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Old 08-03-2012, 09:40 PM   #1
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I Ride: 2005 V-Strom DL1000- 1984 Porsche 944- 1987 VFR750 Traded- 1985 VF500f Interceptor traded- 1976 KZ400 traded
Smile Two good things happened today!
First...I actually got that parts bike running!!! I did some tinkering, parts swapping from my VF500f (see my project thread) to the parts bike, a little gas into the carbs, and vroom!! I know the engine runs now....next step is to clean out the carbs and run the engine till it warms up....then check compression and look for any oil leaks. I have all the receipts for the engine rebuild from the previous owner so I may have a good engine on stand bye for my Interceptor.

Second....I got to go on a night ride on a Hayabusa tonight.....it was awesome! I have to get me one of them.....The turns were so smooth, all I had to do was clamp the tank with my legs and lean a bit and the bike flowed into turns. And OMG...the throttle. I was giggling 1st to 2nd to 3rd to 4th...never got past 4th but who cares!! It was a religious experience and I will be doing that again....in the daylight.

That bike has always intimidated me, but I now know that todays bikes are nothing compared to what I am used to. The power was manageable as long as I was "good", but the devil came out to play a couple of times..... a flick to 1/8th throttle in 3rd and I was at 80 in about a second...wow!!

Here is a terrible picture of the bike... this thing is a rocket ship!
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Old 08-03-2012, 09:41 PM   #2
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Old 08-03-2012, 09:45 PM   #3
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Ohhhhhh, 'Busa LUST'!

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Old 08-03-2012, 10:13 PM   #4
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Old 08-04-2012, 10:13 PM   #5
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I Ride: 1989 Honda VTR250 (x 4), 1984 Honda VF500F (x2)
Well, since no one else has said it,

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Old 08-04-2012, 10:32 PM   #6
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well if u end up needing any help with the interceptor let me know i know the carb good and the motors, due to having a v45 sabre.... love seeing the older bikes running....

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Old 08-05-2012, 08:55 AM   #7
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Second....I got to go on a night ride on a Hayabusa tonight.....it was awesome!......And OMG...the throttle. I was giggling 1st to 2nd to 3rd to 4th...never got past 4th but who cares!!
Did you actually get near the redline? Or just a little part throttle midrange thrill?!

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Old 08-05-2012, 10:51 AM   #8
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I Ride: 2005 V-Strom DL1000- 1984 Porsche 944- 1987 VFR750 Traded- 1985 VF500f Interceptor traded- 1976 KZ400 traded
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well if u end up needing any help with the interceptor let me know i know the carb good and the motors, due to having a v45 sabre.... love seeing the older bikes running....
Thanks! I appreciate the offer to help when needed.

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Did you actually get near the redline? Or just a little part throttle midrange thrill?!
Oh...definitely not. I only lightly flirted with the throttle and that was thrilling enough. Since it was not my bike and not an animal I had ever played with before I was cautious as heck. But it was enough to put a grin a mile wide on my face while accelerating.

I hope to ride it again soon.

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Old 08-05-2012, 11:16 AM   #9
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From: where they don't have lawns.

I Ride: on the storm.
You need a flash.
I am disappointed in you for that picture.
Negged.

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Old 08-05-2012, 11:50 AM   #10
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3rd gear and only 80? Wait for your daytime ride and some more comfort with the bike. You'll shift into 3rd at about 120-130 :-)

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Old 08-08-2012, 08:47 PM   #11
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3rd gear and only 80? Wait for your daytime ride and some more comfort with the bike. You'll shift into 3rd at about 120-130 :-)
I can't wait!! Better pics to come...maybe a vid, no scratch that.... I don't want to be arrested. lol

I already spoke to the guy and I am set for another ride any time I want. He fried his leg on the exhaust pipes and I fixed up his wounds....so I now have a friend for life. lol

The power is intoxicating!!!


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Old 08-08-2012, 08:59 PM   #12
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I Ride: 1991 XR250L, 2007 BMW F800S, 1999 ATK 605 ESDS/SM
cool story bro

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Old 08-08-2012, 09:10 PM   #13
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tell it again

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Old 08-08-2012, 09:14 PM   #14
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I can't wait!! Better pics to come...maybe a vid, no scratch that.... I don't want to be arrested. lol

I already spoke to the guy and I am set for another ride any time I want. He fried his leg on the exhaust pipes and I fixed up his wounds....so I now have a friend for life. lol

The power is intoxicating!!!

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tell it again
Done and done lolz

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Old 08-08-2012, 09:16 PM   #15
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I Ride: behind the girls.
WTF kinda pic is that? I can't see crap...noob!

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Old 08-08-2012, 09:24 PM   #16
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Ya know what first came to mind when I read the Title. (let's not go there) Sounds like something good, has come from your labors. But when your old, ya eyes don't see too well. Me thinks I saw some head lites in the background...AJ


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