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Custom 91 GK76


Hi everyone,

I've been lurking now and then for a couple of years and appreciate some of the great info I've come across. I love my 91 GK76, it's a pure joy to ride on Phuket's twisty coastal roads and I'd like to share some pix with you.

It doesn't have a super lot in the way of mods yet, it's a work in progress as they usually are, but here's what's been done so far:
-- De-restricted engine in great condition
-- Custom bodywork, single seat rear, with extra tidy GSX-R 750 inspired front
-- (Copy) Yoshimura can
-- Fully adjustable Showa rear shock from a CBR 1000 (don't ask me how my mechanic got that one in, it's a pretty tight squeeze but it works great).
-- Keihin carbs. The original Mikunis pretty much blew out about 3 months after I bought it 2 1/2 years ago. We couldn't find anything but very expensive new sets in Japan, so my creative mechanic got these 2nd hand and they work fine.
-- 'Stealth' license plate emoticon only here in [sign in to see URL] they'd bend you over right quick in most places. Unfortunately no device to make it flip up or down but I've only been yakked twice by cops here, no ticket.

Future mods:
-- Front fork change. Have searched a bit on the site but will look more when I've got some spare baht. Any recommendatios for easy and effective swaps, plz let me know.
-- New spray job, probably the same colors but with Jordan Suzuki theme. The paint now is micro-bubbling in some areas and has some scratches/stress cracks.

Excuse especially the bullet stickers, they're covering paint or frame blemishes until I can get them taken care of.

Below are some pix, for a few more you can go to my photobucket page: [sign in to see URL]%20Bike%20Pix/

Thanks for checking out my bike and any comments are welcome.

Barrett



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Photos below

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I moved around the pix on the hosting site so the links went dead, here's properly linked [sign in to see URL] update more after she's got her new engine and makeover (likely a blue/black/white Jordan Suzuki inspired theme).

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Bloody hell Barrett, that's gorgeous, well done to you for making such a nice job of it.

Interested to see that you've managed to get some different carbs onto it as well. The general feeling (I think) was that nothing else would go on.

I'd say keep it the same colours if you're going to get it resprayed. It looks really nice with that scheme.

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Thanks a lot for the nice comments Gary, though I have to say I'm just kind of the artistic director/hardcore rider while I've had some creative Thai mechanics/body guys here helping out. Overall the quality of mechanics here is not as good as back home (most have never seen a dyno), but doing any kind of work here is tons cheaper and the guys can be pretty ingenious given necessity/lack of original parts.

Regarding the Keihin carbs crazy as it sounds I don't even know what bike they came off (forgot to ask, I just cared if they worked after a 2 month search), but in case anyone wants to hunt some down they're CVK and the number on the side says GO55 AKD4 (not sure if that is a zero or letter O). As I said they work great (just a little stutter sometimes around 6,000-7,000 rpm, but I remember the same thing when the Mikunis were on).

I've got a street 'legal' (at least here), race-tuned '90 NSR250R that's in just as good nick. It's a tiny can of whoop-ass that leaves a psychotic grin on my face for at least 20 min. after riding hard, but the gixxer is just as much fun and I often find myself wondering which is truly the faster of the 2 bikes, wish I could race myself...

Appreciate the input on the paint scheme Gary, it reinforces what I was thinking and I reckon I'll do the same but add the Jordan Suzuki logo and some Jumpman logos (I grew up in Alaska but was born in Chicago and have always been a Bulls/Jordan fan and think it's cool he's got his own racing team). This will probably be done in the next couple of months so I'll update with pix when I can.

I'm also going to look for a second-hand real Yoshi, if anyone knows of an especially good model for the GK76 please let me know.
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That is sweeeeeet.
I love the bodywork, bought the little gixxer bang upto date. emoticon
If your considering a new front end have a look at the 636 forks as they go straight in with only a few alterations for the discs.
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Thanks Vivo, barely a straight road in sight around here and she rides as good as she looks. That said I'm sure some better forks would make a world of difference so am looking for some 636's here. But there's not a whole lot of Kwaks in Thailand. Apologies if this is covered in another post but would anything from a gixxer 750 work? How about a CBR600, which would be much easier to find here?

The only other issue the bike has (which started just recently) is when the engine gets too hot (every day here is about 90) both the fans kick in but when I stop somewhere for a bit it sometimes (though not all the time) has temporary carb/fuelling problems. After the bike rests a few minutes it's ok and gets back on it like normal. Not sure if it's a carb, electric or temp sensor (seen quite a few other posts about this) problem but hope to get that sorted when she goes in for spray in the next month or so.
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nice bike, you obviously know what you're up [sign in to see URL] the bodywork does not look out of place.

If you are replacing the forks my advice would be to stay away from 636 forks, I had them on my 76a and they never inspired much [sign in to see URL] go for the K5 600 or 750 front, you will need to get your bottom yoke holes bored to 54mm (which is quite a big pain in the as­s) but its worth it, my handling saw a massive improvement when I swopped out the 636 forks for the K5 legs.
You will also be able to bolt the radial calipers straight to the legs on the K5, with the 636 you need 10mm packers, the stock 76a fender goes on with not too much bother [sign in to see URL] you need now is [sign in to see URL] washers to pack the discs off the wheels and the bushes made for adapting the 76a spindle (which is a fine pitch M16x1.5)
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Sawsdee khrap I spend about 6 months of the year out there love the place but back to the that is a proper job u have done there and knowing thais you have done well ha ha but can I ask what back end have you fitted or have they just fiberglassed a one off for you maybe we will bump into each other one day out the but I mostly live Hua hin
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carbs are off a zxr 400 emoticon
i ll have to get me a set to try since my needles are all worn up and there is no way i can find decent ones in fair price (they range at about 120-150€ here in greece for a used set of carbs).

p.s: anyone got a spare set or know where i can get new ones? the part number is 5DH7 (not factorypro something relatively cheaper maybe?)
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