GSXR 750 1986, GSXR 1100 1987
Congrats on the garage, and yes it will be game changer
T-Man is awesome!!Well, the big day has finally happened. After 46 years, I FINALLY HAVE A GARAGE 😀 No more wrenching in random business parking lots or suffering in the cold. There are a bunch of things I need to do to the garage but it's a start. 20' x 20' and the wife is NOT allowed to park in it haha!
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On the bike front, a few developments. Finally have my shock and cartridges back from Thermosman. If you need to have your cartridges re-valved or a Fox shock rebuilt, I can't recommend him enough! After having numerous issues with another vendor, he will be my go to guy moving forward for anything suspension oriented. I picked up a set of NOS fork tubes, lowers, and new springs. After almost a year of searching, I gave up trying to find a good set of 43mm forks to work with. I can't believe how much money I ended up investing in this front end. I also picked up a second Eibach spring for the stock linkage incase I don't use the SRS link out of the gate. Every single wear item on the Fox was replaced. Put a torrington bearing on it and machined up the preload collar to remove all the damage it had. I'm hoping to have the forks rebuilt this weekend. Also fitting a Shindy steering damper. This pretty much rounds out the suspension upgrades (minus the SPF swingarm which will come later).
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Got my wheels powder coated semigloss white. New bearings and 2CT tires are ready for assembly. Should have this done in 3 weeks or so.
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I removed the second look seat cover and reupholstered the front seat back to factory black. It was really easy to do, all you need is a good staple gun and 3D stretch seat fabric. Also, got my new windscreen in. You can still order them from Zero Gravity but it takes a couple months to get. Kinda wished I bought a spare.
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Slow but steady progress. Now that I secured a garage, the bike will definitely be done for spring. Not sure if I will have it painted or not but it will be ready which is awesome.