need help: 1985 gsx-r 750 f (yeah THAT gsxr)

Discussion in 'Australian Motorcycles' started by Dan, Feb 4, 2004.

  1. Dan

    Dan Guest

    i love it, such a classic...

    but i need to refit the fairing, and i cant see how the mirrors go on,
    there is no connection from the mirrors to any major frame work, it
    seems they just bolt onto the fairing,

    is this right?... couldnt be..

    would the original can be worse than the one its got now (megacycle)?
    im tryin to be faithful

    Next the nuts on the back sproket, their stuck there. bloody things
    rounded off inside my ring spanner, now i cant get them off...

    any suggestions? (tried vice clamps and rp7)

    cheers guys

    Dan, Feb 4, 2004
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  2. Dan wrote:

    Angle grinder.
    Pisshead Pete, Feb 4, 2004
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  3. Dan

    atec77 Guest

    Couple of options get a socket which is a bit to tight and smack it on
    or a small grinder and cut a slot or use a hacksaw blade if possible or
    weld another nut on ( welding in the hole) or take it to an engineering
    shop if you simply cant move it with a cold chisel .
    atec77, Feb 4, 2004
  4. In on Thu, 5 Feb 2004 11:55:35 +1000
    Dangerous things, and often break themselves. Plus I think he said they
    were nuts, not bolts.

    Soak it in WD40 at least overnight.

    Then try filing enough flats back on it that you can get an impact
    wrench on it. If you don't have one of those, then get a standard
    socket on it, and whack the socket at the same time you are trying to
    turn it.

    If still no go, get a nut splitter.

    If they are bolts, not nuts, then take the wheel to a welder and get him
    to tackweld a chunk of metal to the bolt and try that way. If all that
    fails, then spark-erode it out - which again requires a specialist.

    Zebee Johnstone, Feb 5, 2004
  5. Dan

    sharkey Guest

    .... or drill a hole up the middle ... which lets the bolt stretch
    a bit and it's often quite easy to remove. Failing that, drill
    a slightly bigger hole and it'll come out in pieces :)

    sharkey, Feb 5, 2004

  6. You'll have to split the cases.

    Postman Pat
    Pat Heslewood, Feb 5, 2004
  7. I have the same bike (in pices mind you) and that is right. Some genius at
    suzuki decided to bolt them straight to the fairing. Hit someting with your
    mirrors and watch it break.

    I had the same trouble. Go to a specialists tool shop and you can buy an
    adjustable spanner that can also be used like a pipe spanner. The one I
    have is made by Sandkovich. Its also good for gripping round bolts like
    allen key botls.

    If not a grinder always works wonders. Good thing about the design of the
    GSXR mounts is that quite a variety of bike and cage mirrors will fit.
    But go for Mirrors of a late model CBR1000. I can still see quite well at
    200kph and can see more than my elbows. They also swing in and out easuily
    if you need to move the bike.

    Also a note with using grinders to get nuts off. Quite often if you can use
    the rotation direction of the grinder to undo the nut for you.
    Captain Trips, Feb 5, 2004
  8. Dan

    sirprice Guest

    Then use a 6 point socket (single hex) on it as opposed to the
    normal 12 point(double hex) and an impact wench . If you dont
    have one then it would be best if you can find someone that does
    it will save you hours of blood sweat and broken bolts.
    Then when you reassemble it , use copperslip or some thing
    similar on the bolts, it will be much easier to remove next time.

    Dave P
    sirprice, Feb 6, 2004
  9. Dan

    Dan Guest

    dont have an 85-er manual do you?
    Dan, Feb 6, 2004
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