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I thought I'd share the latest modifications to my GSXS...

Just in case I throw it down the road at any point, or drop it whilst trying to look cool (much more likely!) some Evotech goodies:

  • Radiator Guard
  • Crash Bungs
  • Paddock Stand Bobbins
  • Front Axle Sliders
  • Rear Axle Sliders

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1soKdL-f4HG98WBfSGMRtLiX4aMhMR4zE7A/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1dvIiquBnNsL5fTiytvdLuLk8OilA_jVvrg

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Bxx2blk7RTMWIEw2L2axAWw-_ktD9Bk-RQ

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1aVv44TuD-DT4ALVqNrgiZFRcWQ4NW6WB8w

And to help me think I can corner like the pro's... (And to save my butt on some of Auckland's bumpier streets) some Nitron goodies:

  • Nitron NTR R2 Shock
  • Rebuilt forks with Nitron internals

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1DB_DwwEN75omLRV5o-yt6Psho6ZqgVGV1w

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1USXIoNVblyXy_7vFPu-WpTObODlYbxuM9A

Oh! And an LED bulb upgrade. However, I need to grab some before and after pictures so will share those soon.

And finally, in the post is a carbon-look Suzuki GSXS-1000 tank pad and some R&G Traction pads for the tank sides.

Next up I need to give her up for a few days so that she can be tuned properly.
 

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That's a nice bunch of upgrades! I have the same set of evotech protectors, very affordable but well made. Do you have any shots of the work on the forks?
 

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The Evotech gear is nice, eh? I had it on my old CBR600 and was very impressed with it, as it saved my beloved bike when I low sided on the track. Shipping from the UK was great too. Unlike the R*G traction pads

Unfortunately I don't have any shots of the work on the forks. I sent them away to a suspension guru over here to do them for me. I have seen an excellent guide on how to do it yourself on the Hayabusa forum, and turns out the Gixxer guys love it as well so you could have a go yourself? Here's the write-up: The Best Fork Seal Write Up Ever!!! - Suzuki GSX-R Motorcycle Forums Gixxer.com

One thing I will say though, is if you go with Nitron pistons for compression and rebound, my suspension guy said that there was some machining involved. If you're keen on doing it yourself, I can ask him exactly what was involved so you could maybe get that done by an engineering shop and do the rest of the build yourself.

That's a nice bunch of upgrades! I have the same set of evotech protectors, very affordable but well made. Do you have any shots of the work on the forks?
 

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Weapon is right. The Hayabusa would commute pretty well - she was sedate and happy when you didn't want to engage lightspeed like an episode of Star Trek. THIS thing is like the devil, egging me on to rip the throttle at every opportunity. >:D Immense fun, but I fear for my license. Hoping the IAM training will tame my righthand some, otherwise I'm going to have drop 10 teeth on the rear for commuting.

Awesome stuff Jay - you're going to have yourself a real weapon there!
 

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Weapon is right. The Hayabusa would commute pretty well - she was sedate and happy when you didn't want to engage lightspeed like an episode of Star Trek. THIS thing is like the devil, egging me on to rip the throttle at every opportunity. >:D Immense fun, but I fear for my license. Hoping the IAM training will tame my righthand some, otherwise I'm going to have drop 10 teeth on the rear for commuting.
Yes, my Street Triple was a bit like that too and my Blackbird was more like your 'busa.

I'm off to Auckland in a few minutes to take someone out for an IAM observed ride in perfect conditions. Think of me whilst you're working >:D
 

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Perfect conditions for a ride!

I hate you.

Yes, my Street Triple was a bit like that too and my Blackbird was more like your 'busa.

I'm off to Auckland in a few minutes to take someone out for an IAM observed ride in perfect conditions. Think of me whilst you're working >:D
 

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unfortunately I don't have any shots of the work on the forks. I sent them away to a suspension guru over here to do them for me. I have seen an excellent guide on how to do it yourself on the Hayabusa forum, and turns out the Gixxer guys love it as well so you could have a go yourself? Here's the write-up: The Best Fork Seal Write Up Ever!!! - Suzuki GSX-R Motorcycle Forums Gixxer.com

One thing I will say though, is if you go with Nitron pistons for compression and rebound, my suspension guy said that there was some machining involved. If you're keen on doing it yourself, I can ask him exactly what was involved so you could maybe get that done by an engineering shop and do the rest of the build yourself.
I don't posses the skills to machine the parts to suit so I'll leave it to the pros. I've always wanted rebuild my own but not at the expense of potentially ruining the fork legs. Luckily I still have an old VFR to play with. I've been in discussions with my local guru who quoted around 400-450 for a front end rebuild using Racetech parts and similar costs to rebuild the stock shock. I'm thinking that might be the way to go while the budget it tight.
 

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That sounds like a great way to go. I had Racetech fork internals on my 'Busa and my CBR600. I rate their components highly. Depending on what options you choose, the Racetech goodies could be something you could do yourself. Maybe you could ask your local guru if you could watch as they work on your forks to see what is involved firsthand as well?

I don't posses the skills to machine the parts to suit so I'll leave it to the pros. I've always wanted rebuild my own but not at the expense of potentially ruining the fork legs. Luckily I still have an old VFR to play with. I've been in discussions with my local guru who quoted around 400-450 for a front end rebuild using Racetech parts and similar costs to rebuild the stock shock. I'm thinking that might be the way to go while the budget it tight.
 
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