Project: Modernize a Suzuki GSX-R 750 1987 motorcycle

Suzuki GSX-R 750 1987Suzuki GSX-R 750 1987

If you thought that an old dead glory like this Suzuki GSX-R 750 1987 motorcycle was more than impossible to revive (especially for the lack of old parts in the market) you are very wrong.

Superstreetbike Magazine has managed to resurrect this Suzuki GSX-R 750 1987 from the garage by placing current pieces of last generation, making it a whole new missile but without losing the essence of a classic.

The motorcycle was stripped completely and each bolt, nut or bolt was classified as “still useful” or “pulled as far as possible”. Meanwhile the chassis was taken to the shop to be painted, while an inventory of new aftermarket parts was compiled.

Blood, sweat and gears
The most important element of such a massive effort as this is to have a designed plan. They knew, regardless of the condition of the bike, that they would need new suspension, wheels and a new engine structure.

Nitro Express
To help you compete with newer and faster engines, a little bit of laughter gas in Nitro Express format. MotoGP Werks hid the entire system in the wheel arch to keep the secret safe.

Shock absorbers
MotoGP Werks adapted a rear shock absorber from a Ducati Monster and modified an Öhlins steering damper for its placement.

Swingarm
MotoGP Werks widened the swingarm and supported it to accept an appropriate 180 “Dunlop tire (standard had a 140”). The spacers and brackets were manually manufactured so that the Beringer rear calipers and Galfer’s large brake disc entered.

Exhaust
The Vance & Hines team set up a complete CS One exhaust system for the brand in this 1987 Suzuki GSX-R 750.

Transmission kit
Vortex Crown Cat5 (+2), attack pinion (-1) and chain 520 of EK.

Seat
HT Moto restored the original seat by reinforcing it with carbon fiber vinyl.

Lights
Lite-Eyes Xenon lamps for position lights and yellow / white lights “angel eyes” for the front. Kit of lights Leds of Drastic Plastix for the tail. Odyssey battery.

Engine
MotoGP Werks took the engine to 770cc, added cams, Wiseco 770 pistons, Mikuni 34mm larger carburetors and hardened rocker shafts to make a harder engine. Barnett clutch and K & N air filter.

Oil Cooler
The first generation of GSX-R offered the air-oil-cooled engines. To keep the engine from overheating, a large Earl oil cooler keeps it cool.

Wheels / brakes / tires
Performance Machine’s “Factor” wheels give it a retro look with that matte black color. The brake discs and brake calipers are from Beringer. Tires are a Dunlop Qualifier. Metal brake hoses.

Other modifications
Suzuki GSX-R 750 2007 Front Forks, RSD Seatpost, Adjustable Vortex Footpegs, RIS Designs Brake Fluid Reservoir, Dynatek Dyna 2000, Barnett Clutch, Suzuki GSX-R 1000 2007 Front Fender, Modified Mirrors of a Suzuki GSX -R 1000 2007 with Oneoff Creationz LED lights, Lockhart Phillips screws, Roaring Toyz tempos and footrests, Lockhart Phillips dome, D2Moto license plate holder, Veypor VR2 instrument panel.

With enough time, patience and ingenuity, anything is possible, do not you think??

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Suzuki GSX-R 750 1987