Richard Biltcliffe's Kawasaki GPZ 550 A1
Ebay purchase 3 years ago,
described as "runner needs carbs balancing", needless to say it was a little more than that required.
Steadily restoring it to as close as original, but obviously not the colour.
Major work completed so far, carbs
rebuilt, front forks and anti dives reworked , all seals and gaskets renewed, 4-1 replaced with original
parts. most parts powder coated or repainted.
I have learnt many things during
the 3 years the project has been running especially how a little planing helps you to do things once and not
rush in. I have also found where to get good price nos parts, and I have found a number of engineering
companies, some surprisingly local, who are dedicated to helping restoration.
She currently has 38000 miles on
her, of which I have managed around 2000, since she is my first bike for around 20 years I plan to keep her
for a while.