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posted January 31, 2010 03:37 PM        
My 08 gixxer 750 build thread

Since there isn't a gsxr 600/750 section on this forum, I'll start my 750 build thread here.

I have been doing track days since 05 when I first took my brand new at the time red 05 zx10r to Loudon NH.
A few years, tracks in the North-East and a few bikes later, I bought a black 08 gsxr 750 which only handles track duties for me. The bike had less than 1K miles on the odo and was 4 months (from the dealership floor) when I bought it- I really didn't want to take the financial hit of buying a brand new bike and taking it for some trashing at the track.

Here's a link with a few pics from another forum- a before and after the first track crash images:

http://www.zx14ninjaforum.com/messages.cfm?threadid=3A820D8A-1372-66AE-3BF76FFA553DBA15


The bike was checked at GMD Computrack Boston and the frame and neck were fine but I had to replace the swingarm, forks, wheels and front rotors, tripple tree top clamp, case covers on both sides, radiator, ram air tubes, gauge cluster etc.
Lots of inexpensive (and some expensive) gsxr parts on eBay kept my rebuild expenses lower.

This will probably be a slow moving thread due to the fact that I'm really busy with what I do for living and a limited free time to wrench in the garage. I'll do it anyway!


I'll start the thread by posting a few pics of the bits and pieces that are going on the bike and I have recently piled up awaiting bolt on.

And it begins...





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posted January 31, 2010 03:44 PM        
This is the carbon fiber fairing stay/ gauge stay (I think it is Bestem... the box will be rescued from the mess in the basement)- it is far lighter than the oem unit






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posted January 31, 2010 03:51 PM        
The gsxr is not known for being a bike with great brakes. A popular swap is to put Yamaha
R1/ R6 front brake rotors with the use of spacers for the mounting bolts as the gsxr uses 310 mm front rotors and the Yamaha uses 300 mm. I got these cheap on eBay and the spacers are machined by Zoran (popular machinist on the Wera forums)



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posted January 31, 2010 03:55 PM        Edited By: masszx14 on 31 Jan 2010 23:55
The best race brake pads IMHO- the Vesrah RJL!
You can abuse these in high temps and they will not develop any fade and there will be no mushy feeling at the lever after the first few hot laps




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posted January 31, 2010 03:58 PM        
The usual suspect- BMC race filter. We use BMC on all our bikes





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posted January 31, 2010 04:00 PM        
NGK iridium spark plugs FTW





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posted January 31, 2010 04:04 PM        
This is the new Puig design- the Z series. The blue bolts make it even more aerodynamic








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posted January 31, 2010 04:08 PM        
Another recent crowd pleaser- the 1 lbs. 6 oz. Speedcell battery





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posted January 31, 2010 04:14 PM        
The bike had a full Yoshimura stainless steel TRC exhaust during the crash. I'm not a big Yoshi fan but bought the bike with it.

Here's the damage on the muffler and mid pipes








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posted January 31, 2010 04:23 PM        Edited By: masszx14 on 1 Feb 2010 02:46
Although still usable (for a track bike), the TRC is being replaced.

Enter full Titanium Leo Vince SBK Evo II!











I will have pics of the headers and mid pipes when the exhaust is assembled and ready to be installed on the bike.

For now- just a teaser with the ti muffler



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posted January 31, 2010 04:27 PM        
New Woodcraft swingarm spools/ sliders- these are big and beefy, kinda like frame sliders





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posted January 31, 2010 04:32 PM        
Here are the Woodcraft frame sliders that replaced the trashed previous (held up well!) ones.

Woodcraft makes some top notch race parts and accessories




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posted January 31, 2010 05:03 PM        
Nice stuff!
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posted February 02, 2010 06:21 PM        
Got a Vortex keyless gas cap




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posted February 02, 2010 06:24 PM        
And the ever popular R6 throttle assy tube- going 1/6 turn to WOT is great for the track




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posted February 07, 2010 08:07 PM        
Got a used pcV from eBay, a few more $$$ towards the dyno tune








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posted February 07, 2010 08:10 PM        
A little bling can't hurt a track bike- I needed a replacement set of bar ends




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posted February 09, 2010 04:08 AM        
I'm still waiting for my race subframe from R-R,

round tube and in bare aluminum (not powder coated)
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posted February 10, 2010 06:29 PM        
The bikes are just sitting up on stands... can't get to them now.




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posted February 16, 2010 06:08 PM        
Some blue Vortex mirror blocks to go with the gas cap




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posted February 17, 2010 05:29 PM        
So, what's this thing gonna weigh?
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posted February 18, 2010 03:06 PM        
quote:
So, what's this thing gonna weigh?



It will be around 50-55 lbs. lighter with the stock wheels and brake rotors.
The ti exhaust is over 10 lbs. lighter, also the R-R subframe is over 10 lbs. lighter.
The Armour Bodies race fairings are over 10 lbs. lighter than the oem set.

The bike will be completely stripped down of anything not needed at the track- all lights (incliding fuses and harnesses),
horn, ignition, side stand and switch, set valve, oem steering damper, rear tire hugger and chain guard etc.

I believe there's another 10 lbs. of weight savings with the Speedcell battery, cf fairing stay,
misc. billet aluminum aftermarket bits and pieces, the Woodcraft full rear sets (still don't have them)
and a few others.

I will be running a 520 conversion with AFAM sprockets and the lightest chain out there- the DID ERV3.
This setup alone is over 2.5 lbs lighter than oem with gains of almost 3 rwhp on the dyno.

The only weight added will be by the pcV, Hyperpro active steering damper, Woodcraft frame sliders and clutch slider plate.
With the couple of other odds and ends that I'll need such as a lap timer and the Gopro HD camera (to study my lines),
I'm hoping not to exceed 5 lbs.


It's too early and it's all a guestimate at this point.
A friend owns a business with a large and very accurate scale that get calibrated every week,
I'll put the 750 on the scale once before the first track visit.
I need to lose a few lbs. myself- 175 lbs. in shorts is abot 8-10 lbs. away from where I need to be.


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posted February 19, 2010 07:13 PM        
Looks more like a bike with the new tank on (well, used off eBay but mint...)







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posted February 20, 2010 09:00 PM        
I will get my oem rear brake rotor machined by Jim Chance- shedding 1 lbs. :

http://forums.13x.com/showthread.php?t=181179
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posted February 22, 2010 07:36 PM        
Got the Spiegler brake lines today- also received free brake fluid
and brake surface cleaner spray








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