Why I've not been here in a while..........

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Why I've not been here in a while..........

Postby Rifleman » Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:36 pm

Right,...... I've been busy putting miles on the old 81 650, but with an opportunity to come a little more up to date, I decided to go ahead and purchase a newer machine ........ even though it's more powerful and efficient, it's still functional transportation for daily use. With yours truly at the helm, ...hmmm maybe I shouldn't post images of such closeup, scary stuff........

The old ...........1981 CB 650........17000km this year........
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.....and the new...........2006 Suzuki GSF650...........
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6000 km in the past 6 weeks..........and counting.......

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Re: Why I've not been here in a while..........

Postby Buber » Thu Oct 16, 2008 1:29 am

I kind of understand... Only I'm wondering why you didn't wanted more power?
I know now.... :D
My present bike:
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My future bike ( I just had it for 2 weeks and did about 1000 miles..)
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This neverending ooooomphh of power... :D :D

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Re: Why I've not been here in a while..........

Postby Volker_P » Thu Oct 16, 2008 1:46 am

Yeah, riding a lot is the best excuse to be offline. :D
Just noticed that the fork for the US dual disks seems different, similar to SC?
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Re: Why I've not been here in a while..........

Postby chucksklrst » Fri Oct 17, 2008 7:45 pm

Well here is a shot of Then and Now
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Chuck Henderson
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10 NT700 (Now & Then)
09 DL650 Wee (Weezer)
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86 VT1100 Shadow (Yesterday's Shadows) Sold
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Re: Why I've not been here in a while..........

Postby arcangel » Fri Oct 17, 2008 8:01 pm

bubber ?

The pipes seem to have lost there color Have we been riding it a little to hard or or maybe to lean.
Let me gess way to fast! :wink:
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Re: Why I've not been here in a while..........

Postby Buber » Mon Oct 20, 2008 1:48 am

No, that's normal in those bikes. Our pipes have much thicker walls (original ones) whereas on the new bikes this is all thin wall stainless and it's prone to colour change.
Well, I did go around few speed restrictions, yes, :P but it's not mine, so I don't work on it. On my wife's SecaII I had them pipes polished very nicely.

Aha - and you don't need to worry about lean or not - those things have fuel injection.... and this is called progress... kills the spirit somehow, though... :roll:

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Re: Why I've not been here in a while..........

Postby Volker_P » Tue Oct 21, 2008 2:57 am

In fact original CB (and most other Japanese bikes of these times) exhausts are not just thicker but double walled. Single walled pipes are expected to change color at harmless riding conditions.
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Re: Why I've not been here in a while..........

Postby arcangel » Tue Oct 21, 2008 6:38 pm

Wow I Learned something . I gess you can teach a old dog new things.

At least they don't rust!
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