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    Shaping up there !

    What's the end game on this one?



    Im spending most of my effort on mt Spitfire at present. Im doing Physio for a back trauma.... so the 7R has been ridden.... about 120 miles this year

    She needs some love.


    Can't bare to ditch her.... even for a Triumph 675....


    Shes just class still... assuming you can find decent fuel. E10 is terrible for these.



    675 is probably the only bike that has turned my head from the 7r since the Honda SP2, but that was when i was on a 9R and that was ages ago !!

    so anyway...

    What's the plan Nightdare?


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    Quote Originally Posted by ATAG_Highseas View Post
    Shaping up there !

    What's the end game on this one?
    Not to be the fastest, most expensive, most extreme, most beautiful bike
    The end game on this one is that I can say, and everyone sees "this is my bike"


    Im spending most of my effort on mt Spitfire at present. Im doing Physio for a back trauma.... so the 7R has been ridden.... about 120 miles this year

    She needs some love.


    Can't bare to ditch her.... even for a Triumph 675....


    Shes just class still... assuming you can find decent fuel. E10 is terrible for these.

    “There is no question when the old lady lifts her skirts she can run.”


    Take it easy with the Grand Old Lady, before we know it, she might just become a museum piece in 10 years

    (Also take it easy with your back, don't turn into a museum piece yet )


    E10 is environmental poison, developed to kill all those "nasty polluting old wrecks"
    I only throw in V-Power (E5), yeah, the crap is expensive, but so are rare parts like throttle bodies or repairs after blowing out the gaskets




    675 is probably the only bike that has turned my head from the 7r since the Honda SP2, but that was when i was on a 9R and that was ages ago !!
    Yeah, Triumph made a real sexy bike with that 675

    I can honestly state that no bike enamours me more than the 1000 K5

    I kinda like the MV Agusta F4 1000 monoposto, almost considered buying one instead of this K5
    But it's an MV, so looks and performance can be expected, reliability,... not so much
    And though I want my bike to be beautiful, I also want to ride it as much as possible



    so anyway...

    What's the plan Nightdare?


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    So they're in



    This of course didn't go without a hitch
    OEM discs fit, but you need a different sprocket
    First off, my chain/sprocket set is just barely 4000 miles old, so I didn't want to change it yet, so all I needed was a 530 sprocket,
    but when ordering, we found out, that due to these wheels being mostly bought by racers, 530 isn't a stock item, 520 sure, 525, not a problem either,... but 530?
    Nope!

    So 1 day before getting the wheels fitted, I had to call around for about an hour, (Not many hits on Google around here) finally finding 1 shop that had a fitting sprocket in 530 in stock, ended up riding 160 miles to get it
    And when it came time to mount, the sprocket didn't fit
    The hub ring it went over was 75.95mm, the hole in the sprocket 75.90
    So 20 minutes and a piece of sandpaper later, it was on there (luckily the main body of the sprocket was aluminum)

    But it didn't end there, turned out the dustseals that were fitted on the wheel were too big, lucky again, OEM Suzuki seals fit, unlucky again, my shop didn't have them in stock, so they had to be overnighted

    When I came in the other morning, they were just done, then it was off to the Suspension specialist getting everything refurbished and upgraded for my weight, arrived with 10 minutes to spare for my appointment

    Was given the opportunity to disassemble/assemble forks and shock myself when I asked for a quotation and an appointment, so I jumped at that chance (mostly for the learning experience, the lesser labor costs were a bonus)

    So off I went, had experience with the rear, but the front was new for me





    And the endresult:




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    Well, been riding around for quite a while now and I have to say, my bike handles like a dream
    Sure it's the sum of all parts, upgraded suspension, new rubber, but my previous K5 had those changes as well, without the rims, but never was as light-footed as this
    Apart from simply easier to lean over, I've got much more a feeling of being in control of the bike in turns, contrary to before, with the bike trying to control the turns

    It's quite a hefty price for an upgrade, a suspension refurb/upgrade is about half the price (That is, if one does not go for full race-spec) for a comparable change in handling
    but I feel I've gotten my money's worth
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightdare View Post
    Well, been riding around for quite a while now and I have to say, my bike handles like a dream
    Sure it's the sum of all parts, upgraded suspension, new rubber, but my previous K5 had those changes as well, without the rims, but never was as light-footed as this
    Apart from simply easier to lean over, I've got much more a feeling of being in control of the bike in turns, contrary to before, with the bike trying to control the turns

    It's quite a hefty price for an upgrade, a suspension refurb/upgrade is about half the price (That is, if one does not go for full race-spec) for a comparable change in handling
    but I feel I've gotten my money's worth
    Nice one mate
    Your scoot is looking great and happy to hear the upgrades are giving worthy and positive feedback. Always nice to treat oneself now and then.

    I skimp on a lot of things in life but when I walk into a bike shop the credit card gets nervous.
    My biggest fear is that when I kick the bucket one day the family sells all my bike stuff for what a 'told them' it cost, not what I really paid for it all.
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    I seem to have acquired one of these by accident last week from here. Bit of crossover between this and other 2 bikes I have but 13thFloorMonk was a slick salesman and it couldn’t resist. The first ride is tomorrow.

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    Hi again. Not really spent much time on here since the Oculus Rift CV1 was released and jumped over to DCS. How many years has that been?


    Now TF are finally developing VR support, I intend to remedy that and reaquaint myself with old, but merciless friends. Oh my poor old Blennie.

    Since I have been gone, I have also reaquainted myself with two other old friends, namely two bikes out of maybe two dozen I have owned that I immediately regretted trading in. I bought them and wanting them in showroom condition just as the originals, thet were stripped to the last nut and bolt and fully rebuilt. Every single seal, bush and bearing, plus 100s of nuts and bolts that were either rusty or wrong, were replaced with genuine ones.

    My 43 year old Yam DT175mx. Less than 2000 genuine miles on the clock and the classic bike appraiser said it is of museum quality, unique and should not be ridden more than 50 miles a year. So hung with my own petard with that one. I do see his point though. Its the lowest known provenanced mileage one in the country so far as he knows. If I ride it much, I slash its value by half.
    Had one brand new in 1980 and got into motorcycle rallies soon after. The DT was king off road, but riding long distances with full camping gear, not so much. It was traded in for a Honda Superdream at two months old. I really missed it.


    Bummer not being able to ride it, apart from a quck ride around the village a few times a year, did not think of that when restoring it. I was gobsmacked when the appraiser told me how he expected the bidding to go in the right auction.







    My 25 year old VFR750. I had one brand new in 1997 and a couple of years later, traded it in for the new fuel injected Honda CBR1100xx Superblackbird. Knew I had made a big mistake within 20 miles. The VFR750 gen 4 was voted the best mass produced, road motorcycle ever made by the motorcycle press. I tend to agree. A few bikes followed the VFR, but none came close to the feeling of quality and durability it gives off.

    Project completed Xmas 2019. It has 30k on the clock, so thankfully I have no problem adding to them. DT is worth twice as much according to the appraiser.



    I must be the only biker in the world to junk Goodrich braided brake hoses and scour the world for new old stock genuine brake lines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinkicker View Post
    Hi again. Not really spent much time on here since the Oculus Rift CV1 was released and jumped over to DCS. How many years has that been?


    Now TF are finally developing VR support, I intend to remedy that and reaquaint myself with old, but merciless friends. Oh my poor old Blennie.

    Since I have been gone, I have also reaquainted myself with two other old friends, namely two bikes out of maybe two dozen I have owned that I immediately regretted trading in. I bought them and wanting them in showroom condition just as the originals, thet were stripped to the last nut and bolt and fully rebuilt. Every single seal, bush and bearing, plus 100s of nuts and bolts that were either rusty or wrong, were replaced with genuine ones.

    My 43 year old Yam DT175mx. Less than 2000 genuine miles on the clock and the classic bike appraiser said it is of museum quality, unique and should not be ridden more than 50 miles a year. So hung with my own petard with that one. I do see his point though. Its the lowest known provenanced mileage one in the country so far as he knows. If I ride it much, I slash its value by half.
    Had one brand new in 1980 and got into motorcycle rallies soon after. The DT was king off road, but riding long distances with full camping gear, not so much. It was traded in for a Honda Superdream at two months old. I really missed it.


    Bummer not being able to ride it, apart from a quck ride around the village a few times a year, did not think of that when restoring it. I was gobsmacked when the appraiser told me how he expected the bidding to go in the right auction.





    Tinkicker, that's just....gobsmacking!

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    Very nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthursmedley View Post
    Tinkicker, that's just....gobsmacking!

    Thanks. One thing that the appraiser was over the moon about is that it has a provenance file documenting it from when it was being built on the production line in Japan during August 1978, right up to the present. The full restoration was fully documented with pics, all receipts ect.

    The restoration story is basically a printed out forum thread about the restoration.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinkicker View Post
    My 43 year old Yam DT175mx. Less than 2000 genuine miles on the clock and the classic bike appraiser said it is of museum quality, unique and should not be ridden more than 50 miles a year. So hung with my own petard with that one. I do see his point though. Its the lowest known provenanced mileage one in the country so far as he knows. If I ride it much, I slash its value by half.
    I'll be honest: I wouldn't be a good owner for that bike, for I'd be riding it 'til it's done


    My 25 year old VFR750. I had one brand new in 1997 and a couple of years later, traded it in for the new fuel injected Honda CBR1100xx Superblackbird. Knew I had made a big mistake within 20 miles. The VFR750 gen 4 was voted the best mass produced, road motorcycle ever made by the motorcycle press. I tend to agree. A few bikes followed the VFR, but none came close to the feeling of quality and durability it gives off.
    R24 and R36
    Still love the looks of those, they became bigger and bulkier after that
    Wouldn't mind getting an R24 (in white) some day

    I must be the only biker in the world to junk Goodrich braided brake hoses and scour the world for new old stock genuine brake lines.
    Yes, yes you are
    Since parts usually go out of production after 10 years, you just put -at minimum- 9 year expired rubber lines on something capable of hitting 150mph
    (seems from the parts sites, '97 were the last ones those lines were used on and not on any followup models)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinkicker View Post

    August 1978,
    I thought it was an early monoshocker. I've never seen a blue one outside of a Yamaha sales brochure and I don't think the red ones had 'Enduro' on the side panels? DT175MX? Oh the memories!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthursmedley View Post
    I thought it was an early monoshocker. I've never seen a blue one outside of a Yamaha sales brochure and I don't think the red ones had 'Enduro' on the side panels? DT175MX? Oh the memories!
    Made on the production line in Japan during August 1978. Number 358 of the production run and made specifically for the UK 1979 model year. It was offered in four colours.



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    It's not me but my friend Bruce in 1977 on a 74 Honda Elsinore 125 with the lay-down shock kit with Boge Mulhollands. Bike experts will know about the shock position The pic is actually from a freeze of a home movie I took. Quietest nerdiest guy you'd ever meet but get him on a bike in a race and he turns into a savage... lol


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    I got a Cervelo Aspero last year, and have really had fun riding gravel with it. I just wish I lived closer to areas where I can ride mostly these gravels. I will say that when I am on road sections it is noticeably slower for the same wattage, but I kinda figure that's expected with 40mm tires pumped to 35 psi rather than a decked-out Tarmac with cotton turbos at 80 psi.
    I do find myself wishing that the road sections end a whole lot sooner because I hate going so much slower than I normally would be lol.

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    Add a dolan Rebus to your cervelo, pump it to 100psi with 23mm tyres and blat the open roads at 30mph when you feel the roads are too slow mate. Show these 2 wheeled engine driven (motor) bikers what speed means.

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    S!~
    Happy New Year all. Few pix of some of my vintage bikes. Red one is a 1979 BMW R100RT -983cc - airhead with a 7 piece fairing- original but the paint , Great cruiser. The brat style is a 1981 Kawasaki KZ750LTD- stripped down- aggressive tires- it wheelies if you hammer down. Fast bike. Lastly a 1978 Honda CB750- put a geek-chique period correct Windjammer III on it - took off the seat and put a scarf down for a small ass pad. Fast bike - great fun. Ill try to post some of the other riders I enjoy here in Central Minnesota! Lets go!

    S!~ AKA_Blasto

    PS> Sorry about the crazy angles- I took no time to rectify the photos for posting - forgive me- call it a 60's 'Batman" angle...
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    Went out for a sail yesterday in our boat Lady Too, and this morning found a photo of us in the Seattle Times. Don't know how long the paper keeps the link to the article live, including just the photoSeattle Times 1.5.22.jpg Don't quite know what I am doing, so not sure of the results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKA_Blasto View Post
    S!~
    Happy New Year all. Few pix of some of my vintage bikes. Red one is a 1979 BMW R100RT -983cc - airhead with a 7 piece fairing- original but the paint , Great cruiser. The brat style is a 1981 Kawasaki KZ750LTD- stripped down- aggressive tires- it wheelies if you hammer down. Fast bike. Lastly a 1978 Honda CB750- put a geek-chique period correct Windjammer III on it - took off the seat and put a scarf down for a small ass pad. Fast bike - great fun. Ill try to post some of the other riders I enjoy here in Central Minnesota! Lets go!

    S!~ AKA_Blasto

    PS> Sorry about the crazy angles- I took no time to rectify the photos for posting - forgive me- call it a 60's 'Batman" angle...
    Great stuff... I have owned almost all of those bikes at one time or another.

    Now I own newer, but actually still kinda old types.

    I have a 1998 Yamaha YZF 600R which I love because it offers both performance and comfort... I can tour all day on it and go for extended trips, but it will wheelie at the drop of a hat since it has 100 + hp and weighs 450 lbs. It was actually 600 Supersport champion for two years after it was released, but still has an ultra comfortable seating position compared to today's crotch rockets. More like a Honda VFR without the pork. And gets 50 miles per Imperial gallon.

    I also have a 2014 Suzuki GSX-650F which a little heftier, but is a budget tourer par excellence... gets 65 + miles per Imperial gallon while still having more than enough power to zip past lines of cars when called on to do so. Its also ultra reliable.... I took it across Canada, 9000 km without a single hiccup.

    I used to own bigger bikes, 1100's and 1200's, but after nearly getting killed by a guy who came across the center line, (he was on his cellphone and while I avoided the headon, he clipped my rear tire and put me into a high speed wobble and I highsided... ) I decided to go with lighter, more maneuverable bikes.
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    S!~
    Happy New Year all. Few pix of some of my vintage bikes. Red one is a 1979 BMW R100RT -983cc - airhead with a 7 piece fairing- original but the paint , Great cruiser. The brat style is a 1981 Kawasaki KZ750LTD- stripped down- aggressive tires- it wheelies if you hammer down. Fast bike. Lastly a 1978 Honda CB750- put a geek-chique period correct Windjammer III on it - took off the seat and put a scarf down for a small ass pad. Fast bike - great fun. Ill try to post some of the other riders I enjoy here in Central Minnesota! Lets go!

    S!~ AKA_Blasto

    PS> Sorry about the crazy angles- I took no time to rectify the photos for posting - forgive me- call it a 60's 'Batman" angle...


    I like that Bare-Bones Kawa!
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    Re: Show Us Your Bike(s)

    Damn, laid her down last week

    Had to suddenly brake for a car that decided to hesitate before an empty roundabout
    Cold and wet, cold tires, wipe!
    Irony that, since I now had an extra set of rims, I decided to do this winter with Pilot Roads, instead of keeping my Marcesini's with S22 mounted

    More a hard drop than a slide
    I landed on my hand, arm and head, luckily the helmet did it's job
    Sore knuckles on the right, sore fingers on the left (the latter from the handlebar being slammed out of my hand on impact)
    Big bump on my forearm, put an icepack on it the moment I got home
    Unfortunately, the inside of my right hand apparantly took the grip harder than my knuckles did the asphalt, so as the evening progressed, my hand started to swell
    Oh well, starting to diminish already



    Damage Calculation: €4400, Excluding my helmet
    Jacket, pants, gloves, boots are fine, minor scuffs

    I'm well insured, just hope the plastics are still available in color
    (A problem I came across with my old 750, which at the time was a later modelyear and already more than 5 years ago)
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