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Am I in the right place?
Recently stumbled upon a pair of '84 GPZ750/ ZX750-A2, title's and all. Coming off of the high of repairing an old XS650, I thought I'd have a fun time.
Bikes are obviously in poor shape, you don't get a bike for $100 and expect it to work. Wiring is rotted, I could probably salvage it if I wanted to restore the bike to original function, but for now I'm wanting to get it to minimum viable I.E. running.
Have some pictures, have a laugh at my expense for I have jumped off of a cliff, the bottom of which is at an unknown depth.
If anyone has a guess as to the probability of creating a functional beast outta these things, kindly give me a message, I'd just as well dump them on the curb than fix them.
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Nice score if you ask me! Anything can be saved. I bought my ‘83 Zx750A for $550 w/title. It needed tires, starter motor, chain & sprockets, and the carbs cleaned. It’s still not on the road but looks way cooler. If you need some help, PM me.

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Any bike can be restored. Just be realistic about what you want and price to get there. I am doing similar basket case restorations on two 1989 ZX7s. I love a challenge and keeping these classics running.
 

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What’s the plan, make one good one out of the two? It’s kind of unfortunate that it looks like both are missing the same parts, but should be a fun project!
 

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Nice score if you ask me! Anything can be saved. I bought my ‘83 Zx750A for $550 w/title. It needed tires, starter motor, chain & sprockets, and the carbs cleaned. It’s still not on the road but looks way cooler. If you need some help, PM me.

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Wow did you put a ducati single sided swing arm on it? That’s going to be a cool bike.
 

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What’s the plan, make one good one out of the two? It’s kind of unfortunate that it looks like both are missing the same parts, but should be a fun project!
Sure, someone's already stripped out a bunch of parts, so for now the red one is the one I'm going to attempt to fix.
luckily, I had both carburetor sets. Took the first set all apart, apparently that was a mistake, either way I was unable to actually strip all of the carbs down. everything was stuck.
It's ridiculous, I don't have a choke-rod and that one piece is like $50, if I can even get the original rust pile out.
Not looking forward to spending the $600 plus on a new set of carbs.
Wire harness is pretty rotten, and has been tampered with as well. Ironically, this was supposed to be a "Quick flip" kind of project, I bought an XS650 last Christmas, took about 3 days to get running after being stored on it's side under a house for half a decade. paid $150 for that, and sold it for $800.
I hope I end up liking this one
 

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Wondering what year this tank is, the '84 diagram has the fuel sensor at the bottom of the tank, not the side.
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Honestly you got a good deal!! Since covid 19 the used bike market is insane!! Looks like a really great project. With title!!! Wow. I woulda dumped them in the garage also for that price!! Keep us up to date... Where are you located??
 

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I was looking at an 83 gp Z 750 that was hardly running and missing some parts. Guy wanted $3500... Bit steep...
83 was a great/best year for the GPz 750.... not easy to find either.... he will probably get the price.
 
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