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My K7 gsxr 1000.

Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by Yoshimitsu, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. Yoshimitsu

    Gangster

    Joined: Mar 11, 2010

    Posts: 125

    Location: Stoke On Trent

    This projects been going on for a couple of years now, so I'll just post pics and place text in-between some parts, especially the part where the fairings go.

    Purchased the bike in 2008, and it's my 2nd big bike since passing my test in 2006.

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    And then the bug bit.... modding...oh god!!!

    within hours of getting it home the stock cans had to be dumped, and the catalytic converter, saving around 16kg in weight. To be replaced by a limited edition titanium Racefit Mega weighing 900g.

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    That's when it clicked, blimey! weight saving! and so it begun....

    Keyless fuel cap, saved about 0.5kg.
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    Then the stock footrests stuck out due to them being silver, so they were stripped and sent through the powdercoater. Result...

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    After being on various bike forums for years, I'd occasionally see the odd bike written off due to frame damage via it going down the road, or the bars hitting the frame, so a set of carbon frame protectors were order. BIG MISTAKE!!!

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    That's where my carbon fetish begun....

    Cue, another carbon order, this time from TYGA.

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    Fitted...
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    then the swingarm looked silly because it was surrounded by carbon. So... Covers.

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    Then, to stick out from the crown, stock tail dumped for a decal plate.
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    and under tray sprayed to match.
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    2 x more mods, dump the stock reservoir and bring in a HRC kit, and also a custom made set of HEL brake lines, White with black fittings.

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    Pazzo Shortys.

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    Carbon tail unit and carbon seat pod.

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    Carbon airbox cover.
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    As a result it stood like this...
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    A quick photoshoot.
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    new helmet to match the bike.
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    Carbon infils and heel guards arrived.
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    This is when the bike changed, winter 09 and I struck a deal with a carbon company, I send them my fairings, and I get carbon fairings in return. So all this was sent off, and i replaced the most needed parts with home sprayed matt black items.

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    R1 monoblock calipers ordered, spacers made, and a full set of wavey discs, front and back.
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  2. TaKeN

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 18, 2005

    Posts: 13,128

    Location: Shropshire

    Nice!!! Liking that :D
     
  3. s0ck

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 5,299

    Awesome. With a capital H.
     
  4. Yoshimitsu

    Gangster

    Joined: Mar 11, 2010

    Posts: 125

    Location: Stoke On Trent

    Horesome? lol
     
  5. iaind

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 26, 2009

    Posts: 14,814

    Location: Exeter

    Nice bike, shame about the way it's driven
     
  6. Yoshimitsu

    Gangster

    Joined: Mar 11, 2010

    Posts: 125

    Location: Stoke On Trent

    I've ****ing missed a bit lol.

    Temporary headlight fitted.
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    carbon engine covers fitted tonight.
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    ECU remapped, making 173.52bhp, and weighing in at around 150kg.

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  7. utajoker

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jan 13, 2006

    Posts: 19,934

    Location: Wigan

    not a fan of the carbon look, too need for speedy.

    looks alot worse imo, bike looks like is wasnt finished being built.

    imo.
     
  8. SoliD

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 25, 2004

    Posts: 14,754

    Location: Portsmouth

    Preferred it with a bit of colour, but can't deny my love of carbon fibre!
     
  9. Sin_Chase

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jan 13, 2004

    Posts: 20,533

    Get the tank black!
     
  10. Yoshimitsu

    Gangster

    Joined: Mar 11, 2010

    Posts: 125

    Location: Stoke On Trent

    Tank will be going black when the carbon fairings arrive, cheers lads.
     
  11. Janesy B

    Caporegime

    Joined: Apr 19, 2008

    Posts: 25,293

    Rear plate illegal surely?
     
  12. Yoshimitsu

    Gangster

    Joined: Mar 11, 2010

    Posts: 125

    Location: Stoke On Trent

    Grey Area, Font is legal and sizing, but the plate has to be "as vertical as possible, and as near to the rear of the bike as possible" my bike now has no plate hanger, so therefore legal.
     
  13. Gaygle

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 7, 2004

    Posts: 14,999

    Location: East of England

    That. Looks. Awesome.

    Not a fan of the all carbon look.
     
  14. Freefaller

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jun 5, 2003

    Posts: 86,989

    Location: Falling...

    Agreed. Actually made me go hamanah hamanah hamanah! :D

    However the carbon looks good to me too - looking forward to seeing it finished!

    I bet that shifts! Impressive weight drop too! :cool:

    Makes my little TT600 look quite boring in comparison! :(
     
  15. Lord-Jaffa

    Soldato

    Joined: Jul 29, 2004

    Posts: 6,121

    Carbon fibre looks so awful.
     
  16. Danm54

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 20, 2009

    Posts: 1,751

    +1

    Not a Gixxer fan really.

    I see what you're doing but i like a bit of colour on my bike, maybe it'll look better with full carbon fairings, ill await pics!

    Good dedication to the project though, i spent last year messing about with my RF6 and this year is for riding it more, although i covered 10,000 on it last year:eek:
     
  17. Yoshimitsu

    Gangster

    Joined: Mar 11, 2010

    Posts: 125

    Location: Stoke On Trent

    Damn, I covered 9k on it last year, and 6k on it the year before, i'm more of a ride it than clean it person.
     
  18. Danm54

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 20, 2009

    Posts: 1,751

    I managed to clean mine, full re-spray plus chain, sprockets new discs and pads, HEL brake lines etc etc and still cover 10k!!

    :D
     
  19. mark66

    Mobster

    Joined: May 1, 2003

    Posts: 3,200

    Location: Bucks

    What is the stock weight?

    So how much do you think all this modding has cost or dare you not answer in case your mrs reads this :D
     
  20. Scuzi

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 19,658

    Location: Жит&#10

    IIRC stoick weight is a smidge over 200Kg, about 202-203Kg. 150Kg now seems very optimistic. I'd bet on it being a fair bit heavier than that.

    Awesome bike regardless of the weight though :cool: