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Old 09-30-2017, 02:42 PM   #1
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My new (to me) GZ

Hello all, I finally got a little time to check out my GZ that was given to me by a co-worker. The spring of 15 he pulled it out of his basement and couldn't get it to go. Some how he had thought it was an electrical problem. Anyway he threw a tarp over it and there it set till last month. He mentioned that he was going to have it hauled off for junk. I couldn't have that so I went and brought it home. I was surprised how well it looked after being outside so long. The cdi unit and regulator were in a baggy so I put them back on the bike and pulled the plug and was surprised to find it had fire. Pulled the carb and it was plain to see why it would not start. I pulled the jets and put them in dip over night. (I will give it a proper cleaning as soon as I get new O-rings) Put it back together and added some fresh fuel and it started right away. Went for a test ride last night and it seems to go pretty well. I need to do some neglected maintenance and inspect the tires as I really don't know the history of it. I will try to get some pics tomorrow. Thanks



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Old 09-30-2017, 04:23 PM   #2
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Good find. Keep us updated

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Old 09-30-2017, 07:29 PM   #3
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Sounds like one of those hidden gems. Hope the restoration goes well.
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Old 10-01-2017, 05:59 PM   #4
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Well, please bear with me trying to post a picture. I have absolutely no computer skills.
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Old 10-02-2017, 11:42 AM   #5
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Very Nice!
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Old 10-03-2017, 09:41 AM   #6
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Really nice looking!
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Old 11-06-2017, 12:52 AM   #7
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Well, please bear with me trying to post a picture. I have absolutely no computer skills.
Sounds like your computer skills are on par with mine.

Good looking bike you have there. One thing you must check is the age of the tires. Tread wear means nothing if they are over 5 years old. Rubber gets hard and slippery with age. The date of manufacture is molded into the sidewall and gives you the month and year they were produced.
Have fun bringing the bike back to a rideable condition.
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