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Old 01-26-2008, 01:22 PM   #1
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Cool 89 gsxr questions

i just got an 89 gsxr 750 not completely running and dont really know anything about the bike or bikes in general first of all,
is there a fuel pump on the bike or is it pressureized and if its pressurized where does the line hook up
second what do i really need to do to get it running good like how do i adjust the carbs back to the original setting stuff like that
im open to any suggestions
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First, it would help to know what's wrong with it.

But it's not a fuel injected bike, there's no fuel pump, the fuel is gravity fed to the carbs, it hooks up under the tank, and to "get the carbs back to original settings" is not possible if it has a jet kit (unless you can find the original needles or set them back to "stock" height, main air jet, pilot jet, main jet, etc)

Has it been sitting up for a while or something?
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Old 01-26-2008, 01:44 PM   #3
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yeh i bought it as a parts bike and then found a frame and another parts bike so i think i have everything for it
i dont know whats wrong with it i hooked it up to jumpers and sprayed in some ether to see if it would try to turn over and it did now i just have to get it running off of gas install the alternator put on the broke farings and then ill be ok i think i dont know much about carbs or bikes in general
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Old 01-26-2008, 05:57 PM   #4
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anyone have more suggestions
also i have a prob with the gas tank its not putting gas out of the petcock
the bike runs off of ether but dont want to do that very much
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It's a vacuum operated petcock except when it's on prime.

It sounds as if the carbs need to be cleaned, and you may need your petcock rebuilt as well.
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anyone have more suggestions
also i have a prob with the gas tank its not putting gas out of the petcock
the bike runs off of ether but dont want to do that very much
either? either is flamable?
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either? either is flamable?
Ummm, either is not. On the other hand, ETHER is very flammable

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The next flammable liquid hydrocarbon derivative family is ether. The primary hazard of ether is flammability. Ethers have low boiling and flash points, wide flammable ranges, low ignition temperatures, and are non-polar. In addition to being flammable, ethers are anesthetic; they have wide flammable ranges, from 2 to 48% in air; and can form explosive peroxides as the ether ages. When a container of ether is opened, oxygen from the air gets inside and bonds with the oxygen in the ether, forming a very unstable peroxide. Heat, friction, or shock can cause the peroxide to explode. Oxygen has been known to permeate the soldered seam in a metal container even without the container being opened. Ethers can become very dangerous in storage. Most ether should not be stored longer than 6 months. If an aging container of ether is discovered, the nearest bomb squad should be called; the container should be treated as if it were a bomb. Ether compounds are composed of a single oxygen with two hydrocarbon radicals, one on either side of the oxygen. It is expressed by the general formula R-O-R. Ether names do not always follow the trivial naming system. However, the formula will have a single oxygen atom, which indicates the ether family. The radicals on either side of the oxygen may be the same or they may be different. Ether compounds are named by identifying the two hydrocarbon radicals and end the compound with the word ether. As a general rule, if the radicals are different, start with the smallest and name it, then name the second radical, and end with the word ether. For example, the following structure has a methyl radical and an ethyl radical on either side of the oxygen.
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It's a vacuum operated petcock except when it's on prime.

It sounds as if the carbs need to be cleaned, and you may need your petcock rebuilt as well.
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My guess is that you don't have it hooked up correctly, your carbs are dirty, and likely have other issues too. Good start would be to rebuild the carbs and test the fuel petcock (I remember a lot of people replaced their stock petcocks with on/off fuel valves back then too) as Patrick suggested.

OmegaR6, you need to read things before you try to make a sarcastic post about spelling- he said "Ether", not "either"- yeah, "ether" is flamable, that's why the other market name is "starting fluid"
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thankx guys ill be workin on it next weekend so ill probably be back on then

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Don't use ether on it if you can help it. Very bad for all aluminum motors.

Take your carbs to Patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited. It will cost more than you think it should but it will be worth every penny you spend. If you aren't careful you can screw them up. There are little seals and passages that can either not get clean and all the work is for nothing, or they get messed up from improper cleaners or technique and you still have wasted your time.

i used to be a service manager at a Yamaha shop and I'm telling you from experience, get them cleaned by a pro. Patrick will do you right AND he gives discounts to MotoHouston members.
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Or do a search on here for posts by me about how to rebuild carbs. But Patrick is far easier and you'll get way better results.
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First, it would help to know what's wrong with it.

But it's not a fuel injected bike, there's no fuel pump, the fuel is gravity fed to the carbs, it hooks up under the tank, and to "get the carbs back to original settings" is not possible if it has a jet kit (unless you can find the original needles or set them back to "stock" height, main air jet, pilot jet, main jet, etc)

Has it been sitting up for a while or something?
Carbed gsxr's have fuel pumps....
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No fuel pump in GSXR's till 1996.

BTW, I got my old 88 GSXR750 racebike for sale w/ sharkskins, Pro-Lite rotors, Yosh kit harness, Yosh duplex pipe, Vortex bracket, Vortex sprockets, 92 GSXR rear wheel to use 180/190 tires, Fox shock w/ fresh rebuild and lots of spares. Oh yea, Champeenship winning too. lol Someone please come get this thing outta my shop.
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