Advertise with Kiwi Biker
Page 879 of 887 FirstFirst ... 379779829869877878879880881 ... LastLast
Results 13,171 to 13,185 of 13304

Thread: Optimistic sellers

  1. #13171
    Join Date
    9th January 2005 - 22:12
    Bike
    Street Triple R
    Location
    christchurch
    Posts
    7,666
    Quote Originally Posted by Bonez View Post
    Replacement gauges are easy to get hold of at about $US250 a set.Bugger all kms.
    I had a set sorted in Straya and also fork ears. I have a set of fork tubes too but they are for a later model.

    The interesting thing is this is NZ new first registered 1974. The motor serial number is K4, but the frame # is K2. Apparently that was a thing - the antipodean ones were assembled with bits. It makes ordering cycle parts from David Silver and the like entertaining because (particularly in the front end) there are detail changes between K2 (early) and K2 (late) through K7. Not as many as between K0, K1 and K2 early.
    In the white room, with black curtains, at the station

  2. #13172
    Join Date
    15th May 2008 - 19:13
    Bike
    Enough that the car lives outside now.
    Location
    Auckland
    Posts
    972
    Quote Originally Posted by HenryDorsetCase View Post
    Its a rule. The can goes behind the shock. Honestly, you can look it up.
    fake news perpetuated by the republicans to make you believe so...

    https://motorbikewriter.com/barry-sh...zuki-restored/ There always has to be that ONE!

    Stanbding Joke, Suzuki built new shocks for the RG works race bikes with a resv., but then they realised they wouldn't fit. They were working through how to make them fit with new swings with cut away etc and how the cost and strength etc etc etc. Some European who was in the team walked up and turned the shock around .....

  3. #13173
    Join Date
    6th July 2017 - 22:38
    Bike
    2006 Suzuki S83 Boulevard 1986 GSX750ESD
    Location
    Wanganui
    Posts
    59

  4. #13174
    Join Date
    24th September 2004 - 06:46
    Bike
    '76 CB550 Super Sport
    Location
    On the road to nowhere...
    Posts
    6,703
    Quote Originally Posted by Dak S83 View Post
    Probably bought it as an investment All those goodies and it will still handle like shit..........(Dots added for effect)
    "Every time you set your ass on a bike, you're playing a game of Russian Roulette between yourself and your own stupidity."

  5. #13175
    Join Date
    6th July 2017 - 22:38
    Bike
    2006 Suzuki S83 Boulevard 1986 GSX750ESD
    Location
    Wanganui
    Posts
    59
    On the other side, if it only goes for a bit more than reserve it might be a hell of a bargain

    https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/mot...2547289536.htm

  6. #13176
    Join Date
    25th March 2004 - 17:22
    Bike
    RZ496/Street Triple R/GasGas/ etc etc
    Location
    Wellington. . ok the hutt
    Posts
    17,486
    Quote Originally Posted by Dak S83 View Post
    Jimmy Carr type laugh. HaHaHaHa
    I've been told. Dreaming`s free.
    Think I'll go, back to sleep.
    Everybody listen, voices in my head
    Everybody listen, do yours say, what mine says?

  7. #13177
    Join Date
    22nd July 2014 - 14:07
    Bike
    RD350LC
    Location
    Auckland
    Posts
    48
    Quote Originally Posted by sidecar bob View Post
    That bike, and a couple of others in that shop were stored in my workshop, until a personnel re shuffle a few months ago.
    Its the first i knew about Yosimura being involved with two strokes.
    I was intrigued by the Yoshi comment myself and did a bit more internet surfing. I looked up the word ( turns out to be surname ) Tsujimoto which is on the fairing of the aforementioned RG. A Satoshi Tsujimoto raced in Japan in the 80's , rode a 500 in the GP one year in Japan against Rainey and co, rode a GSX400r in the TT F3 in 1985 , I found the schedules , and Daytona 200 in 87 for Suzuki. The F3 bike built by Yoshimura . So possibly the reason for the comment, albeit totally incorrect in my opinion , we know the locals in Japan adorn vehicles their hero's and the like .

    Sent from my Lenovo YT-X705F using Tapatalk

  8. #13178
    Join Date
    20th January 2010 - 14:41
    Bike
    husaberg
    Location
    The Wild Wild West
    Posts
    10,143
    Quote Originally Posted by ojyamaha View Post
    I was intrigued by the Yoshi comment myself and did a bit more internet surfing. I looked up the word ( turns out to be surname ) Tsujimoto which is on the fairing of the aforementioned RG. A Satoshi Tsujimoto raced in Japan in the 80's , rode a 500 in the GP one year in Japan against Rainey and co, rode a GSX400r in the TT F3 in 1985 , I found the schedules , and Daytona 200 in 87 for Suzuki. The F3 bike built by Yoshimura . So possibly the reason for the comment, albeit totally incorrect in my opinion , we know the locals in Japan adorn vehicles their hero's and the like .

    Sent from my Lenovo YT-X705F using Tapatalk
    According to this 300 were adorned in Yoshimura colours
    https://www.justbikes.com.au/motorcy...00/JBFD3633912
    Quote Originally Posted by Katman View Post
    I reminder distinctly .




    Kinky is using a feather. Perverted is using the whole chicken

  9. #13179
    Join Date
    7th September 2009 - 09:47
    Bike
    Yo momma
    Location
    Podunk USA
    Posts
    4,514
    Quote Originally Posted by Dak S83 View Post
    On the other side, if it only goes for a bit more than reserve it might be a hell of a bargain

    https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/mot...2547289536.htm
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/133339833183
    .................................

  10. #13180
    Join Date
    25th March 2004 - 17:22
    Bike
    RZ496/Street Triple R/GasGas/ etc etc
    Location
    Wellington. . ok the hutt
    Posts
    17,486
    Nice colour. Silly bike but looks great there.
    I've been told. Dreaming`s free.
    Think I'll go, back to sleep.
    Everybody listen, voices in my head
    Everybody listen, do yours say, what mine says?

  11. #13181
    Join Date
    28th May 2006 - 19:35
    Bike
    suzuki
    Location
    lower hutt
    Posts
    7,095
    Quote Originally Posted by F5 Dave View Post
    Nice colour. Silly bike but looks great there.
    what's silly about them?. honda were brave in that era, although benelli had done the same nearly a decade earlier, they were at least trying something out. they were no wider than a gs1000 of the day and had very few faults considering.
    yip, some blew a fuse when racing but that's never happened before now has it?
    Honda go to work to sell stuff, sticking their neck out doing something like that is sometimes what's needed in business.
    they changed the face of motorcycling in many respects in 1969 with the CB750 and then let others ahead of them for the next decade so they were trying to do the same again.

  12. #13182
    Join Date
    9th October 2003 - 11:00
    Bike
    Kawasaki Versys 650
    Location
    Greytown
    Posts
    14,391
    Blog Entries
    3
    Quote Originally Posted by husaberg View Post
    According to this 300 were adorned in Yoshimura colours
    https://www.justbikes.com.au/motorcy...00/JBFD3633912
    My one was that colour. It was actually a nice paint job, especially for a Suzuki of that era.
    Friends are like balloons; if you stab them, they die.

  13. #13183
    Join Date
    24th September 2004 - 06:46
    Bike
    '76 CB550 Super Sport
    Location
    On the road to nowhere...
    Posts
    6,703
    Quote Originally Posted by jellywrestler View Post
    what's silly about them?. honda were brave in that era, although benelli had done the same nearly a decade earlier, they were at least trying something out. they were no wider than a gs1000 of the day and had very few faults considering.
    yip, some blew a fuse when racing but that's never happened before now has it?
    Honda go to work to sell stuff, sticking their neck out doing something like that is sometimes what's needed in business.
    they changed the face of motorcycling in many respects in 1969 with the CB750 and then let others ahead of them for the next decade so they were trying to do the same again.
    Well said that man. Benelli added basicly what was two CB500 cylinders for their 750 six and licenced the manufacture of Honda engines for their sohc 500-650 road bike range.
    "Every time you set your ass on a bike, you're playing a game of Russian Roulette between yourself and your own stupidity."

  14. #13184
    Join Date
    25th March 2004 - 17:22
    Bike
    RZ496/Street Triple R/GasGas/ etc etc
    Location
    Wellington. . ok the hutt
    Posts
    17,486
    The Honda ethos in racing has often, with notable exception, been Engine over everything. This is sort of the roadbike equivalent. And I agree, sometimes brave produces some interesting ideas.
    I've been told. Dreaming`s free.
    Think I'll go, back to sleep.
    Everybody listen, voices in my head
    Everybody listen, do yours say, what mine says?

  15. #13185
    Join Date
    8th January 2005 - 15:05
    Bike
    Triumph Speed Triple
    Location
    New Plymouth
    Posts
    8,939
    Blog Entries
    1
    The engineer responsible for that bike was the same guy who designed the RC166 250cc six. He had visited a USAF base and been impressed by the F4 Phantom. The orange and black instruments on that bike were inspired by the Phantom's gauges. So too was an exhaust system he had fabricated that made the bike sound like a Phantom. Sadly someone further up the financial food chain was not impressed by the idea and that exhaust was canned.


    PS From a long ago mostly forgotten magazine article.
    There is a grey blur, and a green blur. I try to stay on the grey one. - Joey Dunlop

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •