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Just wana write something abt GSXR400RR of mine..Got an inspiration..

 

When I stop at junctions, the quiet and serenity 4-stroke humming comes from my back..Moving off when light is green..I feel a lack of satisfaction..as the "silent warrior" sleeps underneath the ferring. Cruising prove too boring for me as the GSXR just feel just anything. Once into the filter, up the highway, I know the "silent warrior" awaits me...as the road in front of me clears, I know it's time...I crouch low, tuck myself in.. postion my throttle hand forward..

At that moment, I twisted full Throttle.....At once, the familiar humming turned into a thunderous scream underneath the fuel tank as the RPM meter roars to life..I feel the silent warrior awaken..and pushing my ride beyond control..from 100 to 160 km in less than 4 secs and pushing further...I feel scared...i glimpse at the Speedo..it shoot pass 160 and reach 180 in the next sec...i know i have to let go..

 

For an old and under rated bike, the GSXR possess the most "character" of all 400CC. It's areodynamic shape, extreme riding posture, high foot pegs..Screaming exhaust...and best of all, the rush that comes in when full throttle at 8000 rpm. It's is the thing that make GSXR stands out..the raw power that can only be tapped when u r ready to test ur limit..

 

Hmmm didn't know tat my little Deathscythe holds so much power. :sweat:

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You will be sorry when you see me.

 

Speed is not how fast you can go,

But how fast you can handle.

 

Ppl always think they\'re good but

It\'s others tat judge them not themselve.

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Just wana write something abt GSXR400RR of mine..Got an inspiration..

 

When I stop at junctions, the quiet and serenity 4-stroke humming comes from my back..Moving off when light is green..I feel a lack of satisfaction..as the "silent warrior" sleeps underneath the ferring. Cruising prove too boring for me as the GSXR just feel just anything. Once into the filter, up the highway, I know the "silent warrior" awaits me...as the road in front of me clears, I know it's time...I crouch low, tuck myself in.. postion my throttle hand forward..

At that moment, I twisted full Throttle.....At once, the familiar humming turned into a thunderous scream underneath the fuel tank as the RPM meter roars to life..I feel the silent warrior awaken..and pushing my ride beyond control..from 100 to 160 km in less than 4 secs and pushing further...I feel scared...i glimpse at the Speedo..it shoot pass 160 and reach 180 in the next sec...i know i have to let go..

 

For an old and under rated bike, the GSXR possess the most "character" of all 400CC. It's areodynamic shape, extreme riding posture, high foot pegs..Screaming exhaust...and best of all, the rush that comes in when full throttle at 8000 rpm. It's is the thing that make GSXR stands out..the raw power that can only be tapped when u r ready to test ur limit..

 

 

 

*salutes*

well said.

 

from 100 to 160 in less than 4s is very impressive.

may i enquire your riding style ? eg. 2nd gear drag till how much.

any mods to share with fellow gixxer fans out there ?

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eh,....sorry but i dun look much at the meter when i am crouching low on the tank...just know that...stay in gear2 until almost 9-10k rpm...and go full throttle all the way and start upshifting..this is when the "rush" of the GSXR will comes in..and the screaming is heard from under the tank...anybody got tips for knee down for GSXR??the best i can do is to scrap my shoes's tip(pointing outwards) on the road.

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anybody got tips for knee down for GSXR??the best i can do is to scrap my shoes's tip(pointing outwards) on the road.

 

Provided that you've got kneesliders on and a big pair of balls to attempt a knee-down, it's relatively easy once you're intimate enough with the bike.

 

Know this : a GSXR400 will lean like nobody's business. Just when you think it has leaned over enough.. it can lean some more! If your suspension is set up correctly, your footpegs won't even touch down before you knee does - that goes to show just how much ground clearance this bike gives you.

 

To get your knee down, first you need to get your cornering right:

 

1) Do not hold the handlebars for dear life - keep your weight off the bars and stay loose 'n easy. If you tense up and grab hold, you'll be asking for trouble. Use your waist and outside knee to support your weight (more on that later).

 

2) But the most important thing when cornering is always, always look deep into the turn - face & shoulder out facing the vanishing point (where the sides of the road seem to merge together). NEVER EVER LOOK STRAIGHT AHEAD IN FRONT OF THE BIKE, or you'll definitely miss your line, run wide, overshoot or, worse, wipe out.

 

3) Speaking of line, to make things easier remember to stay on the outside line when approaching a turn, then gradually turn inside as you approach the apex. If you don't know where the apex is do not commit early - stay easy on the outside until you see the exit, then full-lean inside (otherwise should the corner turn tighter instead of apexing out, you'll be in deep sh!t if you commit early).

 

4) Throttle control - remember that shutting off the throttle or using the front brake when leaning mid corner stresses out the front tyre by shifting all the weight on it. You need the throttle to be slightly driving to get maximum grip from both tyres. Which is why it's best to enter a corner slow and driving throughout the turn rather than going in too hot (that's how sh!t happens). Lightly drive around the turn, and only when you clear the apex can you let rip as you raise the bike upright. Remember the mantra - slow in, fast out. However, you'll notice that the GSXR400 is VERY forgiving in this aspect. It'll allow some mid corner braking with the front brakes if you mess up your entry speed, but don't push it.

 

Now, getting your knee down:

 

1) Prep early for the corner and shift your ass off the seat completely until about 1/4 of one butt cheek is left on the seat. As you face your head & shoulder into the turn, poke you inside knee out as if feeling for the ground. This is called 'hanging-off', and this is what makes cornering so damn fun on a GSXR400! You gotta try it to believe it.

 

2) For your inside leg, the ball of the foot should be on the peg (not the heel!) as you poke its knee out into the turn.

 

3) See those cut-outs in the sides of the petrol tank? They're there for a purpose. Utilize them. Putting your outside knee in the cut-out, gripping it to help support some of your weight (instead of loading it on the handlebars). Your leg should fit in the just nicely. That's what the cut-outs are for!

 

4) Now you're ready to take her down. Look deep into the turn with your ass hanging out and knee poking out. Get your speed right & gently bring her down. If you think you've leaned enough, remember that she can go even lower. Remember to pay attention to what the tyres are doing and how much grip you've got - the GSXR400 suspension will give you this feedback. Eventually when you're confident enough, you'll hear that magical SKREESSSHHHHHH sound as your kneeslider touches down at the apex of the turn.. and I *guarantee* you'll be screaming with joy inside your helmet!

 

A couple of things:

 

1) Best to learn on a racetrack (for obvious reasons). Learn the track, then pick your corners and try. And WEAR A LEATHER SUIT!

 

2) TYRES MUST BE WARMED UP FIRST! They give the best grip after a few laps. Don't attempt full lean right off from cold, no matter what brand of tyre you've got on - I already learned that lesson the hard way...

 

3) Some tyres grip mid corner better than others. Generally, sh!t brands will protest before you achieve full lean. Good ones will take your knee down perfectly when they're fully warmed up.

 

4) If your bellypan or footpeg feeler have a habit of scraping the ground (very unnerving when they do), increase your rear pre-load. Or hang-off a bit more.

 

5) VERY IMPORTANT - DO EVERYTHING GRADUALLY! Take your time and push your limits bit by bit as you become comfortable. Go beserk the first time out, you'll be asking for trouble.

 

Phewww!! :sweat: That was longgggg. I hope that helped.

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Hey guys me going to service my GSXR400RR around Jan next year and I am talking abt major stuff..mostly i am going to try to DIY myself...so if anyone interested..find 1 sunday...go buy all the necessary stuff..and DIY okay??

 

1.RK or DID x-ring (which brand better??)(what is diff btw 520 & 525, enlighten me pls??)

2.Bleed my brakes

3.Change all brake pads

4.Replace engine coolant

5.Carby Service and tuning (leave to bike shop unless anyone can teach)

6.OIl change (RS or R4)

7.Oil filter

8.Changing of fuel hoses

 

anyone interested to service GSXR together??most prob the weekend after JAn 10 when my pay comes by..

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I'm sending my bike for top end overhaul when the meter reset to 0.

 

I ride abt 800km per month, will be due in abt 5-6 months time. Need to save abt $100 a month from now onwards.

Current Ride - 2004 Kawasaki Z750

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My Z750 DIY Page

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04 Z750 Specification

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Hey guys me going to service my GSXR400RR around Jan next year and I am talking abt major stuff..mostly i am going to try to DIY myself...so if anyone interested..find 1 sunday...go buy all the necessary stuff..and DIY okay??

 

1.RK or DID x-ring (which brand better??)(what is diff btw 520 & 525, enlighten me pls??)

2.Bleed my brakes

3.Change all brake pads

4.Replace engine coolant

5.Carby Service and tuning (leave to bike shop unless anyone can teach)

6.OIl change (RS or R4)

7.Oil filter

8.Changing of fuel hoses

 

anyone interested to service GSXR together??most prob the weekend after JAn 10 when my pay comes by..

 

1) Both are good, its your call. 520 & 525 are the sizes. Most scram are using 520 and i rem seeing it a tad slimmer than 525s. Some ppl changed to 520s for better acceleration.

 

2,3,6,7,8 its easy to DIY. 4 and 5 abit troublesome.

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Hi people, is it a must to chnage the sprockets along with the chain??

and issit a must to get the original front sprocket??how abt the rear sprocket??Can anyone quote me the price of a set of original Front and "chiong" rear sprockets..Thanks...

 

its not a must but take a look at the teeth of the rear to see whether its sharp and thin, if it is , most likely its time for a chg. dun have to get original but there are some branded aftermkt sprokets such as renthal, afam thats quite good. about the price i'm not too sure though...

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this channel seems to have been stagnant for more than 2 months...

 

anyway, i'm a new addition to the family...

 

one question though... how do i know if my bike's the restricted or unrestricted version (besides actually testing for the top speed)...

 

COOL bike....

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this channel seems to have been stagnant for more than 2 months...

 

one question though... how do i know if my bike's the restricted or unrestricted version (besides actually testing for the top speed).

 

Stagnant? Damn right. The CBR400 guys seem to be having more fun.

 

Anyway, one way to see if your bike is restricted or un-restricted is to check out the speedo. If it reads up to 240km/h, it should be able to hit 220-230km/h tops (like mine).

 

Restricted bikes have speedos that read up to 180km/h only. If it was originally restricted but has been de-restricted, then there's no way of telling other than cracking it wide open on the highway.

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Hi! Me also joining the family soon!!! Haiz... Still waiting for TP Test now... But got my bike in the workshop liao... A P model!!! :cheer:

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Hi! Me also joining the family soon!!! Haiz... Still waiting for TP Test now... But got my bike in the workshop liao... A P model!!! :cheer:

 

check properly and get it then.

good luck for ur TP.

 

maybe one dae the gix shld be out on rd too.

~VRo0Ooooom.......

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HELP G4 DOWN

 

Need help my G4 can't start and I dun know y?

The battery still ok. Sound horn still loud.

Press the electric start but can't start.

 

Need advice urgently.

Life short, play hard

You will be sorry when you see me.

 

Speed is not how fast you can go,

But how fast you can handle.

 

Ppl always think they\'re good but

It\'s others tat judge them not themselve.

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HELP G4 DOWN

 

Need help my G4 can't start and I dun know y?

The battery still ok. Sound horn still loud.

Press the electric start but can't start.

 

Need advice urgently.

 

iszit cranking when u press the start?

 

if it is, make sure the fuel line is clear and flowing first.

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Um... does my crashed GSXR400 count?

 

Mine's a P (I think). Hey, Lychee... what model is mine, ah? It's blue & white, no remote shock reservoir under rear seat.

 

First question for this group:

 

Where can I find used parts for this bike in S'pore? I'll need a swingarm, meter cluster + bracket, headlight housing & rear rim most of all.

 

I'll probably try source them from Thailand as well. See what comes up.

 

i have a friend who scrapped his GSX, pm me ur no. or something

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iszit cranking when u press the start?

 

if it is, make sure the fuel line is clear and flowing first.

 

Wat u mean by cranking?

It trying to start but can't.

:confused:

Damn sianz with all these craps.

Any bike shops tat r good with G4 to recommend.

Life short, play hard

You will be sorry when you see me.

 

Speed is not how fast you can go,

But how fast you can handle.

 

Ppl always think they\'re good but

It\'s others tat judge them not themselve.

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Wat u mean by cranking?

It trying to start but can't.

:confused:

Damn sianz with all these craps.

Any bike shops tat r good with G4 to recommend.

 

i refer cranking as the starter trying to startup the engine.

 

g4, they said Guan Hoe, the authorised workshop for suzuki are competent enuff, u wanna try?

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i refer cranking as the starter trying to startup the engine.

 

g4, they said Guan Hoe, the authorised workshop for suzuki are competent enuff, u wanna try?

 

Hmm but also heard from others tat they r lousy leh.

Life short, play hard

You will be sorry when you see me.

 

Speed is not how fast you can go,

But how fast you can handle.

 

Ppl always think they\'re good but

It\'s others tat judge them not themselve.

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Hmm but also heard from others tat they r lousy leh.

 

but at least they are the authorised workship mah, cant go wrong too much right? heeee....

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