Suzuki GSX-R Motorcycle Forums Gixxer.com banner

121 - 138 of 138 Posts

·
That’s Mister Chalet To You ....
Joined
·
7,743 Posts
Funny, I don't remember Mullholland being near a stream?

Aaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwww - cute kid. I remember when mine was still cute. She's all growed-up now at 24... sniff! :crying


Here's when she was still young and cute in 2005 on that 636 just before leaving on that ride around New England (earlier in this thread).
 

Attachments

·
Administrator
Joined
·
13,260 Posts
Discussion Starter #124
Love it Andre , introduce your kids to bikes at an early age ... then you can share the same passion/hobby.

My boys LOVE bikes
 

·
That’s Mister Chalet To You ....
Joined
·
7,743 Posts
Love it Andre , introduce your kids to bikes at an early age ... then you can share the same passion/hobby.

My boys LOVE bikes

When I was a kid, my parents were so ultraradical-anti-bike that I was forbidden to even try any of my friend's dirtbikes or even minibikes. Obviously, I became obsessed with them.


Brilliant, mom & dad :cheers.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,574 Posts
Not much of a photo but a good ride none the less.
Went through the National Park to Bald Hill, down to Macquarie Pass, Robertson, Blew an absolute gale there and so bloody cold we nearly came home, it must have been so close to snowing. Decided to press on to Kangaroo Valley, bit warmer there.
The roads through through Mac Pass and the Valley were superb, Havent been down that way for a while and forgot just how good they were, the twisties in both places only total about 20kilometers combined but unreal road surface and plenty of slow tight stuff.:thumbup
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
23 Posts
However, to address your actual point, I have been slacking for some time now. The 750 Turbo isn't on the road and I have been searching for a long time for one of these in decent shape. I test rode this yesterday and if my mechanic like it, I'm picking up my first sumo - I want something different. With this on hand, I predict I will not be able to stop riding

Aprilia's tiny little 550 Vtwins are total beasts. They're an actual race motor though so frequent rebuilds, which is why my mechanic needs to sign-off on my purchase. He has worked on these a lot so I just need to find one that's serviceable. Fingers crossed.

Great Bike, but lots of service! I ran a Husqvarna 450 and a 510 for a couple years, lots of service with those , but nothing like that Ape. Hope you have deep pockets.
 

·
That’s Mister Chalet To You ....
Joined
·
7,743 Posts
Great Bike, but lots of service! I ran a Husqvarna 450 and a 510 for a couple years, lots of service with those , but nothing like that Ape. Hope you have deep pockets.
Before I applied myself to shopping, I researched rebuild costs (6K and 12K mile). Three mechanics told me that if it's not actually being raced, they just don't bother with the rebuilds. No point replacing pistons & rings if compression is good. Guys on the Aprillia forum say they go 45K kms without constantly being wrenched.


Also I have one major (Honda) dealership here who readily quote reasonable numbers over the phone for the two main rebuilds.... and my actual mechanic loves wrenching these. Shouldn't be too bad.. I hope.
Time will tell :cheers
 

·
That’s Mister Chalet To You ....
Joined
·
7,743 Posts
Yeah it's like nothing I've ever been on. Coming from a big gix, it's like a rabbit VS a dog. Sure on a long enough straight, the big bike will reel me in but everywhere else, it's nuts. Will be taking it to the track soon - can't wait.

This guy took a ride across some wet cement, it seems. That's what you get for painting a busa pink :biggrin
 

·
NYYYYYAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
Joined
·
2,036 Posts
be safe man, should be an awesome ride!
 

·
Administrator
Joined
·
13,260 Posts
Discussion Starter #138
Big ride planned next week me and my young bloke
3 days, not quite 2300K's, arguably the best roads in the state.
Putty Rd, Thunderbolts Way, Bruxner Highway, Gwydir Highway, Waterfall Way, Oxley Highway.
Can't wait. Will post pics when we finish.
View attachment 568756
Fuck yeah ... take lots of pics brother.

I’ll have to come up for a look around soon 🤙
 
121 - 138 of 138 Posts
About this Discussion
137 Replies
22 Participants
8you4t
Suzuki GSX-R Motorcycle Forums Gixxer.com
A forum community dedicated to the Suzuki GSX-R motorcycle. Discuss the GSX-R600, GSX-R750, GSX-R1000, and GSX-R1100, and more!
Full Forum Listing
Top