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escort1991's "Ratigan" 93 GSXR750 build

Well, just picked up a 1993 GSXR750 that the previous owner started to fighter. Bike looked better in his garage than it did in the day light and when I started pulling it apart. It currently has some dirty bars ghetto fabbed up and GSXR1000 brake calipers. Here are some pics to start it off of what it looked like when I picked it up yesterday....






Some parts that the former owner decided to add with the bike...




And I also bought up his 1/2 of a 1993 GSXR600.....



This will be a slow build as I do not have a lot of money. So, I am trying to decide if I want to part out the remainder of the 600 and put that to the 750 or what. However, my list of firsts include:

Headlight(not the ebay cheapo in the parts pic)
  • Subframe/Tail section
  • Exhaust
  • Battery
  • Mirror
  • New triple(existing one is jacked up and rigged, already started pulling it off)

Any and all comments welcome. Thought/ideas/parts you think would look good/whatever. Like I said, I don't have a lot of money to throw around, so, any ideas would be helpful. I will try to keep this updated as much as possible. I will only get to work on it a couple times a week.

Thanks for looking.
 

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Depending on how big of a hurry ya are, there is potential for 2 bikes there. Consentrate on the 750, get it done then have the 600 to build. But I know how short cash works, either way very nice bikes to build.
 
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Nice man im in the process of the same build minus i have a 600... mine looked the same when i picked it up lmao good luck look forward to seeing progress! Are those carbs off the 600 or 750??
 

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Depending on how big of a hurry ya are, there is potential for 2 bikes there. Consentrate on the 750, get it done then have the 600 to build. But I know how short cash works, either way very nice bikes to build.
Getting the 750 rideable is the main goal, then if i have the energy or money, build the 600. However, that's a ways down the road, so who knows what will happen too the 600.

Nice man im in the process of the same build minus i have a 600... mine looked the same when i picked it up lmao good luck look forward to seeing progress! Are those carbs off the 600 or 750??
I need to check. The 600 doesn't have carbs on the engine, but I am not sure if he swapped the carbs from 600 to 750.
 

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I'm workin on the fighterin'! Been tossing around ideas for a few days about what to do and I haven't gotten anywhere. lol

I am tossing around these:

Headlight:
Buell XBs dual headlight
7" solo headlight
maybe a mask if I can find a good deal

Tail:
Use the yellow busted 04-05 GSXR750 tail
Buell XBs tail section
03-04 ZX6R

Battery:
Probably will go with an A123 battery at some point

Exhaust:
Not sure. My brother has a slip D&D exhaust that I might retro fit first

Will try to do more work tomorrow if it isn't -15 again.
 

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So, got a little work done on the bike tonight. Tried to take a couple of pics. Still haven't decided on the tail/subframe or the headlights. I will fit the D&D can that my brother has lying around for now.

I took off the janky riser that was held on by bolts, washers, nuts and sockets(yes I said sockets!). It was completely janky. I plan to use the stock triple. I also swapped out the small front fender that was metal to the stock front fender. I like it better right now. Might just take it off again and leave it off.

Here are some pics of what I did:



I started painting the risers, top triple and dirty bars, but am not happy with how they turned out. So, I may coat them again and see if I like it any better before I strip it down again and repaint it. Painting the risers, top triple and bars:



I think I have decided on dual headlight setup, just need to find some for cheap.

I have an idea of where this might go.......can you?!?!?!


I am still trying to figure out a subframe/tail. I can't make up my mind. So, suggestions always welcome.

Mark
 

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So, did a little work, no pics today. I did not like the paint on the bars, risers and triple. So, I stripped them down, bought some aluminum primer. I drilled the riser holes and mocked them up. Put a couple coats of primer on them and they are sitting over night.

I bought an 06 GSXR shock from chg380 which will replace the stock shock and save some space. It wasn't on the main list, but it will keep something out of the tail.

Hopefully, I will be able to paint the triple, risers and bars tomorrow, but have a funeral to go to, so I may not have time. We will see.

I will admit, I am getting all giddy about this. I want to go riding right now.....
 

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Did a little work today getting the top triple painted and the new risers on. Still a little cold to paint the bars, so, I will paint them at another time. Sprayed a little paint on the top of the forks too. It's rat...that's all I can say.




Then, I did some messing around with the possible mask idea, threw a seat on there to see what it would look like.

Wide:



Not so wide:


A little side shot with the possible mask and a seat to see what it would look like somewhat bobbed:
 

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Bike runs! Got it running yesterday. It is a little choppy, so going to change out the spark plugs and oil with new gas.

I am planning on trying to slap a yosh slabby exhaust on it next week and also an 06 GSXR600 rear shock that I got from chg380.

I haven't done any work on it as I was tearing down a 90 gsxr750 from rideable to parts. Just got that done and will try to get things going on my bike next week.
 

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I wish you were closer...I'd try to pick up the 90 GSXR750 engine, wiring, and carbs lol
 

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endo, that does suck. Probably be a lot to ship it to the north huh? And duty fees.

Made a subtle change today. 06 GSXR600 shock(thanks to chg380) was a direct fit. It's a little spongy, so I need to figure out how to change it up. But, definitely looks better and cleans it up over the stock shock.


 

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Picked this up today also. Acewell ACE-3901 for $75 brand new, just opened and discontinued from Dennis Kirk Scratch and Dent(bout an hour from me).



Looking at the wiring diagram, I am going to have to figure it out with the bike in front of me. Does anyone know if I will need anything extra parts from Acewell to hook this up?
 

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Wanna pm me your zip code? Just for curiosity I'm gonna get a few shipping estimates...
 

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Is it setup for digital only? I know alot of new gauges are but some companies like GIpro sell adapters for cable driven systems. You might need something like that for your GSXR.
 

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Garlic, I have to search it up. It has the adapter for a DRZ400 and a KLX400, which I believe are cable driven. The Acewell has a cable driven plug wiyh it, just have to see abot a retrofit or what.
 
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