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Title: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Mar 07, 2017, 15:47:25

  I've owned my share of different bikes over the years and although I've ridden a few supersports, I've never owned one.  For the last 15 years, I've been very happy with the ZRX as my comfortable hooligan daily and sport touring machine.  I also have my Shovelhead Harley chopper and for fun I'm building a cafe style KZ750 twin but I was still missing one.
 
  Early last year I ended up with an interesting 1994 YZF750R project.  It came as a disassembled project from the PO but it has a title and instead of the 750 motor, it came with a later model 1000cc Thunderace motor and a rack of FCR41 carbs.  The 1000 motor is only about 20mm taller than the 750 at the heads so with very little work the Ace motor bolts into the 750 chassis and this one is already modified for it.  Very cool.  (yes, a 750 motor still fits my chassis...nice option to have).  The PO didn't have much info on mileage or history on this particular Ace motor and the chassis needed misc parts and plenty of sorting so I stuck it in my shed and thought about it awhile.  A Yamaha Genesis EXUP 20 valved inline 4 supersport classic. 

  Timing is everything.  After lurking Craigslist long enough, a wrecked 97' YZF750R parts bike showed up and I pounced on it.  The frame on the neck is cracked and the forks are likely whacked but the bike went down with only 4129 miles on the speedo and lived in a shed since that day.  Other than forks, plastics and tank, it is basically complete and in good shape.  I bought the right service manuals and it's time to move forward.  For the curious, I'm just under 800$ including both bikes and the manuals. 
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Mar 07, 2017, 15:49:27
Good titled chassis on the left, parts bike on the right.
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Mar 07, 2017, 15:52:40
Ace motor and FCR41's  (carbs might be a little big, we'll see.)
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Mar 07, 2017, 15:56:04
I'm starting to go through the chassis and make notes on needs vs wants. 
For instance, the 97' will have a better rear shock so I'll need to swap that out.

Really happy I now have two full electrical harnesses to pick from, the original is in pretty good shape, doesn't seem to be molested.
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Mar 07, 2017, 15:57:58
These have a super simple bolt on subframe, no need to modify anything. 
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Mar 07, 2017, 16:01:39
I'm in, sir.
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: clem on Mar 07, 2017, 16:03:29
Should be awesome. Do you see any large obstacles in front of you with this one?

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Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Mar 07, 2017, 16:05:48
Should be awesome. Do you see any large obstacles in front of you with this one?


Glad to have you and Jussy onboard!    BTW, I'm the only large obstacle getting in the way....
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: VonYinzer on Mar 07, 2017, 16:16:08
Word
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: Maritime on Mar 07, 2017, 16:16:34
Ha, nice, sign me up.
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Mar 07, 2017, 16:49:03
Two more, you guys are quick, welcome aboard.  So...I'm thinking I should try and fire up the 750 parts bike just to see what I get before I tear into it.  I'll need to do a quick clean on the carbs and a bypass of the ignition switch but otherwise it looks like it's all there.  I'd like to know if the low mile 750 motor is good to go just in case..   
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: JSJamboree on Mar 07, 2017, 17:00:50
Im in for this, im sure it'll be a long build but Im excited to see it come together.
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Mar 07, 2017, 17:14:19
Im in for this, im sure it'll be a long build but Im excited to see it come together.


Right on!.  Your builds are excellent, glad to have plenty of experienced heads with me on this.
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: RicerwannaB on Mar 07, 2017, 18:17:52
Looking forward to watching this progress.
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: teazer on Mar 07, 2017, 18:39:15
That's a killer deal you got there and piles of spares.  41s a are just a touch on the large side for a 1000 and huge on a 750, so that means big bore kit is needed and hot cams and....     oops.  There I go again.  And I told my therapist I had that under control.  Ah well.

Stock carbs are 38mm CV (I think) which is about the same as a 34 slide carb.
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: hillsy on Mar 07, 2017, 18:57:12
From memory the Thunderace had the same frame as the 750 (they slightly modified it at the rear), so the engine swap is fairly easy.


If those tanks have fuel in them and they have been sitting then the fuel pumps are probably stuffed (they sit in the bottom of the tanks). You can easily adapt an external low pressure pump though.


Nice score - my brother in law still has his 750 after many years and he still loves it  8)
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: advCo on Mar 07, 2017, 19:39:56
Awesome. Sign me up for this one.
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Mar 07, 2017, 20:27:29
That's a killer deal you got there and piles of spares.  41s a are just a touch on the large side for a 1000 and huge on a 750, so that means big bore kit is needed and hot cams and....     oops.  There I go again.  And I told my therapist I had that under control.  Ah well.
Stock carbs are 38mm CV (I think) which is about the same as a 34 slide carb.


That's what I was thinking, big.  I don't know if anyone's been inside the 1000 motor but reasonably certain the 750 hasn't been modified.  Also why I should try and start the parts bike motor first.  The FCR's are a little crusty but will clean up really well.  No airbox or stacks for them either. 
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: irk miller on Mar 07, 2017, 20:30:21
All these guys show and no beer.  You'd think Von would know better. 
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Mar 07, 2017, 20:31:31
From memory the Thunderace had the same frame as the 750 (they slightly modified it at the rear), so the engine swap is fairly easy.
If those tanks have fuel in them and they have been sitting then the fuel pumps are probably stuffed (they sit in the bottom of the tanks). You can easily adapt an external low pressure pump though.
Nice score - my brother in law still has his 750 after many years and he still loves it  8)


Thanks Hillsy.



Yes, both tanks I have are crap inside and missing the pump and lower covers.  I think the black tank (relatively undamaged) should clean up.  I was starting to read about the fuel pump options too.  I'll need to figure that out. 
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Mar 07, 2017, 20:34:42
All these guys show and no beer.  You'd think Von would know better.


They told me you were bringing it. 
[edit] I keep extra around.
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: hillsy on Mar 07, 2017, 20:35:37

 I was starting to read about the fuel pump options too.  I'll need to figure that out.


Any low pressure fuel pump (IE: for carbs) will work. FJ1200, CBR600f, ZX6/9, etc. You can get copies off eBay for $30 or so. Hardest part will be finding somewhere to mount it as the YZF is pretty compact all round and there's not a lot of spare room to mount stuff.
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: irk miller on Mar 07, 2017, 20:37:20
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-JKjKrjiNEfU/UwogkZF_vkI/AAAAAAAAfg4/Zaww5kwYexM/s1600/BoyzNTHood_099Pyxurz.jpg)
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Mar 07, 2017, 21:21:36
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-JKjKrjiNEfU/UwogkZF_vkI/AAAAAAAAfg4/Zaww5kwYexM/s1600/BoyzNTHood_099Pyxurz.jpg)




And it's on "ice".   
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: teazer on Mar 07, 2017, 22:23:25
FZR400 has the pump bolted to the bottom of the tank just above the crankcase.  You may be able to do something similar.
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Mar 08, 2017, 00:36:00
I pulled the better of the two tanks and it's still ugly but I will make it work.  At least it has a giant hole in the bottom to clean it out after that stock pump is out.  Still need to do more homework on that setup.  The whole thing needs to be stripped to bare metal.  I already have a new gas cap and ignition switch on it's way. 
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: doc_rot on Mar 08, 2017, 03:19:56
cool. what are your plans for it? vintage endurance?
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Mar 08, 2017, 11:59:01
cool. what are your plans for it? vintage endurance?



Thanks Doc. 
It'll be a rider.  Maybe track days at some point.  Airtech has nice plastic for it.  I was thinking reversed Kenny Roberts themed paint.  Black with King Kenny yellow highlights.  I have it in my head but I'm no artist. 
Basic resto with a few simple proven mods here and there.  I'm hoping that Ace motor is good, if it needs surgery, this bike will probably be a 750 for awhile.
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Mar 08, 2017, 12:29:37
FZR400 has the pump bolted to the bottom of the tank just above the crankcase.  You may be able to do something similar.


I ordered one like this, looks like it will do the job. 
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Mar 08, 2017, 13:12:12
A very handy site:

http://www.peterdayyamaha.com/yzf750.htm (http://www.peterdayyamaha.com/yzf750.htm)


Great history stuff here:

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/2016/june/mcn-plus---ow-my-word-ps/
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Mar 08, 2017, 13:31:28
I'm in for this one
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: Hurco550 on Mar 08, 2017, 15:27:52
late to the party, I mean heck, little Charlie beat me here... but im watching anyways
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Mar 08, 2017, 15:51:46
late to the party, I mean heck, little Charlie beat me here... but im watching anyways


I know it's edge of your seat excitement .....but don't forget you have a VF to finish up.
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: irk miller on Mar 08, 2017, 16:03:46
Is Charlie RicerwannaB?  HAHAHA
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Mar 08, 2017, 16:05:49
Is Charlie RicerwannaB?  HAHAHA


That's what I was wondering too!
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: Hurco550 on Mar 08, 2017, 16:26:20

That's what I was wondering too!

yep he is.
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Mar 10, 2017, 13:23:02
I found these pics of a really trick race style airbox.  Might have to try and come up with something similar.  At least it has me thinking about it.
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: furu14 on Mar 10, 2017, 13:47:05
I have done it like this:(FZR1000)fcr41 needs 7000+rpm to run wot.
(http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s169/furu14/webbilder%202016/9AC3B8E1-15A8-49BF-A025-B8C1465268DB_zpswkvkratw.jpg)
(http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s169/furu14/webbilder%202016/2A6D019D-5314-4370-AD26-C214A42CDC6A_zpsvkojgddx.jpg)
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Mar 11, 2017, 01:32:31
That's a killer deal you got there and piles of spares.  41s a are just a touch on the large side for a 1000 and huge on a 750, so that means big bore kit is needed and hot cams and....     oops.  There I go again.  And I told my therapist I had that under control.  Ah well.


Thanks Teazer.  Let it all out.  I do wonder if the Ace motor has been massaged.  Any history working with these motors?
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Mar 11, 2017, 01:34:56
I have done it like this:(FZR1000)fcr41 needs 7000+rpm to run wot.
(http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s169/furu14/webbilder%202016/9AC3B8E1-15A8-49BF-A025-B8C1465268DB_zpswkvkratw.jpg)
(http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s169/furu14/webbilder%202016/2A6D019D-5314-4370-AD26-C214A42CDC6A_zpsvkojgddx.jpg)






Neat setup.
Did you stick with the FCR41 setup or drop to a 39?  Interested to hear any thoughts you have on this.  Many thanks!
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: furu14 on Mar 11, 2017, 07:23:25
Using the 41, just do a "roll-on throttle".
with no ekshaust throttlevalve the thunderace engine is a little "lumpy" in the midrange anyway.. :P
but importent to isolate the intake air from heat of engine and radiator.
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Mar 11, 2017, 22:49:19
Using the 41, just do a "roll-on throttle".
with no ekshaust throttlevalve the thunderace engine is a little "lumpy" in the midrange anyway.. :P
but importent to isolate the intake air from heat of engine and radiator.


That's good to know about isolating the heat.  The stock setup used a rubber sheet with heavy aluminum backing to keep the heat off the carbs and airbox. 
It was in pretty bad shape so I'm going to have to find a suitable replacement.




Just because it's cool, look down into the intakes at three valves:

Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Mar 12, 2017, 00:22:41
I hooked it up to the battery in my truck but it still didn't want to turn over well.  So, I pulled the plugs and the engine turns over fine.  Plugs back in, turns over like it should.


The stock 750 carbs are a bit crusty. 


Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: MickyC on Mar 14, 2017, 14:47:41
Epic purchase. Following this one


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Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Mar 16, 2017, 16:03:58
So it appears the PO did open these carbs at one point because....they lost one of the float needles.    I went to the Yamaha dealer just to check and I can get one in a week for 28$, they only sell them as a needle/seat set.  The seats on mine are in good shape.  I'm going to see what other carbs I can cannibalize for a damn needle.
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Mar 17, 2017, 14:17:01
I didn't have any compatible needles that would work so I now have 4 new Yamaha needle/seat sets on the way.  I was halfway considering splurging on a set of FCR39's but that's just fantasizing for now.
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Mar 25, 2017, 00:48:54
There is no such thing as a quick carb clean. 
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: clem on Mar 25, 2017, 11:11:20
Funny how $5 needles can add up when you're sorting things out.

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Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Mar 30, 2017, 00:14:41
Funny how $5 needles can add up when you're sorting things out.

I chuckled pretty hard at least twice reading this in the last few days before I got off my ass and cleaned my bike:

I realized I have non stock goodies:
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: Maritime on Mar 30, 2017, 08:39:11
bonus
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: irk miller on Mar 30, 2017, 09:14:37
NICE!  Good stuff right there.
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Mar 30, 2017, 13:35:31
It was so covered in oily dirt down there, I couldn't even tell until I cleaned it.  Some of the anodizing has worn down but the aftermarket shock links look like they are in great shape I just need to do a little homework on them.  I'm going to leave the stock shock in it and just clean, lube and adjust everything back there. 

Post cleaning list of stuff to do next:
- Pull rear wheel, clean, inspect, etc and paint
- Order SS brake line kit
- clean, inspect, rebuild, etc rear caliper from parts bike and install on the titled bike
- clean, inspect, rebuild ,etc front clutch and brake master cylinders and front brakes  Same for the rear sets.
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: irk miller on Mar 30, 2017, 18:06:31
Is the DG swinger stock, or is that an aftermarket rig?
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Mar 30, 2017, 19:00:51
Is the DG swinger stock, or is that an aftermarket rig?

Good question.  I don't see the DG mark on stock bikes but the swingarms are otherwise visually identical.   I'm still digging for history and other fun info on these bikes.  My chassis also has a spot on the frame for a steering stabilizer that the newer bike does not.

Todays mail brought more fuel line, needles and seats and a petcock rebuild kit.  I usually don't like even screwing around with vacuum petcocks but this mounts to the bottom of the tank.  I'll give the repair a shot.
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: Drewski on Mar 30, 2017, 22:52:26
Hey... so this is where all the cool kidz are hanging out!  :D  It took me a while to find you!   ;)



There's something 'extra special' about a full litre sportbike.  8)  Love the direction you're headed... I wonder where you'll end up?  ;D

Excited to follow along.  :D
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Apr 09, 2017, 23:24:14
Hey... so this is where all the cool kidz are hanging out!  :D  It took me a while to find you!   ;)
There's something 'extra special' about a full litre sportbike.  8)  Love the direction you're headed... I wonder where you'll end up?  ;D
Excited to follow along.  :D

Glad to have you onboard Drewski.  This build should stay on track, I guess time will tell.  I hope it does.

Today I got the 1000 motor cleaned up. It cleaned up well, no paint necessary.  I also pulled the wheels to prep them for paint.  I need to get a chain and sprocket set ordered soon. 

I really should get back to the 750 carbs and try to get it started.   
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: Drewski on Apr 10, 2017, 20:55:11
Some good bits you have to work with there.  :D

Any decisions on what way you'd prefer to go with your engine, etc?  :)
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Apr 10, 2017, 22:50:03
Some good bits you have to work with there.  :D
Any decisions on what way you'd prefer to go with your engine, etc?  :)

I like questions.  I got my hands on an earlier FZR for a few hours one day years ago while I was stationed in San Diego but I've never ridden a Yamaha like one of these Yzf's.  So.
I'd like to know what the 750 motor feel like on the road so part of me just wants to get it running and swap it into my good chassis and ride it awhile.  The winner though will probably be putting the 1000 Ace in first and roll the dice.  Either way it would be nice to compare the two.

For the Ace motor:  The motor mount mods need a little work.  The mod plates for the conversion are a bit rough and could use a do-over if I ocd it.  I'll likely source a few more engine mount bits and mount it in the good chassis.  This while I deal with 750 parts bike and ordering stuff as I can.
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Apr 13, 2017, 13:55:05
I have a set of Dunlops and a 530 chain/sprocket set on the way.
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: clem on Apr 13, 2017, 20:22:37
Which dunlops? Just curious and you said that you like questions.

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Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Apr 13, 2017, 21:06:14
Which dunlops? Just curious and you said that you like questions.

Yessir.  Dunlop Sportmax GPR300's.  Hell of a deal shipped from Revzilla.  I need find a new tire swapper guy. 
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: clem on Apr 13, 2017, 21:55:11
I like Revzilla. I dont like changing tires. I put the ones on my DS7 easy peasy in the summertime. Fought for an hour with the ones on the Daytona in the 35 degree cold.

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Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: Hurco550 on Apr 13, 2017, 23:22:57
I like Revzilla. I dont like changing tires. I put the ones on my DS7 easy peasy in the summertime. Fought for an hour with the ones on the Daytona in the 35 degree cold.

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Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Apr 19, 2017, 01:09:43
You know all right dudes.

Tires came in.  Nice Dunlops  GPR300's

Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Apr 19, 2017, 16:55:55
Starting in on these finally tonight.
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: Hurco550 on Apr 19, 2017, 17:11:39
Cupcake tin is genius!

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Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Apr 19, 2017, 17:27:42
Cupcake tin is genius!

Heck, I thought everybody did it this way......   I'm also waiting to hear back on an offer I made for an ultrasonic cleaner, 10L size. 
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: Hurco550 on Apr 19, 2017, 17:30:19
Heck, I thought everybody did it this way......   I'm also waiting to hear back on an offer I made for an ultrasonic cleaner, 10L size.
Ha, could be. I'm way behind the times.

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Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Apr 19, 2017, 17:37:34
Correction, the 10L ultrasonic cleaner is on it's way.   I've been wanting one for quite awhile.
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: Hurco550 on Apr 19, 2017, 18:42:05
Correction, the 10L ultrasonic cleaner is on it's way.   I've been wanting one for quite awhile.

that will probably work better than my "large capacity" setup lol

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160921/b95b6a4f882d82619c4f1dbcc01f33c2.jpg)
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: teazer on Apr 19, 2017, 19:17:31
I see you have an Ichiban Moto cleaner.  Cool.  I need to find a good supply of race spec green zip ties....
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: Hurco550 on Apr 19, 2017, 19:18:43
I see you have an Ichiban Moto cleaner.  Cool.  I need to find a good supply of race spec green zip ties....

I was gonna use green gorilla tape, but black is all I had around at that point....
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: irk miller on Apr 19, 2017, 19:34:52
that will probably work better than my "large capacity" setup lol

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160921/b95b6a4f882d82619c4f1dbcc01f33c2.jpg)
I do something similar when casting molds.  I attach the sander to the bottom of the table, and it pushes all the air bubbles to the top of the surface.  Spritz the bubble with a water/alcohol solution and no more bubbles.
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: hillsy on Apr 19, 2017, 19:53:35
Starting in on these finally tonight.


Be very careful you don't lose the o ring underneath the diaphragm cover. They run like poo without them.


You can ask me how I know if you like  ::) ....
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Apr 21, 2017, 13:10:23
Be very careful you don't lose the o ring underneath the diaphragm cover. They run like poo without them.
You can ask me how I know if you like  ::) ....

I can guess!  ;)


So, the Ebay seller of the hydrosonic cleaner cancelled my order 4 hours after I put it in.  Said they didn't have them in stock and refunded my money.   The next day they posted the same ones for 50$ more with "over 50 in stock".  I'm gonna leave a steaming pile of dung on their feedback.

So...I found another one and have it on the way.


Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: clem on Apr 21, 2017, 13:22:36
That's lame. I hope that in a year they still have those 50 left in stock.

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Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Apr 21, 2017, 13:33:28
That's lame. I hope that in a year they still have those 50 left in stock.

Right?   I understand selling for market value but what they did was deceitful. 
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Apr 21, 2017, 13:33:44
That shit has happened to me twice in the last few months. GP style exhaust bought for $10 and an alloy front fender bought for under $10. Both times I was given some shitty excuse and a refund. Both times the item was relisted with a reserve and a high Buy It Now.
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Apr 21, 2017, 16:31:40
That shit has happened to me twice in the last few months. GP style exhaust bought for $10 and an alloy front fender bought for under $10. Both times I was given some shitty excuse and a refund. Both times the item was relisted with a reserve and a high Buy It Now.

Just curious, did you contact the sellers?    I've considered it but figured it would be a waste of time. 
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Apr 22, 2017, 16:56:49
Question.  While testing only, do I have to run a fuel pump to the carbs even if I have a good gravity feed ?

This is my first go around with pressurized fuel systems.
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: furu14 on Apr 22, 2017, 17:05:28
As long as you have a feedheight of a foot or 2 your good. ;)
only reason for the pump is the high mount of the carbs relative to the tank.
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Apr 22, 2017, 17:33:37
As long as you have a feedheight of a foot or 2 your good. ;)
only reason for the pump is the high mount of the carbs relative to the tank.


Excellent, I was figuring/hoping so.  Thanks!
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Apr 23, 2017, 19:36:10
Today was messy.  Trying to put together one pair of rear sets but need a new shift lever.  Got a good clutch master cylinder together and figured out which front brake master I'll use but need new levers.   HEL brake and clutch lines on order.  Some more carb parts on order too.    I started chemically stripping the tank to see what I have.  Failing liner in the tank.  I'm going to call around and see if a radiator shop can dip this thing.

Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: advCo on Apr 23, 2017, 22:05:10
I had a hard time finding anyone to mess with fuel tanks. Ended up doing it myself both times. MEK strips red-kote pretty easy, might break down a couple other liners as well.


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Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: hillsy on Apr 23, 2017, 22:58:57
The good thing about the YZF tanks is there is a massive plate underneath you remove to get the fuel pump out. Makes it easy to get in there and remove any crud.
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Apr 23, 2017, 23:33:57
The good thing about the YZF tanks is there is a massive plate underneath you remove to get the fuel pump out. Makes it easy to get in there and remove any crud.

Heck yes it does. First tank I've had like this. It should make it easier when I have to re-coat it too.

I also found a pinhole in the top of the tank.  Looks like it should be an easy fix.  Doesn't look rotted and there was no dents under the paint.
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Apr 23, 2017, 23:35:27
I had a hard time finding anyone to mess with fuel tanks. Ended up doing it myself both times. MEK strips red-kote pretty easy, might break down a couple other liners as well.

I haven't used MEK before but it's cheap at Home Depot.
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: advCo on Apr 23, 2017, 23:59:18
I haven't used MEK before but it's cheap at Home Depot.

Its NASTY stuff, be sure to use it outside and a fan/respirator and some long gloves come in handy
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: Drewski on Apr 28, 2017, 20:25:35
Its NASTY stuff, be sure to use it outside and a fan/respirator and some long gloves come in handy


+1!! It's a killer!  :o

Be careful.  :)
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on May 02, 2017, 12:54:00
So....I received the hydrasonic cleaner and it was bad.  I filled it up and turned it on only to hear a crazy noise like it was going to explode and electrocute everything nearby.  Definitely not working so I shipped it back this morning.  Pisser. 
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: irk miller on May 02, 2017, 13:47:34
So....I received the hydrasonic cleaner and it was bad.  I filled it up and turned it on only to hear a crazy noise like it was going to explode and electrocute everything nearby.  Definitely not working so I shipped it back this morning.  Pisser.
Mine sounds like a bug zapper.  It's how it's made.
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on May 02, 2017, 14:04:57
Mine sounds like a bug zapper.  It's how it's made.

I had a smaller one way back and it didn't make near the noise of this one.  I played with this one long enough to figure out it wasn't working yet still sounded like a really loud turbo bugzapper that was trying to fry a squirrel.    I'm going to order another, different size unit.  This 6L one was a bit too small as well.
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: irk miller on May 02, 2017, 14:55:31
I'll be interested to find a bigger one than what I have.  It works well enough, but too often a carb body sticks out of the solution, so I have to flip them.
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on May 02, 2017, 22:23:37
I'll be interested to find a bigger one than what I have.  It works well enough, but too often a carb body sticks out of the solution, so I have to flip them.

I found 30L units on eBay but around 300+$ that will hold a rack of carbs.
[edit] that's not going to happen.
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on May 06, 2017, 17:01:48
The 750 twin has been getting more attention than the Fly lately.  No ultra sonic cleaner at this point so I'll end up dipping the little stuff in carb cleaner.   The clutch and brake lines are here:

Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: cyclefreak on May 22, 2017, 13:12:33
Just now found this!!! Count me in, can't wait to see how this turns out!

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Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: irk miller on May 22, 2017, 13:21:18
He clearly needs you to push him along, Jared.  Is it done yet?
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: advCo on May 22, 2017, 13:23:36
I found 30L units on eBay but around 300+$ that will hold a rack of carbs.
[edit] that's not going to happen.

A big plastic tub, couple gallons of pinesol and a vibratory sander duct taped to the top.  ;D
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: Maritime on May 23, 2017, 09:07:25
works better if you tape the sander to the bottom.
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on May 27, 2017, 00:57:57
Just now found this!!! Count me in, can't wait to see how this turns out!

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Right on!  I sure hope you are a patient man.  I'm stretching myself pretty thin right now.   I really dig this bike though and I'm really looking forward to riding this beast. Two bike builds at once plus the van and the chopper upgrades this summer. 
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on May 27, 2017, 00:59:02
I might give the sander/bucket trick a shot.  Thanks guys. 
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: cyclefreak on May 27, 2017, 01:08:08
I know what you mean about being patient. I have quite a few projects going on myself. And getting no where fast!

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Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Jun 27, 2017, 13:22:22
Yeah....it's been over 30 friggin days....

I'm collecting parts.   My rearsets on both bikes were in rough shape (broken shift and brake pedals) and both sets of forks I have are good but the finish is pretty rough on both.   Thanks to a nice fellow from the Netherlands via the YZF750 Facebook group I have some nicer bits on the way.
I have extra front calipers if anybody is interested. 
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Aug 30, 2017, 00:59:21
I may not have posted in over 30 days but I've been patiently hunting.
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Aug 30, 2017, 07:28:28
My man!
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: Drewski on Aug 30, 2017, 10:23:16
Never doubted you!  ;D
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: clem on Aug 30, 2017, 14:16:42
That doesn't look like a project. Is it yours? If so it is sweet.

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Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Aug 30, 2017, 14:36:56
That doesn't look like a project. Is it yours? If so it is sweet.

Thanks guys, I'm excited about it.  This is a runner with clean paperwork.  It needs all the standard maintenance.  It has some of the usual squid PO battlescars but nothing too bad so far.  I have extra parts for it already since I've been collecting for this build.  New ss lines, tires, rear sets, chain/sprockets and other stuff.   It's a cold starter but once it warms up a bit it sounds good and starts right back up.  I'm not giving up on building the other one but I've been looking for an actual runner for awhile to go with it.  Street and track maybe...
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Aug 31, 2017, 16:27:00
Two big issues already fixed.  The clutch lever was toast and so was the janky attempt at a shifter replacement.  I had both parts "in stock". 



Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Sep 01, 2017, 01:12:12
New 530 chain and stock sprockets first.
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Sep 02, 2017, 20:24:47
I got as much done on the bike in the last few days that I could.
Visual inspection, ie.. staring
Installed the new SS brake lines and did a full flush.
Installed the new chain and sprockets.
Flushed the clutch hydraulics, I have a new SS line for it, still need to install it.
Rebuilt the rear sets and replaced the clutch lever, it shifts like it should now.

I got to put about 60 miles on it today including a rip through the canyon freeway.
It howls.  :)

More to do.
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: clem on Sep 02, 2017, 21:19:56
I didn't dig the early 90's in the 90's but I do now that you got that bike.

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Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Sep 03, 2017, 00:36:26
I didn't dig the early 90's in the 90's but I do now that you got that bike.

I had a different color scheme in mind for the build so it took me a minute to "get" the purple but I love it.
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: Redbird on Sep 03, 2017, 01:12:57
I keep hearing Beastie Boys playing in the background everytime I see this bike ;)

"Cause what you see you might not get
 And we can bet so don't you get souped yet..."
canyoncarver as Cochise
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: clem on Sep 03, 2017, 15:52:44
Man you have to keep this color scheme. I mean it's not like it's the GSXR in Cool As Ice you know.

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Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Sep 04, 2017, 15:32:56
I had to look up Cochese Redbird....

As for the colors, I'm going to maintain the factory plastics and graphics, I love them yet can't stand Vanilla Ice.. ;)

However.....Airtech is having a sweet Labor day sale today so I got a bit excited and ended up ordering a full race fairing, tail and bellypan.

My excuse is that one of the yzf's will need all the body work and I couldn't miss the price break Walt at Airtech gave me today. 

:) :) :)

Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: Redbird on Sep 05, 2017, 17:45:05
I had to look up Cochese Redbird....
Don't read too much into it, it was just the first "character" listed in the Sabotage video :P
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Sep 05, 2017, 17:51:49
Don't read too much into it, it was just the first "character" listed in the Sabotage video :P
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: irk miller on Sep 05, 2017, 19:31:12
Cochise

(http://filmcomment.com/assets/uploads/brokenarrow-01.png)
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Sep 06, 2017, 13:10:05
Kemosabe ride to work today.  Got another white left mirror in the mail yesterday to replace the ratty one I had AND I got it VIN inspected and registered this morning with a new plate!!!!



Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: advCo on Sep 06, 2017, 13:16:40
This thing is awesome man. Barber??
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Sep 06, 2017, 13:28:38
This thing is awesome man. Barber??

That depends on RedVan1's status - I'm getting some help next week with it.
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: clem on Sep 06, 2017, 14:02:33
Man now I'm yearning for a vintage sportbike.  I really need an early 90's NSR. 😁

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Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: doc_rot on Sep 06, 2017, 16:39:39
man that's sweet. love the yellow screen!
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Sep 06, 2017, 18:02:26
Man now I'm yearning for a vintage sportbike.  I really need an early 90's NSR. 😁

Are you done with that Daytona 400 yet?
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Sep 06, 2017, 18:03:54
man that's sweet. love the yellow screen!

Thanks!  Man, me too.  The colors have already grown on me.  Heck, I even ordered a set of purple shorty levers.
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: clem on Sep 06, 2017, 19:31:50
Are you done with that Daytona 400 yet?
It's getting close. Waiting on the cylinders to come back from boring and porting, paint a few more items and find one more unobtanium part!

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Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: Redbird on Sep 06, 2017, 20:24:18
Man now I'm yearning for a vintage sportbike.
I know right?!
I need to get on the 1stgen GSXR I got in the corner of the shop.
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: irk miller on Sep 06, 2017, 21:51:22
I know right?!
I need to get on the 1stgen GSXR I got in the corner of the shop.
You shoulda bought Levi's Interceptor and saved it from that skinny fucker's whiskey throttle of doom. 
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: clem on Sep 06, 2017, 22:58:58
Somebody should market " whiskey throttle" liquor.

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Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: Green199 on Sep 07, 2017, 05:47:06
I had to look up Cochese Redbird....

As for the colors, I'm going to maintain the factory plastics and graphics, I love them yet can't stand Vanilla Ice.. ;)

However.....Airtech is having a sweet Labor day sale today so I got a bit excited and ended up ordering a full race fairing, tail and bellypan.

My excuse is that one of the yzf's will need all the body work and I couldn't miss the price break Walt at Airtech gave me today. 

:) :) :)

Full race fairing and endurance style headlights....

Bike looks great man!
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Sep 07, 2017, 12:15:14
I know right?!
I need to get on the 1stgen GSXR I got in the corner of the shop.

Eh?  Lets see it.
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Sep 07, 2017, 12:16:30
Full race fairing and endurance style headlights....
Bike looks great man!

Thanks Green.  I'm thinking about lighting.  Have not decided which way to go.  Maybe just a single projector lamp.  We'll see.
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Sep 07, 2017, 13:06:06
I know right?!
I need to get on the 1stgen GSXR I got in the corner of the shop.
What yr Redbird ?
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: Redbird on Sep 07, 2017, 20:05:44
Eh?  Lets see it.
What yr Redbird ?
'87 750
It was a freebie with a title. Good compression, obviously been sittin up for a while, I got it to almost start but it'll need some good TLC. PO's wife got tired of looking at it in the garage and made him get rid of it. I had patience and waited out the price droppage until it was "come get it outta my sight".
(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll297/vialfmly/utf-8BSU1BRzAzNjUuanBn.jpg)
(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll297/vialfmly/utf-8BSU1BRzAzNjcuanBn.jpg)
And this was after about 20min of reassembling the bodywork.
(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll297/vialfmly/utf-8BSU1BRzAzNjguanBn.jpg)
It's next in line, waiting for me to finish up the wifes Rebel, and (now) my bros RD400.
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Sep 08, 2017, 00:17:15
'87 750
It was a freebie with a title. Good compression, obviously been sittin up for a while, I got it to almost start but it'll need some good TLC. PO's wife got tired of looking at it in the garage and made him get rid of it. I had patience and waited out the price droppage until it was "come get it outta my sight".

It's next in line, waiting for me to finish up the wifes Rebel, and (now) my bros RD400.

That gsxr 750 is a cool bike.  That will be a really fun project.  Just shoot some clear over that paint just like it is.
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Sep 08, 2017, 09:19:39
Very cool bike !  That is one of the few models I have never threw a leg over in the GSXR family.
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: Redbird on Sep 10, 2017, 12:43:39
That gsxr 750 is a cool bike.  That will be a really fun project.  Just shoot some clear over that paint just like it is.
I can't wait to start on her. I'd been thinkin of painting her in the blue/white scheme, because I like it better. But right now I'm leaning towards the original red/black. Who knows what'll happen when the time comes :P

Very cool bike !  That is one of the few models I have never threw a leg over in the GSXR family.
Once I'm done, you're welcome to sit on her and make vroom vroom noises ;)
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Sep 10, 2017, 19:09:53
Gladly !!
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: cyclefreak on Sep 11, 2017, 00:22:01
I think Neal still has these super cool 90's leathers he might let go of.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170911/a8b274982f5c09a0464e94aa1cdf69fc.jpg)

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Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Sep 11, 2017, 14:01:30
I think Neal still has these super cool 90's leathers he might let go of.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170911/a8b274982f5c09a0464e94aa1cdf69fc.jpg)

Is that Neal?
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Sep 11, 2017, 14:03:12
Over the weekend this happened:
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: cyclefreak on Sep 11, 2017, 14:27:46
Is that Neal?
Yep, sure is.

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Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: irk miller on Sep 11, 2017, 15:07:40
This will help you recognize him...

(http://www.dotheton.com/gallery/77150-110917130707.jpeg)
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Sep 11, 2017, 15:27:31
This will help you recognize him...

HA!
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Sep 11, 2017, 16:18:48
Still in what I call the shakedown phase on the new2me bike.  Front rotors are pretty toasty and slightly warped, I have new ones on the way as well as a set of later R1 blue dot calipers.  I also have a new rear rotor coming too.   This bike is a blast to ride so I want to get the easier stuff sorted sooner than later.  I'm starting to prep for the winter valve clearance job too.
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: cyclefreak on Sep 11, 2017, 16:55:40
This will help you recognize him...

(http://www.dotheton.com/gallery/77150-110917130707.jpeg)
He thinks these leathers are an upgrade......he is wrong.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170911/71cbfbff4acd53cdb533f737bad19bbf.jpg)

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Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: doc_rot on Sep 13, 2017, 03:00:52
Still in what I call the shakedown phase on the new2me bike.  Front rotors are pretty toasty and slightly warped, I have new ones on the way as well as a set of later R1 blue dot calipers.  I also have a new rear rotor coming too.   This bike is a blast to ride so I want to get the easier stuff sorted sooner than later.  I'm starting to prep for the winter valve clearance job too.


what about the ISR rotors that came on the original bike?
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Sep 13, 2017, 12:26:43
what about the ISR rotors that came on the original bike?

I still have them but they were in rough shape, loose and missing spacers.  They need to be rebuilt.  If they can be, I'll reserve those for the track bike.
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: Redbird on Sep 13, 2017, 18:15:26
This will help you recognize him...

(http://www.dotheton.com/gallery/77150-110917130707.jpeg)
Nailed it.
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Sep 13, 2017, 19:52:24
R6 blue dot calipers came in today.
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: Brodie on Sep 15, 2017, 19:01:36
Nice
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Sep 15, 2017, 22:24:48
Nice

Yowsers Brodie.  I saw your post.  Heal up ok?


On another note, I got more neato bits for the YZF.  These are cnc'd crank covers for each side of the motor.  Added protection in the event of the big oops.   YEC used to make something like it for race teams.   These were made by http://www.b1racingproducts.com/   Nice guy, great service. 

Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: Brodie on Sep 16, 2017, 00:16:28
Healing up well so far, still a long road ahead.

Those crank covers look great. Good idea as well.
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Sep 20, 2017, 20:22:56
The crank covers will be a snug fit if I install them under the stock plastics.  They will wait for a bit before I decide which bike to put them on.

Meanwhile, new front and rear brake rotors are here.  These aren't exactly name brand but I'm willing to roll the dice for the price. 
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: Hurco550 on Sep 21, 2017, 11:30:12
The crank covers will be a snug fit if I install them under the stock plastics.  They will wait for a bit before I decide which bike to put them on.

Meanwhile, new front and rear brake rotors are here.  These aren't exactly name brand but I'm willing to roll the dice for the price.

I did the same on the intereceptor. I couldn't justify $500 for a pair of nos or oem Honda discs, so I went with the Chinese ones. Worked like a dream. Who knows how long they will hold up, but for the money, couldn't beat them
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Sep 21, 2017, 12:10:04
I did the same on the intereceptor. I couldn't justify $500 for a pair of nos or oem Honda discs, so I went with the Chinese ones. Worked like a dream. Who knows how long they will hold up, but for the money, couldn't beat them

Yep, under 200$ to my door for all 3 rotors.  Hard to justify not trying it. 

I got the front rotors done and prepped the R1 calipers with new pads and a good rinse last night.  I'll get the calipers and another flush done tonight.

Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Sep 25, 2017, 17:14:54
So....wrong blue dot calipers after all.  My bad.  I'll sort that out later.  I rebuilt the stock calipers with fresh pads and slapped it all back together.  The new rotors work great.
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: clem on Sep 25, 2017, 21:46:50
Man, I really dig that bike. Sucks about the calipers but at least you have the originals.

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Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Sep 26, 2017, 20:07:47
Man, I really dig that bike. Sucks about the calipers but at least you have the originals.

Thanks man.  You and Justin coming to Barber?
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: clem on Sep 26, 2017, 21:34:34
Yeah Friday night. You bringing the Fly?

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Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Sep 26, 2017, 23:05:52
Yeah Friday night. You bringing the Fly?

I am.
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Oct 16, 2017, 18:21:48
I am.

...and I'm glad I did.  I had a great time riding in Alabama with DTT Dirty South crew.     

Here she is rolled back into her parking spot after the trip. 

My new Airtech race fairings for the build bike are here too.  Winter will be fun in the garage at least.
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: clem on Oct 16, 2017, 21:31:08
Arkansas in May dude.

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Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Nov 02, 2017, 21:40:54
Project notes:

The amount of time I've spent lately thinking about, researching this bike and oogling all the farkle is huge.  My winter plans are changing for it somewhat.   It'll be difficult to get much going on the original project bike this winter.  (the 750 twin needs my attention too)   The rider needs a list of things before next summer.

The things I know about: ( in no particular order )

1) Stock plastics repair, new fasteners, etc..  I might order a second SP style solo seat for it.   I'll need to hit up somebody for decal repops.
2) Valve adjustments.  - A bit tricky and time consuming but it really needs it.
3) Carb cleanup, adjustments, jetting etc.  - It has a fueling issue when going WOT from 7k.  Not a problem if I roll it on but it tells me something isn't right.   FactoryPro makes the best bits for these carbs.
4) Clutch and it's hydraulic line - easy enough and I already have all the parts.
5) Forks could use fresh fluids but at least the seals are not leaking.
6) I figured out the mod for the R1 blue dot calipers, front and rear, might do that too.  I still have a new rear rotor to install as well. 
Once I get the stock plastics off for the other work, I'll likely start to fit up the race plastics so I don't have to wait until I work on the project bike to figure those out. 

When I get the good carbs off the rider, I may as well use them to try and start up the parts bike motor too.  I'd still like to know if it's really the low mile runner I hope it is.
More as I think of it.  Thanks for watching.
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Nov 09, 2017, 11:59:09
Eddie Lawson was famous for the KZ's he won races on but he also raced Yamahas.  Here he is on the Yamaha OWO1, the true race beast predecessor to the YZF750.

Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: The Limey on Nov 09, 2017, 15:35:18
Yam did a highly prized V&H FZR600 in the yellow and pink, with a specially commissioned V&H pipe.  Very pleasant.
Title: Re: YZF750/1000R - The Fly
Post by: canyoncarver on Nov 10, 2017, 16:14:39
Yam did a highly prized V&H FZR600 in the yellow and pink, with a specially commissioned V&H pipe.  Very pleasant.

Yeah, those were the 80's and 90's.  Fashion wasn't their strong suit but hey it's coming back!