Suzuki GSXR750 project

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Suzuki GSXR750 project

Unread post by Gillybobs » Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:44 am

Just bought this Gsxr last week as a project bike. Always fancied one and this one came up cheap. Its looks have had a hard life the past couple of years as a winter hack but Im hoping get it looking smart again. Anyone know much about these bikes? Anything i should look for??
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Hoping to make it as standard as possible, Ive already got a couple of bits coming from evilbay.

Andy

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Re: Suzuki GSXR750 project

Unread post by Hooli » Fri Nov 09, 2012 2:49 pm

It's a bit new isn't it? ;)

I've heard of a forum called GixxerJunkies (or something similar) they might know a lot more. Got a few experts on them over on PistonHeads as well.
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Re: Suzuki GSXR750 project

Unread post by johnr » Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:02 pm

thats a 750 slingshot, stunning bike is it a 750M? the place to go for info on these oilcooled suzuis is http://www.oldskoolsuzuki.info" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; there isnt nything you would need to know about the gixxer series that they dont know.
there ae a fair few of them about with the engine from the near identical 1100 fitted into them. its not a difficult mod by all accounts!

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Re: Suzuki GSXR750 project

Unread post by Gillybobs » Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:30 pm

Thanks for the replies
It is a bit new! If 20 years old is new!!! It a 750 wn which is the first of the water cooled ones. I want to keep it as original as possible as a lot have been streetfightered now so I think a standard on is the way to go. Also at the moment I seem to be able to pick spares up at a reasonable prices.
I keep the photos coming as start to rebuild the bike.

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Re: Suzuki GSXR750 project

Unread post by johnr » Sun Nov 11, 2012 1:36 pm

oh its a waterboiler, newer than it looks then.

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Re: Suzuki GSXR750 project

Unread post by Hooli » Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:54 pm

My 'new' car is 19 years old, so ignore
anything I might say :)
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Re: Suzuki GSXR750 project

Unread post by stogadog » Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:06 am

Funny thing that - what folks idea of new is. My "new" bike was made in 1992. A mate came over the other day and wondered why I have such an old nail!

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Re: Suzuki GSXR750 project

Unread post by Gillybobs » Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:02 am

Started to strip the bike down and it's very dirty. Got plenty of red rusty nuts and bolts im struggling to undo. Also has anyone got any tips on undoing the bolts that go into the aluminium frame. They are really tight and I daren't give them any more welly as i'm scared of snapping the bolt in the frame or damaging the thread in the frame.

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Does anyone know how to check the rear shock? It doesn't appear to be leaking anything but does look a bit rusty
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Also picked up a nice uncut rear number plate bracket and swapped the heated grips off the bike for a standard set of indicators with a lad at work.
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Re: Suzuki GSXR750 project

Unread post by mervin » Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:17 am

bolts may sucumb to a soaking in a releasing fluid type stuff,
(i would say WD40 but you need a second motgage to use that and there are plenty of better value equivalents out there)
and a tap with a hammer sometimes shocks them into submission
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Re: Suzuki GSXR750 project

Unread post by SMIFFY R » Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:24 pm

Bit of heat?..nothing too severe..hair dryer or paint stripper gun thingy?
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