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eddclarke
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PostPosted: 17:25 - 26 Feb 2012    Post subject: I've been given a free bike. Need to find out what it is.. Reply with quote

Hi guys,


My cousin rang me this morning to say that his neighbor has a bike in his shed that he wants to get rid of.

My cousin has only seen it briefly and cannot remember what make/model was. He did say that it is a 750 and either Suzuki or Honda and that it has some fairings on it. It it from the late 80's.

Anybody got any ideas what it may be (from this crappy description)

I should be collecting it next week so will put some pics up then.

Cheers
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PostPosted: 17:32 - 26 Feb 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

List of Honda 750cc bikes:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Honda_motorcycles#750cc

List of Suzuki 750cc bikes: (Sort by cc)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Suzuki_motorcycles

That's half the research done for you Thumbs Up Just check the models shown to find the 750 that matches your description.
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PostPosted: 17:34 - 26 Feb 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why do people put bikes in sheds/back gardens and leave them for years on end?

I will never understand how anyone could be so stupid.
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PostPosted: 17:36 - 26 Feb 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like you've dropped on there!

Lucky sod Thumbs Up
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eddclarke
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PostPosted: 17:47 - 26 Feb 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

TomH wrote:
List of Honda 750cc bikes:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Honda_motorcycles#750cc

List of Suzuki 750cc bikes: (Sort by cc)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Suzuki_motorcycles

That's half the research done for you Thumbs Up Just check the models shown to find the 750 that matches your description.


Cheers

Tonight I think I will be praying that it is a VFR750
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PostPosted: 18:08 - 26 Feb 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

Expect a rotten exhaust if it is. If it's a VF750 expect to be buying a new cam chain Laughing
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PostPosted: 18:11 - 26 Feb 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

RIDINGforKICKS wrote:
Why do people put bikes in sheds/back gardens and leave them for years on end?

I will never understand how anyone could be so stupid.


Having kids would change your priorities pretty quickly. Plus remember, there are a lot of weird bikers out there that just have a bike as a form of transport. No more, they aren't really "into" bikes.

Freaks.
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PostPosted: 18:12 - 26 Feb 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frost wrote:
Expect a rotten exhaust if it is. If it's a VF750 expect to be buying a new cam chain Laughing


Wrong, one of three-worn out camshafts, faulty ignitors or terminally faulty gearbox.

If it is a VF refuse it, for your own sake.
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PostPosted: 18:15 - 26 Feb 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

My bets on it being a cb750.
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PostPosted: 19:04 - 26 Feb 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

Probably just a crappy old RC30...if it is I'll take it off your hands and get it down the scrap yard for you if you like Whistle
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PostPosted: 17:09 - 29 Feb 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

found out what it is...







1988 GSX600F

good news is that it has new braided brake lines, new rear tyre and the shocks have been reconditioned.

Bad news is there is a small hole in the tank. Not sure how to fix this
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PostPosted: 17:39 - 29 Feb 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it's tiny and not externally visible it can be filled in with something. If it's say the size of a 5p or is very visible then you might as well buy a new tank off ebay.
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PostPosted: 17:48 - 29 Feb 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aren't they like, awesome bikes?

Sure i've heard a lot of people talking about GSX
Sounds like a bargain Shocked
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PostPosted: 18:02 - 29 Feb 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alpha-9 wrote:
Aren't they like, awesome bikes?

Sure i've heard a lot of people talking about GSX
Sounds like a bargain Shocked



!re you thinking of the GSXR? The sporty brother of the GSXF?
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PostPosted: 18:05 - 29 Feb 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes the GSXF is the one that will actually make you puke in your mouth with its rampant ugliness.

Not really a bad bike by all accounts other than that.
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PostPosted: 18:10 - 29 Feb 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

T0MMY wrote:
Yes the GSXF is the one that will actually make you puke in your mouth with its rampant ugliness.

Not really a bad bike by all accounts other than that.



I dont think the ones from the late eighties look too bad. The later curvy ones are horrid. This one has a lot of retro charm to it.

I wonder if there is a more modern front end that i can put on it. The forks look a bit weedy
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PostPosted: 18:12 - 29 Feb 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

eddclarke wrote:
Alpha-9 wrote:
Aren't they like, awesome bikes?

Sure i've heard a lot of people talking about GSX
Sounds like a bargain Shocked



!re you thinking of the GSXR? The sporty brother of the GSXF?


Yes. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: 19:16 - 29 Feb 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would suggest you pm Stelmer. He has a GSX550 of about the same vintage and as he's repaired or replaced just about every part on it now there's probably not a lot he doesn't know about them.
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PostPosted: 19:22 - 29 Feb 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.vfr400.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/images/gsx600f.jpg

Not a bad bike at all considering they got really ugly a few years later.

http://www.suzukicycles.org/photos/suzuki-history/1999/1999_GSX600F_Katana_640.jpg

See Sick
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PostPosted: 19:23 - 29 Feb 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

You got a free teapot!

Not bad bikes to be honest. Good oil cooled engine.
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PostPosted: 19:50 - 29 Feb 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

pinkyfloyd wrote:


Sweet jesus Sick

Can we have NSFW tags on this please, I nearly lost my dinner...

It's like they actually sat down and tried to make it as ugly as possible. I can imagine the designer thinking he hadn't quite done enough then sticking a reflector on so even the brake calipers are ugly.
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PostPosted: 19:59 - 29 Feb 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

eddclarke wrote:
Bad news is there is a small hole in the tank. Not sure how to fix this


Buy a tank without a hole in it.
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PostPosted: 20:04 - 29 Feb 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.suzukicycles.org/photos/suzuki-history/1999/1999_GSX600F_Katana_640.jpg


When I was a kid I had a picture of one of them on my wall, also had the 750 pic (in yellow Laughing ), picked them up from a Suzuki dealer my dad took me to, also a variety of other 90's bikes up there Laughing .
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PostPosted: 20:14 - 29 Feb 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

DonnyBrago wrote:

[insert ghastly bike image here]


When I was a kid I had a picture of one of them on my wall, also had the 750 pic (in yellow Laughing ), picked them up from a Suzuki dealer my dad took me to, also a variety of other 90's bikes up there Laughing .


Oddly enough I had a picture of this on my wall.

http://www.suzukicycles.org/photos/suzuki-history/1988/1988_GSX-R750_bw_500.jpg

I swapped it in 1992 for this.

http://www.pro-bike.ro/site/images/stories/articole_presa/istoria_motociclismului/honda/honda_fireblade_cbr_1992.jpg

Laughing
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PostPosted: 20:46 - 29 Feb 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

That hole in the tank is how you get petrol in it. They all have those.
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