No GIXXAH! Thread? GSX-R750 & relatives

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by garandman, Jun 8, 2018.

  1. garandman

    garandman Wandering Minstrel

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    Sold my 2007 SV650SF with Penske Front/Rear and Diablo Rosso Corsas a few ears back, before I had my knees replaced. Wanted to get back into track days and they’re hard on the Tiger 1050.

    At track days I’d noticed the 600’s were very quick, but if they were in the wrong gear in a turn they got slow. The 1,000’s are fast as hell but on our twisty courses here it’s not a help, and they seem to need a steady diet of tires and chains. But the guys on 750’s seemed to be able to pass me anytime, anywhere.

    Just bought a 2016 GSX-R750 with 2100 Miles to try out. I’m old, 6’1 with replacement knees so it may be a little too tight. But what a wonderful bike to ride! So, so responsive.

    Still waiting for title so no street riding yet. Ordered swingarm spools, Axle and case protectors from WoodCraft, and some tank grip.
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  2. ECN-ROL

    ECN-ROL Been here awhile

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    An excellent choice. The gsxr750 has for years been touted in motorcycle magazines as the right blend of handling and power. Enjoy the bike.
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  3. OldManSandman

    OldManSandman Not really old

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    Rode a friend's recently for an hour scream through the mountains. Amazing machine.
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  4. Mtneer

    Mtneer Been here awhile

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    Upgrade you mastercyinder, brake lines and pads if you are going to ride on the track.
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  5. chickenhawk71

    chickenhawk71 Been here awhile

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    So where's the pics?
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  6. O.C. Mike

    O.C. Mike Sons of Arthritus M/C

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    Kevin Swantz commented once he was fastest on a 750. That a 1000 was too much..
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  7. garandman

    garandman Wandering Minstrel

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    Don’t have many yet, should have it on the road this week.

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  8. chickenhawk71

    chickenhawk71 Been here awhile

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    Looks good. Should be a blast
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  9. B-ManFX4

    B-ManFX4 2 Wheels Are Better Than 1 Or 4

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    Beautiful machine - congrats !!
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  10. garandman

    garandman Wandering Minstrel

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    On da road. Goes in Monday for suspension upgrades. I think it needs debadging.

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  11. garandman

    garandman Wandering Minstrel

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    Wanted a little more leg room for longer trips. Bought some 1” lowered pegs for a Hayabusa from a Knight Design and they fit right on.
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  12. garandman

    garandman Wandering Minstrel

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    Suspension upgrade.

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  13. RiderGary

    RiderGary Been here awhile

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    Great choice. My second favorite bike that I've owned. It's a fantastic track or street bike. Unfortunately at the time, I had to sale mine to buy another bike. Here's my ol 2007 gixxer 750:
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  14. Mtneer

    Mtneer Been here awhile

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    Helibars or an LSL Superbike Bar kit, if you want it a bit more upright, for the money and the extra HP and torque, the 750 is a good buy, nice bike.
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  15. Drop_Center

    Drop_Center Long timer

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    I rode a 2013 GSXR1000 today and it's fucking with my head. It feels so amazing on the side of the tire, like you're right there with the pavement but one with the bike. I'm going to have to sell one of my bikes to get one :(
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  16. garandman

    garandman Wandering Minstrel

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    Latest project is installing wire braided brake lines. Nice upgrade, really firms up the brake lever.
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  17. cls

    cls Long timer Supporter

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    You/Anybody have first-hand experience w/one of the "ST" conversions on a 2017 Gixxer Thou? I'm looking into doing so now and I don't want to make a significant investment for a less significant comfort improvement. Any actual experience is welcome
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  18. Bad Dad

    Bad Dad Long timer

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    My second Touring GSXR1000, this ones a 2011, first one was a 2006 I totaled by deer hit. 2006 only had some HVMP bar weights added for comfort. 2011 has resets lowered and back, HVMP heavy bar weights and Heli Bars otherwise stock screen and seat. Pics from a two week trip from the UP yo Utah and back. Usually do 6-700 mile first day then 500 ish then settle into 300 mile a day averages. Thought about a lsl or Speigler bar kit but the Helis work for me. 55, 6'1" 220 lbs.
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  19. garandman

    garandman Wandering Minstrel

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    Installed the Spiegler DeLuxe brake line kit (front and rear) overthe winter. Ordered the front “Alternative” routing as it seemed simplest. There are a number of ways to route the front brake lines, so I emailed Spiegler over the weekend and they got back to me first thing this morning.

    Here is what their tech support sent.

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  20. Dilligaf0220

    Dilligaf0220 Miserablist

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    Does Suzuki still use odd size fasteners compared to other Japanese bikes?
    Back in the day I thought about picking up a K5, but even to change the oil I needed almost a proprietary spanner. Suzuki just made everything a few MM off, just because they could.

    Still the same today?
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