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Old 04-21-2011, 12:05 AM   #1
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New(to me) 05 GSXR1000

As the title says, just picked up a GSX-R1000 last week for $5800, has 7.4k miles, in great shape (I think). Bike is stock with the exception of a few cosmetic mods.

Have a few questions, I am probably being paranoid but have to know lol.

First, at low RPM and idle she sounds a bit like a diesel engine, above 3-4k it purrs.

Exhaust smells fairly heavy of gas, i know the 05 and 06 didn't have the emission control systems that the newer bikes have but wanted to make sure that was normal.

The seat heats up, uncomfortable hot actually, after about 10 min or so most the time my chestnuts are roasting (I live in Florida)

Just did a fresh oil change hoping that would solve some of the low RPM noise, but no luck.

Oil is Rotella T6 synthetic.
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Old 04-21-2011, 12:13 AM   #2
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All GSXR engines sound agricultural. It's the nature of the beast.
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Old 04-21-2011, 12:47 AM   #3
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watch this video start at 2:10 your bike should sound like that or very close.
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Old 04-21-2011, 01:02 AM   #4
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Even the new ones have valve train and cam chain noise. GSXRs just sound like growling demons going over speed bumps while shivering on a cold night in the back of a pickup truck while rhythmically tapping drum sticks on glass coffee tables and thats that. No "fix" for it.
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Old 04-21-2011, 02:21 AM   #5
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Heat under the seat DOES sound like an issue....
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Old 04-21-2011, 09:09 PM   #6
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Re: New(to me) 05 GSXR1000

I also picked up a new K6 Gixxer, freakin awesome bikes. Mine also has that weird sound, though sometimes I hear it at idle? No issue on roasting your nuts though, but I have been riding in 50 degree temps here in the Chi town. Have fun!
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Old 04-21-2011, 09:12 PM   #7
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Congrats and welcome to the family.
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Old 04-21-2011, 09:12 PM   #8
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Looks like the toasty nuts is a problem, grrr

Tail light out now, signals work, break light works, as does hazard lights.

Will take it to the shop tomorrow after work and have them look at.
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Old 04-21-2011, 11:09 PM   #9
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hope you enjoy the new gixxer. The sound to me sounded a little off as well when i first got my gixxer 05 but damn does that sucker fly! It is taking me some getting used to but it is comforting to read posts that say this is normal. Hope everything is ok on the new bike and hope you get it all fixed for cheap.
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Old 04-21-2011, 11:33 PM   #10
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Looks like the toasty nuts is a problem, grrr

Tail light out now, signals work, break light works, as does hazard lights.

Will take it to the shop tomorrow after work and have them look at.
You know, for less than the cost of a service department inspection you can buy a multitester/volt meter and maybe a lightbulb. Since you mention the seat getting hot, which is odd on a bike that doesn't have an underseat exhaust, look for a short in the tail light wiring. Just follow it back from the tail light assembly. If that doesn't show anything, look for any place a wiring harness might be rubbing against metal.


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Old 04-22-2011, 09:39 AM   #11
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The most obvious thing under the seat is the battery and they can get hot when malfunctioning. You need to get that sorted out.
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Welcome to the family! I would get the battery checked like BillV said. Would hate for that to explode anywhere near the boys!
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You know, for less than the cost of a service department inspection you can buy a multitester/volt meter and maybe a lightbulb.
You can also download the service manual for free.
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You can also download the service manual for free.
That's a good point. I have it saved on my phone so it goes everywhere I do. Comes in handy at the track.
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Old 04-22-2011, 11:45 AM   #15
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Got the service manual, and wireing diagram, and pwners manual, all free that was nice. I am fairly good mechanically, but have neverdone any real wireing, the diagram looks a little complex and I am terrified of blowing somthing up lol.
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A color wiring diagram is available that's a lot easier to follow than the B&W diagram in the service manual.
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Old 04-23-2011, 05:03 PM   #17
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Had battery checked at advanced auto pars today and all is fine, 100% charge 12.7v.

Found the problem with tail light, seems while trying to jam my rain gear into the tail i knocked loose one of the wires leading to the tail light, plugged it back in and problem solved.

Still have the hot seat though, all wiring looks OK to me, nothing exposed that i can see, nothing touching any metal, took to dealer and they just looked at it and said it looked OK, but an actually diagnosis would cost 85 per hr and would take 2-6 hrs, needless to say if I can at all help it I will not have them do it lol.

A friend said it could be a bad ground, but didn't know how to test for that, he thought you check resistance but wasn't sure.

Looks like it is time to learn a little about electrical, anyone able to point me in the right direction (other than google it :P) or give a decent explanation on how one would go about checking all the wires for a short?
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Old 04-23-2011, 09:21 PM   #18
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If the seat is hot, take off the seat and feel around for what is making it hot.
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Old 04-24-2011, 04:05 PM   #19
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You're going to need some basic test equipment. Radio Shack has a "Extech® DIY Electrical Test Value Kit" for $30 that sounds attractive. I haven't looked at the specs in detail but I like that it also will measure frequency and temperature.
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Old 04-24-2011, 08:56 PM   #20
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The battery sits right beneath the seat. There's nothing contacting the terminals, is there?
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