have put sunglasses on the Ninja, because this is the first sun light its seen in 15 years!
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Old 07-23-2011, 05:46 PM   #63
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that's beautiful

love the 80's superbikes!








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Old 07-23-2011, 07:10 PM   #64
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Sweet port work, and the bike looks great!
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Old 07-23-2011, 08:39 PM   #65
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Thanks for the support guys! Glad your enjoying it. Its going to feel really good to see this bike being ridden again.
This GPZ 900 has lots of sentimental value to me and my brother. There was a time when my bro considered selling it in non-running condition, but we started talking about all the trick stuff that went into building the bike and knew better than letting it go for cheap.

My brother wants to ride it to the Harvest Classic this Fall, and I would like to take his 48 Chief as well. I may not get the fairing painted in time for the Harvest Classic, since we need to put some shake-down and trouble-shooting miles on the bike before then. The weather is too hot to paint, so I would rather wait until after the HC to paint it.



I need to get this one fired up, and make sure there are no issues:
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Old 07-28-2011, 05:21 PM   #66
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Old 07-28-2011, 08:15 PM   #67
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Old 07-28-2011, 08:23 PM   #68
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Excellent! She sounds great!
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Old 07-28-2011, 09:08 PM   #69
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sooo awesome sounds fantastic nice work man
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Old 07-29-2011, 07:11 AM   #70
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Nice build on a cool scoot.


Maybe it's time I spent some coin on my old Track Dog GPz550........
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Old 07-29-2011, 08:25 AM   #71
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Thanks guys! It still needs handlebar grips, new throttle cable, choke cable, headlight bulb, rear suspension adjustment and minor fiddling.
I will be watching the head gasket closely, and looking for any gas, oil or coolant leaks.
My brother will be the first to ride it, when he returns from Colombia.
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Old 07-30-2011, 07:50 AM   #72
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Motor sounds "healthy"

Good job on the resto, looks fantastic with the period PM wheels etc.


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Old 07-30-2011, 01:08 PM   #73
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Thank you Cogswell, considering what a high quality job you did on your 82 R100, I take it as a high compliment!
We did not go as far as taking the motor out of the frame, since we knew the history of the bike and it handled well when it was parked 18 years ago. The GPZ 900 should handle even better now, because the fork bushings and lower sliders were completely shot, and the rear suspension linkage was worn. All the suspension is like new now. Once the weather cools down here, we will paint the fairing to match the rest of the bike.
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Old 07-31-2011, 08:49 PM   #74
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Some like the more rounded styling of the 1000 Ninja over the more angular and lean looking 900.
This fellow was so smitten that he now has nine of them.

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Old 08-01-2011, 05:46 AM   #75
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