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26 August 2015 - 10:13 PMGot a 2004 Honda CBR600RR full on race bike that I am breaking. Only starting breaking it today so everything is available;
Total loss ignition engine race tuned by Honda Racing to give 120.9bhp
HRC Q/A throttle
Race wiring loom (supposedly HRC)
HRC twin radiator (massive twin tank radiator)
HRC kill switch
HRC 70' thermostat
Translogic quick shifter (race shift)
Harris rear sets
Harris quick release full cap
Harris clip ons
Arata headers and link pipe with an aftermarket end can
Hel braided lines
GPR steering damper
White painted wheels with brake discs and road legal race tyres (Diablo's if my memory serves me right)
Race bodywork (Not the best but still plenty useable)
I tell you what though. I got on it for a little "test" ride and was mega surprised at how quick it was. My last memory of a 600cc sports bike was my 2007 ZX6R and it being a little boggy and sluggish to pick up, especially with my fat arse on, but this thing just picked up instantly and was off. I was amazed by it to be honest. Shows what a proper set up, total loss ignition 600 can do!!
26 August 2015 - 10:05 PMBeen breaking a few track bikes of late and have various bits from a 2006 ZX10R track bike if anyone interested. Give me a shout if there is anything in particular you are on the look out for :thumbsu:
14 August 2015 - 01:46 PMJust picked up this little gem the other day. It is a 1990 Kawasaki ZXR750 H2. 5 owner bike from new. Last owner for 17 years. 27k miles. Full nut and bolt restoration in 2000. Been sat unused for last 6 years so I was told by the owner, but I suspect it has sat for more like 13 years judging by MOTs and tax. All previous MOTs, stamped service book up to about 22k miles, owners manual, and full documentation and invoicing for all restoration parts. It has also had a stage 2 dyno setup taking it up to 106 bhp at rear wheel. Also had Kawasaki modified rear shock and swingarm, and improved forks. And then we get to the custom airbrushed paintwork..................
So what do you think?
09 July 2015 - 09:48 PMMy mate passed his test a couple of weeks ago and bought himself a CBR600F last week and wanted to go out for a ride with someone to get some experience on his new steed, so today with the weather forecast looking good, I got the old Goldwing out and we went for a ride.
Started in Wakefield and a short ride to Squires Cafe in Sherburn-in-Elmet for an early stop and chat to see how he got on, and the obligatory coffee. Then it was off through the backroads towards Elvington, then on to Seaways Cafe at Fridaythorpe for a can of pop and a buttie. Then from there we went up through Malton and on to Helmsley. A quick breath of fresh air there then it was over to Thirsk via Sutton Bank (which for someone who has just passed their test I would say is a bit of a challenge), then down to York, Tadcaster, and then backroads back home to Wakefield. 145 miles all in all.
I was very impressed with how my mate did for his first proper ride out. I was also very impressed with how the old Goldwing performed even when I was throwing it in to the corners enthusiastically. For a 33 year old big heavy bike it really was enjoyable. And to top it off I filled up when we set off and after 145 miles the gauge said I even still had half a tank left.
But what I realised is that was the longest road ride I have done in probably 3 years or so, since I started the kit car build. Since then its been either green laning days or just short trips from work to home etc on the Goldwing since I got it. I right enjoyed it :thumbsu:
01 May 2015 - 10:27 PMAs I have been buying and selling quite a few bikes over the last couple of years, plus taking my own green laning bikes around to ride, and with the recent upgrade of my van to a RWD Transit instead of the old FWD, I decided it was time to get a proper ramp fitted rather than using the portable thin steel ramps I used previously. Not only because they can only take a certain amount of weight (wouldn't have managed with the Goldwing I just bought), but also with the RWD Transit the load bed is a few inches higher than the FWD which makes the slope of the ramps steeper and makes it a little dangerous loading and unloading.
So here are some photos of the new ramp. As we I a registered and fully insured private courier then please bear me in mind for any bike moving requirements you may have as a couple of others have previously:
At 3m long when extended and 1m wide, it makes it easy to just ride bikes in to the van which is what I did with the Goldwing you can see in the last photo.