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Well it looks like I am going to be picking up this 91 gsxr 750 for real cheap $ but it does need a little work. Because of this work, I felt it would be a good time to turn it into a streetfighter. But I am new to all of this! What I was wondering is how is this bike's history? Is it a good bike to make a streetfighter. How is it performce wise? I have only own one Suzuki in my life and mostly had Honda's,Yamaha's,and brit bikes. From being here just a little bit, I know you guy's are best people to ask these ?'s.
 

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I'm gonna let skr00z answer this one...I'll type forever. Coles notes version...that's one of the best bikes to start with and you're lucky to get that first!!
 

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oil cooled zooks are the shizzle!! lol

seriously, i love em. probably one of the most 'fightered bikes on the planet, the aftermarket for them is HUGE.

quick info that may be usefull:

any oil cooled suzuki motor will bolt right in, from a katana 600 all the way to a 1200 bandit

all 500cc and up suzuki streetbikes from 95 and earlier use the same steering stem and bearings, so any front suspension will bolt right in

wheels swap easily between almost any gsxr before 96 for the 750, and 98 i believe was the last year of the 1100.

all carbs from any oil cooled zook, and almost all the old kz's have the same spacing, so putting bigger carbs on means just getting bigger carb boots.

for the ultimate guide to oil cooled suzuki's, check out
www.oldskoolsuzuki.info there's anything you could ever ask for and more on that site.

i have a major soft spot for those bikes, if you need any info, feel free to ask.
 
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Sounds like a good bike! I never heard of a bike that much swapability. It should be fun. Were should I look for aftermarket headlights with out spending crazy $? And do ther make motor guards for this bike?

Thanx Jason
 

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define motor gaurds

if you mean sliders, then yes, if you mean a cage, then no. i just built one for a local stunter with the same bike b/c no one makes one for it.
 

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Well from what I saw, if you laid it down on it's side, it is not the frame that would take the hit but the motor side covers. Am I wrong? I am just thinking if I was to take it to the track and I like low side it I would want the pervent anything to my motor and oil on the track.

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you can get billet clutch/ignition/starter covers that have sliders built in them. along with frame sliders and swingarm sliders, that ought to cover it. just be carefull, i wrecked my 7/12 and dragged the cylinder head down the road. but, i didn't have any kind of protection on the bike what so ever, and it was a nasty high side, which would mess up any bike.

if you do happen to drop it, make sure you check the cam cap bolts before you ride it again. after dropping mine, the first time i rode it, one of the caps worked it's way loose (because that's where it hit the pavement) and puked hot oil all over my leg while i was riding down the interstate. not fun, and it hurt like hell.

any cover from a 600/750, and some 1100's will work, the starter cover on the 1200 is different, only around where the starter motor plugs in the cases. most of the clutch and ignition covers are the same for all the oil cooled zooks.
 

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skr00zloose; You have been a good help and I thank you! That was some great advise and will be helpful. Just one more thing if you do not mind, Were do I look for those billet covers,frame/swingarm sliders?

Thanx Jason
 

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not a problem at all man, i'm always willing to lend a hand to someone building something thier own. i've been doing it a long time, and i've learned quite alot along the way, figure it's a good thing for me to pass on info and make other people projects easier/better for them.

as for the covers/sliders, check with factorypro. also keep a look out on e-bay, as the old yoshimura covers pop up from time to time too. those ones in particular are nice, they're double thick, and they have that nice yoshimura symbol milled into them .

frame sliders will be pretty generic for your bike, just replace one of the motor mount bolts with a slightly longer one to hold the slider on.

the swingarm sliders are gonna depend on what swingarm you use. if you use the 91 750 arm, you may have to make something work. if you can find (or if it already has) a hollow axle, you can do like i do on my supermoto's, and use big skateboard wheels. just put a piece of threaded rod thru the axle, put the skateboard wheels on the rod, and put a nut on either end to hold it all together. i usually do that on the front axles of my bikes too, since i stunt alot. keeps the fork lowers from getting torn up in a fall.
 

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I will check that stuff out. Thanx for all your help. I am not much of a stunter(other than that wheely/burn out every now and then)but I love to carve it up on a track or on the back Mountian roads and just want to protect the bike...just in case(knock on wood),if you know what I mean.
 

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skr00zloose said:
if you can find (or if it already has) a hollow axle, you can do like i do on my supermoto's, and use big skateboard wheels. just put a piece of threaded rod thru the axle, put the skateboard wheels on the rod, and put a nut on either end to hold it all together. i usually do that on the front axles of my bikes too, since i stunt alot. keeps the fork lowers from getting torn up in a fall.

what a great idea! hahah. i have old skateboard wheels hanging around doing nothing!

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yeah man, i'm all about some low-buck ways of getting things done!

you can also do the same thing with bmx pegs if you want something a lil longer. that's what's on my 954 to keep the swingarm off the ground.
 
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