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Blood Sweat Tears and Grease => Projects => Cafe Racers => Topic started by: ApacheAv8tor on Mar 18, 2017, 16:56:09

Title: 79 GS 750
Post by: ApacheAv8tor on Mar 18, 2017, 16:56:09
About to chop her into something more personal. Any ideas for a front end?(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170318/9f2c85d403244bfd88a4af4cef0be647.jpg)

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Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: CrabsAndCylinders on Mar 18, 2017, 17:10:56
Nooooooooo, looks too nice!
Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: yorkie350 on Mar 18, 2017, 18:03:20
Nice looker already a really clean project for sure  but for a straight upgrade ide go for the twin disc set up like off the gs650 ive just done it to my  gs550 makes it look beefy without any cutting n chopping always here for Q&A's bud
Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: Hill Billy Jake on Mar 18, 2017, 18:11:09
I'm all for chopping, but deoends how crazy you want to. Gsxr usd, while some fucking around, are pretty special. Personally, id lower the springs a tad, keep the original forks, trim and shape the mud guard.... Simple, yet beautiful. I'm build a '76 model, so super keen to see your progress!

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Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: ApacheAv8tor on Mar 19, 2017, 10:41:31
Yes I know it's nice but not what I want.

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Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: specialk on Mar 19, 2017, 22:58:11
This thing is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay to mint to justify cutting up.

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Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: hillsy on Mar 19, 2017, 23:51:52
Go find an L to chop up and sell that one to someone who can appreciate it.
Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: ApacheAv8tor on Mar 20, 2017, 16:41:08
If anybody wants to make an offer, feel free. I know it's nice. I just want to do something else with it.


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Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: jimmer on Mar 20, 2017, 16:55:53
Jeez, way too nice  to personalize! Keep this a virgin😎😎
Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: teazer on Mar 20, 2017, 19:02:12
That is exceptionally clean.  You might think about ways to change it that will be reversible.  Say different bars or fenders or seat and when you are tired of it you can offer the new buyer the stock parts with the modified bike.
Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: iatethepeach on Mar 20, 2017, 21:40:39
I was biting my tongue, but since everybody else chimed in, let me be the next wet sock in line to point out that a gorgeous bike has landed on your lap, dude. You'd be far better off selling it to someone who appreciates it for what it is, then using those proceeds to fund development of a less-than pristine bike. From a financial standpoint alone, the decision seems like a no-brainer; by "chopping up" the bike you have, you either throw cash out the window or wind up with a much inferior machine, depending on how you look at it.
Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: Cody.linhart on Mar 21, 2017, 00:40:02
Hey man, do whatever you want! It's your name on the title


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Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: coyote13 on Mar 21, 2017, 15:05:06
I'm with Cody for the most part, but Teazer makes a good point that touches on my general approach to modifying most things in the first place when you're dealing with something in good condition.  At least start with modifications that are easily reversed, and if that doesn't get it to where you want it, then start thinking about more extreme measures.  But hey, your bike your rules!!!
Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: ApacheAv8tor on Mar 21, 2017, 20:04:38
I honestly appreciate all the advice. I had no idea I was going to get hammered for modifying this bike. I would be happy to sell if someone wants it. I might throw it on eBay for the fun of it. Just really ready to tear it down and make my own out of it. By the way, this is my sobriety project so I've got time. Again, thanks for advice.

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Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: coyote13 on Mar 21, 2017, 20:11:11
Good on you for taking control bud.  Might be fun to throw it on eBay and see what happens.  Is this your first bike?  If so I'd ride it like I stole it for the summer, learn everything you can about it, perform all of the basic tuneup and maintenance, and then in the winter make an honest project out of it.  Gives you a good baseline so you know how the machine should perform before you go tearing into it.
Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: spotty on Mar 21, 2017, 20:12:44
get the angle grinder out, you know you want to

on the other hand there are loads of things you can do without actually cutting anything, just put the stock seat/tank/bars/etc on a shelf and then if you do sell the bike it'll still be all shiny and stock for the next owner, i've done this with 750/4's in the past and the new owners like that they get a whole pile of šustom parts in the deal
on my current Vmax the first thing I did was get a spare set of bodywork that I could paint any stupid colour I like and still have the untouched set on a shelf (the second thing I did was put brakes on that work)
Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: hillsy on Mar 21, 2017, 22:11:52
Bone stock, pristine GS750's are becoming rare. So if you are looking for something that no one else is riding, you can pretty much leave it alone  ;D


Seriously though, you have to respect the fact that here is a 40 year old motorcycle that has survived all the "fads" over the years and remained intact.


If it was me, I'd be keeping it to ride to Sunday shows, then get a crappier example to cut up and have some fun with.
Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: CrabsAndCylinders on Mar 22, 2017, 19:32:53
get the angle grinder out, you know you want to

on the other hand there are loads of things you can do without actually cutting anything, just put the stock seat/tank/bars/etc on a shelf and then if you do sell the bike it'll still be all shiny and stock for the next owner, i've done this with 750/4's in the past and the new owners like that they get a whole pile of šustom parts in the deal
on my current Vmax the first thing I did was get a spare set of bodywork that I could paint any stupid colour I like and still have the untouched set on a shelf (the second thing I did was put brakes on that work)
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Yeah, you can make it look like a completely different bike without doing anything irreversible.  It's your bike, your choice, people here are pretty friendly, don't fret.
Title: Re: 79 GS 750
Post by: julian.allard66 on Mar 23, 2017, 17:34:02
First opinion, leave it alone, sell it and buy a cheap shabby one to modify.
Second thought, 17" black excel rims and heavy duty spokes, improve the brakes and rear shocks, bodywork - do whatever floats your boat, but I'd leave the standard stuff on but paint it in white/blue early GSXR stripes