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Author Topic: 79 GS 750  (Read 2687 times)

Offline ApacheAv8tor

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79 GS 750
« on: Mar 18, 2017, 16:56:09 »
About to chop her into something more personal. Any ideas for a front end?

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Offline CrabsAndCylinders

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Re: 79 GS 750
« Reply #1 on: Mar 18, 2017, 17:10:56 »
Nooooooooo, looks too nice!
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Re: 79 GS 750
« Reply #2 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
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Offline Hill Billy Jake

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Re: 79 GS 750
« Reply #3 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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Offline ApacheAv8tor

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Re: 79 GS 750
« Reply #4 on: Mar 19, 2017, 10:41:31 »
Yes I know it's nice but not what I want.

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Offline specialk

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Re: 79 GS 750
« Reply #5 on: Mar 19, 2017, 22:58:11 »
This thing is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay to mint to justify cutting up.

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Offline hillsy

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Re: 79 GS 750
« Reply #6 on: Mar 19, 2017, 23:51:52 »
Go find an L to chop up and sell that one to someone who can appreciate it.

Offline ApacheAv8tor

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Re: 79 GS 750
« Reply #7 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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Offline jimmer

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Re: 79 GS 750
« Reply #8 on: Mar 20, 2017, 16:55:53 »
Jeez, way too nice  to personalize! Keep this a virgin😎😎
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Re: 79 GS 750
« Reply #9 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.

Offline iatethepeach

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Re: 79 GS 750
« Reply #10 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.
« Last Edit: Mar 20, 2017, 23:36:09 by iatethepeach »

Offline Cody.linhart

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Re: 79 GS 750
« Reply #11 on: Mar 21, 2017, 00:40:02 »
Hey man, do whatever you want! It's your name on the title


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Online coyote13

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Re: 79 GS 750
« Reply #12 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!!!
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Offline ApacheAv8tor

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Re: 79 GS 750
« Reply #13 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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Re: 79 GS 750
« Reply #14 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.
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