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Old 11-14-2012, 11:13 PM   #1
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05 GSX-R 600 "Rebuild"

Iʻve had my bike for a year and itʻs age is showing. If it being two motorcycle generation old doesnʻt surprise you enough, here is a list of references to show what times were like when the motorcycle left the factory:
-Gas was $2.30 a gallon (US)
-Hurricane Katrina flooded New Orleans
-President Bush began his second term
-It had been 3 years since OIF
-Valentino Rossi had been with Yamaha for 1 year
-Star Wars: Episode II was released in theaters

Like most sport oriented motorcycles, theyʻre primarily bough either a) by military service members who thrash them till they get married or are discharged, or b) a person from the upper middle mid-income class going through a mid-life crisis. My bike was born from the former, meaning that the bike was fundamentally untouched, maintenance wise. What does this all mean? The old gal is due for an over haul.

Iʻll be posting on this thread partially as a way for me to ask questions when I get stuck, and for others to learn from my mistakes now that this motorcycle has passed the sub $4k mark on craigslist. Making is more appealing to income challenged individuals like myself.

Iʻm concentrating on my tool list for black Friday, but stay tuned as Imma lay out my plan of attack for the next few months. Deadline being the ides of March, when my safety check expires.

BRB!
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:05 AM   #2
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Not gonna lie. I read this post on Friday and made the same exact realization. I had a gang of parts stored up in my house that I've. Been meaning to throw on....brake pads, wheel bearings, fairings, new hardware etc. also wanted to degrease all of the bearings, and check the valves. With the realizations you pointed out, I realized it was long overdue given the long, fuckedup life my bike has undoubtedly had.


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Old 11-23-2012, 11:54 PM   #3
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Re: 05 GSX-R 600 "Rebuild"

@meat_whistle: 7 years might not seem like a lot for a car, but that's acient in motorcycle years.

UPDATE: Got my new tools, tool box, some supplies and such. Just ordered the last few things I needed and they should be coming in sometime next week, so once they do I'll start taking pictures and cataloging. Below is the current to-do list. I'll post the "lifetime" list later that has everything that needs to be checked, but the items below are the most important right now.

To-Do List:
_Change front and rear tires
_Vinegar "flush" and replace coolant
_Re-wire R/R wire harness
_Get forks and shock rebuit

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Old 12-01-2012, 08:41 AM   #4
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Couldn't agree more. I bought an 04 gsxr 600 with a 750 motor.... Had no idea what was maintained... I did coolant oil brakes thermostat water pump battery and switched to kn air filter only thing I think I need to do is flush the brake fluid


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Old 12-20-2012, 02:56 AM   #5
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Re: 05 GSX-R 600 "Rebuild"

List of threads tracking my progress so far.

Front Wheel Removal
http://www.gixxer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=346621

Rear Wheel Removal
http://www.gixxer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=346622

Shock Removal and Install
http://www.gixxer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=346623

Fairing Removal and Install
http://www.gixxer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=346624

Front Damper Removal and Install
http://www.gixxer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=346625

Mounting and Balancing Tires
http://www.gixxer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=346626

Regulator/Rectifier Repair
http://www.gixxer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=346627

Like my other thread showed, I didn't get the shock rebuilt. Wouldn't be worth the effort really, so I skipped it. Kinda wish I knew before I had to go out of my way to remove it and take it to a stealership. But glad I got a chance to get the linkage all greased up.

Shock rebuild kit
http://www.gixxer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=345895

Next job is to zip tie stich fairings. It's cooler than it sounds. I've got it almsot done, just need pictures of the motorcycle as a whole so you can see the effect.

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Old 12-20-2012, 02:59 AM   #6
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Re: 05 GSX-R 600 "Rebuild"

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Old 12-20-2012, 06:21 AM   #7
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Re: 05 GSX-R 600 "Rebuild"

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List of threads tracking my progress so far.

Front Wheel Removal
http://www.gixxer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=346621

Rear Wheel Removal
http://www.gixxer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=346622

Shock Removal and Install
http://www.gixxer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=346623

Fairing Removal and Install
http://www.gixxer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=346624

Front Damper Removal and Install
http://www.gixxer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=346625

Mounting and Balancing Tires
http://www.gixxer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=346626

Regulator/Rectifier Repair
http://www.gixxer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=346627

Like my other thread showed, I didn't get the shock rebuilt. Wouldn't be worth the effort really, so I skipped it. Kinda wish I knew before I had to go out of my way to remove it and take it to a stealership. But glad I got a chance to get the linkage all greased up.

Shock rebuild kit
http://www.gixxer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=345895

Next job is to zip tie stich fairings. It's cooler than it sounds. I've got it almsot done, just need pictures of the motorcycle as a whole so you can see the effect.
I really don't think this is the forum that needs useless threads on these things like removing tires, fairings etc. If you don't know how to do that, you shouldn't own a motorcycle.
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:34 PM   #8
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Re: 05 GSX-R 600 "Rebuild"

I think you should have kept your progress in one thread, now there's two dozen to follow and for you to update my k5 is not in that bad of shape. It's really not that old, just needs some TLC every now and then. Only thing that comes to mind which is bothering me on it right now is that the fast idle isn't working... other than that and some cosmetic blemishes it's tip top
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Old 12-23-2012, 05:18 PM   #9
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Re: 05 GSX-R 600 "Rebuild"

at this point this year production bikes need some replacements, specially ruber parts cause get old really fast...
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