Ok so I have had my nice little '85 FZ750 sitting out for a while in my garage, just waiting for some work... ran great, but I picked up for FREE (well with some swapping for it for free stuff anyways); a '90 FZR1000. I was wondering whether to keep the FZR and fix it up and neglect my FZ750, or swap on all the good stuff from the '90 FZR onto it - and I mean everything, front forks, rear swingarm, harness, exhaust, and 1000 motor. I think this is the route I am going to take.
So - I know there is lots and lots of information out there regarding swapping in an FZR swingarm in for the larger 17 inch wheel and with radial tires. I know I could research for weeks on old posts all over the internet on how to do this... however I am going to ask straight out - anyone with information or links to other past upgrades (swapping in an '89 or newer FZR1000 swingarm with the FZR1000 wheel) into the FZ750 frame, would be much appreciated. I know that I will need to eliminate the centrestand mound to make room for the suspension link... anything else related to the proper fitting of this in would be much appreciated.
If I can nail this upgrade down, the motor and harness, are time consuming but not difficult as they are a swap-in. As well for the front end, I also have a Thundercat front which is an exact swap in; however I will try and put in the FZR1000 front. At most I have to press in a new neck, which is not difficult. So the big hand up would be the swing arm swap. Again, saving me weeks of research, any thing you guys can forward me on this would be muchly appreciated...
Oh ok,... have not been on this board for a while now, but I am finally getting to the end of my busy year, and maybe just maybe have time now to start my swap of all my '90 FZR1000 parts onto my nice little FZ750 FN -
Again, any support at all or links to getting a '90 EXUP FZR swingarm swapped in? Would love to have all the bits I may need before hand, and before I start tearing apart a running but stripped FZR1000 down to the bare frame. Once I start I will never swap back together, and I certainly would love some advice before tearing apart an otherwise working bike.
Looks like the FZR swingarm mounting point is very nearly the same width as the FZ750 swingarm. I know the stand mount has to go on the FZ, and I may need to mod the shock mount on top to make an FZR shock fit... any links I can get pointed in the right direction to? Thank you gentlemen.
I think most of the info regarding these swaps is embedded in this forum - you just need to pick it out.. TBH I think traffic here is pretty scarce as Facebook continues to dominate except for us die-hard, old timers.. FWIW I acquired a spares 750 last year which has a rear s/a swap already. could be FZR1000 Exup even. I have no knowledge of how it went in but I could maybe take some pics.
The avatar editor won't make me look nearly 50.. Bugger, now I am 50. Drat now 52, F*ck 53 already.
Genesis 1000 (pre exup) is straight swap, no machining required. Square box section ally much like the FZ but fatter. Exup arm is fatter towards the front, tapering as it gets to the chain adjusters. Moderate machine work required at pivot point. For what it's worth they (exup arms) always look too short once fitted to an FZ.. . in my opinion anyway.
vtr: Hi from cape town; new at forum's not at bike building; the insanity is contagious. Recently acquired a "1FU" FZ750 with dropped valves and decided cool to rebuild as a 911conversion sleeper, what we do to ourselves...
Oct 28, 2018 18:19:43 GMT
Bill Inger: Hi Horse, I know this is a number of years ago when you was looking at a cable conversation, did you get it sorted. and could you help me with my race bike that I uses in the superstock at the CRMC. Cheers Bill
Jan 13, 2019 9:42:57 GMT
grahamfirestorm: Hi everyone my name is graham,from wakefield w.yorks,just acquired a restored 1991 fz750.
Jun 23, 2019 19:52:52 GMT
grahamfirestorm: Can anyone tell me why my bike doesn't seem to light up after 7000rpm like all the research I did before buying it.She has the standard 4 into 1 exhaust,carbs rebuilt with new jets,seals,floats,2 new diaphragms,all valve clearances checked and adjusted?
Jun 23, 2019 20:00:50 GMT
grahamfirestorm: She revs round to 10000rpm ok,but there is no urgency with it,my 1987 Kawasaki gpx750 was a lot quicker,and that was supposed to be 10-15 bhp down,ive been told the standard silencer and air filter are to blame but I don't believe that.
Jun 23, 2019 20:10:33 GMT
grpollard: After a header pipe ring nut (for starters). After 15 plus years trying to get my fz back on the road
Oct 6, 2019 9:52:13 GMT
2manyprojects: Hi all, just aqquired 2 FZ's (only one for me, one for nephew). Have a stable full of bikes, I do have a problem, some say its madness! Am based in North Devon, yes where its always raining! Lol😂
Oct 14, 2019 17:14:31 GMT
Graham : grahamfirestorm. Do you have standard size main jets fitted to your carbs? I would be tempted to go up a size or even two to see if it helps the bike pull stronger at high revs.
Oct 15, 2019 18:57:05 GMT
hybridfreak63: Hi could anyone give me more information about fitting R1 4xv forks to my FZ ...... much appreciated
Jan 18, 2021 10:17:37 GMT