The older Sportbike Road Warrior thread

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

  1. davyjones

    davyjones Been here awhile

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    I thought that might be a problem. Thank you.
  2. davyjones

    davyjones Been here awhile

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    Thank you.
  3. Tytan

    Tytan Been here awhile

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    I think this fits in this thread.


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  4. pwnzor

    pwnzor Adventurer

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  5. TonyKZ1

    TonyKZ1 Long timer

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  6. Lomax

    Lomax Nanu-Nanu Adventurer Supporter

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    Does this count ?? More of a ST that a pure sport however.


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  7. viajero

    viajero Too old to be a nOOb

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    My 2000 VFR is still going strong, approaching 115,000 miles.
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  8. Smilin' Dave

    Smilin' Dave I am smiling

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    I have decided to part with this much beloved bike. I would like some input into what it might be worth. Rumor is they are going up in price, but up to what? The bike is mostly original. What has been changed I have the OE parts for. I think the bike still looks beautiful but it does have 62k on it. It's a rare bike, only 1000 imported that year. I don't believe there is another one owner unmolested one in the country. Idealy I would like to find someone local that understands what it is but not sure how to find that person. Any though appreciated.
  9. locopny

    locopny Been here awhile

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    Check your messages.
  10. neil p

    neil p Been here awhile

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  11. Mountainhound

    Mountainhound Long timer

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  12. neil p

    neil p Been here awhile

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    The guys collecting the bark (cork). Every 10 years.
  13. Mountainhound

    Mountainhound Long timer

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    They strip the bark every ten years? It doesn't kill the trees? I was just noticing the one in the back right looks as though the bark is missing on that one to.


    Sorry for the hijack!
  14. pacman1

    pacman1 Long timer

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  15. CaribooBC

    CaribooBC life is an adventure

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  16. CaribooBC

    CaribooBC life is an adventure

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    8562A696-F7EA-4CD5-8541-E1DD0859FABC.jpeg Here is a 30 year old bike, pic taken this year.
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  17. johnQ6pack

    johnQ6pack ALT-Mid

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    Old lady belongs to my childhood partner in crime. I’m working to resto mine. He brought this up from a pair of literal basket bikes. If winter is good to me there will be 2 in the pic next spring.

    Got boost?

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  18. Jim K.

    Jim K. Long timer

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    Sweet! Love to see bikes that don't just suck, but BLOW!
    (plus, red/black is one of the all time great color schemes for any motorcycle)

    Actually, what I'd love to see right now is a modern turbo in maybe 350-450 cc size, coming in at <400 lbs. I bet that these days, with FI instead of carbs, electronic ignition, & a sophisticated CPU in charge of virtually all engine parameters, turbo lag could be tamed completely & fueling could be made seamless. I think any of the Japanese big 4 could come up with a 400cc mill that could produce 90+ HP & do it with a reliable, trouble free life span. Put some decent suspenders & brakes on it...NOW we got a party!
  19. markk53

    markk53 jack of all trades... Super Supporter

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    My friend has a couple orginal 82 Katanas. One's a nice survivor-rider. The other has some more current super sport goodies to be installed to modernize it a shade.
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  20. blender

    blender Just another rider

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    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quercus_suber

    Now back to our regularly scheduled program.
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