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Old 10-31-2012, 08:28 AM   #136
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Just to address the comments about the front disc rotor being no longer available for the GTS. This is not true. I recently got one through CMSNL.com and it was a lot less than $800 also, even with shipping to Australia. They were out of stock for something like a year waiting for a new production batch, but they are now in stock again at 268 euros.
Holy Smokes! All I need now is to decide if I can live with my GTS.
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Old 10-31-2012, 08:47 PM   #137
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Talk about a conversation piece.....that rotor's got "Plan 9 from Outer Space" all over it. You oughta put the old one on display!
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:39 AM   #138
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Talk about a conversation piece.....that rotor's got "Plan 9 from Outer Space" all over it. You oughta put the old one on display!
about as rare as people who know about the movie Plan 9 from outer Space as well
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:55 PM   #139
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about as rare as people who know about the movie Plan 9 from outer Space as well


That'll need a sturdy string if you float it in the air.
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:54 AM   #140
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GTS has still got "it"

I spent the day yesterday taking and learning how to teach the MSF Advanced Rider Course (ARC). The GTS did just fine, having more ground clearance than I could use and giving an especially good account of herself in braking exercises.

It was not much above freezing in the morning (the old back tire was a bit scary at high lean angles until it got warmed up) but it was fabulously warm by the afternoon.
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:00 AM   #141
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When I had my VFR800 for a while I rode with a friend that had a GTS. He chewed the tires off that bike, and I rode over my head in effort to keep up. His boots, and foot pegs were ground down heavily.


I've wanted one ever since.
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:19 AM   #142
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When I had my VFR800 for a while I rode with a friend that had a GTS. He chewed the tires off that bike, and I rode over my head in effort to keep up. His boots, and foot pegs were ground down heavily.


I've wanted one ever since.
I wish I could say I was doing the same thing - but I guess I'm just a wuss! I'm sure one of the magazine reports indicated that the GTS didn't have great ground clearance. Despite being heeled over close to the edge of the contact patch, my boots and pegs were still several inches off the ground I believe.

If I'd moved back onto the balls of my feet here, I'd probably have 4"+ of ground clearance.
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:18 AM   #143
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I do miss mine. I'd love to find a 94 with the Krauser bags on the day I actually have enough money to buy one. I just loved that motor.
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:54 AM   #144
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Glad to see this thread again!
KLR, mine's still here, although it's now priced NOT to sell!



I'll be riding my '94 to WV in June for the 20th Anniversary GTS 'Fest:

http://www.ladj.com/gtsrally/index.php
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:05 AM   #145
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I'll be riding my '94 to WV in June for the 20th Anniversary GTS 'Fest:

http://www.ladj.com/gtsrally/index.php
I was going to go to that - Work has interfered with my plans, unfortunately.
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:14 AM   #146
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Glad to see this thread again!
KLR, mine's still here, although it's now priced NOT to sell!
I keep a look out for one.
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:20 AM   #147
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I keep a look out for one.
There's one on eBay right now in Texas - Seems to be in reasonable condition, although it does have more signs of use than many. Also one on Craigslist, Fla Treasure Coast - but it has been crashed and needs replacement bodywork so probably better as a parts bike.
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:46 PM   #148
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That ebay bike looked a little rough. cracked headlight and the plastic on the left looks all cracked to hell and badly repaired. Won't buy one with an "I could adapt the FZR exhaust".

It could be a lot of bike for the $3000 though. Not sure I have the skills to get this back to where it needs to be.
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:26 AM   #149
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Just to address the comments about the front disc rotor being no longer available for the GTS. This is not true. I recently got one through CMSNL.com and it was a lot less than $800 also, even with shipping to Australia. They were out of stock for something like a year waiting for a new production batch, but they are now in stock again at 268 euros.

I tried the website but it seems to be down. Any other way to get in touch with these folks?
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:49 AM   #150
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Works for me.

http://www.cmsnl.com/yamaha-gts1000aec-1993_model9948/disc-brake-assy_4bh2581t01/
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