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    Australian Yoshi Dealer !!???? who is them!??

    Awesome progress btw.... moaarrr pics!!!! Moaarrr progresssss!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noizey View Post
    Australian Yoshi Dealer !!???? who is them!??

    Awesome progress btw.... moaarrr pics!!!! Moaarrr progresssss!!!
    Serco Motorsports are the distributor. They'll only sell to dealers, such as Rick Gill Motorcycles in Osborne Park.

    Still waiting to make progress, the bike still looks the same as when I bought it!!
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    explains a few things..

    righto.. carry on !!!

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    Not much to report at the moment. Still waiting on the front end machining to be finished by Micron Engineering - they're saying this week... The engine should arrive any day now according to the Intercargo tracker.

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    I've been pretty busy designing a colour scheme for the bike. Basically I printed a picture of the bike I'm trying to copy and then traced it, before photocopying the result. I haven't managed to come up with one that looks any good using Yoshi colours, but I did turn out one in blue, white, red and yellow and it looks pretty retro. I'll keep trying and see what I come up with.

    Had a job, quit the job, looking for a new job and having some success with that. It'd be pretty good to start something soon to help pay for some of the bike bills that are bound to come up soon.
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    Engine is at the airport, ready for Customs clearance. Turns out I hadn't paid for door-to-door like I thought...

    And here's something I drew earlier. It's not final and I feel so angst-ridden teen expressing themselves through drawing here, but what do you think?
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    Had a job,quit the job lol

    You have a job building very nice bikes , you just don't get payed to you sell them

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    Quote Originally Posted by keys View Post
    Had a job,quit the job lol

    You have a job building very nice bikes , you just don't get payed to you sell them
    Better believe I'm watching that GoFundMe thread idea for restoring that GPZ900 pretty closely
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    My 2c

    Look at endurance racer.. colour scheme from the year you have...then alter that to suit..???

    I still like the race team shirt idea you had to start with......silver /red/ blue.?
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    Maybe try rotate the GSXR more so the G is more complete on the tail, reposition the 750 to the new space above the R?

    Or ditch the GSX all together and make the 750 twice as big?
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    Looks great.
    But I fear the effect will be lost on the opposite side, with the R being out of place.
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    You could mirror each part individually though, so on the other side the R is the correct way around but still on the front fairing.

    Right: GSX R

    Left: R GSX

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    Hmm. Truthfully I hadn't even thought about the opposite side. Leaving the R on the front is an option for sure, but I'll have to let it roll around in my head for a while.

    And I'm still working on a Yoshi t-shirt scheme GsxInShed - I've got some Porsche colours in mind that would really make it pops.
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    This one wins me over:
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    Try Para045, he definitely sounds all gooey in the fork for ya
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    This one...



    Detail shots here: http://sea.ap.teacup.com/933style3/318.html
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    ^ have to agree. A faithful replication of a former race team livery will always be in vogue.

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    I kinda like the RGV schemes, not necessarily the colours:

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    Quote Originally Posted by GsxInShed View Post
    I still like the race team shirt idea you had to start with......silver /red/ blue.?


    Banged this out in an hour this morning. Unfortunately I haven't been able to find a good grey paint pen in order to make it look half decent.



    Could be a go-er with a little more refinement, like putting the Pops Yoshimura underneath the Yoshi logo and re-sizing that "S" on the fairing. Maybe even stretching out the word "Suzuki" to run over the front and tail fairing, like the "GSXR" from the last version I posted. There's just a lot of blank space on that rear section...
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    Dunno ...
    I lurve the rgv idea....!!!!
    The shirt is the good's
    Caution with grey/silver on bike ( suzuki colours only eh? ?
    What was that silver/red bike that siezed as it crossed the start / finish line..Hurt a young aussie fella too, I believe.
    What about ?? Lay the shirt on the tank and meld the colours down over the fairing......mmmmm ?
    Fat/wide small SUZUKI in blue just like on the shirt...
    Fuk..I have been waiting nearly 10 years yo land on the colour scheme for the EFE.. primer grey atm.. can't settle on red.....or blue version
    Year model gives me two options in red/black.( problem is I have powder coated wheels in honda blue....'cause it gives me a boner..)
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    Hello engine!!



    This is from a 1991 GSXR750 with 60,000km and arrived from Germany. The engine cost 200 Euro and freight was about 700 Euro, plus another $230 in Customs fees This probably requires a little explanation.

    Economics. The supply of 25-30 year old Suzuki engines is fixed, Suzuki Australia aren't making any more of them. Demand from Period 6 racers for this limited supply of engines has seen prices increase to the point where my Australia-wide search for a later model engine saw me with only one contact from the Eastern States - $1500 delivered for a 1991 engine with 60,000km and damaged cases. Only when I expressed interest (the same morning) it was no longer available.

    So I started searching Internationally through the Gixxer forum and Facebook groups (thanks for the suggestion, Scaramouche). People overseas have these engines kicking about their workshops and sheds for rainy day projects, with low mileage, having picked them up for a few hundred dollars. Problem is that they get a bit shy about selling them, even when offered considerably more than they've paid for them. And when they are selling them they're not interested in people from overseas. Except for one man who came to my rescue with exactly the engine I had in mind.

    The 1991 750 is the last of the Oil Cooled GSXR engines. It has the same bore and long stroke as the early models from '85-'87, but revs as high as the short-stroke models made from '89-'90 thanks to better conrod design and lighter pistons. This alone saves me a couple of grand as I don't need to go shopping for Carrillo and Wiseco, plus all of the machining costs involved with boring the block and having the pistons machined to a streetable compression ratio.

    And while the GSXR1100 guys use DOT heads (from the '88-'89 GSXR and '90s GSXF/Katana 750s) because of their better flowing heads (larger valves and better ports) the superior smaller combustion chamber and flow of the factory ports from the '90-'91 engines make them the head to have for a 750. You can put a DOT head on a 750 but it requires a spacer to raise the cylinders so the valves don't contact the pistons and therefore makes them more like an 815cc engine.

    The last major difference of the '91 engine is the valve train operation. Each valve is operated by it's own cam lobe and rocker, adjusted by shims. Earlier models have two valves sharing a rocker and cam lobe and are adjusted by screws. There are pros and cons with each type, the cons for the '91 engine is that the shims can jump out when running high-lift cams. I'm running standard cams so this doesn't concern me. Because the '91 shim head is unique there are apparently bugger-all cams available for them anyway, however if you were to use some high-lift cams there are a newer-design shim that can be used (if you have the money).

    Picking the engine up from the airport was a lesson in Customs Bureaucracy, but nothing four different organisations, fees, forms, two trips and a bit of sweet-talking couldn't work through.

    The plan from here is to pull it down, inspect it and then go about re-building it to good-as-new along with some detailing (not cleaning, proper detailing). This should be a matter of a hone, new rings and bearings, valve lapping and dressing of various reciprocating parts. Maybe there'll be a bit of balancing and porting/polishing if it's deemed necessary.
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    And then this arrived.





    That's Titanium

    I'm not sure if I should mirror-polish the pipe work. Maybe I want it black ceramic coated, maybe leave it as it is... Decisions, decisions.

    The decisions for the RS250 came about as I was working on it. Maybe the same will happen with this bike.
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