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Re: Tis the season... K1 Gixxer 750 rescue
« Reply #25 on: December 13, 2017, 01:29:14 pm »
I saw him just last week and he mentioned the new owner is considering selling it, so you never now maybe if the price was right I'd buy it back?  :??:
I sure wish I got a X-mas bonus to spend on building the stable.  :truce:

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Re: Tis the season... K1 Gixxer 750 rescue
« Reply #26 on: December 14, 2017, 07:43:54 pm »
I saw him just last week and he mentioned the new owner is considering selling it, so you never now maybe if the price was right I'd buy it back?  :??:
I sure wish I got a X-mas bonus to spend on building the stable.  :truce:

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Re: Tis the season... K1 Gixxer 750 rescue
« Reply #27 on: December 17, 2017, 12:42:13 am »
Making progress with the Gixxer...  >:D

- New fork seals
- Galfer braided lines front n rear
- EBC rotors front n rear
- EBC HH pads front n rear
- Michelin Power 3's front n rear


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Re: Tis the season... K1 Gixxer 750 rescue
« Reply #28 on: December 17, 2017, 01:05:27 pm »
Looking good, J. Is there a light on that number plate?  :)

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Re: Tis the season... K1 Gixxer 750 rescue
« Reply #29 on: December 17, 2017, 07:22:21 pm »
Making progress with the Gixxer...  >:D

- New fork seals
- Galfer braided lines front n rear
- EBC rotors front n rear
- EBC HH pads front n rear
- Michelin Power 3's front n rear


 :great: :great:







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Re: Tis the season... K1 Gixxer 750 rescue
« Reply #30 on: December 17, 2017, 08:26:47 pm »
Looking good, J. Is there a light on that number plate?  :)

Thx GP, long time no talk bro, hope all is well, Merry Christmas to you and yours!  :beerchug:

Is now...  ;D

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Re: Tis the season... K1 Gixxer 750 rescue
« Reply #31 on: December 17, 2017, 08:27:59 pm »
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Re: Tis the season... K1 Gixxer 750 rescue
« Reply #32 on: December 17, 2017, 08:31:41 pm »
Got the left side and tail mounted, also TechSpec, Yosh, and Puig double bubble.  :great: :great:
















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Re: Tis the season... K1 Gixxer 750 rescue
« Reply #33 on: December 17, 2017, 09:47:50 pm »
ahw you need to change your signature at the end of your posts, as it seems you have broken the code and found bad a** and cheap wraped in one package. :beerchug:
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Re: Tis the season... K1 Gixxer 750 rescue
« Reply #34 on: December 24, 2017, 08:47:52 pm »
ahw you need to change your signature at the end of your posts, as it seems you have broken the code and found bad a** and cheap wraped in one package. :beerchug:

 :)) :)) :))  :goodpost:  ;D


I don't know though, great entry price but we'll see what I decide to do...  >:D
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Re: Tis the season... K1 Gixxer 750 rescue
« Reply #35 on: December 25, 2017, 01:18:03 am »
Nice ZG! Gotta love great finds.


At risk of starting an oil-like thread...are inverted forks really that much of a difference? I remember them coming on the scene to a lot of hoopla back in the 90’s(?). Curious what the gurus ‘round here think.


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Re: Tis the season... K1 Gixxer 750 rescue
« Reply #36 on: December 26, 2017, 01:32:46 pm »
Jimbob, for me, the inverted forks were a step backwards.   Especially offroad. A good set of right side up forks offered very good strength as well as a .......Im not finding the words......maybe a softness, or compliant feel.  Honda was reluctant to use them. You can see some of their early cbr bikes had right side up forks made to look like upside down forks.

The inverted forks, especially the early ones were STRONG and very non compliant.   

It was never really a fair fight because the inverted forks almost always had cartridge style internals.  The cartridge style fork internals were miles ahead of our old damper rod forks.

In ways, I think it was a design they forced to work. They finally figured out how to make strong and compliant at the same time. People loved the look. A bike with normal forks suddenly looked 25 years old.

Maybe on something as heavy as our c14, one might argue for the added stiffness. But on something smaller and lighter, like my ninja 1000, I think a normal fork (if it existed) might be an upgrade.

Of course, its not really possible. They have all but given up on the older design.  Ohlins had a set that looked very nice, but I think they were 5 grand...

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Re: Tis the season... K1 Gixxer 750 rescue
« Reply #37 on: January 01, 2018, 02:35:41 pm »
Gotta love the simplicity of the older bikes, feels great having a bike again that I can swap out my own bodywork without cringing about breaking tabs etc and dealing with 30+ pieces like the current bikes.

Scored a new to me upper fairing off ebay and swapped it out last night, that takes care of all the damage from the PO, dare I say she is done...  :great: :great:

Happy New Year everyone, wishing you all the best in 2018!  :49:






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Re: Tis the season... K1 Gixxer 750 rescue
« Reply #38 on: January 01, 2018, 02:39:03 pm »
Before and after, not bad for 3 weeks time, very happy with the rescue, I think I've decided to keep it.  :)




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Re: Tis the season... K1 Gixxer 750 rescue
« Reply #39 on: January 01, 2018, 10:37:22 pm »
Hadn't rode the Gixxer since last year...  ;D

So had to get out for a little rip, beautiful PNW day, chilly but dry, heated grips are working great! Also had Sargent build a seat for it so had to test it out, much better!  :great: :great:



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Re: Tis the season... K1 Gixxer 750 rescue
« Reply #40 on: January 01, 2018, 10:43:40 pm »
Another bike Jay?  ::)   

Still my hero.  :great:

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Re: Tis the season... K1 Gixxer 750 rescue
« Reply #41 on: January 02, 2018, 02:28:46 am »
Another bike Jay?  ::)   

Still my hero.  :great:

 :truce:  ;D

Happy New Year Cap'n  :beerchug:
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Re: Tis the season... K1 Gixxer 750 rescue
« Reply #42 on: January 02, 2018, 10:53:01 am »
so which one gets more miles- the viffer or the gixxer? As soon as I saw the rehab on the gixxer, I thought there might be a viffer for sale soon......

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Re: Tis the season... K1 Gixxer 750 rescue
« Reply #43 on: January 02, 2018, 11:04:39 am »
Nice work Jay!  So what's the total cost of this project?

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Re: Tis the season... K1 Gixxer 750 rescue
« Reply #44 on: January 02, 2018, 01:43:02 pm »
Wow looks new at least in pictures... Nice very nice! :)
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Re: Tis the season... K1 Gixxer 750 rescue
« Reply #45 on: January 02, 2018, 02:59:21 pm »
so which one gets more miles- the viffer or the gixxer? As soon as I saw the rehab on the gixxer, I thought there might be a viffer for sale soon......


TBD DZ... I really like them both, of the 3 current bikes the KTM is being ridden the least, but I still love it as well, hopefully I can keep them all, options are great!  :great: :great:

Once the new Wing arrives I may have to rethink though...  :??:


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Re: Tis the season... K1 Gixxer 750 rescue
« Reply #46 on: January 02, 2018, 03:10:46 pm »
Wow looks new at least in pictures... Nice very nice! :)

Thx Grant!  :great:

Nice work Jay!  So what's the total cost of this project?

Thx Bud!  :great:

I've put a little over 4 into the Gixxer so far, maybe another grand still to come in smaller things over the next couple months, at that point I'll be all into her for about 6 grand. The joy this rescue has brought me has been awesome, it's an old itch that needed scratched and I'm glad I pulled the trigger, so mentally therapeutic being able to do my own stuff again and trust me I'm no wrencher, seems all the newer bikes of recent I always had to pay for labor which sucked. The good thing about this bike is being fuel injected she can sit comfy on a tender and when the mood strikes me I can fire her up and go for a rip!

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Re: Tis the season... K1 Gixxer 750 rescue
« Reply #47 on: January 03, 2018, 01:36:05 pm »
Gotta love the simplicity of the older bikes, feels great having a bike again that I can swap out my own bodywork without cringing about breaking tabs etc and dealing with 30+ pieces like the current bikes.

Scored a new to me upper fairing off ebay and swapped it out last night, that takes care of all the damage from the PO, dare I say she is done...  :great: :great:

Happy New Year everyone, wishing you all the best in 2018!  :49:








Seriously Jay, you can use wrench's all by yourself?  :nananana: :rotflmao: :nananana:

Looking good buddy, nice job!

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Re: Tis the season... K1 Gixxer 750 rescue
« Reply #48 on: January 03, 2018, 02:00:03 pm »
You need to convert some of the house to more garage space!!! :beerchug:

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Re: Tis the season... K1 Gixxer 750 rescue
« Reply #49 on: January 06, 2018, 12:00:29 am »
Last time he said he was going to move the recycling bin; a motorcycle service shop appeared. We all drooled...

Did you like the risers on the viffer ZG? Looks like the Gixxer would be more aggressive