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post #1 of 28 Old 09-12-2010, 07:39 PM Thread Starter
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So here's my ride.....

Kind of a follow up to the new member thing. This is the current horse in the stable, a 2001 Suzuki GSX-R 1000. Love her to death. Built her with my own two hands. Got her wrecked with a good title and made her back to better than new. Was looking for a 600 at the time. But this thing plopped in my lap. And I couldn't look away. Never thought I would have a litre bike, but don't think I could ever go back now. So here are a few picks of the bike and the things I have done to her. Started out loving the orange wheels on the Repsol's, so I powdercoated these, recreated a factory paint scheme with my own colors and a little flair here and their and this is what I have came up with so far. As we all know, these things are never really finished














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post #2 of 28 Old 09-12-2010, 07:49 PM Thread Starter
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and here's a couple action shots, including the picture that shows up in the March issue of Super Streetbike magazine




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post #3 of 28 Old 09-12-2010, 08:00 PM
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Nice it feels good to build a bike my 1st from a pile of parts was a tlr.

Good looking 1000 you got Ive had a few 750's welcome!

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Awesome job on the build! Looks great.

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Hello, welcome to the site! Definitely a sweet ride you got there, like the touches here and there. But just gotta point out, your license plate is still visible under the paper cover you put on. Might want to get something thicker or blur it out with a picture editing software.

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just gotta point out, your license plate is still visible under the paper cover you put on. Might want to get something thicker or blur it out with a picture editing software.
I've never understood this. why block it out at all...It's not like its exactly secret from the zillions of motorists you pass on any public road...who cares?

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post #7 of 28 Old 09-12-2010, 11:36 PM
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pAINT/GRAPHICS LOOK GREAT. I DONT LIKE CHROME FRAMES PERSONALLY. LEVERS ORE HIDEOUS/POSERIFIC.

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Sweet. Gotta love it when a machine gets to live again.

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That's a nice bike, looks beautiful man!

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I gotta have something diffenent than the norm. Have plenty of people say "so do you ride it or just keep it in the garage so it doesn't get dirty?" I have put almost 8000 on her just this year. Ride her to work everyday that is fit, and been caught in the rain many times. You can't trust that weatherman anyway. I will post the list of mods in the next couple of days to maybe give you guys some ideas for the winter.

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hot hot hot real nice job glad to hear its a daily rider that hot i ride mine every day

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sweeeettttt ride mate. litre bikes are wicked eh!

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what?..no +8 in. swingarm?....just/kiddin...
sweet ride.nice work on the resto.did you polish the frame yourself?
nice sliders too. good luck w/ her and be safe.
btw...welcome to the site,we're glad to have ya

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I've never understood this. why block it out at all...It's not like its exactly secret from the zillions of motorists you pass on any public road...who cares?
I was thinking the same thing.



Great looking bike!!

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But just gotta point out, your license plate is still visible under the paper cover you put on.




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Wow...Really nice work. We all know what kind of time and effort goes into doing what you did.
Hey det5lonewolf, post up a few pics of your sweet ride........

That'll work........
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Welcome to the forum and damn fine Job you've done there.

Common sense. So rare it's a god damn super power.
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what?..no +8 in. swingarm?....just/kiddin...
sweet ride.nice work on the resto.did you polish the frame yourself?
nice sliders too. good luck w/ her and be safe.
btw...welcome to the site,we're glad to have ya
Yup, polished it myself. Used Easy Off oven cleaner to take off the anodized coating then lots of sanding and buffing. A lot of work, but it had to be done. Scored the LSL frame sliders on Ebay for $20.

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post #20 of 28 Old 09-13-2010, 07:52 AM
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Nice bike stiffy. That just smacks of a tremendous labor of love.

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I agree nice job! Thanks for the pics.

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Wow! That thing's too pretty to ride. I'm very impressed.

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Wow! That thing's too pretty to ride. I'm very impressed.
Don't think I have ever run across anything to pretty to ride

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That's odd... so I just looked at your bike again, this time at one of the stations at work , and I can't read your license plate on this computer! I flip open that laptop and there it is... must be the monitor.

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It feels good "building" your own bike, doesn't it. My first bike was a crash repair. Very satisfying.

very nice bike!

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I've never understood this. why block it out at all...It's not like its exactly secret from the zillions of motorists you pass on any public road...who cares?
Maybe not on this forum, but it just to prevent any stalking, especially on other forums where there's more females and not so much levelheaded guys, as one example.

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It feels good "building" your own bike, doesn't it. My first bike was a crash repair. Very satisfying.

very nice bike!
Sure does. And not to mention that there is no way that I could have ever convinced the significant other that I needed a litre bike. With the purchase of the bike and all the repairs, I have about $2800 in it the way it sets. After I smoothed her over with the great deal it was and what it would be worth after it was all fixed up, I got her on it to show her that it wasn't hardly any faster than the 600. Now she is cool with the whole deal. Makes for a better home life

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