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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-05-2002, 11:51 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question My new gssxer 750

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I just purchased my second bike, a GSX-R 750. (first was a ninaj 500r) I didn't really get into that bike, but man I tell ya, my new bike is the s**t!!!! Can anyone help me any mods that I should do to this bike, I mean gettign started and all. I been reading some magazines and every seems to have a steering dampener, and I was thinking of a bolt on. Any replies would be much appreciated.

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p.s. girlfriend is all ready getting jealous - and it's only been 3 days!
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-06-2002, 09:35 AM
 
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What's up? I'm looking at the gixxer 750 also for my second bike (right now I own a Suzuki SV650S). I'm also looking at the R-6, TL1000R and maybe the R-1. Anyway how was the change from the 500 to the 750 and any other features that are different from the ninja(power, handling, ride comfort). how much did you pay?
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post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-06-2002, 03:34 PM Thread Starter
 
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It's a lot bigger and riding it the past couplel of days, It's a little uncomfortable, but i'll get used to it. I felt that the r6 was a lot lighter, but reading all of the mags, I felt that this was going to be the best bike for awhile. I paid 7486 for the bike plus tax title and license. Did not have to pay the doc or prep fees that the try to gross you on.
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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-06-2002, 04:31 PM
 
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try this place..

gixxer.com
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post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-23-2002, 03:34 PM
 
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gixxer.com Tons of mods and how-to's once you stop by you'll be hooked for life and congrats on picking up the Motorcyclist's Sportbike of The Year.
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post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-24-2002, 05:14 AM
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steering stablizer isn't worth the cost. the one thing they need is fork springs (unless you're about 95 lbs). the other thing is brake pads. stock ones suck.

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post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-24-2002, 05:27 AM
 
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The best modification for a GSX-R1000 or 750 is a nice bike trailer. You'll be able to really put on some serious miles.
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The best modification for a GSX-R1000 or 750 is a nice bike trailer. You'll be able to really put on some serious miles.
Trailer is a good thing to get, good for hauling the bike to trackdays!!! There you can spank the Kaw's....oh wait a minute, I do not even think I have seen one of those heavy pieces of shiot at the track this yr. LOL!!!

I think the most common MOD's are going to be the TRE MOD and the PAIR MOD. I agree that the springs need to be replaced in the forks, if you are going the track. You really do not need to mod this bike too much, it is already a great bike and ready for the track. www.gixxer.com as posted previously, it is a great place to get anything answered about a gixxer and to get some good ideas.
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post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-24-2002, 06:26 AM
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Right after you burn up your stock tires, put on some Metzler M1 Sportecs.

See if you can play around with the stock suspension settings. I had a local shop set it up for my weight, and it totally transforms the bike.

Look for the "TRE" mod at www.gixxer.com , you can probably do it yourself and save yourself $65. But if you go to your dealership for service, make sure you get the ones you can unplug. In my experience, it makes your deceleration smoother - not so abrupt. It also takes off the top speed limiter, but I have yet to see even 150 on the freeways, so its only useful if you go to the track.

..and finally, this sounds stupid, but get to a track day or go to a racing school - its the best mod you can do.
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UglyAngelX,

You seem to have streetbikes and racebikes a little confused. A very successful racebike makes a terrible streetbike and vice versa. But thatís OK, Iím used to the poor chaps that buy a car based solely on what won at Daytona.
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