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Old 04-19-2010, 04:08 PM   #1
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70's and 80's modernized superbikes

I have become enamored with modernized versions of classic 80's ujms. gs1000's, kz1000's, cb1100's with gixxer, zx, and cbrr swingarm and forks, ohlins shocks and modern wide tires ... check Bull Dock or Sanctuary custom shops for pretty incredible builds of the classics.

Something so cool about the simple air cooled beasts with steel frames and bikini fairings. Modern street fighters are for the most part way too swoopy for me, except the speed triple and the monsters. I guess the xr1200 is close, but I just can't drink that cool aid...if harley put the helicon in it, then maybe... but I digress...

anyone else like modernized 70's and 80's superbikes?
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Old 04-19-2010, 05:29 PM   #2
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Old 04-19-2010, 07:06 PM   #3
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I love them, I really want an old Japanese turbo bike to kit out....
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Old 04-19-2010, 08:22 PM   #4
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They're kind of the ultimate extension of the UJM superbikes back in the day that had to be built, not bought.
The one thing that does become obvious real quick once you bolt on modern suspenders is how much chassis technology has improved
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Old 04-19-2010, 08:32 PM   #5
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The original 1150 GS:

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Old 04-19-2010, 09:21 PM   #6
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No, it's a GS1150. ESD, I believe. Dyslexia abounds in Road Warriors as in GSpot, apparently.
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Old 04-19-2010, 11:58 PM   #7
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No, it's a GS1150. ESD, I believe. Dyslexia abounds in Road Warriors as in GSpot, apparently.
I had 2 of those...what a motor, or so i recall.
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Old 04-20-2010, 05:45 AM   #8
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I had 2 of those...what a motor, or so i recall.
I begged rides on two 1150's back in the day. One "E", one "ES". And I owned an '83 GS1100E and an '82 GS1000SZ Kat. I still have a soft spot for them, but they are rather crude. I bought a new 1986 GSXR1100 and it was immeasurably better.
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Old 04-20-2010, 06:05 AM   #9
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I have become enamored with modernized versions of classic 80's ujms. gs1000's, kz1000's, cb1100's with gixxer, zx, and cbrr swingarm and forks, ohlins shocks and modern wide tires ... check Bull Dock or Sanctuary custom shops for pretty incredible builds of the classics.

Something so cool about the simple air cooled beasts with steel frames and bikini fairings. Modern street fighters are for the most part way too swoopy for me, except the speed triple and the monsters. I guess the xr1200 is close, but I just can't drink that cool aid...if harley put the helicon in it, then maybe... but I digress...

anyone else like modernized 70's and 80's superbikes?
I have an 82 GS1100EZ...prepping running gear from a "2nd gen" (2001-2006) Bandit 1200 for infusion onto the GS. Triples, forks, brakes, rims and swingarm. Swingarm will be machined to fit the GS's frame, and spools welded to accept dual shocks in the rear.

The triples will be machined to accept the GS steering stem. I won't do any mods that require modding the GS's frame permanently. I'd like to be able to return to stock if needed for some reason.

I had it set up with first generation ('88) GSXR1100 running gear, clip ons included. It was a straight bolt on experience. Rear rim fit into the stock swingarm no prob. I did switch to a 530 chain from a 630. What a difference in handling and braking! The Bandit set up should be better, though, since the forks are cartridge type, as opposed to the damper rod forks of the early GSXR's. Can't wait to get her back together!

Here she was with the GSXR set up. Actually quite comfy on the highway like this...





A friend GAVE me the 4 into 1 header, and got a blemished peice from Dale Walker @ Holeshot.com, and that alone dropped the wieght of the bike by nearly 30 lbs. I have never been so happy to have a stock exhaust system (4 into 2) bite the dust I also score a set of original Mikuni VM33 smoothbores for it as well. According to the manual, they are good for 10-12% increase in HP (?!), and 3-5mpg increase in economy (IF you keep out of the throttle...fat chance there!).

And yeah, that bike above is a GS1150ESD. All hail the original GS!!
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Old 04-20-2010, 06:15 AM   #10
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I heard a rumor that BMW was thinking about a modernized version of the R90S. I would really love to see that! I agree about the "styling" of the current crop of available street bikes. A bit too sharp and angular and they all look like props for the Transformer movies. Of course, I think a round headlight improves any bike.

But, I give a big thumbs up to any manufacturer thinking to enter the modern classic market. They're less money than the originals are fetching, these days.
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Old 04-20-2010, 06:44 AM   #11
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I would love to see a '72 Kawi H2 motor in a non-elastic frame, like a Spondon. That motor with chambers is one of the coolest sounding motors I've heard.
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Old 04-20-2010, 06:50 AM   #12
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Old 04-20-2010, 07:01 AM   #13
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I really do miss this bike.

It was a ton of fun at the track and made a fantastic backroad scratcher, too.

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Old 04-20-2010, 08:31 AM   #14
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there was a fellow back home with one of the original "factory" versions. we all thought he was insane.

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Old 04-20-2010, 10:39 AM   #15
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I used to have pics of a Suzuki water buffalo with USD's, modern wheels and rubber, and some nice expansion chambers. I'd love to have something like that.
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