Motorbikes - show us yours

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patrol17
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Re: Motorbikes - show us yours

Unread post by patrol17 » May 11th, 2013, 5:27 am

Cheer's mate will do.

Muddie Wilsons
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Re: Motorbikes - show us yours

Unread post by Muddie Wilsons » May 11th, 2013, 7:31 am

Here is my fairly new toy, and still getting used to all the gadgets;
- Launch Control
- Wheelie Control
- Traction Control
- Quick Shifter (this is awesome) :thumb:

V4 power off the line is unbelievable, and keeps trying to throw you off the back the faster you go, then hit the quick shifter and it just keeps going. :crazy:

Best bike I have ever owned. :D
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BigDutchy
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Re: Motorbikes - show us yours

Unread post by BigDutchy » May 11th, 2013, 8:19 am

Muddie, that is a bloody great looking bike!! What an awesome machine!!

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Re: Motorbikes - show us yours

Unread post by Muddie Wilsons » May 13th, 2013, 9:14 am

Cheers Dutchy,

Must admit, it still feels like Xmas each time I get on the thing. Can't wait until I get used to it after a couple track days. After having 4 years off a bike after no. 2 son came along, getting back in the groove is taking time. Might just be getting old and reactions slowing down, bikes getting faster!!!

Deadly combination.

Miller89
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Re: Motorbikes - show us yours

Unread post by Miller89 » May 13th, 2013, 3:20 pm

Nice Ape, they are a sweet thing.

About a month and a half ago I was forced to part with my much loved 01 ZX12R (the green one).

Have since replaced it with another one which arrived last week.

The difference between them is chalk and cheese, the new one is a far more refined ride than the green one, brakes are better, suspension is better, turns in quicker and is tight as... The green one was a clunky rattly old thing, but I miss it dearly.
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Re: Motorbikes - show us yours

Unread post by Muddie Wilsons » May 15th, 2013, 11:25 am

With my history with Kwakas I always remember the years I had with my old 88 ZX10.
For an old bus I still had the thing up to 275km/h down stuart hwy NT (back when it was legal).
Put some Wisco high comp pistons in her, flat-side carbs, dyno ignition, etc. Damn I loved that thing, right up until I wrote it off thinking I was better than I was!!!
Happy days before, especially chewing up the ks, two up with the various girlfriends touring.

THE RIG
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Re: Motorbikes - show us yours

Unread post by THE RIG » August 13th, 2015, 2:30 pm

old thread dig, This is my new beast, 09 KLR650
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Re: Motorbikes - show us yours

Unread post by Shann Low » August 14th, 2015, 12:52 am

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Mines the Blue VRag in front... 12 months and about $5K in parts, and not finished yet.

Mates Blue Honda Goldwing I was storing for a time for him... while he was off sailing in Qld.

2nd Lads Honda CBR 500RA... his first bike, 12 months old hes managed to clock up a whole 500km's thus far from new including falling off it once already! :lol: :rolleyes:

Got it to this stage so far now:-

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Hoping it will end up something like this, when it's finally done.. just a niggling electrical issue to finally fix - then paint!.

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It is just a old 1992 XV750 Virago, and I bought it as a basket case off gumtree for $800 in boxes of parts.
BUT I like the way it rides - kinda old school cruiser....
I'm to fat to lean across the tank on these modern new ninjasakiukionda go fast tank slappers. :lol:

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I'd look even stupider than I do on a cruiser on one of these new sport bikes. :rolleyes: :lol:

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Re: Motorbikes - show us yours

Unread post by BigDutchy » August 15th, 2015, 11:22 am

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I bought this for about $100
It's a 1980 Suzuki GS 450. It's an old girl that has been mechanically been looked after.
My wife is always a few hours later home from work than I am. This gives me something to do when I am
waiting for her to get home. Before I was just sitting behind the computer or TV. Got a bit boring.
I am trying to get this on the road for less then $1000
I try to create a shabby look café racer. It needs 2 new tyres and a new seat.
The one on the photo is to give me an idea if I like that kind of seat.

Cheers
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Re: Motorbikes - show us yours

Unread post by Shann Low » August 15th, 2015, 5:03 pm

Cafe racers are all the go at the moment!. :thumb:

B-I-L and I sometimes work on M/Bikes for much the same reason, while busy twisting spanners it keeps idle hands out of the fridge!. :lol:

That 450 will come up a treat with some TLC. :thumb:

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Re: Motorbikes - show us yours

Unread post by BigDutchy » August 15th, 2015, 5:48 pm

I will built it up first. If I like what I see I will pull it apart and give it some TLC indeed.

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Re: Motorbikes - show us yours

Unread post by THE RIG » August 16th, 2015, 9:06 am

nice one dutchy, would look good as a café style bike, especially with the big tank!

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Re: Motorbikes - show us yours

Unread post by Shann Low » August 16th, 2015, 3:06 pm

Getting a tank like that is half the battle for a good cafe racer.

You can get them 'new' out of India cheap enough, BUT, theres no guarantee they will actually hold petrol! :lol:

You often have to re - weld (tig) the seams yourself and line the inside of them, to get them to hold fuel without leaking like a sieve!. :rolleyes:

But they are cheap and do the job if you can't find an OEM one!.

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Re: Motorbikes - show us yours

Unread post by offroadxtrail » August 17th, 2015, 12:48 pm

Growing up I had an old XR250 twin carb model
Later on got into road bikes and had an Aprilia RS125 then upgraded to a 2001 Honda SP1 (just a little step up)

Now looking for some little 50cc pit bike for my little guy, figure get something cheap and nasty to work on, good father-son project so he appreciates it (and i can learn a bit)
Family x-trail...big toy awaiting

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Re: Motorbikes - show us yours

Unread post by THE RIG » August 19th, 2015, 6:22 pm

couple more pics of mine, picked up a taller windshield and a genuine tank bag for it, went for a ride over mt glorious and out to Wivenhoe dam.

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