hi i have recently bought 2 gpz 550's from a friend to strip down and recon for a college project. as part of my course i need to strip and re-build an engine. if anyone has any advice or warnings on how not to do things any advice would be welcome
I think that these GPZ550s are actually faster than the original New York Steak Z1. So they are worthy of a careful restoration. Careful engine work pays attention to all clearances and interferences (blueprinting), and you should mechanically understand how every single part interacts with every part in its sphere of influence. In other words, don't just break it apart then slap it together. Disassemble and reassemble with your full intelligence.
Gasket kits are from aftermarket manufacturers and are usually of a lower quality than the OEM ones. If you're going to keep the bike, I'd suggest investing in what you need directly from a Kawasaki dealer.
If you still want a kit, Ebay usually has a couple sellers.
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