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Project GSXR Part 4 - ITV
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Friday, 26 February 2016 23:00

It's been a while since we wrote anything about the GSXR so thought that an update was in order.  You can read about the modifications that have been made in the previous articles by clicking on the links at the bottom of the article.

Project GSXR has been used on and off for the last couple of years since the Renthal's and other parts were fitted.  This year would be the real test though as it was due for its two yearly ITV (MOT).

 

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Project 15 Part 4 Insurance
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Wednesday, 31 December 2014 00:00

Many of my friends in the UK have been complaining recently of the cost and difficulty of insuring their 17yr old offspring to drive the family car, with quotes in the two to three thousand pound range being normal.

Luckily for now car insurance woes are a few years off for me (18yr age limit in Spain) but scooter insurance for a 15yr old has similar challenges.

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Project GSXR Part 3
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Friday, 03 October 2014 23:00

After making the decision to keep the GSXR and make a few modifications the time finally came to fit them.  All the web searching was done, items purchased and delivered, time for action.

The fitting of the kit was delayed a few months as I had an injury to contend with, but once up and running again it was time to fit all the shiny new parts. The kit from CMC was complemented with a new double bubble screen from M&P along with a new clutch cable, the old one being the original 14yr old cable. The screen was bought for two reasons, the first was an attempt to alter the airflow to stop some helmet buffeting and the second was due to the fact it would need altering and I wanted to keep the original Suzuki item unmodified.

 

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Project GSXR Part 2
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Friday, 05 September 2014 23:00

To sell my beloved GSXR750Y or upgrade it, that was the question posed in Part 1 of the article. The decision was ultimately made to go for the latter option and attempt to make the Suzuki more comfortable to ride on the winding Spanish mountain roads.

After some Googling, emailing and a few phone calls it was decided to jump in at the deep end and alter the riding position with a change of handlebars which should help with the wrist ache and occasional back pain, but what to go for? How much of a change was necessary? Would a height increase help or was more adjustability required?

 

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Project GSXR Part 1
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Saturday, 31 May 2014 23:00

Being a typical UK (now Spanish) biker of a certain age, I started my foray into big bike ownership in the early 90's with a Yamaha 350YPVS before moving on to the sportier end of the market. First running a CBR600 then a Fireblade and finally in 2000 a new GSXR750. As is typical with these types of bikes, noisy exhausts, power commanders, small plates and indicators and other accessories seemed mandatory as well as the odd traffic violation.

This is all very well and normal whilst in your 20's and 30's but as I passed the 40 year milestone the thrill of the sports bike started to wane a little, was it me? was I too old? Or was it the back and wrist ache caused by the riding position.

 

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