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Re: Tis the season... K1 Gixxer 750 rescue
« Reply #100 on: September 13, 2018, 11:21:44 am »
Some really nice refinements ZG! Now you'll have to ride in the rain; not let it look brand new  :)

Thx DZ  :beerchug:

 :-\ rain? Na, no plans to ride the Gixxer on wet days, I'll stick to riding the VFR in the rain this winter, she loves it  ;D
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Re: Tis the season... K1 Gixxer 750 rescue
« Reply #101 on: September 13, 2018, 11:26:17 am »
Just short of amazing Jay, looks showroom new. If it turns into garage art just send it this way. I have just the garage for it!

Cliff   :beerchug:

Thanks Cliff, I will indeed keep your garage on the short list, you already have a garage art museum!  :great:

Say hello to the family for me, take care bro!  :beerchug:
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Re: Tis the season... K1 Gixxer 750 rescue
« Reply #102 on: September 13, 2018, 09:07:18 pm »
One of the British magazines, Practical Sportsbikes, has featured several suzuki builds, like yours.

The interesting part of that was they claimed Suzuki was supporting older machines, like yours, that were considered to be "THE" bikes of their day.

Is that true, here in the US?  Does Suzuki really still have body parts and such for this machine?
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Re: Tis the season... K1 Gixxer 750 rescue
« Reply #103 on: September 15, 2018, 01:39:39 pm »
One of the British magazines, Practical Sportsbikes, has featured several suzuki builds, like yours.

The interesting part of that was they claimed Suzuki was supporting older machines, like yours, that were considered to be "THE" bikes of their day.

Is that true, here in the US?  Does Suzuki really still have body parts and such for this machine?

I've heard that recently as well RC but have not seen that to be the case for bodywork, I was able to score a couple pieces and a tank from Suzuki Japan but that's all.  :??:

Would be cool if it's true!  :great: :motonoises:
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Re: Tis the season... K1 Gixxer 750 rescue
« Reply #104 on: September 15, 2018, 05:51:55 pm »
Jay thats a sweet resto.  I loved the early blue and white 2000’s Gixxers.  AMA Mat Mladin winning everything in Superbike.  I had a 2005 Black/Blue 750 and it was a freaking BEAST 

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Re: Tis the season... K1 Gixxer 750 rescue
« Reply #105 on: September 16, 2018, 08:46:27 pm »
Jay thats a sweet resto.  I loved the early blue and white 2000’s Gixxers.  AMA Mat Mladin winning everything in Superbike.  I had a 2005 Black/Blue 750 and it was a freaking BEAST

Thx TJ!   :great:
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Re: Tis the season... K1 Gixxer 750 rescue
« Reply #106 on: September 18, 2018, 09:29:09 pm »
You've done well with it ZG... as expected!   :PDT_Armataz_01_37:

A competent rider on any of the early-2000 gsxr bikes can keep up with anything on the road today.
The only real drawback in my eyes(performance-wise) compared to new/er sportbikes is their lack of radial-mounted front brakes.
However, a well prepped/kept bike from 20 years ago will always be cooler...  :great:

I worked the front door of a bar in upstate NY back in 2001/2.
One night, a guy rode in on the then-new gsxr 1000. Black/charcoal with gold fork sliders, etc- It was about 3am when he eventually pulled out; dark & super foggy- I watched him disappear into the mist then listened to him slowly go all the way thru 1st & shift into 2nd... he kept slowing winding-it-out until I couldn't hear him anymore.
Never did I hear him hit 3rd- I'll never forget the sound of that engine's revs climbing into a distant scream then into a disappearing echo thru the woods. All the while thinking DAMN... it must redline at 18k!
I also vaguely remember thinking that he was CRAZY for riding it like that with such a lack of visibility. He could have been one of The Lost Boys for all I knew-

Enjoy the ride buddy.  :beerchug:
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Re: Tis the season... K1 Gixxer 750 rescue
« Reply #107 on: September 20, 2018, 11:12:25 am »
You've done well with it ZG... as expected!   :PDT_Armataz_01_37:

A competent rider on any of the early-2000 gsxr bikes can keep up with anything on the road today.
The only real drawback in my eyes(performance-wise) compared to new/er sportbikes is their lack of radial-mounted front brakes.
However, a well prepped/kept bike from 20 years ago will always be cooler...  :great:

I worked the front door of a bar in upstate NY back in 2001/2.
One night, a guy rode in on the then-new gsxr 1000. Black/charcoal with gold fork sliders, etc- It was about 3am when he eventually pulled out; dark & super foggy- I watched him disappear into the mist then listened to him slowly go all the way thru 1st & shift into 2nd... he kept slowing winding-it-out until I couldn't hear him anymore.
Never did I hear him hit 3rd- I'll never forget the sound of that engine's revs climbing into a distant scream then into a disappearing echo thru the woods. All the while thinking DAMN... it must redline at 18k!
I also vaguely remember thinking that he was CRAZY for riding it like that with such a lack of visibility. He could have been one of The Lost Boys for all I knew-

Enjoy the ride buddy.  :beerchug:

Thx LT  :beerchug:

Indeed, it seems the older we get the cooler older bikes are...  ;D

Great story man, they do sound great winding up the rpm's, I'm having a blast with it!  :motonoises:  :)
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Re: Tis the season... K1 Gixxer 750 rescue
« Reply #108 on: September 20, 2018, 11:50:10 am »
Incredible attention to detail on both your bikes! You two made a great Marine :beerchug:
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Re: Tis the season... K1 Gixxer 750 rescue
« Reply #109 on: September 22, 2018, 01:35:38 pm »
Incredible attention to detail on both your bikes! You two made a great Marine :beerchug:

Thx Grant, oorah! :49:
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Re: Tis the season... K1 Gixxer 750 rescue
« Reply #110 on: September 25, 2018, 05:50:06 pm »
Hey guys n gals, I just bought another Gixxer, brand new still in the crate!  :-\


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Re: Tis the season... K1 Gixxer 750 rescue
« Reply #111 on: September 25, 2018, 06:00:40 pm »
wt....BLEEP?

Ahhh, a model, lol 😂
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Re: Tis the season... K1 Gixxer 750 rescue
« Reply #112 on: September 26, 2018, 11:25:42 am »
wt....BLEEP?

Ahhh, a model, lol 😂

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Re: Tis the season... K1 Gixxer 750 rescue
« Reply #113 on: October 09, 2018, 10:05:28 pm »
Back under the knife for more NOS bits being installed, upper stay, upper triple clamp, lockset, top of forks nuts, and more, since we had to pull the entire front end anyways I've opted to try out the NOS red/silver set of bodywork...

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Debating on running the white wheels or should I run the black wheels? Any input from COG?  :??:





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Re: Tis the season... K1 Gixxer 750 rescue
« Reply #114 on: October 09, 2018, 11:35:28 pm »
Black to go with the black accents on the silver.

Be aware, my wife says I have no color sense.... ::) :D

Great looking bike, btw, no matter what skins you have on it.
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Re: Tis the season... K1 Gixxer 750 rescue
« Reply #115 on: October 10, 2018, 08:51:59 am »
If she is only a sunny day drive, run black wheels. Dirt won't show cause you aren't driving through puddles but those white rims are sharp!

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Re: Tis the season... K1 Gixxer 750 rescue
« Reply #116 on: October 12, 2018, 01:06:23 am »
Thx guys  :beerchug:

I think I'm gonna run the white wheels with the silver (K3) upper and red front fender for a bit, watcha think?

I'll switch it over to the black K1 upper, black fender, and black wheels before Christmas, which will put me right on target for having the restoration done in a year. Good times.  ;D






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Re: Tis the season... K1 Gixxer 750 rescue
« Reply #117 on: October 12, 2018, 01:18:08 am »
love following this thread and have a major soft spot for these.  While I prefer the blue it must be fun changing colors and keeping it fresh. 

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Re: Tis the season... K1 Gixxer 750 rescue
« Reply #118 on: October 12, 2018, 01:55:50 am »
I told you my color sense sucks...    :))

Looks great!
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Re: Tis the season... K1 Gixxer 750 rescue
« Reply #119 on: October 12, 2018, 04:01:40 am »
I told you my color sense sucks...    :))

Looks great!


love following this thread and have a major soft spot for these.  While I prefer the blue it must be fun changing colors and keeping it fresh. 


Thx guys!  :beerchug:


One more... 3 Gixxers from 3 decades.  :great:


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Re: Tis the season... K1 Gixxer 750 rescue
« Reply #121 on: November 03, 2018, 08:53:26 pm »
Restoration complete!  :great:

Got the black upper, fender, and wheels on, she's straight off the 2001 showroom floor now. Great dry Fall day in the PNW today, got her out for a rip, I'm so stoked how she came out.  ;D







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Re: Tis the season... K1 Gixxer 750 rescue
« Reply #122 on: November 03, 2018, 09:08:48 pm »
I knew I was right on those wheels!      :rotflmao:

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Re: Tis the season... K1 Gixxer 750 rescue
« Reply #123 on: November 04, 2018, 10:18:55 am »
Very cool ZG! Lots more refinements on yours than any that came off the showroom floor

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Re: Tis the season... K1 Gixxer 750 rescue
« Reply #124 on: November 04, 2018, 04:04:00 pm »
Thanks all, it was a really fun build, took a couple turns along the way but I am extremely happy with the end result.  :great:

Here's some progression pics from the past 10 months, lets see how many folks know there Gixxer's enough to spot the subtle tweaks.

















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