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I found this bike about 7 years ago under a blanket in a clients office. It was kept in conditioned space, it is bone stock and unmolested with 7100 miles at that time. The client got in a bind and wanted to sell it to me cheap since I always took off the blanket to stare at it. I had not ridden a bike in about 15 years at that time and was into race boats, so I called my best friend and he bought, cheap.

Then I got to ride it. WOW. Since I hadn't rode in so long, bikes had really changed. It was like riding a Rolex watch and I was hooked.

My friend never rode it, but wouldn't sell it to me. So I bought a Suzuki.

He let it sit until it wouldn't start. He took it apart planning to rebuild the carbs, but it just sat, in pieces.

Finally I brought it home and fixed it, so I could ride it. Then took it back. Again, what a machine!

About a month ago, we finally made a deal. It would be mine. I was going to pick it up on the weekend. Of course he had to take one last ride and what happened? He wrecked it. He went around a corner to fast, ran off the road into the mud and low-sided it.

I still bought it. It only took out the left side and front fairings, but no longer a pristine stocker. Below is a picture story of when he bought it, when he let it sit, when I brought it home and fixed it and when I brought home wrecked.
 

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I hope to get to ride one of these someday, I rode my dads 80s CB900f when I was 16 and it was bad ass, i'm a stranger to carbed bikes, FI is all I know. There's a reason these bikes' owners still command 3k+ for these bikes, I see em on Craigs all the time.
 

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I hope to get to ride one of these someday, I rode my dads 80s CB900f when I was 16 and it was bad ass, i'm a stranger to carbed bikes, FI is all I know. There's a reason these bikes' owners still command 3k+ for these bikes, I see em on Craigs all the time.
Yeah, I'm still a carby guy.

This is my latest build I just finished, a 1993 GSXR 750.

It took two years.

Has fairings, Aluminum tank and other pieces from Cycle Motion Racing team.
 

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Damn him to hell for crashing the bike you had such a crush on!!!!!! On the other hand congratulations on getting it finally!!!!!!

The Suzuki came out really nice!:thumb: Well done. :clap:
 

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finally!!!! welcome to the site. love the gsxr. getting the 900 back together shouldnt be too hard.
 

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Welcome to the site!



I know that GSXR, Danny Clarks old bike. He is a good friend of mine from Dallas.



I also just got the old gsxr bug, but I went with oilers and not water cooled. I have a lot of projects going on at once, I just hope mine turn out half as nice as yours. :clap:
 

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Welcome to the site!



I know that GSXR, Danny Clarks old bike. He is a good friend of mine from Dallas.



I also just got the old gsxr bug, but I went with oilers and not water cooled. I have a lot of projects going on at once, I just hope mine turn out half as nice as yours. :clap:
Wow, small world!

Danny had collected all those rare pieces. He had a great vision for an awesome bike. I hope he likes it when he rides it.

I love the gixxer, this is my second W/C. I have an oil cooled 750 motor with a trick head. I just need a roller. I'm always on the look out for one. I almost have enough W/C stuff that I got from Danny, (Titled frame, electronics, tank, etc,etc) to build another bike. I want to build a 7/11.

I will have to say though, the Honda is amazing and seems way faster then the gixxer. I'm afraid most people on this site might not like what I want to do with the Honda. I need a dependable, comfortable street bike so what could be better than a Honda with less than 8000 miles. So I have some risers and moto-x bars I'm going to put on it. I'm 54, so all I can do to sit more upright for long distance riding is the way to go for me. I wont change anything that I can't put back to original one day.

I look forward to seeing your gixxer build.
 

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Wow, small world!

7/11.

I will have to say though, the Honda is amazing and seems way faster then the gixxer. I'm afraid most people on this site might not like what I want to do with the Honda. I need a dependable, comfortable street bike so what could be better than a Honda with less than 8000 miles. So I have some risers and moto-x bars I'm going to put on it. I'm 54, so all I can do to sit more upright for long distance riding is the way to go for me. I wont change anything that I can't put back to original one day.

I look forward to seeing your gixxer build.
Moto x bars wont fit without a lot of work. You will have to lose or cut the fairing a lot, lose the brace etc. I have flat bars on my 97. Still a lot of work but maintains the look of the bike and still feels like a sportsbike.

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Great story... almost! A perfect garage find ruined by an inexperienced rider. At least it wasn't too badly wrecked.
Enjoy getting it back on the road and we of cours4e look forward to seeing some pics when its done.
The Gixxer is nice too!
 

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I'm about to start collecting parts to get the Honda back on the road.

I need:

Drill triple and reinforce for Risers
Brake pads and SS lines, Front and Rear.
New Throttle Cables
New Clutch Cable
Head Bearing
Headlight
Tires

I have considered doing the 17" front wheel conversion because I want to run Pirelli Angels. Is this Mod worth doing, seems simple enough with the right VFR/F3 wheel. I wish I could find a PM Chicane front wheel.

If I don't do the 17" Mod, The Bridgestone BST 20's seems like a good tire.

I put 150+ miles on the Gixxer today. It was awesome!! I need the Honda though, riding the gixxer long distances is torture for an old man!!
 

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This was the only other Honda I have owned.

I loved this bike and was always sorry I sold it.

I did a tail conversion with a Corbin seat for fun.

It was insanely fast!
 

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This was the only other Honda I have owned.

I loved this bike and was always sorry I sold it.

I did a tail conversion with a Corbin seat for fun.

It was insanely fast!
Nice! I have always been a fan of the Blackbird. :thumb:
 

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I'm about to start collecting parts to get the Honda back on the road.

I need:

Drill triple and reinforce for Risers
Brake pads and SS lines, Front and Rear.
New Throttle Cables
New Clutch Cable
Head Bearing
Headlight
Tires

I have considered doing the 17" front wheel conversion because I want to run Pirelli Angels. Is this Mod worth doing, seems simple enough with the right VFR/F3 wheel. I wish I could find a PM Chicane front wheel.

If I don't do the 17" Mod, The Bridgestone BST 20's seems like a good tire.

I put 150+ miles on the Gixxer today. It was awesome!! I need the Honda though, riding the gixxer long distances is torture for an old man!!



This was the only other Honda I have owned.

I loved this bike and was always sorry I sold it.

I did a tail conversion with a Corbin seat for fun.

It was insanely fast!
That XX was VERY NICE!!


I did the conversion on mine, The wheel was extremely easy. Pretty sure it was a 97 VFR front with no discs. I had discs from a NC30 I used. If you got a complete wheel with discs it will go right in with your stock spacers. Your disks and the 94-97 VFR disks are the same according to Partzilla. I put 96 forks on mine and bought OEM 96 spacers which are the same as your 97. I say go for it.

 

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Its been great to be able to ride both bikes.

Being a street rider, I cant stay off the Honda. Its soooo comfortable compared to the gsxr. I love this bike. I need to get it legal.

At the end of this month, I should have funds to get the Honda right.

I will post up pics of the conversion to a street fighter.
 

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They are a great bike no matter how you slice them, just easy to ride, good power and FUN!!! Glad you're loving yours, looking forward to the transformation (although would encourage you to leave it as is;))
 

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Its a start.

I love the position!!
I've been in engineering all my life - no laughter please lol.....

Everytime I see one of these conversions it worries me a little that sooner or later the alluminium will fatigue and crack around the mounts.

I cut aluminium plates out of 10mm aluminium to fit in the back and epoxy them in.

Just a thought.

Pete
 

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I've been in engineering all my life - no laughter please lol.....

Everytime I see one of these conversions it worries me a little that sooner or later the alluminium will fatigue and crack around the mounts.

I cut aluminium plates out of 10mm aluminium to fit in the back and epoxy them in.

Just a thought.

Pete
Not a bad thought.

I have thought about that also.

I centered the holes in the cavity underneath so I could use the largest washers possible.

Time will tell. I will monitor.

Thank you for your input!!
 
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