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Hey guys, I'm new to the world of the Gixxer. I have been riding my BMW R1100S for a while now and I was able to find a 1985 GSXR 750 Canadian model to mess around with. It has a holed piston, but I am getting this as a project bike to take to track days. I was looking at throwing a 1000 (1100?) engine into her and was looking for sources/donors. The bike already has a ton of race plastic, aluminium bits and is pretty sharp looking and light to boot.

Hope to hear some positive things from people (even negatives and "gotcha points" are good to know), maybe I'll post up on the Mods page to ask some questions about my little engine swap/upgrade.


Thanks!

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Welcome to the A/O forum at Gixxer.com Erric...

You're wanting to perform one of the more popular and easy modifications to an "old skool" gixxer.

recent conversations have been..
http://www.gixxer.com/forums/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=5;t=001486

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http://www.gixxer.com/forums/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=5;t=001469

and...
http://www.gixxer.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=5&t=001461&p=

and...
http://www.gixxer.com/forums/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=5;t=001471

You'll find the group here more than willing to let you know what to do
since it is your money not theirs.

If that piston didn't take any vital parts with it you might get off easy with 4 new pistons.

If you need a new valve head let me know...I have an extra '86 750 head I'm willing to part with for about $200us...with valves.
 

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WElcome Woodbridge..I just whizzed passed ur town at 105 MPH an hour ago...


Welcome to the site & ya need to post pics of the new/old rides....

Ur gonna find a shitload of help here..


Rt. 9 & Garden State Pkwy
 

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Cool, going North or South?

I have to go and get the bike in maybe a week or two, just waiting on some funds.


Here's a pic of my current ride:
 

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Originally posted by Simon Orttan:
Welcome to the A/O forum at Gixxer.com Erric...

You're wanting to perform one of the more popular and easy modifications to an "old skool" gixxer.

recent conversations have been..
http://www.gixxer.com/forums/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=5;t=001486

and...
http://www.gixxer.com/forums/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=5;t=001469

and...
http://www.gixxer.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=5&t=001461&p=

and...
http://www.gixxer.com/forums/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=5;t=001471

You'll find the group here more than willing to let you know what to do
since it is your money not theirs.

If that piston didn't take any vital parts with it you might get off easy with 4 new pistons.

If you need a new valve head let me know...I have an extra '86 750 head I'm willing to part with for about $200us...with valves.
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Yes, people are always quick to spend not-their-money.
But that's not such a bad thing ... I have ideas for the bike, but as soon as I get the motor apart, I'll let you know if I need a new head or not.

Piston set would be nice, does anyone make over-bore kits still? I'll check out those links you left. Thanks forthe nice welcome!
 

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Hope to hear some positive things from people (even negatives and "gotcha points" are good to know), maybe I'll post up on the Mods page to ask some questions about my little engine swap/upgrade.


Thanks!

EZ[/QB]
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">There is nothing bad to say about a 85. Just rember it is not a new one.
 

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i thought that the frist year for gsxr750 in canada was in 1986... thats just what i was told though i could be wrong!!!
anyways good luck with the bike ! you will love the gsxr style..
 

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Originally posted by youngGixxer:
i thought that the frist year for gsxr750 in canada was in 1986... thats just what i was told though i could be wrong!!!
anyways good luck with the bike ! you will love the gsxr style..
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">no, you are right in thinking you are wrong;) . the GSXR started in Canada and europe in 1985(Canada is considered part of europe by the big 4, that is why we get the cool bikes that the americans drool over).
 

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Originally posted by Yosh:
Get some newer style usd forks and wheels.
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Newer? What year forks will fit? What rear wheels will fit? Any mods to the rear to fit? Sprocket, etc.
 

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I used 91 forks and wheels. I think from a 750 but I'm not for shure ( if sonebody knows the diffrence 7/11 let us know). The front was easy just use all 91 stuff wheel to bar ends and speedo. You may need to splice some wires to switches. The back is just 91 wheel. I used a combination of 85/91 spacers to center the wheel and align the sprocket. The rear 85 brake caliper is spaced with a old psrocket that was shaved on a mill down to just bigger then the bolt hole pattern. Kick stand needed to be shortened. I don't rember which axel I used. If you have any other questions let me know. Sorry no camera right now. It did add like 40 lbs to the front but with all the hp I have it was welcome.
 

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Originally posted by Yosh:
I used 91 forks and wheels. I think from a 750 but I'm not for shure ( if sonebody knows the diffrence 7/11 let us know).
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<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">I *think* the wheels are the same... I *know* the 1100 fork-tubes are longer, the clip-ons mount on top of the triple on the 1100, under the triple on the 750. The way I understand it, there aren't any other major differences.
 

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Modifications...did somebody say modifications...no body around here mods their bikes....pay no attention to me....

-Karl
 

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Ok all, I got her! I got the Gixxer 750 today. The #2 has a hole in it ... or should I say the piston is a big hole! And the corresponding valves are, um, well, 3 are there, the others are hurting as is the head in that area (Simon, didn't you have a head for me before???
) The Exhaust cam lobe is looking a little scarred on that cylinder too, but maybe I can fix that up a bit anyway. I'll check specs on everything. Oh yeah and the rear shock is absolutely shot, it bottoms with my hand pushing it down.


That's where I am! No pics yet, they'll come soon enough. A lot of the steel has been replaced with Red T6-Aluminium and some extra braces were welded in. This bike was originally a racer it seems (not down but a couple of times) and even ran at Daytona, where my buddy picked it up.

So far I know it's got a Yosh pipe that is light as all hell, a jet kit and K&N pods along with a bunch of race plastic. Most bolts are wired so she's almost ready for the track.


Hmmmmm, she needs a bit of a cleaning, maybe even strip it down to the frame and build it back up again.

[ 08-06-2002, 04:42 PM: Message edited by: ErricZ ]
 

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Got any pic's ?
 

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Welcome!!! Be sure to check E-bay for used parts. There was a Fox shock on there a while back. We post when we find parts (but only if we don't need them) that are hard to come by. also check with the other Slab Siders here for spares as most A/O guys are packrats. I have a set of 93 USD forks but no triples that I will be pulling off my 88 soon to replace with blue 94 USD's.
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