Tell us about the Syndicate superbike Gos

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Postby limegreen585 » Sun Apr 08, 2007 8:13 pm

Legend stuff Gos,
Mate, I saw the Syndicate racing and loved it years (decades) ago, brings back memories of the sound it used to make with its cobbled up looking exhaust., would be good to see it up against some of the current stuff.
Started searching through the old mags today, I'll see what I can come up with.
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Postby Gosling1 » Sun Apr 08, 2007 8:20 pm

limegreen585 wrote:...... tank seat combo by Kent Miklenda (Canberra once), paintwork mine.....


WOW - I knew Kent waaaay back in the early 80's !!! My old 750 triple has bodywork that he bought for it back in the late 70's, to the best of my knowledge. It was a 'Tiger' kit for a H2, I still have most of it - the tailpiece is the one I currently use on the Black Pearl.

I first met Kent coming back from Bathurst, we were stopped at Cowra to get some tucker, and he rode in with some mates, back then he was on his old Z1000 with the trick seat/tank, he used to call it 'Shadowfax' - it was something else again that bike........

thats not the same bodywork you have there is it ??? :shock: :shock: it looks similiar.........

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Postby limegreen585 » Sun Apr 08, 2007 10:25 pm

Gos,
Got your email, and yes it is an old Shadowfax replica but in the team "battle" colours, I used to live about 5 mins from Kent's parents place in Cook. I also think I saw your old H2 750 or the glasswork for it at his place, at that time I had 2 x H2's, an H1C, an S2 350, a 620cc Honda 500/4, as well as the Z, used to use the same plates for most of them to cut down rego cost, S2 was bright orange with full fairing and single seat.
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Another old Z weapon

Postby limegreen585 » Mon Apr 09, 2007 7:29 pm

The Croz
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Croz n Moriwaki Z

Postby limegreen585 » Mon Apr 09, 2007 7:35 pm

Croz again, different bike .. Moriwaki Z
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Re: Croz n Moriwaki Z

Postby greenman43 » Tue Apr 17, 2007 1:24 pm

limegreen585 wrote:Croz again, different bike .. Moriwaki Z


Are you sure that's Crosby, mate ? I don't think I've ever seen a photo of him before without a beer in his hand :)

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Postby limegreen585 » Tue Apr 17, 2007 5:17 pm

Yeah greenman 43, rare pics indeed, I had some work on my Z done years ago by Ross Hannan, Cros was often there and it was indeed a rare sight. Can't hold this against him though, Z riding legend that he was.

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Postby greenman43 » Wed Apr 18, 2007 10:04 pm

When I was a young bloke in NZ, I used to have a copy of a Suzuki newsletter, which included a small article on Croz. Apparently we was 'testing' a jetski, and they had a couple of pics ; one of him falling off, and a second with with a bare arse showing as his swimmers had been dragged down - too funny, and so in keeping with the public persona.

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Postby limegreen585 » Thu Apr 19, 2007 10:07 pm

Yeah, so in keeping with the larrikan he was. :) :) :)
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Re: Tell us about the Syndicate superbike Gos

Postby fezzick » Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:16 pm

Hey, limegreen, we have to get together sometime.

The Shadowfax Kawasaki and Kent Miklenda did you say??? I was president of CRRC when Kent was racing the thing and saw it race most of its races (sadly not the last one when Kent binned it at Bathurst). Years later, like I mean about 10 years ago, I had a call from Kent out of the blue. He said he had the bike and did I want it? It had been converted back to road use and the engine had dropped a valve. It was complete except for the bodywork, tank, etc, though in pieces. He said he wanted it to go to someone who would appreciate its history, otherwise it was going to go to the tip.
So, it's in my back shed if you want to know!! (although come to think of it now, I think you might know that already)
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Re: Tell us about the Syndicate superbike Gos

Postby seiko1 » Sat Feb 06, 2010 10:35 pm

Raising the dead :lol:
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Re: Tell us about the Syndicate superbike Gos

Postby Gosling1 » Tue Feb 09, 2010 6:44 pm

fezzick wrote:...The Shadowfax Kawasaki and Kent Miklenda did you say??? I was president of CRRC when Kent was racing the thing and saw it race most of its races (sadly not the last one when Kent binned it at Bathurst). Years later, like I mean about 10 years ago, I had a call from Kent out of the blue. He said he had the bike and did I want it? It had been converted back to road use and the engine had dropped a valve. It was complete except for the bodywork, tank, etc, though in pieces. He said he wanted it to go to someone who would appreciate its history, otherwise it was going to go to the tip.....So, it's in my back shed if you want to know!! (although come to think of it now, I think you might know that already}.....


in your back shed ?? :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

I was a member of the CRRC back in 1988/89.....that may have been a few years after you were El Prez....

Are you still located in ACT ? It would be great to get this old Z up and running again...... :twisted:
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Re: Tell us about the Syndicate superbike Gos

Postby Mike » Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:22 pm

Hmmm, interesting..
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Re: Tell us about the Syndicate superbike Gos

Postby the kid » Wed Feb 10, 2010 7:27 am

Gosling1 wrote:[ It would be great to get this old Z up and running again...... :twisted:


What ? By Xmas ??????? :lol:
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Re: Tell us about the Syndicate superbike Gos

Postby Gosling1 » Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:25 pm

On your knees Biatch !! :lol:

from the description given by fezzick, it sounds like all the good bits, the ones that made it *so* recognisable back in the day....are now long gone. But - a bit of engine work....a p-p-p piece from here and a p-p-p piece from there..... :twisted:
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