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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-13-2018, 09:31 AM Thread Starter
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07 gsxr 750 project. Help welcome!

Hows it going guys. Long time lurker. Just recently got myself back into motorcycles and picked up an 07 750 from a buddy at work. In the process of fixing it up and making it driveable again. Any help would be appreciated. I've used the search function for basic stuff and now I need you guys for the rest. Join me on my restoration lol. Lots of pictures when I can.

So a little backstory on me and what I picked. First motorcycle I had was a 2005 gsxr 600. Traded it for a 92 3000gt vr4. Never looked back since then. Skip forward a little bit and I traded up to a 2007 gsxr 750 and the rest is history. Fell in love with the motor and bike. Enjoyed every second of it up until it got stolen. Took me awhile to get back but I'm here finally. So on to the project.

I picked up a 2007 gsxr 750 with 5400 miles stupid cheap. Guy had it brand new back in 08. He went away on a weekend trip to come back and see it tipped over and vandalized by his ex wife. Fairings all keyed up along with the seats. He drove it for a out a year until the battery died. Since then it sat parked outside on his patio for a few months then came inside where it has sat for roughly 4 years until I picked it up.

So I've taken all the fairings off and im in the process of cleaning it all up. Found a battery that will work for getting it running so no issues there. First thing I checked was the tank and pump. It was toast. Rust everywhere and the pump was destroyed. Definitely had water in there. The lock was so corroded it fell off into the tank. A tank and pump is on the way. Next I took the air box off to start getting at the spark plugs and look at the throttle bodies and valves. The Intake valves are really gummed up. What would be the best step to address the intake valves? Also with the tank in the condition it was is the next step checking for problems with water? I took the hose off to the rail and didn't notice any of the rust or corrosion in it.

I'm going down the list to check everything before I start it. Any input would be great and super helpful. I'm a mechanic so that's helpful and ill be doing everything myself. Thanks for reading and thank you for any and all help
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-13-2018, 09:37 AM Thread Starter
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Here's a couple more photos
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Re: 07 gsxr 750 project. Help welcome!

Wow that tank does look terrible! Good luck, I hope you have a lot of money and time because you're gonna need both, I've been there. I'm looking forward to seeing your build!
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Oh yea it was nasty. Didn't take half a second before I tossed it. A good one is coming. Fuel pump arrived today. I'm gonna see if I can scrape off the stuff from the valves. It looks gummy and soft and not carbon. I'll be spending plenty of extra time at work to fund it lol but I'm looking forward to it.
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Re: 07 gsxr 750 project. Help welcome!

Just a bit of an update. Its been a couple weeks. Got the tank in. It was clean and in great condition. Also got a used fuel assembly from a parts place locally. the fuel pump was bad but the assembly was good. Soooo I was able to wire up and install a honda civic fuel pump into the assembly. Found that thread somewhere here so thank you for that lol. I work at Honda so its easier this way than spending the 600 dollars for a new one. Well here's the results of that. I hope the video works properly and sorry for my loud but awesome wife and the swearing. A few things I did before I started was take the plugs out. Pour some transmission fluid into the cylinders and let it sit overnight. In the morning cranked it over to get all the fluid out and hopefully it lubricated the piston rings a bit.


As you can see it runs but stalls. The fix for that was the idle. It was going to low so I adjusted it with the screw on the side. Idles at 1300 instead of 600 now. Only FI code is the c46. Afterwards I let it run for a minute and shut it off. Forward a little bit, got the oil changed now and a new battery for this bike, not the mailbu aux battery I had. It runs, been a little but since I heard a 750 run. Its a little rough to me. I can hear chain noise or something. Can't tell if its normal but that is a problem to solve after the more apparent one.


Smoke and lots of it. I assume from the transmission fluid at this point. I've run it for a total of about an hour now. Maybe a little more. Smoke cleared up quite a bit afterwards and It will only start smoking after its fully warmed up. Fans come on like they should, no overheating issues to speak of. The only possibilities for the smoke I've thought of are, transmission fluid in the exhaust still burning up. A stuck piston ring, or maybe a bad injector. I still think its fluid because it only does it after it heats up around 210 degrees. I've pulled the plugs after and they look clean. No apparent issue there but I haven't ridden it yet to see. I will be setting up an appointment next week to get the Brake master cylinder recall done and to get tires on it. This weekend the new chain and sprockets go on as well. After those It should be rideable to continue fixing the issues it has. Thanks for any and all help and I hope you guys enjoy seeing a bike come back from the dead. 4 years of nothing to having it running again. It's one of the reasons I love being a mechanic.
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Hey. Why did you use transmisdion fluid? I restored a 1983 kz550 that sat for ten years. I used 3 in one oil above the cylinders and turned it over by hand before starting it. Anyway, i put on a new exhaust and had no smoke. Maybe you should check the exhaust. A mouse could be in there too but it looks like oil burning. Also you could be getting some oil blowing past the rings. Check the oil level accurately to see if it us burning. Not sure if you would be able to be tell any difference. Maybe you have too much oil in the bike ?

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Re: 07 gsxr 750 project. Help welcome!

I used transmission fluid off of a recommendation. Helps lubricate and clean. Transmission fluid has detergents in it to help with that. Oil level is good. It is in the middle of the sight glass standing up. 2200ml is what i put in so about 2.3 quarts. It could still be some blow by, that's why I'm hoping to ride it soon. I will definitely take the exhaust off and look as well. Smoke isn't tinged blue, it's mostly a grayish white. After the hour or so I checked oil level and It hadn't changed. Last I ran it it started smoking at full temp but let off about 10 minutes of idling.
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