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Grant H.
January 13th, 2013, 05:34 PM
I have a new winter project.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8465/8377740361_3b7f196034.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/61071044@N08/8377740361/)
IMG_1417 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/61071044@N08/8377740361/) by ARNEWB (http://www.flickr.com/people/61071044@N08/), on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8334/8377758799_c1675fa4ef.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/61071044@N08/8377758799/)
IMG_1416 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/61071044@N08/8377758799/) by ARNEWB (http://www.flickr.com/people/61071044@N08/), on Flickr

Picked it up today.

Turns out it leaks a little oil, so I am going to start by taking the fairings off and cleaning the case off and then see where the drip starts (if it leaks enough while not running) and then replace some case gaskets.

Then it will be on to the body.

Trying to decide if I want to make it fancy or just kinda nice.

Plans for riding it would be as a street legal track bike. Probably not fully safety wired for racing, but a bike I am less worried about tipping over to put on the track and to take through things like the Pridmore Star School and such.

Thats all assuming a friend from church doesn't talk me into selling it.

Yee Haw!

Grant H.
January 14th, 2013, 11:17 PM
When it got home:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8500/8383105522_70c0df4bdf.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/61071044@N08/8383105522/)
IMG_20130113_155855 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/61071044@N08/8383105522/) by ARNEWB (http://www.flickr.com/people/61071044@N08/), on Flickr

And the project begins...

At least my house was built with the option of a heater duct into the garage. Move a cover plate, cardboard, and duct tape, and voila, heated work area...

Munched left fairing:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8509/8382005301_5435541ecf.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/61071044@N08/8382005301/)
IMG_1418 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/61071044@N08/8382005301/) by ARNEWB (http://www.flickr.com/people/61071044@N08/), on Flickr

Only partially munched right fairing:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8221/8382005001_33a063a6ff.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/61071044@N08/8382005001/)
IMG_1419 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/61071044@N08/8382005001/) by ARNEWB (http://www.flickr.com/people/61071044@N08/), on Flickr

Uh, yeah, its leaking oil... Yee haw... Get to do new gaskets:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8517/8382004087_4fd06420ca.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/61071044@N08/8382004087/)
IMG_1422 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/61071044@N08/8382004087/) by ARNEWB (http://www.flickr.com/people/61071044@N08/), on Flickr

Really thinking I might just buy one of these (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fairing-Cowl-Bodywork-for-2004-2005-Suzuki-GSXR-600-750-K4-04-05-Unpainted-White-/380555183528?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item589adb45a8&vxp=mtr) $179 fairing kits off of ebay and start with brand new pieces for the whole thing.

Gotta talk to a friend of mine and find out what he would want to do a custom paint job... Who knows.

Found out that the short exhaust on it was actually welded on, so I might have to buy a more complete exhaust kit, or just be happy with what it has on it.

in4aride
January 14th, 2013, 11:28 PM
The only thing I don't like about the generic plastics kit is they fit like aftermarket fenders on a jeep. They require a ton of massaging and grooming to fit right. Sure you can hold em up, mark the holes and bolt them on, but the fit just isn't right. Especially If you are considering custom paint, I would potentially consider looking at other avenues.

Is the short exhaust the later model style that they put on, or is it just pipe and no actual can?

Any plans to move the oil pickup while you have it apart?

Grant H.
January 14th, 2013, 11:31 PM
The only thing I don't like about the generic plastics kit is they fit like aftermarket fenders on a jeep. They require a ton of massaging and grooming to fit right. Sure you can hold em up, mark the holes and bolt them on, but the fit just isn't right. Especially If you are considering custom paint, I would potentially consider looking at other avenues.

Is the short exhaust the later model style that they put on, or is it just pipe and no actual can?

Yeah, I know.

It just seems like a total PITA to find OEM plastics for a "budget" bike like this. It has a salvage title, and for what I paid, I am just not sure I want to try that hard for OEM. I am also going to need the nose fairing for it.

Who knows. Maybe I'll come across some good ones cheap.

in4aride
January 14th, 2013, 11:33 PM
be sure to check the stunt forums for plastics. Those guys usually ditch em and for the most part aren't as proud of them as others.

And it was a late edit on the last post. But are you moving oil pickup location while apart?

Grant H.
January 14th, 2013, 11:52 PM
I will watch the stunt forums. Thanks for the idea.

The exhaust is just a pipe, no can, and it looks like a cheap POS turn down flush cut from a small car that is welded on and painted black...

Probably not going to worry about moving the oil pickup. I don't have any intention of stunting the bike, and for just street/track riding, it should be fine.

Grant H.
January 21st, 2013, 10:19 PM
And the project continues...

Got the better plastics on Ebay bought. They're on the way.
Bought a rear seat cowl to have wrapped when I do the bike. (The bike came with the rear seat).
Have decided to do a wrap.

On to the progress and pictures.

The nose fell off... Literally only held on by the mirrors and the wiring harness, and the six side fairing bolts when they are on there. The exhaust came off as well to make more room to see where the oil leak is, check the pan seal, and figure out what to do for exhaust.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8211/8403639667_26bd2e9cd2.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/61071044@N08/8403639667/)
IMG_1423 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/61071044@N08/8403639667/) by ARNEWB (http://www.flickr.com/people/61071044@N08/), on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8507/8404733838_5227e3b7d1.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/61071044@N08/8404733838/)
IMG_1424 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/61071044@N08/8404733838/) by ARNEWB (http://www.flickr.com/people/61071044@N08/), on Flickr

The mirrors are in rough shape, the left one is dented and rashed, and the mounting bracket won't tighten down enough to hold it firmly. The right one is not in too bad of shape.

Since one of the mirrors has to be replaced, and finding a matching single would be kinda hard, I checked fitment of one of my GSXR1K mirrors on the 600. I actually like the rigid mount and integrated turn signals of my 1K. The mounting system is a little different (1k has studs on the mirror, whereas the 600 has a threaded hole in the windshield support and a bolt), but with a little creative drilling, I think I can make the 1K mirrors fit and work well. The wiring plugs between the two bikes are actually the same which makes that easier.

Once I get the 1K mirrors here, I will take pictures showing exactly what I have to do to make them work, in case anyone else wants to try it.

And what the exhaust looks like. Seriously looks like it has a Autozone or Checker "set-screw" exhaust tip welded to the header.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8050/8403640397_5aaaa5180a.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/61071044@N08/8403640397/)
IMG_1425 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/61071044@N08/8403640397/) by ARNEWB (http://www.flickr.com/people/61071044@N08/), on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8219/8404733076_f846484d0c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/61071044@N08/8404733076/)
IMG_1426 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/61071044@N08/8404733076/) by ARNEWB (http://www.flickr.com/people/61071044@N08/), on Flickr

Seriously considering doing an 01-06 GSXR 1000 header, and finding a used mid-pipe and muffler.

Here's to hoping my gaskets will be here tomorrow or Wednesday.

Well, I wanted a winter project... :wtf::flipoff2:

(Its actually kind of fun, and I knew it would take some elbow grease when I bought it)

texlurch
January 26th, 2013, 05:23 AM
I've used 4 different brands of Fleabay fairings on different bikes; hit and miss. The newer injection molded ones are actually very good, just thinner.

I usually find a set I like, check feed back, and email a few past buyers... worked well so far!


I need to spend some time on my bikes as well... and my Jeep, and my guns...


How long is winter again? :rolleyes: :cool: