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New bike day for me! 2002 Suzuki GSX750 Y :)

Posted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 1:26 pm
by sunshine229
After a couple of months of contemplation and about 15 days searching for the right one, I finally did it.

Today I became the owner of a 2002 Suzuki GSX750 Y!

:pbjt:
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Too bad... Mike had to ride it home becuase his current insurance covered himself but not me (even though I'm covered on his policy). :( He says it's a mean devil so I can't wait to get the insurance on it and go for a rip!
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And this is what I get for letting Mike ride it home... I get stuck in a parking lot (literally parked) for 40 mins while he zoomed to the front. Gotta love England traffic!
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Re: New bike day for me! 2002 Suzuki GSX750 Y :)

Posted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 2:36 pm
by sunshine229
The present Total Motorcycle bike family :)
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Re: New bike day for me! 2002 Suzuki GSX750 Y :)

Posted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 2:43 pm
by csspostal
:thumbsup: :happybikeday:

Re: New bike day for me! 2002 Suzuki GSX750 Y :)

Posted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 5:00 pm
by jaskc78
look at you all squid'd out....t-shirt, tennis shoes, no gloves, no helmet, but a big ol' grin a mile wide. grats and was that model even sold in the states? i'm thinking more and more that i need to just start importing my own bikes since it's so hard to find a decent naked here in the US.

Re: New bike day for me! 2002 Suzuki GSX750 Y :)

Posted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 6:55 pm
by Wrider
Yay! Congrats and :happybikeday:!!!
Jaskc, no that was not unfortunately. It's a naked Katana/Kanatuna... lol
And watch out for those carbs! They gum up really easily, so start it every other day even if you're not riding it alright? :)

Re: New bike day for me! 2002 Suzuki GSX750 Y :)

Posted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 5:44 am
by High_Side
Congratulations Andrea! Nice ride, and about time you got back on two wheels. You had better get some kms on it before you leave it behind in a couple of weeks to visit your friends and family. We can't wait! We'll be looking forward to details of the TMW travels in the UK over the next few months as well.

Way to go!

Re: New bike day for me! 2002 Suzuki GSX750 Y :)

Posted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 6:33 am
by totalmotorcycle
:happybikeday: !!!

The GSX750Y is actually a very rare bike, it's not really a naked Katana as Wider suggests but a late 80's GSXR 750 engine with 6 gears up in a Bandit frame. Not many were sold, but they were available from 1998 to 2002, this one (2002) being the last year made.

It's a fantastic looking muscle bike, made to look close to the GSX1400 they have here.

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I got the opportunity to ride sunshine229 (Andrea)'s bike home (about a 2 hour ride) from where we bought it and 750cc from the 80's it isn't. Stock its supposed to have just 85hp but I'll bet $5000 that it's not stock at all. It's more along the lines of a 1200cc in power but even more so to be honest. It must have a jet kit in it as it pulls like a tractor from 1,500 rpm and by 6,000 rpm it's stronger than a FZ1 or Bandit 1250 and also has some snarly overrun (which I'll have to look at). My 650 Seca had a K&N Stage 3 jet kit in it and it wasn't anywhere near as stong as this. But I believe the sprocket has been changed (new sprokets are on) to a smaller one for acceleration preference as it rides 6,000rpm in 6th gear at 70ish MPH rather than around 4,500rpm. Also changed was the rear suspension, sport bike handlebars, engine downpipes, new gold drive chain and the tires are new Dunlop SportMax as well.

The guy who sold it says it's faster than his new VFR800 and (thus the reason I suspect of the sale) its was too much bike for him. Could have been a drag bike in it's past? When we clean and wax it up I'll have a better look at it.


Lucky girl, gets to own a true muscle brute of a bike that goes like 1250 but insures for a 750.

Hang on girl. :race2:

P.S. Love how it says "PURE MOTORCYCLE CONCEPT" on the side covers under the GSX750 badge.

Re: New bike day for me! 2002 Suzuki GSX750 Y :)

Posted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:54 am
by zeligman
happy bike day A! So glad you can change your tagline now!

Re: New bike day for me! 2002 Suzuki GSX750 Y :)

Posted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:30 am
by JC Viper
Hahaha, awesome and congrats on the new ride. After seeing all those naked bikes available in the UK I really wish they'd start shipping them to the US and bring back the ZRX.

I also spy a nice look Peugeot hatch in background.

And I take it those folks waiting in the traffic became irritated by bikers moving and not them eh? :laughing:

Re: New bike day for me! 2002 Suzuki GSX750 Y :)

Posted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 4:02 pm
by sunshine229
Hey thanks guys :)

I was just giving Mike heck for spilling all the details about MY bike that I haven't rode yet... he said he'd delete all his post but I figured, what the heck, you'll still read what I have to post about it later, right? :wink:

Lots of great comments about the bike at work today, everyone seems to love the naked muscle style.

And jaskc... yeah go ahead make fun of me for squiddin' out... you're just jealous that I'm cuter than you are!

:wink: :wink: :wink:

Thanks for all the kind wishes and I will get a blog going as soon as I get the insurance on it (why haven't I done that yet??? I dunno!).

Cheers!
Andrea :canada:

Re: New bike day for me! 2002 Suzuki GSX750 Y :)

Posted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 4:05 pm
by sunshine229
JC Viper wrote: I also spy a nice look Peugeot hatch in background.
Yep, it's true (it's a Peugeot 308) but it SUCKS and we can't wait to hand it back over (it's a rental...)

Re: New bike day for me! 2002 Suzuki GSX750 Y :)

Posted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 4:06 pm
by sunshine229
High_Side wrote:Congratulations Andrea! Nice ride, and about time you got back on two wheels. You had better get some kms on it before you leave it behind in a couple of weeks to visit your friends and family. We can't wait! We'll be looking forward to details of the TMW travels in the UK over the next few months as well.

Way to go!
Thanks buddy :mrgreen:

Definitely will get some kms (or shall I say miles?) in before heading home. Can't wait to see you guys! Does the offer of a tour on the back of the KTM still stand though? :wink:

Re: New bike day for me! 2002 Suzuki GSX750 Y :)

Posted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 5:56 pm
by Wrider
Looks like I screwed up... haha
That's awesome! Glad it's not a naked 'tuna, that's a much better ride!

Re: New bike day for me! 2002 Suzuki GSX750 Y :)

Posted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:25 pm
by High_Side
sunshine229 wrote:
High_Side wrote:Congratulations Andrea! Nice ride, and about time you got back on two wheels. You had better get some kms on it before you leave it behind in a couple of weeks to visit your friends and family. We can't wait! We'll be looking forward to details of the TMW travels in the UK over the next few months as well.

Way to go!
Thanks buddy :mrgreen:

Definitely will get some kms (or shall I say miles?) in before heading home. Can't wait to see you guys! Does the offer of a tour on the back of the KTM still stand though? :wink:
Of course! However just to warn you this>>> [] is the size of the seat you will be riding on :laughing:

Re: New bike day for me! 2002 Suzuki GSX750 Y :)

Posted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 9:55 pm
by jaskc78
sunshine229 wrote:And jaskc... yeah go ahead make fun of me for squiddin' out... you're just jealous that I'm cuter than you are!

:wink: :wink: :wink:
think what you want, sunshine, but when i commented on finding a decent naked here in the states i was actually talking about the bike. :laughing: :mrgreen:

Re: New bike day for me! 2002 Suzuki GSX750 Y :)

Posted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:36 pm
by HYPERR
Congratz Sunshine! :kicking:

Re: New bike day for me! 2002 Suzuki GSX750 Y :)

Posted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:43 am
by Brackstone
Congrats!

Re: New bike day for me! 2002 Suzuki GSX750 Y :)

Posted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 3:09 pm
by sunshine229
jaskc78 wrote:
sunshine229 wrote:And jaskc... yeah go ahead make fun of me for squiddin' out... you're just jealous that I'm cuter than you are!

:wink: :wink: :wink:
think what you want, sunshine, but when i commented on finding a decent naked here in the states i was actually talking about the bike. :laughing: :mrgreen:
Oh dear...

Re: New bike day for me! 2002 Suzuki GSX750 Y :)

Posted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 3:10 pm
by sunshine229
Thanks everyone! I'll be riding it this weekend and will tell you how it goes!

Re: New bike day for me! 2002 Suzuki GSX750 Y :)

Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 7:09 am
by Flesher
Yaaay you're not bikeless any more, grats! Looks great.