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Old 07-31-2012, 11:43 PM   #1
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GSXR 750 racers, I need to know.....

I just picked up an '07 GSXR 750

Anybody have any tips on mods that will make this bike handle better? The front has been raised about 3/4" (I've seen others do this on the 750, so I guess it is suppose to help). Do you raise the rear any?



I've played on the bike a little and it seems a lot harder to turn than my '04 ZX6RR. Is this just a characteristic of having the larger motor? Do these GSXR's just handle that much worse that a 600.

So far, I'm not digging the 750. I've never had to work so hard to make a bike turn. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 08-01-2012, 12:07 AM   #2
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One of the best all around bikes ever made. Might want to visit someone who can get that geometry pribjen sorted for ya. I sure miss my 06; thrives.

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Does the rear have an aftermarket shock? Mine shows 2 & 1/2 threads. My 600 is very stable and doesn't really fall into the turns. You have to man handle it and counter steer more, but i love it.
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Hey Deano,
Romeo is the one that raised it for me, and the rear has shims as well.
great now i wanna know what a 600 feels like on the track.
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I just picked up an '07 GSXR 750

Anybody have any tips on mods that will make this bike handle better? The front has been raised about 3/4" (I've seen others do this on the 750, so I guess it is suppose to help). Do you raise the rear any?



I've played on the bike a little and it seems a lot harder to turn than my '04 ZX6RR. Is this just a characteristic of having the larger motor? Do these GSXR's just handle that much worse that a 600.

So far, I'm not digging the 750. I've never had to work so hard to make a bike turn. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
I can come by and assist with the setup. I remember most of the setting with mine. I screwed around with mine long enough to get it right only to find out it had fork internals built wrong. BTW, I also have a penske triple for it.
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I just picked up an '07 GSXR 750

Anybody have any tips on mods that will make this bike handle better? The front has been raised about 3/4" (I've seen others do this on the 750, so I guess it is suppose to help). Do you raise the rear any?



I've played on the bike a little and it seems a lot harder to turn than my '04 ZX6RR. Is this just a characteristic of having the larger motor? Do these GSXR's just handle that much worse that a 600.

So far, I'm not digging the 750. I've never had to work so hard to make a bike turn. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
coming from a 600rr to the 750...the stiff turns were Te first thing I noticed. It was like fighting with tue bike to lean in...ive had the bike for 6 weeks bow, and I don't even notice it.

Going to the track this Saturday to test it out for the first time
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You should try the 1000cc at like GSS. Coupled with a little throttle goes along way makes it a workout for sure.
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Dean. I had my 600 and 750 with the forks dropped 8mm in the front and an 8mm shim in the rear. HUGE difference. Turn in is great without much loss of stability.

I have an extra 8mm shim if you want it. Custom made to fit our shank and tunnels so it's a perfect fit.

Swing by my house and take my bike out and see if you like it. I know it won't be like at the track but you can certainly feel the turn in difference.
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You should try the 1000cc at like GSS. Coupled with a little throttle goes along way makes it a workout for sure.
During the mock race I just barley got into second and then it was time for first again.
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Hey Deano,
Romeo is the one that raised it for me, and the rear has shims as well.
great now i wanna know what a 600 feels like on the track.
My '04 Kawi ZX6RR just falls into the corners easy. It does have a lot of suspension work done to it, but really my street bike ('04 Kawi ZX636 with stock suspension) handles (turns) almost just as well. I've also rode a newer R6, and that bike handled easily.



I'm thinking something is off with the geometry on the 750.
Gavin's going to come over Sunday and we're going to do some measuring and see if we can figure it out. I'm also going to pick up his penske triple and that should help the handling on the exit of turns.

Aaron, I might take you up on the offer to take your bike for a spin. But I don't know if I could feel a difference by a cruise around the neighborhood.

... and it could also be the tires. I know when I switched to the R10's, my bike handled a lot better than it did on the 003R's. The 750, I think it has the GPA's (or whatever that Dunlop tire is). This is my first time to ride on these tires so I don't know much about them. I know the R10's felt what I would call "V" shaped, compaired to the 003's I would call "U" shaped. The R10's dramaticly helped the way my ZX6RR handled, but it feels like the bike wants to fall over at slow speeds when cruising through the padock. It took a little time to get used to that but it handles great at speed on the track.
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Go back to the stock height, and get the suspension adjusted for your weight. Makes a huge difference in handling and turn in

also, newer, less flat tires will help ease the turn in as well-- I roll on a BT 016, and the turn in gets just that much more stiff as the tire loses the center peak

the 750 is a 600 with larger pistons--depending on the year of the bike, the weight difference is negligable--curb weight difference is only 7 lbs heavier for the 2012 750 over the 2012 600, and they are the same bikes as 2011, just different color options

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Dean,
I've spent probably 3 hours chewing Patrick and Brandons ear off about the GSXR suspension. Especially for the 06-07 years and you might want to give him a call and he can shed some light for you. After I raised the rear and the front and got everything reasonably well set up there was a huge difference. Turn in was a lot easier to handle and it wasn't wanting to run wide on corner exits.

Tires made a huge difference too. I was using a Power One V front and Power One rear and the bike was really really fast on turn in. Then I went to Pirelli SBK Pros and had to get everything set up again. It's not as fast in turn in but the grip is worth it to me.
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Check out this thread, tons of info:
http://www.gixxer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=238205

As others have said, raise the front w/ fork extenders, raise the rear to at least 325mm eye to eye shock length, possibly more depending on your riding style and enjoy the turn in It is definitely more effort than the ZX6, but oh, the powa!
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Deano,

Give Fastline Mike Hale a shout. The GSXR750 in my garage I got from him was doing a really good job early this year keeping pace with the CMRA really really really fast guys with his rider on it, podium finishes, stock suspension, stock bike.

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I just picked up an '07 GSXR 750

Anybody have any tips on mods that will make this bike handle better? The front has been raised about 3/4" (I've seen others do this on the 750, so I guess it is suppose to help). Do you raise the rear any?



I've played on the bike a little and it seems a lot harder to turn than my '04 ZX6RR. Is this just a characteristic of having the larger motor? Do these GSXR's just handle that much worse that a 600.

So far, I'm not digging the 750. I've never had to work so hard to make a bike turn. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
never do what others do. do what makes the bike feel good to you. and if you raised the front you slowed the handling. unless you mean raise the forks in the clamps.
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I think I agree that the geometry might have thrown the handling off.

Our 750 handles so well it's amazing (though I'm sure you're a better rider than I am so maybe you just rech the limits of the bike faster). Anyway, I always heard (like Martin said) that the GSX-R 750 was one of the all-around best handling bikes ever made. Suzuki built a masterpiece with that bike.
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