BIKES THAT I HAVE OWNED
2005 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa
I purchased this bike to replace the VFR750. I bought it brand new with 0 miles.
Specs Engine:1299cc, 4-stroke, four-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valve, TSCC
Bore Stroke:81.0 x 63.0mm
Compression Ratio:11.0:1 Fuel System:Keihin/Denso Fuel Injection
Lubrication:Wet sump Ignition:Digital/Transistorized
Transmission:6-speed, constant mesh Final Drive:#530 chain
Overall Length:2140mm (84.3 in.) Overall Width:740mm (29.1 in.)
Overall Height:1155mm (45.5 in.)
Seat Height:805mm (31.7 in.)
Ground Clearance:120mm (4.7 in.)
Wheelbase:1485mm (58.5 in.)
Dry Weight:217kg (478 lbs.) 218kg (480 lbs.) CA. model
Suspension Front:Inverted telescopic, coil spring, fully adjustable spring preload, 14-way adjustable rebound damping and 13-way adjustable compression damping
Suspension Rear:Link-type, gas/oil damped, fully adjustable spring preload, 22-way adjustable compression & rebound damping
Brakes Front:Dual hydraulic disc
Brakes Rear:Single hydraulic disc
Fuel Tank Capacity:21 liter (5.5 gal.) 19.0 liter (5.0 gal.) CA. model
Color:Blue/Silver, Red/Black, Gray/Black
The bike has a JE 1260 low compression kit in it, Gs1150 head with SS valves, and 325 lift megacycle cams. The bottom end has a Falicon crank, billet basket with straight cut 750 gears, and a race cut tranny. It makes just over 130 HP on the dyno and I built the motor. Click here for more GS1100 pics
Chassis: The frame is raked, backbone fuel cell, 6" over swingarm with built in air tank, pingle wheelie bars
Bodywork Beasley fiberglass
Engine: Stock unported head, 325 lift megacycle cams, stock block with 1166 Wiseco 10-1 pistons.
Bottom end has billet basket, Kossman bearing support, Ward top end oiling kit, air shifter.
Crank: Falicon crank, 750 straight cut gear, and billet left end
Transmission: R+D Race cut with electric over air shifter.
Carburetors: Mikuni 36mm flat slides
Clutch: M.R.E Lockup with an MRE air clutch
Misc: APE air shifter, shift light, MSD ignition and Dyna 2-step, 1/4 turn throttle, kosman rear wheel, line lock.
And now we get to my first dragbike. In the interest of not racing the VFR I purchased this 1976 KZ1000. The bike was a drag bike when I first purchased it. The previous owner had raced it for many years, but had hung up his racing leathers and the bike sat in the garage. I purchased the bike for $2500.00 and have since invested quite a bit more.
When I first got the bike I took it to the track and ran 10.50 at 125 MPH. After racing it several times the motor developed a ticking noise and I took it apart to investigate. I quickly learned that the motor needed to be completely rebuilt.
I completely disassembled the bike and painted the frame and bodywork. The motor was completely taken apart and I had a MarkII crank welded balanced and trued by falicon. APE make me a big block to go along with the Weisco 13.5 to 1 1260 Kit. The transmission was backcut by R+D Motorsports in florida. The head was done locally. I had oversized stainless valves put in with new 420 lift cams from star racing. This bike was eventually sold.
Chassis: The frame is raked with a 6" over swingarm
Bodywork Z1 fiberglass by Beasley with stock tank
Engine: 1260 13.5to1 Weisco, APE bigblock.
Crank: MarkII, welded balanced and trued by Falicon
Carburetors: Mikuni 36mm flat slides
Clutch: M.R.E Lockup
Misc: APE air shifter, shift light, Dyna ignition
1994 Honda VFR750
That brings us to my second street bike. I was looking for a bike that was bigger and faster than the EX. I wanted something that I could ride 100 miles and want to ride 100 more. After searching and talking to other motorcycle owners I purchased a A 1994 Honda VFR750.
My VFR has a Micron CF high right slipon on pipe, Dynojet stage one jet kit, K&N filter, 12 volt power adapter (under seat), two left side Throttlemeister bar ends(not pictured), steel braided brake lines, and the fender is bobbed. I sold this bike 2/05.
1993 Kawasaki EX500
This is a picture of my 1993 EX500. This is my first motorcycle. I would say that this was an excellent first bike and have recomended it to others. The bike is extremely light and easy to handle. The bike goes through corners like a dream. I have seen quite a few of these made into race bikes. The bike was in excellent condition and I only sold it in quest of a bigger faster bike.
This bike remained unmodified while I owned it.
Specifics pre-94 EX500