No GIXXAH! Thread? GSX-R750 & relatives

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

  1. pwh

    pwh Just Farkin' GO

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    I wish they would add just a tiny bit of electronics to the 750. All I want is ABS. My 05 750 was one of the best all-around bikes I ever owned. Perfect, usable power.

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    And my K5 1000 was an absolute beast.

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  2. Year1911

    Year1911 Adventurer

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    Found out this morning that Suzuki uses some pretty stout thread locker on those passenger peg brackets. Definitely don't have to worry about them coming off on their own.
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  3. Me and my monkee

    Me and my monkee Feels like Jackson Pollock looks

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    You're not lying about that thread locking compound. I thought I was going to be able to take off the pegs with a t handle. Had to get out the Allen sockets instead.
    Bracket weighed a lot less than I thought it would. I still have the right side on there, awaiting my Amazon exhaust hanger. It's on the slow boat from China. Ordered 5 weeks ago, should get it sometime next week.
    Just did the first oil change, not too difficult, will be able to get the fairing off much faster next time.
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  4. RhinoVonHawkrider

    RhinoVonHawkrider Long timer

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    Great bike - my buddy had 2 of em. I sold his last one for him - I think an 07. I had the pleasure of riding from NYC to Pa - Wow what a moto.

    Hands down the best sportbike - weight & power + handling - just fantastic. My son has an R6 which also great, but not as good as this moto.

    Not sure why anyone would need the 1k version - unless they were 250 lbs +.

    But - I still like my VTwin - Superhawk ...going on 18 yrs young and still pulls like a beast.

    Ya'll stay safe
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  5. Year1911

    Year1911 Adventurer

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    Got 3 rides in on my bike so far, a whopping 168 miles on the odometer.

    Absolutely love the bike, I totally made the right decision when I bought it. Power, handling, ergos = perfect for me and my needs. It's making me forget all about my FZ-07, for now anyway. I will get the FZ out of winter storage eventually.

    Might put my Yoshi Alpha T on today.
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  6. Year1911

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    Now up to 350 miles on the odometer. Snow in the forecast for tonight and tomorrow morning. Hope they don't salt the roads.

    Got 2 rides in yesterday and put my Yoshi Alpha T on in the evening.

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  7. Year1911

    Year1911 Adventurer

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    Zero Gravity Corsa installed. Didn't hate the factory windscreen, but I like the Corsa much mo betta.

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  8. Me and my monkee

    Me and my monkee Feels like Jackson Pollock looks

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    Well my Chinese Amazon muffler hanger doesn't look like it's showing up. Ordered back in mid February and Amazon has given me a refund, minus shipping...
    So, does the yoshimura hanger for sure fit the stock muffler? It seems it should, if the yosh pipe bolts to the stock hanger/footrest then it stands to reason it should, but I see on a couple of listings it says for use with yoshimura exhaust only.
    If it was $20 like the Amazon part I'd risk it, but $60 is real money.
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  9. Year1911

    Year1911 Adventurer

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    I can take some measurements of the Yoshi bracket if it will help. I have it on my 2019 750 (uses same hanger/bracket), but with a Yoshi slip-on.
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  10. garandman

    garandman Wandering Minstrel

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    Woodcraft stator cover with replaceable slider. Slider fasteners are inside so the bolts don’t get torn off.

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  11. Me and my monkee

    Me and my monkee Feels like Jackson Pollock looks

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    I did a Google search using the Yosh part number (11600AB) and read customer reviews from various sites, found many reviews that state they use the hanger with different brand mufflers, and a couple that used it with stock, so I went ahead and ordered one. I'll report back on the fit.
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  12. frostybollox

    frostybollox Been here awhile

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  13. frostybollox

    frostybollox Been here awhile

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    Love your mini Guiness bottle collection!
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  14. Me and my monkee

    Me and my monkee Feels like Jackson Pollock looks

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    My Yosh exhaust hanger came in yesterday.
    It does indeed work with the stock pipe, though it took a minute to figure that out.
    The instructions didn't make it clear where in the assembly of washers, spacers, grommets etc. the actual tab on the pipe was supposed to go.
    Trial and error led to a nice fit.
    It is still imo probably the most overpriced motorcycle accessory I've ever bought. A simple triangle cut from aluminum with a couple of straight lines bent into it should not be a $60 item, hence trying to get the Chinese part for less than half that.
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  15. Year1911

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    Agreed. I felt a little stupid paying the going rate for the Yoshi bracket, but I wanted it quickly and spent the money. Was able to order it and have it arrive at the same time as my slip-on.
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  16. Year1911

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    Nectar of the gods, especially the Porters.
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  17. Year1911

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    Rolled over 1K miles on the Gixxah seven-fiddy today. Added a Vortex V3 fuel cap (I hate needing a key to open the cap) and a billet aluminum oil fill cap just because.

    Gonna do my second oil change now (first was at 500 miles) and change over to Maxima synthetic. Time to ride it like I stole it.
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  18. Bad Dad

    Bad Dad Long timer

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    Brake pads, oil n filter, new chain n sprockets and some new Road Smart 2's.
    All set for a 6,200 mile 17 day trip to Cali!
    Then I got the email from California telling me all my camping reservations have been canceled! Damn Covid!
    Guess we'll just bum around Montana, Idaho and Wyoming.

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  19. Me and my monkee

    Me and my monkee Feels like Jackson Pollock looks

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    KIMG0393.jpg Took the 600 to north Georgia last week, and also just hit 1000 miles.
    Best handling bike I've ever ridden up here, but the engine took some getting used to. Completely different from the torque of the sv650, or the lower power levels of the CB-1 and DR650 sumo.
    Have a jug of T-6 ready to go, and a brace of filters on the way from the Amazon (My SV650 uses the same filter).
    Also I got an alert a couple of days ago that the China exhaust hanger had made it to the U.S., and it looks like it's getting delivered tomorrow.
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  20. 1 wheel peel

    1 wheel peel Been here awhile

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    Love me some N.Ga riding.
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