Nice bike,dude! I like the vintage look. Heres my bike. 02' GSX-R1000 Some mild work. Made 152whp when I had it dynoed at Marcus Dairy a while back. Perfect wheelie bike. I can ride sitdowns up to 150mph (sitdowns tend to shake the back tire when I kick it into 4th and reach 150mph), standups to atleast 160mph. I think I spend more time on one wheel than 2 when I'm on the highway.
I don't know where the picture of the gixxer went from 2 posts up, but I want to see it!
Update on ole Suzi Q: I put ethanol free 90 octane in her last thursday... Did not like that at all. Bike ran lean as all hell, no power anywhere, popped and sputtered, needed constant idle adjustment, just overall felt like a piece of junk. Ran down into the reserve yesterday, filled it up with premium and every issue is now gone. I also lost over 10mpg running the ethanol free fuel.
In other news, my birthday yielded me a reallll nice Drag Specialties mechanical speedometer, now I'm just waiting for my new speedo cable to show up before I can install it, and clubman bars are about to get ordered
I seriously hope that when you crash doing that stuff that you don't take any bystanders with you. Don't give me any of that "It's just me at risk when I ride" crap either. The roads are not your private playground, other people use them all the time, and at 150 mph that 400-pound bike will go right through any car or bike that happens to get in your way, even if they didn't intend to be in your way.
And when you do crash, I just hope that you keep enough skin for the grafts you're going to need, and that your insurance will pay for it. Otherwise you're gonna be in a world of hurt outside the actual hurting. Assuming, of course, that you survive.
I'm gonna worry about that after I figure out my forks. I feel like they are slightly tweaked but I don't really know. Something just feels slightly off up front. Right now I'm just catching up all the maintenence and keeping the miles from racking up on my truck. While making sure not to get attached seeing as I want a 600 after I get more experience
I can't believe I actually did what I said I would do in such a timely fashion. Painted the frame yesterday! All that is left purple is the passenger handle, the swing arm, and the plate the handle bars mount to
Well the kicker is I don't want to put money into this thing because I know I'm going to ditch it after christmas for most likely a Bandit 600 or SV650. I'm really torn between those two bikes... Like them both, love V-twin sound, love 4 cylinder sound, love the prices on them, etc lol. They're 2 of the best bikes in the price range I've seen. Range will be under 2500