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    Quote Originally Posted by onearmedbandit View Post
    Trev Kirby, a name I haven't heard for years. I bought my GSXR750F from him back in '96.
    hahaha... it was about then when the wanker came across the counter at me so I left, but hed allready called the cops LOL, he nuttered off at them so they told me to quitely leave... long story LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumph View Post
    He's still around and upright. Do you mean GSX750F ? Steel frame and full fairings ? Probably a red one ? GSXR750M short stroke engine ?
    He had two GSXR750H models which were both raced. From memory he sold one, wouldn't surprise me if he still had one tucked away.
    Nah, GSXR750 1985, hence the 'F'. Here's the bike. As you say he had two of these, my brother and I were going to buy both but just ended up taking one. He said they were both ex-proddy race bikes and was told by him that both engines were blueprinted and balanced and ran oversize carbs, all I know was it pulled a lot harder and longer than my friends std 1986 G model. This was the bike I paraylsed my arm on, this pic is from after the crash.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dangerous View Post
    hahaha... it was about then when the wanker came across the counter at me so I left, but hed allready called the cops LOL, he nuttered off at them so they told me to quitely leave... long story LOL
    I'd heard stories but all I can say is he never did me any harm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onearmedbandit View Post
    I'd heard stories but all I can say is he never did me any harm.
    you sure he wasn't playing with your voodoo doll when you went for that ride you mentioned?

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    Quote Originally Posted by onearmedbandit View Post
    Nah, GSXR750 1985, hence the 'F'. Here's the bike. As you say he had two of these, my brother and I were going to buy both but just ended up taking one. He said they were both ex-proddy race bikes and was told by him that both engines were blueprinted and balanced and ran oversize carbs, all I know was it pulled a lot harder and longer than my friends std 1986 G model. This was the bike I paraylsed my arm on, this pic is from after the crash.
    They were earlier than I thought then. Both sets of carbs were bored oversize. One to 31mm and the other to 33mm. Before he landed two sets of RS flatslides they'd been used on the 1100 he had at the same time. Cams were stock and on stock lobe centers. I suspect both had the ignition advanced 5deg as was a common mod. First season of racing the 1100, there was always a spare 750 on the trailer as a backup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumph View Post
    Kirby crashed like a sack of spuds too.
    Somewhat shaped like one as well

    Quote Originally Posted by onearmedbandit View Post
    I'd heard stories but all I can say is he never did me any harm.
    Yeah I dealt with him for a long time, from the corner of Durham and St Asaph, to Blenheim road, Tuam st and where Mega are now and didn't ever have a problem, might have helped not being a Ginga
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    Quote Originally Posted by jellywrestler View Post
    you sure he wasn't playing with your voodoo doll when you went for that ride you mentioned?
    That would be nice to think, but nah that crash was totally my fault. Young, dumb, and thinking I was the fastest thing out there haha.

    Quote Originally Posted by Grumph View Post
    They were earlier than I thought then. Both sets of carbs were bored oversize. One to 31mm and the other to 33mm. Before he landed two sets of RS flatslides they'd been used on the 1100 he had at the same time. Cams were stock and on stock lobe centers. I suspect both had the ignition advanced 5deg as was a common mod. First season of racing the 1100, there was always a spare 750 on the trailer as a backup.
    I wish I still owned that bike, but at the time I figured riding was over for me. He told me that one of them had done maybe half a dozen races and the other was a back up bike. Reckoned he showed Slighty a thing or two as well, no idea on that one, in 1985 I was only 10 and my interest was in dirt bikes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kickaha View Post
    Somewhat shaped like one as well



    Yeah I dealt with him for a long time, from the corner of Durham and St Asaph, to Blenheim road, Tuam st and where Mega are now and didn't ever have a problem, might have helped not being a Ginga
    I remember him warning me of the dangers of drinking coke, said he used to drink a big bottle every day and now look at me he said haha. Yup I dealt with him at a few of those places too, he always had time for me. When I first took the bike for a 'speed test' it threw me into a massive tank slapper at well over 200kmh. I took it straight back to him and he promptly fitted new tyres to it free of charge, solving the problem.

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    Yeah, well, remember Slight was new to 750's - and riding an FZ750 which wasn't quite as quick as the GSXR. His best story on the 750's was the first Taihape GP where you came over a rise to a fairly slow corner. Kirb was just over the rise and hard on the picks when Robbie Deans flew off the hump and finished up with his front wheel jammed between Kirb's bike's muffler and the back wheel. The bikes weren't easily separated so both were DNF.
    That incident got a bit of airplay the year we ran Robbie in the SI. Worth it though - it was Robbie's only F1 title.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumph View Post
    Yeah, well, remember Slight was new to 750's - and riding an FZ750 which wasn't quite as quick as the GSXR. His best story on the 750's was the first Taihape GP where you came over a rise to a fairly slow corner. Kirb was just over the rise and hard on the picks when Robbie Deans flew off the hump and finished up with his front wheel jammed between Kirb's bike's muffler and the back wheel. The bikes weren't easily separated so both were DNF.
    That incident got a bit of airplay the year we ran Robbie in the SI. Worth it though - it was Robbie's only F1 title.
    Thanks for the info. I was too young at the time so it's great to read of some history from someone who was there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onearmedbandit View Post
    When I first took the bike for a 'speed test' it threw me into a massive tank slapper at well over 200kmh. I took it straight back to him and he promptly fitted new tyres to it free of charge, solving the problem.
    I wonder if the slappy tyres were pirelli phantoms? It was well known even from mere days after the F's release, that if you put pirelli phantoms on the 750 - it then tank slapped like a muthafuka.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sugilite View Post
    I wonder if the slappy tyres were pirelli phantoms? It was well known even from mere days after the F's release, that if you put pirelli phantoms on the 750 - it then tank slapped like a muthafuka.
    Not sure, at that dumb age I didn't even regularly check tyre pressures let alone brands ha. The tank slapper was the worst I have ever experienced, I passed my mate on his 750 with the throttle pinned on the road towards Tai Tapu from Halswell. The last I checked the speedo it was showing just over 250kmh (so maybe 220 in real terms) and as I crossed the centreline back into the correct lane I hit a small bump. Next thing I knew I was over the front of the bike looking at the front wheel and road going past me. I did nothing to save it, the bike thankfully settled itself. We pulled over, with my mate saying I turned into a blur in front of him. Once I got my composure back we rode straight back to Trev's, he took one look at the tyres and apologised saying they had been sitting on the bike for years and all he had done was check the pressures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sugilite View Post
    I wonder if the slappy tyres were pirelli phantoms? It was well known even from mere days after the F's release, that if you put pirelli phantoms on the 750 - it then tank slapped like a muthafuka.
    For most of that period trev ran the big production bikes on Dunlop 591's It was a long time before there was anything better.
    The very early 750's had a short swingarm which made them prone to tankslappers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumph View Post
    For most of that period trev ran the big production bikes on Dunlop 591's It was a long time before there was anything better.
    The very early 750's had a short swingarm which made them prone to tankslappers.
    Yeah 10mm shorter. But after changing tyres I never had it throw one like that again. He thought those tyres might have been on the bike since it was parked up, which would've been going on 10yrs maybe.

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    Its a 50... a 34yr old 50...
    https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/motors/m...ing/4306842040



    where as this is fucking awesome and I would have thought worth more... I dont know FA bout em, what old bastard out there can giz bit of a learn... Grumph?
    https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/motors/m...ing/4305090354
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    Quote Originally Posted by dangerous;



    where as this is fucking awesome and I would have thought worth more... I dont know FA bout em, what old bastard out there can giz bit of a learn... Grumph?
    [url
    https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/motors/motorbikes/motorbikes/classic-vintage/honda/listing/4305090354[/url]
    Meh, that's probably the right price for a good one. Nothing special to ride, complicated to maintain.

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