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Old 15th October 2014, 10:41 AM
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Well lads,

Swapping my gixxer for the below , going to alot of rally's and want to do a bit of traveling which the gixxer is just not up for.

http://i.imgur.com/o2QUvqx.jpg

Its a 2001

Has anyone ever heard much about these? or even had one ?

I know its not going to be the power of a litre supersports but as long as its not screaming to get to 120kph I'd be happy

Anything in particular I should be looking out for on these ?

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Old 15th October 2014, 10:43 AM
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Oh yeah and would it be a lot of hassle to spray it all black ? i.e is the front fairing hard to get off these?
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Old 15th October 2014, 11:13 AM
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Serious change ahead
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Old 15th October 2014, 11:18 AM
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Can it wheelie??..

That's all that matters...
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Old 15th October 2014, 11:28 AM
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nice bike, v4 1300 so a nice big amount of torque....will deffo get up to 120kph in no time, not as quick as your GSX but enough for the size of the machine.
I was looking for one before i got my Wildstar but couldnt find one. From what i have read on forums for Yamaha star bikes people say they are top heavy and not great for around town, but once its on a motorway your sorted...so will take some time to get 100% comfortable with the change in weight and balance.
Not familiar with fairings on them but there are forums out there that would have all that info for you....regarding the painting, have you thoguht about Plasti dip? - just a cheaper alternative and 100% removable if you dont like it or if you want to change the colour....
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Old 15th October 2014, 11:32 AM
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Open a hairdressers and develop a lisp while you're at it.
Ya big Jessie.
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Old 15th October 2014, 11:33 AM
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Well you are a brave man, i cant imagine the transition from a gixer to one of those monsters......handling will be frightening ....small roundabouts will frighten the bollix out of ya .....only rode one once and was delighted to get off it asap............please get a spin on it before you swap your gixer, AND IF YOU LIKE IT...GO FOR IT....the model 95 to 2001 will be worst...2001 new model would be bigger but a bit better...........testride first..
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Old 15th October 2014, 12:47 PM
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Do you get free Tassles with it? Arseless Chaps?
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Old 15th October 2014, 12:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Sykes
Do you get free Tassles with it? Arseless Chaps?
Why would ya be interested then ?
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Old 15th October 2014, 12:57 PM
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Do you get free Tassles with it? Arseless Chaps?
Royal star dating site ad:Chapless arse wltm chap in arseless chaps...


Best of luck with the new machine op!
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Old 15th October 2014, 01:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Sykes
Do you get free Tassles with it? Arseless Chaps?
Aren't all chaps arseless?
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Old 15th October 2014, 01:29 PM
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If your looking for proper advise this isnt the website to ask for it......99% on here are not into that style of bike.......better to look elsewhere and get proper advise from people who own and ride them.
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Old 15th October 2014, 01:43 PM
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He's right. I'd rather have ebola.

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Old 16th October 2014, 08:42 AM
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He's right. I'd rather have ebola.

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Not too sure about that, got an awful dose of that after ridin' an African twin
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Old 16th October 2014, 10:28 AM
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There was a lot of work done on this bike by the previous owner (not me). PM me for info if you want to be put in touch.

Valkeire
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Old 16th October 2014, 10:45 AM
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Fuckin run!!! It has fuckin tassles!!!!!!!!!



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Old 16th October 2014, 12:55 PM
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Originally Posted by valkeire
There was a lot of work done on this bike by the previous owner (not me). PM me for info if you want to be put in touch.

Valkeire
Hey man,

Is that a good thing or bad thing ?

Regards,

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Old 17th October 2014, 08:40 AM
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Originally Posted by The Road Runner
Well you are a brave man, i cant imagine the transition from a gixer to one of those monsters......handling will be frightening ....small roundabouts will frighten the bollix out of ya .....only rode one once and was delighted to get off it asap............please get a spin on it before you swap your gixer, AND IF YOU LIKE IT...GO FOR IT....the model 95 to 2001 will be worst...2001 new model would be bigger but a bit better...........testride first..
^ I thought it was my [email protected] riding, but yup small roundabouts are a challenge on things with a wheelbase the length of an oil tanker and soft forks. Definitely get a ride on it if you can, and one long enough to check out the riding position. Despite the received wisdom to the contrary, I find most of the so-called cruisers worse for long distance trips than a bike with the pegs set further back.
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Old 17th October 2014, 09:34 AM
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mate has one, same colour, has it 10 years almost, no trouble at all, it has held up pretty well, despite the fact its been outside and never covered, they are a bigheavy mutha, not easy to manouvre
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Old 18th October 2014, 06:59 PM
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Hey man,

Is that a good thing or bad thing ?

Regards,

It's a good thing, all the work was done to a high standard. Have a look at this pic of the front calliper overhaul.

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