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Hi All

I am a 39 year old Canadian with 5 kids. I’ve been riding for 5 years.

I recently bought my first Suzuki and it’s a 1995 gsxr 750w. I’ve always liked the look of the 1990s gixxers and now I have one :). It seems to run very well but it needs a lot of TLC on the cosmetics and general maintenance items. It currently has 30,000 Kms on the clock. I’ll insert some pictures of how it sits and how I want it to look #goals

Im planning on scrolling through archived threads to see what kind of information I can dig up. In general I’m interested in doing the following:

  • swap stock rear shock with stock 2007 gsxr750 (already purchased)
  • find an aftermarket header/exhaust system (any suggestions new or used?)
  • source new front cowl (suggestions on where to buy used parts?)
  • repaint of tank and all fairings, new decals (anyone know the paint codes and where to find decals for the #goals bike?)
  • polish all aluminum pieces
  • repaint all brackets
  • replace missing / rusted nuts bolts
  • revive plastics
  • source passenger seat cover (any ideas where I can find this?!?)
  • powder coat wheels (white)
  • k&n drop in filter
  • new chain and sprockets
  • source rear turn signals (suggestions on where to source?)

Any suggestions from the forum members for this generation of bike...where to source parts, things to look out for, etc?

Thanks so much for providing this platform as I can already tell it will be an extremely valuable resource.

Pictures of how the bike sits and how I want it to look #goals attached

Cheers!
 

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Good luck. Here's some more reading.
And here, Exploded view of your bike. ronayers.com: Online Shopping Motorsports Parts
 

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Welcome sir and well done with your first post. I will be no help with your quest for restoration items but I will say God Bless and Good Luck!


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Thank you guys for the warm welcoming! I’ve barely dipped my toes into things here but I’m looking forward to getting to know some of you and hopefully putting together a nice bike :).
 

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Hi Johnnyprojekt - looks like me and you are on a similar path. See my post here: Hello

Well done... for buying a model of motorcycle that was manufactured for one year only, 25 years ago! It's not easy getting parts.

"source new front cowl (suggestions on where to buy used parts?)"

They come up on ebay, but usually with damage. Mines got a crack in it and so I've sent it to a place (here in the UK) that does plastic repairs and paintwork - £295 to repair the crack, respray the damaged portion and lacquer the whole piece. Ouch.

"repaint of tank and all fairings, new decals (anyone know the paint codes and where to find decals for the #goals bike?)"

Some of the decals are still available OE (see the link craigfer63 provided) but make sure you are sitting down before you look at the prices. And you have to ask yourself how sticky they will be after 25 years of sitting on a shelf in Japan. Specialist companies will create replica decals for a much lower price.

PM me and I'll send you the service manual and parts microfiche.

Jock
 

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Hi Johnnyprojekt - looks like me and you are on a similar path. See my post here: Hello

Well done... for buying a model of motorcycle that was manufactured for one year only, 25 years ago! It's not easy getting parts.

"source new front cowl (suggestions on where to buy used parts?)"

They come up on ebay, but usually with damage. Mines got a crack in it and so I've sent it to a place (here in the UK) that does plastic repairs and paintwork - £295 to repair the crack, respray the damaged portion and lacquer the whole piece. Ouch.

"repaint of tank and all fairings, new decals (anyone know the paint codes and where to find decals for the #goals bike?)"

Some of the decals are still available OE (see the link craigfer63 provided) but make sure you are sitting down before you look at the prices. And you have to ask yourself how sticky they will be after 25 years of sitting on a shelf in Japan. Specialist companies will create replica decals for a much lower price.

PM me and I'll send you the service manual and parts microfiche.

Jock
Hi Jock

Thank you for your nice reply. I took a look at your intro post, nice looking bike you have there. I’m looking forward to seeing progress on your bike. I’ll send you a PM for the service manual and parts. I’m probably going to start taking all the plastics off this weekend. Time to get into it and get dirty.
 
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