Product Type: Kawasaki motorcycles
Newest Review: ... brakes etc.) and CAN RIDE this bike, it is a match for any modern racer on the smaller roads. Power delivery and gearbox perfectly matc... more
that boring looking bike !
Member Name: motorrobin
Date: 13/10/05, updated on 13/10/05 (3595 review reads)
Advantages: bullet proof.handles well in traffic, comfortable, ample seating for passenger,rack as standard
Disadvantages: Air shocks/forks leak with age,electrics rot without care,abused by dispatch riders!.
I have owned my 1990 G reg Kawasaki for nearly two years.I bought it off a guy who couldnt ride it anymore due to serious knee operations!.The bike has 7 previous owners and its at a genuine 25,000miles and nearly all previous Mot's came with it.Apparantly the owners before him where motorcycle examiners, who just rode it to the test centre and then used the DSA bikes.
But even though my Gt has had a quite peaceful life, it was still subject to a bit of butchery and neglect.The front right calipier was completely siezed,and the lefthand was starting to gum up too!!.So i stripped and rebuilt the calipiers- but i still have problems as someone has crossthreaded the blead nipple(got replacement calipiers to fit on it).Generally the bike seemed to handle well sometimes and then become twitchy and would feel like i was riding on flat tyres.Then one day i found out the hard way what was wrong with it(crashed it when it went into a wobble on a bend)... water in the forks and the oil was a sludgy grey.The shocks where shot(even though the air assist worked well.
Overall the bike hasnt let me down, except once when i had a problem with the ignition switch - again due to previous owner butchery.It looks tatty, but its a no-frills(or thrills) honest bike.You wont find many parts on ebay for them, compaired to the Gt550 which could be due to reliability of the gt750 or that maybe the gt550 was more popular.
They are a popular choice to turn into a trike, because of the shaft drive. The closest thing to gt750 in USA is the Z750 spectre.
Summary: very reliable,uncomplicated 4 line engine.shaftdriven,no thrill seaking thieves wana steal it!!
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