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Re: What else do you ride

Post by minetymenace » Mon Jun 17, 2013 6:30 am

rhino wrote:Looks a lot like his dad Gerry.
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Re: What else do you ride

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Re: What else do you ride

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Re: What else do you ride

Post by Barry Creary » Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:03 am

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Re: What else do you ride

Post by Simmy » Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:19 pm

I'm not riding this yet, bit of a project still, it is rideable and was recently certified just 1,000 kms ago.
1988 Y*maha FZ600 with 36,000 kms on the clock, I'm now the 12th owner of this headbanger special at age 52.
I've only ridin it for about 3 kms but I know this thing is going to be fun.
This bike feels like a mini bike and the mags all said they were the best handler at the time.
Japanese market FZ400 with XJ600 motor. Stone simple 2-valve indestructible Y*maha inline-4.
I had an 89 FZR600 track only bike and really had fun hammering on it.
This one is going to see some track, some street and some strip.
Skinny 16"/18" rubber is very flickable, but if I'm passed I can blame it on the fact my bike's an antique.
I bought SS brake lines, and I have some stiffer springs from another Y*maha which will fit. For the rear I'm going to disassemble the suspension linkage, lube and replace any worn bushings.
The bike runs awesome, my plan is just to perk up the brakes and suspension and ride the last living hell out of it.
If it blows up at the strip the junkyards are full of YX600 Radian motors. I'm having a ball!
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bike as purchased. Surprisingly good condition for age and number of owners. Bike was new in 90 and stayed with same owner for 10 yrs. Then it started changing hands like the town tramp, one summer it flipped hands 3 times! LOL
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peeling the skin off for a peek. Typical rookie bike with leaking valve cover gasket, need to clean up the oil everywhere. Bike runs excellent.
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came with a Corbin seat. The mags back then said it was extreme seating, with the Corbin its actually pretty comfortable compared to the modern supersports
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16" mini on the front turns quicker than a shopping cart! SS brake lines will improve spongy feel and Progressive springs will stiffen it up
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120/90-18 skinny but flickable. I'm thinking of buying an extra wheel for drag racing. Tires this size are cheap. the OEM was 100/90-16 and 120/80-18. It currently has a 100/90-16 Shinko and a new Dunlop BT45 120/90-18. Next set will be the GT501 Dunlop in 110/90-16 and 120/90-18.
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oil needs cleaning from leaking valve cover gasket
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26 years of rookie and headbanger abuse, still running strong
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as bullet-proof as any Yamahammer made.
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everything still works, even has what appears to be the OEM hand grips
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gas tank has been repaired with an epoxy goop. Not pretty but not leaking.
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dual headlamps were rad back in 88.
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Re: What else do you ride

Post by minetymenace » Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:54 am

a new Dunlop BT45
BT45's are made by Bridgestone in Blighty!

Will you ever ride the Beesa if you can just jump on the rice burner and thrash it?
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