The older Sportbike Road Warrior thread

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

  1. Tbone80

    Tbone80 Been here awhile

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    Looks like I just joined the club, new to me 1988 1000 Hurricane.

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  2. twowings

    twowings Comfortably Numb... Supporter

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    It looks like it just came out of the box on Christmas morning! Wow
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  3. Jim K.

    Jim K. Long timer

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    Amazingly unmolested over the years!
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  4. jersey jim

    jersey jim Long timer

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    I haven't had a sport bike since I sold my 96 Speed Triple almost 20 years ago.
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    Had a 900 Ninja, great all around bike. I feel the need, the need for speed!
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    Can't find any pics of my old Suzuki GS700ES.
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  5. Stomp347

    Stomp347 I'll do anything fun Supporter

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    Loved that bike 7A683850-7524-4986-A652-71FF66B4E661.jpeg
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  6. Gryphon12

    Gryphon12 Long timer

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    Next up for me: Aprilia RS-660.
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  7. AZbiker

    AZbiker Say hi to the bad guy

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    I had one in 1994. The gas tank leaked at the rear mount.
  8. busa1300

    busa1300 Been here awhile

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    Late spring 1985.....
    Smoking off the last of my rear tire on my 1984 FJ1100....
    I loved this bike :raabia


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  9. neerbeer

    neerbeer Adventurer

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    I had a couple of mine out last weekend.
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  10. CrapKerouac

    CrapKerouac Long timer

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    That CBR is stunning. Manufacturers need to get back to that. Someone somewhere posted pictures of motorcycles with a 90s look for the 21st century. I'll look for them, it looks so much better than the transformer thing that's going on today.
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  11. neerbeer

    neerbeer Adventurer

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    Thanks CrapKerouac! I agree. There is something to be said about bright colors and white rims that just set a bike off. They are a definite pain to keep clean though.
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  12. CrapKerouac

    CrapKerouac Long timer

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    Sorry, I forgot I was going to post some pics. Personally, I think manufacturers need to go in this direction instead of the praying mantis or whatever they call today's designs. A look inspired by the restomod scene. Suzuki gsxr 1110 kardesign  2741x1961.jpg Jakusa-Ducati-Photoshop-concept-02.jpg
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  13. Jim K.

    Jim K. Long timer

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    Considering how small the area of paint on a bike is (even a fully faired one) there's little call for restraint. Bikes can always carry brighter, more vibrant colors than cars. I've always felt that bikes need to be the bright points of light in the long string of gray SUVs on our highways. Some of my favorites were the Yamaha "Speedblock" yellow/black, the Honda VFRs in red/white/blue, Suzuki's classic blue/white, or any Ducati in "Tri Colore". Matte paint on a motorcycle is clearly Satan's work.
  14. wairau

    wairau get in behind!

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    Love this thread. Wet day here, just read all 51 pages.

    Thanks everyone :thumb
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  15. Florida Lime

    Florida Lime Long timer Supporter

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    How dare you to leave a Kawasaki in Lime green off that list ! :lol3
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  16. Jim K.

    Jim K. Long timer

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    I thought that would be taken for granted, given my current ride! (see avatar)
  17. RhinoVonHawkrider

    RhinoVonHawkrider Long timer

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    2002 VTR1000F aka SuperHawk - Owned since new - lots O mods

    But best was redoing suspenders

    Ohlins rear & Racetech springs.

    Givi top case, Dry bag & Tank bag - I can & do go anywhere.

    Smoke Hole Rd, West Va - (with son & his '07 R6)

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    The Lord shining his light

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    We can still twist some turns
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  18. neerbeer

    neerbeer Adventurer

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    I finally installed a stash of OEM parts I had been collecting for the RWB CBR and took both out for a short spin.
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    Installed an Uncut rear fender, OEM turn signals, reflectors and rear license plate holder and light.
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  19. OJ-J

    OJ-J Chillin

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  20. hypersports

    hypersports Been here awhile

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    Ahh, there we go. 2 mint Suzuki's sharing space with all of those incredible Hondas :thumb
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