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Forum: Road warriors 01-15-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,501
Posted By Skidmarkart
Excellent work, I love the radiator relocation. I...

Excellent work, I love the radiator relocation. I was considering doing this to a SH, and had I gotten there, yours would have been the blueprint. Very nice bike, looks almost factory. Wish Honda had...
Forum: Road warriors 01-15-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,501
Posted By Skidmarkart
Yeeaahh, I think the folks who look at the at the...

Yeeaahh, I think the folks who look at the at the "spec" numbers the mags put out back then probably when to HP numbers, 0-60 times, then 0-100 times then 1/4 mile. Then they went and bought the...
Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 884
Posted By Skidmarkart
Funny, I had both those bikes (Katana 600 and...

Funny, I had both those bikes (Katana 600 and Seca 600). I have to say, both were pretty exceptional motorcycles. Not in a performance sense, but in a "they never broke or needed any maintenance......
Forum: Road warriors 01-02-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,501
Posted By Skidmarkart
Loved mine. Did everything well, but...

Loved mine.

Did everything well, but nothing amazing. Was super-fun to ride and made loads of USABLE power. Not the fastest bike out there, but you will not get left behind by one. Versus an I4,...
Forum: Road warriors 12-09-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,059
Posted By Skidmarkart
I think about it, but honestly that seems like...

I think about it, but honestly that seems like more project than I want to take-on right now. They did not sell to many of these bikes, so unlike a lot of other models, there is not a great deal of...
Forum: Road warriors 12-09-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,059
Posted By Skidmarkart
Thanks again folks, I have brake caliper rebuild...

Thanks again folks, I have brake caliper rebuild kits coming for the weekend... think I can manage that on my own. Also got some new EBC pads. I'll check that and if it is enough. If not, then new...
Forum: Road warriors 12-07-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,059
Posted By Skidmarkart
Thanks for the info... I am no mechanic,...

Thanks for the info...

I am no mechanic, the springs advice is fantastic. I read a lot about cartridge emulators being difficult to set-up properly. I will definitely take it to my mechanic. I...
Forum: Road warriors 12-07-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,603
Posted By Skidmarkart
I had one with a stage 1 jet kit and a Jardine...

I had one with a stage 1 jet kit and a Jardine pipe. It was s**t your pants scary fast, comfy, and handled decently. A good bike. Wish I had not sold it.
Forum: Road warriors 12-05-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,059
Posted By Skidmarkart
Suspension and Brake upgrade for mid 90's bike

Howdy all,

I have a nice old 90's bike that I thought I was going to sell, but in the course of fixing it up, I have really come to like it. I think I may keep it, but I would love to get a bit...
Forum: Road warriors 11-25-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,958
Posted By Skidmarkart
My two cents... I am a huge fan of the...

My two cents...

I am a huge fan of the v-twin engine and singles (thumpers). The engines are very predictable in their torque characteristics, and access that power at a much lower rpm than the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-25-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,648
Posted By Skidmarkart
I am admittedly biased, but the Dorsoduro 750 is...

I am admittedly biased, but the Dorsoduro 750 is a pretty frickin' sweet backroad whip. Imagine an SV650, that just did an eight ball of meth, with dirt bike seating position.
...
Forum: Road warriors 11-20-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,728
Posted By Skidmarkart
I don't think this ground has been covered in the...

I don't think this ground has been covered in the thread...

Dude, try a liter-class V-twin. Superhawk, RC51, TL1000S, TL1000R, SV1000 the Italians Ducati, Guzzi, Aprilia... huge usable torque,...
Forum: Road warriors 11-19-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,134
Posted By Skidmarkart
Pretty sure the 93-97 shock is the one that is...

Pretty sure the 93-97 shock is the one that is needed - with the remote reservoir. I am not positive it is the same link, but from what I have read, it is a bolt-in job (no machining is required)....
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,357
Posted By Skidmarkart
I am running Dunlop Sportmax, front and rear. I...

I am running Dunlop Sportmax, front and rear. I have used that tire a bunch and have always found it to be an excellent performer. BUT, I feel the weight of the bike is making me a little less...
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,357
Posted By Skidmarkart
It's funny, but I just do not feel all that...

It's funny, but I just do not feel all that confident on my GPZ1100 - but it is from coming from other more sport oriented bikes. My 180 tires on my VTR1000F and my Dorsoduro were scrubbed to the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,174
Posted By Skidmarkart
I do not have any suggestion on bikes, but I...

I do not have any suggestion on bikes, but I recently acquired my first sport tourer, and I really enjoy riding it (much to my surprise).

I am 39, in good shape, and have always enjoyed...
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,669
Posted By Skidmarkart
I do not know much about the maintenance of the...

I do not know much about the maintenance of the Dorsoduro - mine only has 4k on it. Depreciation, was severe for the first owner, I got the bike for a little over half price with 2k on it. However,...
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,134
Posted By Skidmarkart
Nice bike. I see you too are blessed with...

Nice bike.

I see you too are blessed with excellent decal colors. I didn't want to mess with the "stockness" of mine, so I got some 3M scotch print in white and grey carbon-fiber, then did a...
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,317
Posted By Skidmarkart
Damn, that makes me miss my yellow DR... best....

Damn, that makes me miss my yellow DR... best. bike. ever.

The CB500x is a friggin' tall bike. My friend had one, and I was shocked to see how big it was. I am 6'4", and it looked like a much...
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,669
Posted By Skidmarkart
I have a Dorsoduro 750. It's kind of the...

I have a Dorsoduro 750.

It's kind of the perfect in-town bike for me. I am tall 6'4" and it fits better than almost any bike I have been on. Yet, the experience of riding it is very sporty, and I...
Forum: Road warriors 11-02-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,134
Posted By Skidmarkart
EddyB - thanks man, very useful info! I'm a...

EddyB - thanks man, very useful info! I'm a little, tiny bit heavier (at 230lbs) but I think I can extrapolate some good info from your post. Nice to have another GPZ owner around on the thread!
...
Forum: Road warriors 11-02-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,134
Posted By Skidmarkart
Love this bike - she looks awesome. That's my...

Love this bike - she looks awesome. That's my favorite of the GS bodies, totally old skool, yet throughly modern in the body work it does have. Just curious, what's the thing on the front rotor in...
Forum: Road warriors 11-02-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,134
Posted By Skidmarkart
If memory serves me, that's an 86-88...

If memory serves me, that's an 86-88 GPZ900/Ninja900. I think it could have been an 85-89 if you were in a different market. Bike models came and went pretty quickly in those years, and it's hard to...
Forum: Road warriors 11-02-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,134
Posted By Skidmarkart
Oh, I am not really viewing it as an...

Oh, I am not really viewing it as an investment...

I knew when I bought it I would probably spend too much much money bringing it back to life (and I did). Modding will only make to worse, but I...
Forum: Road warriors 11-02-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,134
Posted By Skidmarkart
Yeah, correct it's pretty much a ZRX with a...

Yeah, correct it's pretty much a ZRX with a fairing. It's funny, this one was such a poor seller, but the year they quit making it Suzuki has such a smash-hit with the Bandit 1200 and then the ZRX...
Forum: Road warriors 11-01-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,134
Posted By Skidmarkart
Wicked Is it wrong to mod a nice old stock bike?

Okay, philosophically I am generally opposed to mods, even pipes...

Not trying to make decisions for anyone else, but I like my bikes stock. Last year I ran across a beautiful old GPZ1100e. I...
Forum: Road warriors 10-30-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,078
Posted By Skidmarkart
Ah - I missed that... Okay, the ZX11...

Ah - I missed that...

Okay, the ZX11 (ZZR1100) is still in play, ZX-10R, GPZ900, Concours, also the CBR1000F (watch for frame rust, they had a problem with that if the paint/coating got corroded)...
Forum: Road warriors 10-30-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,078
Posted By Skidmarkart
I have a 1996 GPZ1100e that I use as a DD. I...

I have a 1996 GPZ1100e that I use as a DD. I really enjoy it. Comfy, fast, I can work on a lot of things on the bike (and I am no mechanic). I rarely have any trouble. Despite selling few in the USA,...
Forum: Road warriors 10-28-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,480
Posted By Skidmarkart
Aprilia Dorsoduro 750 - EFI, ABS, upright...

Aprilia Dorsoduro 750 -

EFI, ABS, upright riding position (think dirt bike) big wide handlebars so you can muscle it around. Luggage available (I would hate to see what Aprilia charges for this),...
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,209
Posted By Skidmarkart
Both of your choices are good, I think you would...

Both of your choices are good, I think you would like either one. My two cents...

The Wee will hustle past traffic if your are already going 65-70 much faster than a KLR. Like say you want to pass...
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,738
Posted By Skidmarkart
Love it... It's like 75% of the custom things I...

Love it... It's like 75% of the custom things I would have done to a Bolt, already knocked out. Lets see one with some dirt road tires and a high-pipe! Something tells me this is not going to be a...
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 12,550
Posted By Skidmarkart
I like it - it is genuinely something different....

I like it - it is genuinely something different. People seem to always b**ch about motorcycles always being the same, then complain when someone does something different. This looks like a fun bike...
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,298
Posted By Skidmarkart
I am 6'4" and have found most "super sport" style...

I am 6'4" and have found most "super sport" style bikes to be uncomfortable in the extreme. That said, I like a lot of power and sport style riding, and most of my ride is in the city (daily...
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 176,587
Posted By Skidmarkart
My local shop has a Ninja 300 streetfighter for...

My local shop has a Ninja 300 streetfighter for sale... it's frickin' cool! I am usually not a fan of these, but this one looks like something from the factory. I would add a belly fairing to protect...
Forum: Road warriors 09-24-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,567
Posted By Skidmarkart
"1st: I wish it to be my final bike. I do not...

"1st: I wish it to be my final bike. I do not desire to keep moving on and on, spending more money on more bikes, and learning and getting more "things" on how to do their maintenance (aka,...
Forum: Road warriors 09-23-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,324
Posted By Skidmarkart
Well, I guess I don't know s**t from Shinola...

Well, I guess I don't know s**t from Shinola either... but I would still never remove a stuck pilot with a drill :D
Forum: The Garage 09-23-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,288
Posted By Skidmarkart
My folks put Costco laminate in six years ago,...

My folks put Costco laminate in six years ago, they got it for something like $1/sqft. At first I was against it, but after it was installed (which was done in 1 day with two guys who had never done...
Forum: Road warriors 09-23-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,324
Posted By Skidmarkart
Okay - LONG delayed response, but if anyone gives...

Okay - LONG delayed response, but if anyone gives a s**t, or looks back in the future, here's the verdict... drilled out pilot jet hole, by some stupid a**hole at some point. It took FOREVER to track...
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,051
Posted By Skidmarkart
Well, in any case, give twins a try. I...

Well, in any case, give twins a try.

I don't care if I ever ride another 4 cylinder bike, ever. No offense to anyone who likes them. Just my preference. BUT, my needs are a lot like yours. I want...
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,051
Posted By Skidmarkart
There's a list below my post, not bikes I have...

There's a list below my post, not bikes I have owned (well not all anyway) but one I suggest for you. Honestly, I just sold my Superhawk. It was exactly what you describe. I just saw you are local...
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