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Old 04-22-2011, 08:46 PM   #31
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The rear wheel had a couple of ounces of weight on it at almost exactly 180 degrees from where it needed to be. I expect she will be even smoother now and hope the irritating vibration will be entirely gone.
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Old 04-23-2011, 06:44 AM   #32
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Didn't someone race one of these in WERA or something? I seem to remember they called it Shamu or something.

I happened to see this pic this am. Made me cringe.

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Old 04-23-2011, 06:49 AM   #33
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Old 04-23-2011, 09:26 AM   #34
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Ouch!

Still, if the main frame is OK, that could easily be turned into something nice.

For the first time in my long history of motorcycle ownership, I do find myself concerned about maintaining originality. I added flashing LEDs to supplement the brake lights and went to great lengths to add the wiring in a fully-reversible fashion rather than my usual cut, solder and drill holes approach. Decided against several GPS mounting options for the same reason.
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Old 04-23-2011, 03:26 PM   #35
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Regards that picture of the crashed GTS.
Under that upper fairing, is a very elaborate soft metal subframe onto which the hideously complex wiring system is intertwined.
That will have been severely bent out of shape, and is not replaceable.
I know because that's what happened to mine after I dropped it in my driveway.
It could be straightened, but that's going to be one hell of a job.
The only hope for that bike is possibly some sort of streetfighter project etc.
Or get another and use that one for spares.
This is what we need to bear in mind when buying this sort of bike.
Manufacturers are only legally required to offer spare parts for a bike for up to 10 years are it has been discontinued.
After that, it's a question of luck.
The exception to that are BMW.
I doubt there will be anything left at Yamaha now for a bike which was produced in a very small number.
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Old 04-23-2011, 03:37 PM   #36
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headlight taped up like on a track day...
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Old 04-23-2011, 04:12 PM   #37
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The rear wheel had a couple of ounces of weight on it at almost exactly 180 degrees from where it needed to be. I expect she will be even smoother now and hope the irritating vibration will be entirely gone.
Nice little 75-mile afternoon jaunt round the back roads... The high speed vibe has indeed vanished.

This bike is smooth with a capital Smoo! Loving it!
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Old 04-30-2011, 01:42 PM   #38
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Another perfect riding day and she's ready to go.


Got another IBR plate in yesterday. Need to order an ADV sticker for that big hugger.
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Old 08-06-2011, 11:25 AM   #39
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Nice day out by the (super high) Mississippi river back in June


She is now out of commission while I rebuild the seized ABS unit. Almost all stripped and cleaned but currently stuck trying to work the pistons out of the pump units. Scratching my head figuring out what to try next.
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Old 08-18-2011, 05:10 PM   #40
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Just wondering if anyone knows of any taller handlebars.
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Old 08-18-2011, 05:18 PM   #41
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A couple of manufacturers made raised bars or a new top triple clamp that would take conventional one-piece tubular bars. None currently being manufactured so you'll just need to keep your eyes open.
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Old 08-19-2011, 07:06 AM   #42
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I did stop by 'all sports' or whatever it's called in Decatur, AL when I was there last month. They had a GTS1000 for sale with about 11k miles for something like $3600 price on it. Looked like some right side tip-over damage on the pipe and maybe lower faring. Seemed to be in OK shape overall. I have photos on my other computer if anyone is interested.

VERY nice example at Barber's museum as well (on display when I was there).
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Old 08-19-2011, 07:37 AM   #43
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I was just in Decatur a couple of weeks ago and had no idea there was a GTS there. However, I visited Barber last week and had a good look at the GTS on display. A truly pristine example with zero miles.
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Old 08-19-2011, 07:39 AM   #44
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I was just in Decatur a couple of weeks ago and had no idea there was a GTS there. However, I visited Barber last week and had a good look at the GTS on display. A truly pristine example with zero miles.
I wonder if that was the example that showed up on ebay a few months back...some dealer kept one in crate until now and sold it. Zero miles.
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Old 08-19-2011, 08:05 AM   #45
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I think Barber has had one for a while so they probably bought it back when it was a current model.
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