Sunday, 26 October 2014

New Toy

Just picked this 1990 ZZR1100 for a song. The original idea was to pull it down and use the running gear for the GPZ900 and off sell the parts I don't need. That went out the window after I purchased this thing as it runs really well and it would be a shame to do that so I might keep riding this one until I finish with the 900. Looks like I still have to hunt down another ZZR that can be used for the donor bike.

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Gotta get my finger out

     Been a long time since I've been able to start on the project. With Xmas just gone. The finances have dried up a little so it's going to be a struggle to get the funds to really get stuck into this project. The pic at the top of the page has been changed to one I found on the internet. When I get this thing finished it hopefully should look something like this with a slightly different colour scheme. While this bike is getting built I will probaly purchase another 900 to ride around on as not having a running bike and being stuck driving a car around is starting to send me crazy.
     At least I managed to fix the hole that was drilled into the frame by the idiot who had owned it previously. Just have to get the frame painting finished then I will put up a before and after pic of the frame. Currently researching the best option for the radiator and which ones fit the best.

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Been a while

Haven't posted for a while as I've not had the time to do anything on the bike these last few months. A slight change of plans. After scratching my head on trying to figure out the best way to repair the frame I've decided on the best plan of attack. Also the powder coating of the frame is out because it's a pain to remove if needed later on. Going to paint the frame now.

Saturday, 4 February 2012


Spent a couple of hours today grinding down some of the welds on the frame just to tidy things up a little. The front fairing mount looked like it had been broken at some stage and the repair job on it wasn't the best.

I will get that rewelded the same time as I get the other repair done, then it will be a trip to the sandblasters.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Wishlist 1

While browsing the net for ideas and parts I stumbled across this site from Japan. J-Parts. They sell some stuff for the GPZ900. I really like the look of these side covers, should look good and they will suit the style I'm looking at.
A bit expensive but probably no more than new covers from Kawasaki.

Tuesday, 31 January 2012


Working on a spreadsheet with what work is required. The following link opens up the spreadsheet.    

Monday, 30 January 2012


The bike was stripped down to a bare frame. I noticed that one of the bolt holes for the fairing bracket had been stripped so somebody or should I say something had decided instead of fixing it they just drilled a larger hole into the frame and used a bloody big bolt. (Idiot!). So I now have to have this fixed before I get the frame powdercoated.
I have marked the offending bolt hole with an arrow. Will most likely be using stainless steel bolts where possible on this bike. I am still undecided as to the colour the bike will be painted when finished although I have a couple of ideas.