Where have all the GPZ500s gone?

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by The Older Gentleman, Sep 10, 2007.

  1. Like it says. Used to be you couldn't pull up at a traffic light in
    London without two or three of the things joining you. Now they've
    vanished.

    And 600 Divvies too, come to think of it.
     
    The Older Gentleman, Sep 10, 2007
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    speedyspic Guest

    My old one went to New Zealand. Just as well, it was fucking horrible
    and my ebay description said so too.
     
    speedyspic, Sep 10, 2007
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  3. The one I had went directly from me to the breakers, it was well beyond
    Go at the time.
     
    steve auvache, Sep 10, 2007
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    AW Guest

    Crashed by my mate, mostly.
     
    AW, Sep 10, 2007
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    SteveH Guest

    Saw one on the M4 this morning.
    Still see the odd one around here - but you're right, they do seem to
    have largely gone.

    I suspect they've become victims of their own success - they are so
    cheap now that if something breaks, you may as well bin it and buy
    another.

    Think of them as the bike equivalent of a MkI/II Mondeo.
     
    SteveH, Sep 10, 2007
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    speedyspic Guest

    speedyspic, Sep 10, 2007
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    Dave Emerson Guest

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    Pauline's still got her's
    http://website.lineone.net/~dave.emerson/bikes.htm#_GPZ500S2

    but I know her previous one, long since passed on, has since passed away
    IYSWIM
     
    Dave Emerson, Sep 10, 2007
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    AW Guest

    AW, Sep 10, 2007
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    Pip Luscher Guest

    What's this, Bike Monopoly?

    "You have failed your MOT. Go straight to Breakers, do not pass Go, do
    not collect ticket"

    "You have won third prize in a Custom Show, collect three free CD
    vouchers."
     
    Pip Luscher, Sep 10, 2007
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  10. "You have won second prize in a beauty contest. Judge was BGN."
     
    The Older Gentleman, Sep 10, 2007
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    Pip Luscher Guest

    "You have won second prize in a beauty contest. Judge was BGN."[/QUOTE]

    In a previous life?
     
    Pip Luscher, Sep 10, 2007
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  12. I wonder if anybody has ever done it?

    "You have your photo taken by a bus pay £80 fine"
     
    steve auvache, Sep 10, 2007
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    speedyspic Guest

    That was for sale there a couple of months ago and I saw it two weeks
    ago too, hasn't he sold it yet?
     
    speedyspic, Sep 10, 2007
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    dog Guest

    the cb500 is the new gpz500.
     
    dog, Sep 11, 2007
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    Domènec Guest

    "The Older Gentleman" <> escribió en
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    GPZ of mine was donated a few months ago, as fixing the engine was more
    expensive than what the bike could be sold for. Which reminds me there is a
    fairing to be collected (paging soon the donor and the international
    underground :)

    In Spain GS's and CB's are still alife in the market (though the CB as CBF
    new), but GPZ disappeared. Reason is that former Kawasaki importer (Derbi,
    now bought by Piaggio) did not homologate the 25KW limitation kit for
    beginners (legal in Germany since 1992). I once asked them if they could do
    such homologation and droid's answer was the list of beginner legal 500cc
    Kwaks (ER-5, KLE...) with almost the same engine. Cunts.
     
    Domènec, Sep 11, 2007
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    Dave Emerson Guest

    Did the Spanish GPZ500S come with twin front discs?

    We had a French registered "GPZ500S" (that turned-out to be a GPZ400S) down
    The Workshop a few years ago and that had twin discs.
     
    Dave Emerson, Sep 11, 2007
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    speedyspic Guest

    I had a parallel import Italian GPZ500 on a 1996 P plate and that the
    same twin disc set up that the later UK models had.
     
    speedyspic, Sep 11, 2007
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    Domènec Guest

    Yes.
     
    Domènec, Sep 11, 2007
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  19. On Mon, 10 Sep 2007 19:49:47 +0100,
    One in my shed still, which I aught to get going again as Mr Zed's in
    pieces.....

    --

    Stan Stannard - Grimsby, UK


    "Statto's evil twin"

    ANORAK#01 BONY#57
    Kawazaki ZZR1100D
    "You'd better take care of me lord, if you don't you're going to have me on your hands"
     
    Stan Stannard, Sep 13, 2007
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