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GSX-R750 K9 Tail Unit Disassembly

Postby Kitesurfer » Sun May 17, 2009 1:11 am

I started pulling the fender off this afternoon in readiness to replace it with a nice eliminator. There is no obvious plug/socket for the number plate light that I can see, so before I just cut the wire, can anyone tell me if I would be wasting my time disassembling to investigate further? Is there a plug/socket hiding under the left cowling? And if so, how difficult is the cowl removal/replacement? That's the side with the key to unlock the seat cowl, so I imagine there's a few tricks to taking it off.

Any tricks learned by others would be most welcome.

Thanks in advance!
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Postby Kitesurfer » Sun May 17, 2009 1:47 pm

Well, I decided to go the whole hog and take it all apart. There are a few guidelines in the manual which helped, but it still required a leap of faith to take it all off. I was rewarded for my troubles as there was a nice connector hiding under the left panel which I could disconnect and replace with the connector from the new eliminator.

Yippeeeeee! All is now golden. Now for the Oggy knobs!
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Postby Tongie » Sun May 17, 2009 4:53 pm

Yeh you have to love tha Japs, They know how to design components/wiring harnesses very well... always a nice little plug in a convenient place. I did'nt think you would of had a problem. :)
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Postby Kitesurfer » Sun May 17, 2009 7:17 pm

Some before and after pictures :D

Before:

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After:

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Much better, wouldn't you agree? 8)
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Postby AceJase » Sun May 17, 2009 7:35 pm

Mate, well done. That looks awesome!

Such a massive improvement. That rear end certainly looks all the sexier!
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Postby rogase » Mon May 18, 2009 12:09 pm

Get rid of the pipe ASAP :lol: :lol: Replace it with something in Carbon Fibre
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Postby Kitesurfer » Mon May 18, 2009 12:19 pm

rogase wrote:Get rid of the pipe ASAP :lol: :lol: Replace it with something in Carbon Fibre


Hmmm... any recommendations? I was offered a Micron GP (black) at a good price, but it was too "organic" looking for my liking (eerily like a whale's penis, some correctly point out :shock:) I tend to like the look of the more "geometric" ones.

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Postby rogase » Mon May 18, 2009 1:30 pm

The Yoshi pipes look good on this model. You also get a good exhaust hanger and can ditch the pillion pegs if you don't need them
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Postby Kitesurfer » Mon May 18, 2009 4:50 pm

rogase wrote:The Yoshi pipes look good on this model. You also get a good exhaust hanger and can ditch the pillion pegs if you don't need them


Nice: I looked at the R-77 in all carbon and you're right: it does look good. This is going to sound a bit lame, but do you know if you can keep the exhaust servo valve when you add this (or other) slip on? I love the noise when I'm screaming through the hills, but when tooling along on he freeway I would prefer it to remain quiet and respectable :wink:
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Postby Jake » Mon May 18, 2009 7:15 pm

The exhaust valve is further up the pipe and does not come off when you swap the standard pipe for a slip on so you're good to go. I think the cabon yoshi's look great too!
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Postby AceJase » Mon May 18, 2009 9:21 pm

I really like the look and sound of those Jardine GP-1 s. Raw and loud!
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