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Old 02-09-2011, 02:49 PM   #1
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Bringing back an old bike from hiding.

Well this bike has been in hiding for a long while now. My friend has been having it sit in his garage for a long time. He is hurting for cash so I just got the call last night to come pick it up. If anyone has a motor for the 750 let me know, trying to decide on rebuild the motor since it has not been started in over 2 yrs or replace the engine. Trying to see what would be cheaper to do out of the two options. Javi I am sure you are suprised to see this one coming back out sir. Sorry only picture I have is the one I found when he finished it up. More up to date pics coming soon!
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beautiful ride. sad that it sat for two years.
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Yeah it is sad, but my buddy was new to bikes and when it stop working on him he just let it sit there. It was an electrical problem, but I am sure it was something really simple. But now I have to either rip down the whole engine to look everything over or take less time and engine swap this thing. But glad to bring this bike back out. It was fun when I first picked it up and got to enjoy it for the first few days my friend owned it.
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Old 02-09-2011, 02:55 PM   #4
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you shouldnt need to rip the motor apart honestly.
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Old 02-09-2011, 02:56 PM   #5
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Well what do you suggest, my friend was saying I would need to tear it down and check everything out since it has not been cranked in so long.
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I would clean the tank and carbs and change the oil for starters. Then check for spark. Check all fluid levels. If you have spark, try to start it.
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Old 02-09-2011, 03:04 PM   #7
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If there wasn't anything wrong with the engine before it sat up there isn't anything now.
Drain and refill the tank, change the oil and filter and charge the battery and you should be fine.
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I would clean the tank and carbs and change the oil for starters. Then check for spark. Check all fluid levels. If you have spark, try to start it.
this. get some good fluids and give it a try, might be shooting yourself in the foot unnecessarily.
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change the oil, coolant, plugs, clean out tank, put fresh fuel in it and see if it will start
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He siad there may have been an electrical problem
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Well if I am not mistaken this is a FI bike. Well I will look at changing all the fluids on it before on starting it up. I was going to put new plugs on it and check the other things on it. You guys don't think I would need to clean the tank or the lines out from the old gas sitting in there? He ran it when it stopped running he just let it sit there and not drain and fuel out of it.
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He siad there may have been an electrical problem
Well he told me the bike just shut off on him while riding. I think really the battery cable losen up and he never checked the wires to make sure it was tight. I might need a new battery now since he has never charged it since then.
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Yes clean the tank and lines. It would be worth trying to charge the battery. I cant see the pic. What year is it?
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I filter wasn't anything wrong with the engine before it sat up there isn't anything now.
Drain and refill the tank, change the oil and filter and charge the battery and you should be fine.
this. Also, don't get discouraged if it doesn't run. Some times the rust builds up in the tank and ruins the fuel pump as well.
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Well I might see about checking it out tonight before my night class. It is an 02 or 03 gsxr.
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I bet that bike can wheelie itself, probably already has balance point stored away in the computer memory. i always liked that bike, good find!
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Old 02-09-2011, 04:25 PM   #17
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Thanks! Well was not hard to find, I actually told my friend about it when it was for sale. He didn't even know how to ride and I actually had to take it home. Rides great, I talked to him and he has had it covered with a tarp the whole time it sat outside and even when he had it in the garage. So I can't wait to look at it this weekend when I get it. I am going to go look at the bike today after work.
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Old 02-09-2011, 06:47 PM   #18
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Well I wemt and looked at the bike this afternoon, still looks in decent shape. Here is some pictures of it.
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Yeah it is sad, but my buddy was new to bikes and when it stop working on him he just let it sit there. It was an electrical problem, but I am sure it was something really simple. But now I have to either rip down the whole engine to look everything over or take less time and engine swap this thing. But glad to bring this bike back out. It was fun when I first picked it up and got to enjoy it for the first few days my friend owned it.
why? just pull the plugs, put a small amount of marvel mystery oil in each cylinder, check carb or injection to make sure its clean and ready to work properly, make sure it has fresh gas and fresh oil and turn engine over w/o the plugs installed, once thats done, re-install plugs and start that critter up.
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Well what do you suggest, my friend was saying I would need to tear it down and check everything out since it has not been cranked in so long.
I have done the pre-prep and started motors that havent run in over 20 years.
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