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Re: A plan ...

Postby Strika » Sat Apr 02, 2016 10:26 am

GPX750 is I think now old enough for club rego. Good choice. Has the H1 750 motor, which is close to 100hp and can still get good ones for a few grand. A lot lighter than the XS11 too. I think you would find an XS a real handful Andi. They are a big lumbering pig of a thing.
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Re: A plan ...

Postby Mister_T » Sat Apr 02, 2016 11:31 am

Strika wrote:GPX750 is I think now old enough for club rego.

Yes! That is my plan.

Strika wrote:A lot lighter than the XS11 too. I think you would find an XS a real handful Andi. They are a big lumbering pig of a thing.

Well, the XS does have some Castrol 6 Hour race cred.
Off the top of my head, and If memory serves me correct, the big XS was one of the few modern-ish bikes that used vacuum advance in the igniton.

I get the impression that javaman is leaning toward a naked bike rather than a plastic fantastic.
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Re: A plan ...

Postby javaman » Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:28 am

Yes, a naked/simple bike fits the bill at my age :lol:

I hope Mal has not beaten me to it but there's a lovely GPZ900 for sale here! 8)
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Re: A plan ...

Postby javaman » Fri Apr 08, 2016 10:59 am

I love it when a plan comes together. And back to Kawasaki too 8)

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As added bonus I will pick it up in NSW and ride it up the snowy mountains :D

Then next step would be to
- Join a club
- Register it on club rego in vic (would NSW rwc accepted btw?)
- Sell the R6 - but I want to ride it on Philip Island first.
- Ride not so often :lol:
- $$ saved :kuda:
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Re: A plan ...

Postby z900/zx9 » Fri Apr 08, 2016 12:29 pm

Yep decided against it ,good on ya Andy hope u enjoy it.
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Re: A plan ...

Postby javaman » Fri Apr 08, 2016 2:23 pm

Can't wait :D

I hope this will be the bike which I will hold for a looooong time. Until the 2005 ZX10R is 25 years old perhaps 8)

Has anyone ridden/owned this? What should I expect coming off from modern 600. Would it feel heavy?
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Re: A plan ...

Postby JimZXR » Fri Apr 08, 2016 4:05 pm

Tidy looking bike mate, well done.
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Re: A plan ...

Postby z900/zx9 » Fri Apr 08, 2016 6:55 pm

Havent owned one but yes it will feel heavier and certainly bikes of that era will not tip in as well as modern stuff but that is pretty obvious because of the years between them.In saying that once you have spent some time on it older style bikes can still round up newer bikes with the right rider.
The old z900 has rounded up a few in its day but I have had her for over 30 years so were old friends which I hope you become with this classic.
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Re: A plan ...

Postby Glen » Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:26 pm

Nice work Andy. Classic Kwaka at a good price. These were awesome back in the day. Very different from anything modern but pretty capable
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Re: A plan ...

Postby Glen » Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:29 pm

Nice work Andy. Classic Kwaka at a good price. These were awesome back in the day. Very different from anything modern but pretty capable
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