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I have put a GPZ900 upper fairing frame on a ZG1000 Concours and bought an instrument cluster but the mounting on the gauges is offset and doesn't match up with the welded nuts on the frame. I bought a cast mount supposedly for the GPZ900 but it doesn't line up with either the gauges or frame.
I have a Chiltons paper manual for the 900-1100 Ninja but there's no pics or exploded diagram showing how this is supposed to go together. I'm about to buy a piece of steel bar stock and fab one but would rather have the factory design.
Does anyone have pics showing the gauges mounted from the headlight side? I looked at online parts dealers for a good diagram but came up empty.
Right now I have them temporarily mounted with one bolt and a ziptie
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I have put a GPZ900 upper fairing frame on a ZG1000 Concours and bought an instrument cluster but the mounting on the gauges is offset and doesn't match up with the welded nuts on the frame. I bought a cast mount supposedly for the GPZ900 but it doesn't line up with either the gauges or frame.
I have a Chiltons paper manual for the 900-1100 Ninja but there's no pics or exploded diagram showing how this is supposed to go together. I'm about to buy a piece of steel bar stock and fab one but would rather have the factory design.
Does anyone have pics showing the gauges mounted from the headlight side? I looked at online parts dealers for a good diagram but came up empty.
Right now I have them temporarily mounted with one bolt and a ziptie View attachment 20786

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Thanks haybailer for going through the trouble, it helps. Maybe the frame or gauges are from a later model ZX900A? I'll just go ahead and make an adapter, move it gauges over, and be done. I have to get this finished!
 

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"Maybe the frame or gauges are from a later model ZX900A?"

Not sure if you mean yours or mine? My confidence in my previous owner is pretty low,
check out this hack job on the connection between the fairing bracket and the frame:

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"Maybe the frame or gauges are from a later model ZX900A?"

Not sure if you mean yours or mine? My confidence in my previous owner is pretty low,
check out this hack job on the connection between the fairing bracket and the frame:

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I meant mine, the weld nuts aren't offset as is the case with yours.
I had to weld a piece of metal on the fairing to steering head stay, it was rusted off. Made it better than factory. Whomever did the job on yours took the quick way out. BTW I bought a quart of phosphate rust converter at the hardware store and it seems to do the job.
Is your engine being rebuilt? I saw a crankshaft in a box.
 

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"Is your engine being rebuilt? I saw a crankshaft in a box."
Yes, I'm replacing cracked crankcases, refreshing everything while I have it apart.

Do you have a spare set of o-rings for the cylinder? 4 - 78mm; 8 - 79.5mm.
Kind'a expensive to buy OEM, thought you might have leftover from a full gasket set?
 

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"Is your engine being rebuilt? I saw a crankshaft in a box."
Yes, I'm replacing cracked crankcases, refreshing everything while I have it apart.

Do you have a spare set of o-rings for the cylinder? 4 - 78mm; 8 - 79.5mm.
Kind'a expensive to buy OEM, thought you might have leftover from a full gasket set?
Yes send a pm with mailing address.
This is what I did to mine, used ZX10 rods to avoid milling the head and cam timing problems.
 

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ahhhhhh ... metal fatigue from the constant vibrations .... now this makes sense
 

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That was the case haybailer, thanks.
Had to buy 3 feet of bar stock to make a 6 inch plate, took some work with the carbide burr to cut a groove for the center bar and all I had was hardware store zinc plated fasteners but job is done. Finishing the battery hookup, may start today
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