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    Junior Member the_prawn's Avatar
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    Hey all, I'm Kieren from Sydney and have just bought an '81 Z500. I think its been a little butchered by the PO. It has a Z550 motor and some random Kawasaki 16" wheels (possibly GPZ250?) amongst other mysteries.
    In any case, I think it will be a good bike for me to ride and play around with at the same time - I'd feel bad messing up a nice original example.
    From the few threads I've browsed already I think I can learn a fair bit and I like the vibe; plenty of swearing, grumpy replies and no bullshit. Cool.

    Initial plans are to simplify the front end and the back end. The front has a massive square headlight and big ugly dash/gauges. A simple round headlight and a digital speedo will do there. I'd like to simplify the tail as well and slim it down a bit but I'm still tossing around ideas for that bit.
    First of all I need the bloody RTA to actually open up for a day so I can get it registered.

    Feel free to say Hi or to yell abuse!
    Cheers, Kieren.
    Current ride: \'81 Z500
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    Previous rides: Yamaha TTR250 motard, Kawasaki ZX6-r, Honda CT110 Postie, Kawasaki ZZR-250

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    BTW, how many posts do I need before I can email other members?
    Current ride: \'81 Z500
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    Previous rides: Yamaha TTR250 motard, Kawasaki ZX6-r, Honda CT110 Postie, Kawasaki ZZR-250

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    do you need sensible rims for it? is it the triple disc model?

    hello from queensland and the pm side of things is dodgy at best so it's best to just chuck up a thread with whomevers name in it.
    BFF of Ken, inheritor of same status with Tex, erstwhile defender of young Kerry, and general village idiot sans village. Glen.

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    You can email right away but be warned, it sometimes ends up in a spam box.

    Agree with engel, sensible wheels first. 16" wheels are garbage. A proper 18" front and rear should sort you out nicely.
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    have got a proper 19 and 18 81 kz500b set here is all kerry. they take up space i could otherwise fill with fun stuff. like things, and stuff, etc....

    cover freight and a carton of strongbow and they are yours. if they fit.
    BFF of Ken, inheritor of same status with Tex, erstwhile defender of young Kerry, and general village idiot sans village. Glen.

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    Are you feeling ok, Geeto? That is a relatively civil and somewhat humane recommendation there on those 18 inch wheels.
    Bwaaaaaaa! Urk. Wheeze. Snort.

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    Yeah I'm fine. I cut the Aussies some slack, you know prison country and all....

    Engel, 19/18 is good to, that is stock, it you can help him out, put dosh in your pocket and and space, all the more power to ya!
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    Geeto's gone gay [:0]
    'old hooligan...

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    he's hoping to get in good with us convicts tony. prison shower sex and all that.

    are you able to use photobucket kieren? a shot of the proceedings would be welcomed by most i'd gamble.
    BFF of Ken, inheritor of same status with Tex, erstwhile defender of young Kerry, and general village idiot sans village. Glen.

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    Let's try this:
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    Current ride: \'81 Z500
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    Previous rides: Yamaha TTR250 motard, Kawasaki ZX6-r, Honda CT110 Postie, Kawasaki ZZR-250

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