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Location : Falmouth, Cornwall U.K.

PostSubject: New Addition to the garage   Sun Feb 21, 2010 2:04 am

Picked this up for a very reasonable price from one of the other Forums I use, a 1994 GSXR 750 W. Needs a bit of attention but I'v copied my post from, hope you find it interesting.....

Well the story so far...

.. when I picked up the bike I was told it started but the revs didn't settle properly when revved from idle, probably carbs needed more cleaning, the headlights didn't work and the indicators did'nt flash correctly, also the previous owner had added some tat bling in the form of LED lights in stupid places ( tail, under rear arch and inside fairing, very american gansta') that no longer worked and we surmised this was probably an earthing problem with the LED's being the cause, the front discs and rear pads and a general tidy up and MOT etc.

By end of today...

And my best friend!

Thurs eve I tried in vain to get it started, but no joy. Slept on it and had a couple of ideas about what problem might be, dirty plugs, fuel starvation earthing prob affecting coils etc. but on Friday morning with 5 mins to spare thought I'd just check I had the fuel tap turned to Res not On as had very little fuel in tank, discovered that Thurs eve when I thought I'd been priming carbs I'd actually only had the tap turned to On position ( fuel tap extension not fitted at mo, hence confusion) when I turned it to correct position it primed the carbs properly and hey presto couple of good turns on the starter and off she went. Been running it every day since and no prob with the revs at all, ticks over real clean and when revved hard they still settle properly and cleanly. Me and Graham ( mate from Falmouth) reckon it was probably down to not enough fuel in the first place and a bit of settling in time on the recently re fitted carbs!

As for headlights, spent several hours in the garage last night stipped off all panels and body work, removed the tat LED's (from the front end, tail end still to do) cleaned up the wiring and lagged everything in contact cleaner and again, plugged it back together and the headlights and indicators work fine! I had to replace one headlight bulb ( had a spare from the Bandit kicking around the garage) but otherwise all good! Graham picked up some proper Suzuki indicators ( not the mini ones ) from abreakers today for a tenner so I'v just got to fit them, put the new discs on and then the front end can be put back together!

So for the sum of £5 fuel, 1 can of contact cleaner spray ( which I already had), £10 for indicators and about 4 hrs of my time she's running and the electrics are sorted!

Left to do..

Front discs need fitting and calipers need a clean, rear pads need fitting ( calipers cleaned again), Rear no. plate needs fitting poss replacing ( one supplied may not pass MOT), LED's removing from rear end, body work cleaned and refitted, new chain, MOT and Tax and it'll be on the road!
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PostSubject: Re: New Addition to the garage   Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:50 pm

quite a nice bike, what did you pay for it ? are you keeping the faring off ? , i like the look of those oil cooled suzuki's with all the fins & that. you might have to mod the headlight\ guages etc if you are. nice to see an engine ! thats what i dont like about modern bikes.always check the obvious 1st, sparks , fuel, batterie, ign switch,& also side stand switch.
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PostSubject: new addition to the garage   Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:05 pm

well after much work, a marriage break down ( now separated) and a gearbox rebuild she's on the road! I have decided to keep her as standard as possible as tbh so many old gixxers get taken apart, cafe'd, streetfightered etc that to see a totally standard one is rarer and more pleasing.
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