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Old 07-26-2011, 02:11 PM   #1111
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Leebo .....

I know what you mean ..... just blipping the throttle and hearing the induction snarl on my K5 gixxer would make the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end. It 'connected' with one's soul.



More from Sunday up at Arisaig ...



When some got carried away with the twsties and missed the turn off ....we pulled over and waited for them to realise and return.



Some of the group arriving ...... Jeni


Mike .....


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Old 07-26-2011, 02:20 PM   #1112
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On along the B8008 coast road that winds it way past the beaches ...





Found a nice spot to stop ......













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Old 07-28-2011, 06:46 AM   #1113
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Few more from last Sunday ...... The beaches near Arisaig on the B8008....










Ready to roll again.....



Back on to the B8008 heading north to Morar ...







Bikes, bends, blue sky & beaches .....Life don't get much better than this ...

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Old 07-28-2011, 09:38 AM   #1114
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Thanks for the S100RR Review! I understand how personal bike fit and performance can be (it's TALL Mike for that reason..6'5")... give the new gixxer a spin and see what she's got. I doubt the New Suzuki gives up any handling... Gotta love that snarl too!

Awesome pictures! (Sarah too!) Wish I didn't have to hop the pond to join in...

Shiny side up, Throttle on, Leaning in!
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Old 07-28-2011, 10:27 AM   #1115
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Kamchat you have a very good eye for photography, the subject matter doesn't hurt.

What model Suzuki is the bronze one, and is that a factory color or custom paint?
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Old 07-28-2011, 10:42 AM   #1116
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Kamchat you have a very good eye for photography, the subject matter doesn't hurt.

What model Suzuki is the bronze one, and is that a factory color or custom paint?

It's a GSX-R 750 K9, if I am not mistaken. And it's a factory color. Nice one as well.

The thread stil rocks. Following since the beginning, as you might remember - it just doesn't get worse.... damn.
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Old 07-28-2011, 01:48 PM   #1117
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Thanks for the S100RR Review! I understand how personal bike fit and performance can be (it's TALL Mike for that reason..6'5")... give the new gixxer a spin and see what she's got. I doubt the New Suzuki gives up and handling... Gotta love that snarl too!

Awesome pictures! (Sarah too!) Wish I didn't have to hop the pond to join in...

Shiny side up, Throttle on, Leaning in!

Cheers mate ..... I hope to get a ride on the current gixxer in the next week ..... will let you know how I get on with it.
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Old 07-28-2011, 01:55 PM   #1118
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Kamchat you have a very good eye for photography, the subject matter doesn't hurt.

What model Suzuki is the bronze one, and is that a factory color or custom paint?


Thanks for the ......... AllBlackPearl is spot on ..... it is a GSXR750 and that was a factory colour scheme (although not a very common one)... David got the bike new in April 2010 and I am not sure if it is a K10 model or a K9 (there is no difference other than colour options).

These pics were taken just after he got it...





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Old 07-28-2011, 02:06 PM   #1119
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It's a GSX-R 750 K9, if I am not mistaken. And it's a factory color. Nice one as well.

The thread stil rocks. Following since the beginning, as you might remember - it just doesn't get worse.... damn.

I do remember .... there are some of your own great pics back on the thread.
Thanks again for the comments ..... it's good to know you keep an eye on the thread and still enjoy popping in. Have you managed to get out on the fazer much this summer ?
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Old 07-30-2011, 05:16 PM   #1120
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Out today - testing the big gixxer ......





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Old 07-30-2011, 05:21 PM   #1121
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Old 07-30-2011, 05:56 PM   #1122
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The big gixxer in Galashiels....

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Old 07-31-2011, 10:33 AM   #1123
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Saltire Suzuki in Edinburgh kindly let us take the bike for two and a half hours ..so we headed down the A7 to Galashiels.........

Sarah on the 1000





'All change' - Sarah back on her 750 and myself on the 1000.
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Old 07-31-2011, 10:44 AM   #1124
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My verdict on the Gixxer? - I loved it ...but then I do love gixxers ..... This one is not quite as 'ballsy' as my old K5 but it still retains some of that gixxer spirit and soul.

the BMW I tested last week with all it's electronic wizzadry is probably the better bike on paper ..... but is it worth nearly 3,000 extra ? - Not as far as I am concerned. (I have also heard a lot about the BMW having engine and gearbox issues from several people ) .


Quite a few bikes out taking advantage of the sunshine ....



Arriving in Galashiels



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Old 07-31-2011, 10:48 AM   #1125
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Time for some light refreshment ..... It's a pleasant spot to stop .....





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