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Starting to make some progress on my GSXR project. Little back ground on the bike. This was once a local drag bike. It changed hands a number of times over the years and turned into the A typical ghetto cruiser. Lots of chrome and rigged engineering. When I took possesion of it the bike was in pretty dier shape. The head was removed, cams and cam caps missing and pistons rusted to the cylinders. The wiring has been hacked and tied back together, bolts rusted and galled in place, chrome chipped and polish oxidised. Basicly a propper mess. Once I got into things I found a neat suprise. The engine has been taken to out to 907cc. This being a 91 750M model I got one of the better motors to work with. The original head was worthless without the cam towers so I sourced a big valve head from the 90 750L. I managed to save the pistons and rehoned the cylinders. I'll have new cams by the weekend and the rebuild can begin.

The starting point:



Starting the tear down



Pile of parts



Motor out and rear end being removed. Also, the lovley rats nest of wiring.




the lovley one off lowering links, haha



Swingarm out and down to bare bones



The swingarm is being replaced with one from an '05 R1. Personaly, I thought it would just look right with the shape of the frame. Also it's got a little length to it over the newer GSXR swingers. So not only will it add a little wheel base to it, but it wont look like the rear wheel is stuffed against the frame.

New swinger



The R1 arm is a lot wider then the GSXR frame. Ended up having to narrow it by almost 1.5 inches. The rear wheel is from a SRAD. New spacers well need to be made along with a new caliper bracket.


 

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The swingarm in place for mock up. Need to also make some spacers to position the dogbones and get new bearings throughout the rear end. The shock sits very close to the arm. I may need to notch the swingarm a bit to clear the spring.



But for now it's a roller




 

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SICK!

great work! that bike is gonna be very happy you found it soon!

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Good progress! So will it be a restoration or a fighter?
 

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I've recently been toying with the idea of swaping the front end for something newer with radial mounts. If money permits I may start looking. Although, I have a new mod up my sleeve for the CBR so some parts may make its way over to this one.

I'm kinda going for a bit of a retro look. Like a new age cafe racer/ naked race bike. I've been looking around for ideas and I keep coming back to bikes with very clean simple lines, trick go fast parts and some classic paint. Like that late 60's early 70's race car look. Maybe some flake panels and pin stripes. Deffinatly want to keep the racer feel to it. More then likley going to spend a lot of time with the polishing wheel. Figure, I've already got the blacked out beast. One thing I'm sure of is, the subframe has got to get chopped!
 

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g-style street-fighter said:
I liked the old swingarm better........:LolLolLolLol: :LolLolLolLol: :LolLolLolLol:

Nice to see some work done on it..


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LOL, That's why you now own it. The funny part is, this arm is only 2 inches shorter then the original with a 6 inch strech. I measured the wheel base today. 58 fug'n inches! And I was toying with the idea of getting extensions...? :stupid:
 
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