New (maybe Hopeless) Project Bike

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  1. Ron Ashurst

    Ron Ashurst I came into the world screaming & covered in blood

    So I get a phone call today from a guy that has an engine issue.
    He has a knocking sound coming from his motor and wanted me to help him out if possible.

    The bike was making a knock from the top end.
    A 2006 GSXR 750
    The sound is now in the bottom as well.
    The video is of the new oil that came out of the motor.
    The pictures are of metal flakes coming from the exhaust pipe.
    Yep, the exhaust pipe. :eek:
    The bike still runs, is low on power and shuts off every half mile.
    It also over heated by 50 degree and was spitting coolant all over from the overflow.

    The bike will show up Friday and I am going to take the valve cover off first.
    I'll post some pictures as soon as I get the bike and start working on it.

    Long story short.
    If it is making a abnormal noise, DO NOT run it for a half day and hope for the best.


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  2. dilligaf

    dilligaf GrrrR3Rrrr

    Mar 30, 2017
    Washington Tyne & Wear
    :eek:Oh dear :confused:
    Good luck :)
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  3. Rocker

    Rocker Elite Member

    May 1, 2016
    Err it's fecked replacement motor time then take the original apart to see what failed and sell the good bits on
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  4. andypandy

    andypandy Elite Member

    Jan 10, 2016
    Other than that, not a bad looking bike.
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  5. Danimal

    Danimal Active Member

    Sep 9, 2018
    Well the good news is it can probably be fixed with just some routine maintenance. The bad news is your going to need a Delorean with a working flux capacitor at this point.
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  6. Dozers Dad

    Dozers Dad Bushmills Chief Quality Controller

    #6 Dozers Dad, Jul 27, 2020
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2020
    That engine is goosed Ron!

    Start looking around for a secondhand one. Then give the guy a price to replace the current engine.

    The really strange thing is why has the current engine dropped a boll#ck? Normally, Suzuki sports bike engines are totally unburstable!

    It was either run extremely low on oil. Or thrashed within an inch of its life for 1000's of miles. Honestly mate, they are virtually indestructible!
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  7. Ron Ashurst

    Ron Ashurst I came into the world screaming & covered in blood

    I am rather curious as well DD.
    I should find out this weekend what the issue was.
    I have already started looking for a motor but the 750 is more rare than the 600 & 1000.
    Anyone know if you could swap a 600 into it?
    Or would that require a computer change?
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  8. freck

    freck Elite Member

    May 4, 2017
    Preston, Lancs, UK
    I should imagine you’ll probably need an ECU change if you went for either a 600 or 1000 engine, if they’d fit easily.
    At the least it’s be a software change. I wouldn’t be surprised if they all use the same ECU model though.
    Good luck with it mate ;)
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  9. Duckadiledundee

    Duckadiledundee Peasant First Class

    Jun 24, 2019
    High Peak
    I'm interested to see what as gone wrong here when you strip it down...
    Be nice to see the bike running again with a replacement engine if that's what you are ultimately going to have to do...I love watching threads like this...
    Good luck Ron
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  10. Don the Don

    Don the Don Bigger Than The Average Bear

    Nov 5, 2019
    You have a good job on your hands there Ron, I think that bike has had only two throttle settings, fully open and fully closed, interested to see the outcome on this mate.
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  11. Tricky-Dicky

    Tricky-Dicky Crème de la Crème

    Dec 12, 2016
    Norfolk UK
    I would say its melted a piston through det and probably fooked the little end big end as a result.
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  12. Dartplayer

    Dartplayer Crème de la Crème

    Aug 8, 2018
    New Zealand
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  13. Hobnail

    Hobnail Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2020
    Can you taste glycol in the oil? The old fashion way of diagnosing a cracked head or blown gasket. Reminds me of the old CW McCall song, "the shaft is bent and the rear end leaks, you can fix it quick with an oily rag, use a nail to start it, I lost the key, pay no mind to that whirring sound, she uses a bit of oil, but outside of that she's cherry."
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  14. Ron Ashurst

    Ron Ashurst I came into the world screaming & covered in blood

    Supposedly he ordered a used motor that will be delivered Monday.
    I am not sure if he wants me to do the work or not.
    I quoted $250 to swap motors.

    In the mean time I got an 08 GSXR600 that needs new injectors in my garage.
    He is getting petrol in the crank case.
    It took an 1 1/2 to get them out because he stripped the screws on the upper fuel rail..


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  15. Dartplayer

    Dartplayer Crème de la Crème

    Aug 8, 2018
    New Zealand
    Thanks Ron, will be good to see inside the original motor.
    Hope he gives you the work
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