18th Mar 2008, 00:55
Hi guys, I have a 1994 RF900 that I got back in 2006 for 3,000. It only had 6800 on the clock.
Since then I have put on a Full Yoshi exhaust, Yoshi advancer, K&N filter, Stage 1 jet kit, a set of Heli Bars, flush mount turns, under tail kit, 530 chain conversion, and a 190 rear tire.
I am in the process of installing 1993 GSXR 750 cams in her, and having the tranny undercut. The cams have to be shaved 1/8th on each end to fit the RF, but it will give her some added HP, and having the tranny undercut will resolve the 2nd gear issues the RF is known for.
I have had my bikes from Kz's to VF's, and this is my favorite of all. She has just over 12,000 on the clock now and the plan is to have her ready for Myrtle Beach bike week this year.
Have fun and ride safe.
25th Mar 2008, 18:37
I have a 1997 RF900RR and I was wondering where would I find the Engine Number on this bike? I have been told that is on the back of the engine case, but I am hoping that I don't have to take off the fairing to get to it. Can anyone help me out?
9th Apr 2008, 21:41
I have a 96 Suzuki GSXR 1100 W. Long story short, it has a cracked frame. I am considering trying to drop the motor into an RF. Any suggestions??? Does anyone have any experience or knowledge of this? Please any help/suggestions are welcome. I can be reached at "firstname.lastname@example.org"
14th Apr 2008, 11:11
I bought my RF-900R two years ago and it has been the best bike I ever owned. Aside from a couple of small problems it is very fast and dependable.
I'm having problems locating some plastic for my baby, if anyone can give me some info I would greatly appreciate it. Hit me up at:email@example.com
3rd May 2008, 18:50
I have a 94 RF900, brought new. I love the bike, and we've been together through a lot.
First departure was when it was stolen back in 1996. I got it back in 1999, but it was a wreck -- ripped to shreds by the thieves who stole it.
But I had some cash on hand for a new bike, and no lady in my life to argue, so I stripped it and hauled it into my apartment for a rebuild.
6 months later, and it was done. Powdercoated the frame black, and dropped a set of JE racecraft pistons into the engine, with a Barnett clutch and Factory jet kit. Had the whole thing checked and timing adjusted for even more midrange (the RF has small valves, so top end is limited). Then slapped a full Vance and Hines system on it.
It's a bull! Never dyno'd, but it's built for midrange so top end isn't where I'm interested. It has massive torque from 3-6,000 RPM, perfect four touring in the twisties, and with a corbin saddle, great for going two-up. Try that on a Gixxer!
7 years ago, I moved to Australia (from New York) and took the bike with me. Sadly, a jackass with no concept of signaling during lane changes ran me off the highway at 110KPH, and so begins rebuild #2!
It's a great bike, and the engine as tough as hell (shares the bottom end of the GSXR100W).
27th May 2008, 10:18
I just got rid of my weak GS500 to move up to something bigger. I came across a 1995 RF900R for 2500us. I am getting it this week. I hope it's all you guys raved about.
28th May 2008, 19:20
Looking to purchase a 95 RR900R manta green with 4900 miles. Guy is asking 4000 US. Is it worth the money?
23rd Jun 2008, 16:38
I've had my 96 RF900R for 2 years. I bought it for 2900 US dollars with only 4721 miles on it, and I have 13k now.
I love the bike. I would definitely recommend this bike to anyone interested.
I did have a slight problem with the charging system; there is a rubber coupler that goes between the alternator and the drive shaft. It is there in case your alternator locks up; the rubber will break away and not lock up your tranny. Over 12 years of wear the rubber wore out and broke away. At the time I was not aware of this, and spent $300 USD on a rebuilt alternator, only to find out that was not my issue. If any of you have a charging issue, check that first, as I hear it is a common issue.
From what I understand a GSXR1100 motor will drop right in the RF frame. I haven't had a chance to find out for myself yet, but I am looking for a good low mileage 1100 motor. I did research part numbers, and the crank case is definitely the same, and I believe the trans is also.
The only complaint I have with the bike is I don't like the seat, I think it is too wide. If anyone has an aftermarket seat available, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
8th Jul 2008, 21:40
I just installed a Viper racing exhaust in my 1995 RF. Paid $100 on ebay. Sounds really good. Factory whispering no more!
26th Aug 2008, 06:29
I have an RF900R from 97. I am from Croatia and for our roads and highways it's an EXCELLENT motorcycle. In my country there only two RFs, and most bikers don't know what it is.
My bike had 40000 km and looks still new.
If I want some spare parts, my local dealer tells me that is not problem.
I drove my RF4 year and I only buy filters, sparks, brake pads and of course TYRES.
That is very good bike, believe me.
28th Aug 2008, 00:32
To the guy who wanted to know where to get new plastic, this is the only place I've found that sells it http://www.airtech-streamlining.com/suzuz/RF9001994-97.htm
The parts are fiberglass, but they claim that they are lighter. They also sell a fiberglass tank for it, which is much lighter than the stock one.
I have a RED 95 RF900R and I absolutely love it. My friend has an 08 ZX-10 and he calls me "crazy" in the twisties. The bike is so comfortable and stable that it's easy to go fast on.
28th Aug 2008, 18:58
I just bought a 94 with 17k on it, still basically an intermediate rider. I find it more comfortable, and a friendly or shall I say tamable power band.
Sure you can go off and it will lift into a wheelie if you twist it right, which I do not, yet it is at home at lower rpm.
Having starting out on a Honda CX 500 years ago, then picking up the sport again earlier this summer, the blistering ability it holds combined with a touring sensibility feels great. Feel much safer on it then the other flimsier bikes.
I was excited to read about the new GSXF 650, yet disappointed when arriving at the dealer to find it flimsy looking like the GS 500 that sat next to it. Perhaps it will evolve into something like the RF. Hope that's where they're going. There has got to be something in between absolute cruiser and total full time rocket, any suggestions?
Where can I get a better seat that's not huge expensive?