The older Sportbike Road Warrior thread

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by arctic954, Mar 9, 2016.

  1. 1bigrn

    1bigrn Been here awhile

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    How did you know I had an R1? 1998 low mileage Red and White! As a general rule, I try to collect game changers. I'm presently looking a nice 1984 Kawasaki GPZ900 and a Ducati 851
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  2. OConnor

    OConnor Bad Juju

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    I ran a VIN check on all CBR900s in Ontario and found the guy with two.

    J/K I saw the bodywork behind the CBRs. :lol3 Red/white was the best color.:thumb


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  3. manxkipper

    manxkipper Fishpistel

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    Bought this recently 2004 rsv1000r. I had a Tuono new in 2008 that I should have kept. These rotax motors are lovely. Great sound. This one handles surprisingly well. 139hp not too shabby either.

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  4. Florida Lime

    Florida Lime Long timer Supporter

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    I had a red and white '98 also. A funny coincidence to this post was that I saw a '98 r/w R1 parked at a motorcycle dealer parking lot yesterday. I hadn't seen one in a while, so I went over to look at it.
    The frame was powdercoated red, along with the swingarm, and one wheel. The other wheel was white, and the tank had a mural airbrushed on it, along with a Bible quote.

    To each, his own, but I was pretty disappointed. Sure hope it wasn't my old one. :lol3
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  5. 1bigrn

    1bigrn Been here awhile

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    Is that sacrilegious?
    I would think so!
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  6. Mrbatihu

    Mrbatihu Adventurer

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    My CBR 900RR then (2017.10.05) IMG_9647.JPG IMG_9668.JPG
  7. Mrbatihu

    Mrbatihu Adventurer

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  8. Mumfoda

    Mumfoda Been here awhile

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    Excellent, that’s what I would like to do one day. 92 blade, 98 r1 and 2001 gsxr1000 at top of the list.
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  9. afi1

    afi1 Adventurer

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    I should be saving money and not making rash decisions since I am deploying overseas in a few months, but... I saw this 1999 TL1000R on craigslist and couldn't resist. I wanted one of these back in '07 but couldn't find a clean one so I settled on a 2001 GSX-R1000. Now I finally have one.

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  10. skortch

    skortch mmm... curvy

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    Any personal comparisons between the two bikes?
  11. afi1

    afi1 Adventurer

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    I’ve had a few bikes since the Gixxer, but the two are pretty different. Aside from the riding position the TL is a lot more unique. Throttle response, the way it builds power, vibrations, sound, etc. The TL is much slower, too.
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  12. Winston Rose

    Winston Rose Adventurer

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    Just bought this.. 2002 Ninja 636. My first bike with carbs.

    Bought to keep commuting miles off the 1190R.

    I am enjoying riding her a lot more than I honestly expected to, I'm still mid 20s so the riding position isn't an issue yet. Not had a sports bike before. The 1190 was my first big bike.

    She has some sort of aftermarket exhaust on her. My word is she loud! no baffles, no cat either! Crackles all the way down to about 3k..

    She needs a good clean and a few new parts but the carbs seem to be tuned well as they are smooth all the way through the rev range..

    Speaking of which she goes to 14K !!

    Totally different experience and I honestly love it.

    Looking to book some track time over on the mainland with Ron Haslam's race school. I think this is going to get expensive :jack


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  13. skortch

    skortch mmm... curvy

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    Wow, I didn't realize/remember there was a carbed version of the 636 so I looked it up. Seems like it was a 1 year model - the 2003 636 (which I remember) was fuel injected and much harder edged.

    Yours retains much from the model first introduced in 1998 (revised in 2000), including much more humane riding position, but with the extra cc's. Nice find! I need to keep an eye out for one of those.
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  14. Dilligaf0220

    Dilligaf0220 Miserablist

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    They were Euro only, and not really related to the FI'd 636R's that came after.
    Carb'd Kwaks always ran better than the FI bikes from the same time, along with that midrange intake honk and that glorious high end wail once they're properly uncorked.

    Those ZX-6's still had a sane riding position, in North America they kept selling them as a sport-tourer for years.
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  15. husky390

    husky390 Long timer

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    Man I missed a good inline 4. Now to find a clean Gen 1 or 2 R1

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  16. Honda_Power

    Honda_Power I'd rather be riding

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    This is a really cool thread. Love seeing everyones classic sport bikes.

    This was my first motorcycle, a 1994 CBR 600 f2. I still remember the test ride. I couldn't believe the way that thing kept building power.

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    Loved that bike. Was tough as nails and took everything I threw at it. Great low and mid-range too. A couple times 600 riders asked me if it was a 750 after I pulled on them from a stoplight haha
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  17. skortch

    skortch mmm... curvy

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    That was a good year for the CBR600. They improved the suspension (note the remote reservoir shock) and paved the way for the evolutionary F3. Definitely a nice first bike, especially in streetfighter trim.
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  18. OConnor

    OConnor Bad Juju

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    Did some refurbishment (brakes/forks) so thought I'd post a better pic.

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  19. SelfPropelledDevo

    SelfPropelledDevo Been here awhile

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    just finished checking the valves, replacing a some gaskets here and there, a weeping water pump, etc.

    sweet bike!
  20. Lomax

    Lomax Nanu-Nanu Adventurer Supporter

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    Here is an old sport bike for you. Well it was in its day :lol3

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    Or this one that is a little newer:

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