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Author Topic: 79 GS 750  (Read 3143 times)

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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Offline 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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Offline coyote13

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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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Offline spotty

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Re: 79 GS 750
« Reply #15 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 çustom 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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Offline hillsy

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Re: 79 GS 750
« Reply #16 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.

Offline CrabsAndCylinders

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Re: 79 GS 750
« Reply #17 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 çustom 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.
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Offline julian.allard66

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Re: 79 GS 750
« Reply #18 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

Offline ApacheAv8tor

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Re: 79 GS 750
« Reply #19 on: Mar 26, 2017, 13:19:00 »
Great ideas. I put it on eBay just to see what it does.

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