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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-22-2019, 10:01 PM Thread Starter
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Help! Chain Case (Guard) for 1982 GPZ 750

Hello All,

First of all thank you in advance for any and all comments.

I am trying to find a Case Chain (Guard) for my 1982 GPZ 750, Part number 36014-1061. I have been trolling on eBay and on the web but to no avail.

Z1 parts has one for the KZ1000, Part number 36014-061, does anyone know if this will fit my GPZ. To me it looks like it would has anybody tried it on GPZ 750? Does anyone have any thoughts, advise or experience using other part number for a chain guard for GPZ 750?

The mounting holes (2 on the left side) on center are 6 and 1/2 inches a part.

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-23-2019, 07:32 AM Thread Starter
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A picture of the sled for reference, Pete in SA

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I do not know if that 36014-061 from Z1 Parts will fit. You could ask what the bolt-hole spacing is & the overall length.

The cross-reference at Partzilla for the KZ750-R1 lists a few models that use the same 36014-1061 chain guard, including the 1000J & the KZ1000-P1 Police. ..... Note: some sellers erroneously list the early 1000C Police bikes as P-models, but the two are different & have different chain guards, and I don't know if they're interchangeable.

When considering a non-stock chain guard, something you can do is compare swing arms which might give clues to the bolt hole location & spacing.

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Thank you Martin,

I'll send Z1 an email asking for the distance between mounting holes and the overall length of the chain guard.

Sometimes its not easy finding the right parts for bike this old.

Also looks like the photo I tried to post failed....

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Youíll probably find that kz750 and kz650 covers will fit as the bottom end of all these engines is basically the same. As far as Iím aware, the only difference is that the GPz cover is painted black.

1983 onwards engines have the clutch mechanism on the clutch cover rather than the sprocket cover so wonít fit.
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Vintage plastic chain guards seem to be hard to find. I'd guess a bunch of them got tossed after getting damaged & some guys might have just tossed them in the trash back in the day because they didn't want a chain guard. ???




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Youíve got me wondering now Martin; is if the plastic chain guard that heís looking for or the front sprocket cover?

Perhaps Iím thinking of the wrong thing?
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He's looking for the plastic chain guard which Kawasaki lists as a Case-Chain >>> the term the op used. Also, the two part numbers he provided are for chain guards (chain case), not an engine sprocket cover.





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He's looking for the plastic chain guard which Kawasaki lists as a Case-Chain >>> the term the op used. Also, the two part numbers he provided are for chain guards (chain case), not an engine sprocket cover.





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Yes, I see that now, OP please just ignore me!

Iíve got one for a unitrac but itís clearly no good for the twin shock model.
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Thank you all for your responses, you guys are great!

Z1 Parts sent me the measurements via email and (I thinK?) with a little dremil work I can make it work. So I ordered one from them.

Yes plastic chain guards are hard to find and a PIA, back in 1982 when I was 17, it would have been the first thing in trash can. But now I know better.

BTW Im still not smart enough to attache a pic to a post, but I was able to post a pic to the garage section. Take a look if you like.

Thank you again for all of your responses and comments, Pete in SA

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