Author Topic: Suzuki GSXR750 1985  (Read 16633 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline mr sheene

  • Moderators
  • Port Hacker
  • *
  • Posts: 2403
  • Age: 55
  • Location: worksop notts
Re: Suzuki GSXR750 1985
« Reply #150 on: February 10, 2018, 06:06:22 PM »
shes looking good mate
2 Strokes rule in worksop notts

Online kawazonkey

  • Club Member
  • Port Hacker
  • Posts: 1387
  • Location: Shepperton Middx
  • If it ticks over. leave it...
Re: Suzuki GSXR750 1985
« Reply #151 on: February 10, 2018, 09:17:10 PM »
Get a video of the start up if you can, would love to hear her burst into life  ;)

Offline Sfbrain

  • Sfbrain
  • Club Member
  • Port Hacker
  • Posts: 2935
  • Age: 58
  • Location: Kent
  • sfbrain
Re: Suzuki GSXR750 1985
« Reply #152 on: February 24, 2018, 12:47:04 PM »
Hi All,

A few have asked what happened on the GSXR startup ??  :P

Well, sorry to say i havnt tried yet  ::)

I have been a bit busy with the day job and even busier with preparation for the new season, also the 'good lady' and my family have also been occupying most of my time, so i really havnt had time for the GSXR.

In the meantime a few extra jobs have been arriving  ::)

An RD400C engine for rebuild



and an early Honda SS50 engine, also in for a rebuild



Hopefully i will get to start the GSXR very soon

 ;)
RD250E (Running)
DT175C (Almost !!)
FS1E '74 (Running)
XS750E (Waiting)
GSXR750F (on bench)
CB750K2 '74 (waiting)
CBR900RRN '92 (Running)
GS1000S '80 (waiting)
TRIUMPH TINA '63 (restored)
Honda P50 '68 (Running)
RD350B (Running)
TDR250 (waiting)
Club Member 1556

Offline Sfbrain

  • Sfbrain
  • Club Member
  • Port Hacker
  • Posts: 2935
  • Age: 58
  • Location: Kent
  • sfbrain
Re: Suzuki GSXR750 1985
« Reply #153 on: February 28, 2018, 07:42:19 PM »
 >:( >:( >:( >:(

Ok, tried to bleed the clutch a couple of days ago, after loads of swearing i found out my slave cylinder is F**ked  :-[

A new one arrived today, so if my 'Wendy House' is not snowed in i will try to fit it tomorrow.

In response to an earlier post, i have now decided what will be my next project ....................

Not the 'Ice Cream Van' GS1000S, but Helga !! (she is German)  ;D



 ;)
RD250E (Running)
DT175C (Almost !!)
FS1E '74 (Running)
XS750E (Waiting)
GSXR750F (on bench)
CB750K2 '74 (waiting)
CBR900RRN '92 (Running)
GS1000S '80 (waiting)
TRIUMPH TINA '63 (restored)
Honda P50 '68 (Running)
RD350B (Running)
TDR250 (waiting)
Club Member 1556

Online GR400

  • Club Member
  • Port Hacker
  • Posts: 547
  • Age: 56
  • Location: Canterbury, Kent
Re: Suzuki GSXR750 1985
« Reply #154 on: February 28, 2018, 08:28:49 PM »
Looks very tidy as is Steve.  Is it a full restore?
'80 RD400F, coming together slowly
'75 RD350B, my retirement project at this rate!
'01 ZRX1200R
'01 GSX-R1000 K1

Offline Sfbrain

  • Sfbrain
  • Club Member
  • Port Hacker
  • Posts: 2935
  • Age: 58
  • Location: Kent
  • sfbrain
Re: Suzuki GSXR750 1985
« Reply #155 on: February 28, 2018, 08:34:34 PM »
Hi Gary,

No, it will be a partial restore, paint will be redone (in the correct colour blue), will be converted to UK spec (headlight, speedo etc).

Carbs will be completely stripped and rebuilt and a general tidy up.

Then MOTed and registered here in the UK.

Then ridden  :D

 ;)
RD250E (Running)
DT175C (Almost !!)
FS1E '74 (Running)
XS750E (Waiting)
GSXR750F (on bench)
CB750K2 '74 (waiting)
CBR900RRN '92 (Running)
GS1000S '80 (waiting)
TRIUMPH TINA '63 (restored)
Honda P50 '68 (Running)
RD350B (Running)
TDR250 (waiting)
Club Member 1556

Offline stukey

  • Club Member
  • Port Hacker
  • Posts: 4120
  • Location: Alpaca farm in wiltshire
Re: Suzuki GSXR750 1985
« Reply #156 on: February 28, 2018, 11:39:00 PM »
They go better with a 350 motor in ;)
Rd 350 special can we get more than 70bnp?
Silver-dust 350b now with new owner
Barnfull of shitty shit
and not forgetting the r6 streefighter
 R1Z 250

Offline Sfbrain

  • Sfbrain
  • Club Member
  • Port Hacker
  • Posts: 2935
  • Age: 58
  • Location: Kent
  • sfbrain
Re: Suzuki GSXR750 1985
« Reply #157 on: May 16, 2018, 03:52:50 PM »
Hi Guys,

I know it has been a long time, work, family etc etc have meant i havnt had time to do anything to the GSXR  :-[

Until today !!!

This morning i made the first attempt to start her up ..........

She Lives !!!  :D :D :D



Smokie air shows her running, couldnt take a video with thumb on the starter, left hand holding the clutch in and hovering over the kill switch, just in case  :D

She is running a little rough, this is probably due to the carbs having been completly stripped and needing balancing, and i do think the spark is quite weak and there is a slight miss fire ??

Some or all of this could also be down to the engine being completly rebuilt and consiquently full of oil in bores etc etc

However, i did run her up 4 or 5 times and got her proper hot, and ................. no leaks !! ;D

The only non functioning thing was that the rev counter didnt work (which is electrical), so may be a duff rev counter.

Next job will be to balance the carbs and investigate the rev counter.

Sorry again for the delay but life/work/familyget in the way sometimes  ::) ::) ::)

Later
 ;)
RD250E (Running)
DT175C (Almost !!)
FS1E '74 (Running)
XS750E (Waiting)
GSXR750F (on bench)
CB750K2 '74 (waiting)
CBR900RRN '92 (Running)
GS1000S '80 (waiting)
TRIUMPH TINA '63 (restored)
Honda P50 '68 (Running)
RD350B (Running)
TDR250 (waiting)
Club Member 1556

Offline Motty

  • Richard
  • Club Member
  • Port Hacker
  • Posts: 3959
  • Location: England
Re: Suzuki GSXR750 1985
« Reply #158 on: May 16, 2018, 05:54:51 PM »
Great news, another old bike saved :)
It's been an unusually long gap between the updates, you must have been very busy ;)
“...inside every old person is a young person wondering what the f*@k happened.”
Terry Pratchett

Offline Sfbrain

  • Sfbrain
  • Club Member
  • Port Hacker
  • Posts: 2935
  • Age: 58
  • Location: Kent
  • sfbrain
Re: Suzuki GSXR750 1985
« Reply #159 on: May 16, 2018, 06:41:25 PM »
Great news, another old bike saved :)
It's been an unusually long gap between the updates, you must have been very busy ;)

Yes Richard, work has been very busy (Qatar, Argentina, Texas) and my wife has had me doing 'house' things, so never got any 'boys' time.

Hopefully i will get a bit more shed time now  :)

 ;)
RD250E (Running)
DT175C (Almost !!)
FS1E '74 (Running)
XS750E (Waiting)
GSXR750F (on bench)
CB750K2 '74 (waiting)
CBR900RRN '92 (Running)
GS1000S '80 (waiting)
TRIUMPH TINA '63 (restored)
Honda P50 '68 (Running)
RD350B (Running)
TDR250 (waiting)
Club Member 1556

Online kawazonkey

  • Club Member
  • Port Hacker
  • Posts: 1387
  • Location: Shepperton Middx
  • If it ticks over. leave it...
Re: Suzuki GSXR750 1985
« Reply #160 on: May 16, 2018, 10:08:57 PM »
Brilliant news. Would love to see it in the flesh.

Offline Sfbrain

  • Sfbrain
  • Club Member
  • Port Hacker
  • Posts: 2935
  • Age: 58
  • Location: Kent
  • sfbrain
Re: Suzuki GSXR750 1985
« Reply #161 on: May 16, 2018, 10:23:44 PM »
Brilliant news. Would love to see it in the flesh.

Certainly a step forward, but still things to do .....

Running a little rough which i think is down to two things, 1. the carbs need to be balanced, and 2. there is an intermittant mis fire, which i think is down to a dodgy battery and the original coils/leads need checking.

Also the tacho isnt working (its electronic), and has a feed off one of the coils.

So some investigating to do yet, but i was naturally pleased when she burst into life  :D

 ;)
RD250E (Running)
DT175C (Almost !!)
FS1E '74 (Running)
XS750E (Waiting)
GSXR750F (on bench)
CB750K2 '74 (waiting)
CBR900RRN '92 (Running)
GS1000S '80 (waiting)
TRIUMPH TINA '63 (restored)
Honda P50 '68 (Running)
RD350B (Running)
TDR250 (waiting)
Club Member 1556