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    Default Kawasaki GT550 help needed

    Salam everyone. I like this bike Kawasaki GT550 alot. And I want to keep one for me. I want to ask you people that is it easy to keep? I mean what about the spare parts ? Are they easily available? And are proper Mechanics available in Karachi for this bike? I would love to have some guidance on this issue. Waiting for your replies.

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    @coolj need ur guidance as well

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    Anybody ???

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    Dear I don't know much about heavy bikes but as far as I know kawasaki is hard to maintain and not every mechanic can repair or dignose it's issues in short expensive maintenance
    Don't know much about its spare parts availability and cost
    Perhaps I am wrong as I don't have much knowledge over it only a little which I share

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    not a good option

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    For how much u are getting this 550,
    What type of work is required , engine /body wise/ parts wise?.
    It can be kept if you know how to do khuwari with kabaria at ranchor line.
    Can guide u to proper mechanic to maintain it too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by usama.saleem.9400 View Post
    Salam everyone. I like this bike Kawasaki GT550 alot. And I want to keep one for me. I want to ask you people that is it easy to keep? I mean what about the spare parts ? Are they easily available? And are proper Mechanics available in Karachi for this bike? I would love to have some guidance on this issue. Waiting for your replies.

    There are two categories of owners of such machines in Pakistan.

    1 - you have very deep pockets to afford every sneeze, cough and hiccup of the machine at a mechanic.
    2 - you have a small workshop at home to maintain this according to the service spec.

    if you dont fall in either then leave it unless you have a bunch of cash burning a hole in your pocket.
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    thats a dead end...sadly!..

    so what does one do if one is inclined to get a bike in the mid range...from 500-800 cc

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    Quote Originally Posted by sat.ccha View Post
    thats a dead end...sadly!..

    so what does one do if one is inclined to get a bike in the mid range...from 500-800 cc
    learn how to repair it - If you dont you will go broke/bankrupt quite quickly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xulfiqar View Post
    learn how to repair it - If you dont you will go broke/bankrupt quite quickly.
    Oh yes so true, I went crazy after buying simple cd200 when I had no idea how to keep her.

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    I was confused about the model name you mentioned, as GT was a two stroke series by Suzuki. But after checking I think you are talking about 'Kawasaki Z550 GT', which is a shaft driven KZ550 or GPz550, depending upon the market/country and year of manufacture.

    So, in addition to all the above comments, you have to seriously check the availability of spare shaft drive. The actual engine (KZ or GPz) used is also important.
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    Kawasaki is a bad option when it comes to old model bikes. Since you are in Karachi, finding parts is relatively easier there. However, Suzuki is the best option in older bikes because some Suzuki bikes have been commonly been in use with Police, and forces for example GS750, GSX750 and more commonly GS500. Even today when mechanics are in need of parts for these bikes they contact their sources at Karachi. I am keeping GS500 for more than four years now, no issues at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7thgear View Post
    Kawasaki is a bad option when it comes to old model bikes. Since you are in Karachi, finding parts is relatively easier there. However, Suzuki is the best option in older bikes because some Suzuki bikes have been commonly been in use with Police, and forces for example GS750, GSX750 and more commonly GS500. Even today when mechanics are in need of parts for these bikes they contact their sources at Karachi. I am keeping GS500 for more than four years now, no issues at all.

    Good luck.

    The most important factor is that there is Suzuki Motorcycles Pakistan which can get you new genuine parts for suzuki motorcycles.
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