Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Enterprise Alabama
Motorcycle: 1989 GSX-R1100 Basketcase, currently rebuilding from ground up. Bought from original owner for 250$
1989 GSXR 1100 ground up rebuild
I have a 1989 GSXR 1100 that i bought for 250$. The drawback was that it was in pieces....several pieces. I bought this bike because i love it and i wanted a decent project. i have all the parts (Plastics, rolling chassis, motor etc...). I cleaned all the plastics and removed everything from the rolling chassis so i could take inventory of what i need to replace. I am waiting on breaking down the frame until i can get the motor finished. I have followed both the Suzuki Service Manual and the Haynes Repair Manual.
I have been taking my time in disassembling and labeling and bagging practically everything on the motor. I haven't run into any major problems ie..no broken/stripped bolts, no cracks <knock on wood>.
I am stuck at splitting the crankcase though. I can hear that parts of the split have separated when i tap it with a rubber mallet, but some part of it is still binding. I think it is in the recessed corner around the transmission output shaft.
Any thoughts on if i am missing anything, or tips on how to split a case thats nearly 25 years old?
Pictures available if necessary.