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Another bike on the way

Post by pandp on Wed 15 May 2013 - 8:18

Well it's not a Hyosung but i suppose i have to be flexible if i want my little business to work.

I'm going to collect a Kawasaki GPZ500S this morning, 1990 but registered in the UK in 1995. Been stood for a while due to owners health but did run fine apparently. When i get it back and have a look i'll then decide if it's get it road legal or parts. I'll get some pics up later.
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Post by pandp on Thu 16 May 2013 - 13:47

Well here she is...lots of paperwork with her. She has been stood for 2 years but i am told she was running perfect before that....we will see....guy seemed genuine but don't they all.

Anyway i plan to get a battery for her, drain the fuel and clean the carbs to see if she runs. If all good then i will give her a major clean up, plugs and oil change, sort the sticking brakes then see what she needs for the MOT.





Really need a workshop manual for this.
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Post by dragonpage on Thu 16 May 2013 - 17:57

Looks nice though, not as nice as the Hyo mind Smile
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Post by joel352 on Thu 16 May 2013 - 19:13

Ha my mum had one of these back in the day.
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Post by Admin on Thu 16 May 2013 - 22:15

Try this one Paul ( did a search for EX500 rather than GPZ 500 ) Wink

http://www.slideshare.net/uxwrrrjuqvtyq/1987-1993-kawasaki-ex500-gpz500-s-service-repair-manual-instant-download-16557368

Hope it works/helps Smile

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Post by Commuter on Fri 17 May 2013 - 20:23

That bike looks very attractive Paul. I looks to me more like a seller than a breaker but who knows? I am guessing that there aren't all that many people wanting spares since those Kawasakis were very sound bikes in their day and the majority would have been scrapped already. I seem to recall a website which you can visit to check to see how many of a certain model of vehicle are still taxed but I don't recall where I saw it. I am guessing that information like that could be useful for you to know whether a certain model of bike is worth breaking? ( ie if there are lots on the road, people will need spares)
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Post by Commuter on Fri 17 May 2013 - 20:27

http://www.howmanyleft.co.uk/vehicle/kawasaki_er_500-a2
check it out
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Re: Another bike on the way

Post by pandp on Sat 18 May 2013 - 6:55

Great link Geof, thank you.

@Baz, downloaded the manual and needed it, thank you

Well i am hoping it's a seller. Spent all day yesterday stripping the carbs, draining the coolant and the fuel tank. Everything was gummed up with stale fuel but now looking much better.
I am expecting a battery delivery today so i am going to attempt to get her going before i do anything else. If she runs i then need to sort out the front sticking caliper, the forks need doing as the seals look perished and then just a bit more tidying.




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