Purchased in 2019 in the backstreets of Beaconsfield for $1,000 (for 2 GPz550s – one almost complete and another missing front bikini fairing and some parts off a later 550 model. The later supposedly had the better motor.

Was last registered in 2002 (I think – as told to me when I went to register the bike at VicRoads).

Work done

  • New tires
  • New chain and sprocket set
  • Fitted genuine security lock (the one that slides into the frame)
  • New fork seals, dust covers and fork oil
  • New master cylinder kits (front and rear). Cleaned out and refilled brake lines
  • Scrappy job on repairing rust on fuel tank.

Work to do

  • Very slight drip from bottom of speedo cable
  • Remove tube from front tire and install tubeless valve
  • Respray tank and bikini fairing