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Topic: Whoops
Posted By: 426hemi
Subject: Whoops
Date Posted: 22 Aug 2019 at 16:30
My friend Eric the blade has given up biking at the age of 76, he offered me his gixxer k7 1000 with akra system, mudguard and hugger with a pc on it pushing 176bhp for £3500, couldn't say no.



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Posted By: Strangler
Date Posted: 22 Aug 2019 at 16:32
nice bike, and 76 !!!!! What a champ


Posted By: j180
Date Posted: 22 Aug 2019 at 16:43
I sold a Superduke 1290r to a an old guy who was 80. 


Posted By: legend88
Date Posted: 22 Aug 2019 at 17:27
Yep, my mate is 74 and a few months ago traded his Diavel for an S1000R and has become a born again hooligan! He's been riding since he was a kid and is still as quick as most but not idiotically so if you know what I mean.


Posted By: Diablo
Date Posted: 22 Aug 2019 at 17:32
Nice one Hemi, what a bike for that money Cool

I can't help thinking that with the exotic and growing collection you have, that you must be getting short on space. As a friend it's only right for me to offer some space for a few of your bikes here.
There's no need to thank me, I'll help if I can Thumbs Up


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Posted By: 426hemi
Date Posted: 22 Aug 2019 at 18:49
Thanks rick but thankfully I have a 40ft shipping container for overspill parking, it's a shame about Ekker but his health is preventing him from riding superbikes but he might get something less extreme, he was nearly weeping as I loaded it in the van.


Posted By: legend88
Date Posted: 22 Aug 2019 at 18:49
Yes sorry, lovely bike. As Diablo says, it's only fair for you to share them around a little as they need to get used.


Posted By: cwp
Date Posted: 22 Aug 2019 at 19:48
cracking bike and as above I could find a home for some bikes Big smile

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Posted By: badapple
Date Posted: 22 Aug 2019 at 22:33
wicked bit of kit there mate that's got trackbike written all over it absolute weapon. I hope I'm still riding ( and alive! ) by that age mucho respect. 

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Posted By: redratbike
Date Posted: 22 Aug 2019 at 23:04
whoops again LOLLOL

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Posted By: 426hemi
Date Posted: 22 Aug 2019 at 23:34
Originally posted by badapple badapple wrote:

wicked bit of kit there mate that's got trackbike written all over it absolute weapon. I hope I'm still riding ( and alive! ) by that age mucho respect. 

I have something else for track duties when I get my arse in gear.


Posted By: badapple
Date Posted: 22 Aug 2019 at 23:44
oh yeah forgot about that one haha you definitely have " options " thats for sure. Has that one seen any track action since you bought it mate?

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Posted By: 426hemi
Date Posted: 23 Aug 2019 at 00:01
Sadly no, wanting a daytime mot but had problems with it being brought back into uk, have another frame though.


Posted By: Tifa
Date Posted: 23 Aug 2019 at 12:27
hemi.....your mate Eric deserves an award for keeping the faith to that age.
Especially for riding the Gixer.

Ask him not to stop riding please.....we need his generation to stick it to the hipster, angle grinder sparked, lifestyle obsessed, exhaust wrapped, piss coloured headlight bike riding t**sers.

Suggest a nice single cyl Katoom......you know it makes sense...Wink


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Posted By: 426hemi
Date Posted: 23 Aug 2019 at 13:47
He was mentioning a speed triple before I left, he's been an industrial sparky all his life and his knees are shot, he has trouble lifting his feet up onto the pegs now on a superbike, I asked him if he wanted to buy my multistrada but he struggles to swing his leg over the high seat.


Posted By: Strangler
Date Posted: 23 Aug 2019 at 17:23
was you bullied at school by any chance haha


Posted By: Strangler
Date Posted: 23 Aug 2019 at 17:24
sorry that remark was for tifa


Posted By: badapple
Date Posted: 23 Aug 2019 at 18:05
Originally posted by Strangler Strangler wrote:

sorry that remark was for tifa

Hahaha you'll get used to Tifa's love of the hipster revolution LOL


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Posted By: Tifa
Date Posted: 23 Aug 2019 at 18:36
Hahahaaaa....hipsters....lol.
An observation. They've shifted up the price of old sh!tters, and systematically cut up and ruined more potential classics than you can shake a stick at. They're unaware of the real cafe (pronounced Kaff....NOT kaffay) racer culture they try to ape. The majority rarely get further than their local Starbucks...and then it's to hook up to the free WiFi to update their Instagram/Facebook profiles....nearly always self publicising....Brown seats, race boards.....I could go on....lol

And nope, wasn't bullied at school.



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Posted By: Strangler
Date Posted: 23 Aug 2019 at 18:45
so you have never used free wifi ? I can feel an ear bashing coming ......haha


Posted By: Tifa
Date Posted: 23 Aug 2019 at 18:54
Of course I have strangler. I think most folk have these days.
But I don't self publicsise myself, I'm not obsessed by selfies, nor do I try to become a media influencer....I prefer to just ride bikes.







Sorry Hemi....didn't mean to hijack.





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Posted By: Strangler
Date Posted: 23 Aug 2019 at 21:07
can't say fairer than that


Posted By: 426hemi
Date Posted: 23 Aug 2019 at 21:39
Don't worry tifa it's all good banter.


Posted By: Diablo
Date Posted: 24 Aug 2019 at 00:22
Tifa, you're a legend buddy and I never use that word lightly Thumbs Up
 
If I were an influencer, I'd influence ****** to **** my **** and then **** with an *** but not on Tuesdays and only if no one can see. I think I know what a selfie is, but I'm a bit lost born in 1967 LOL Shocked LOL

Now this "wifi" thing, been trying to decode what it means... "will I f (confused bit) Iguanas" is all I've come up with. Ouch

Tbh, I just love a cuppa tea...


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Posted By: 426hemi
Date Posted: 02 Mar 2020 at 16:24
Fitted some robbymoto higher clipons with some brembo rcs master cylinders and brembo m4 calipers, messing about fitting the rizoma res pots and brackets and decided to clamp them to the forks as they are then we’ll out of the way.


Posted By: 426hemi
Date Posted: 02 Mar 2020 at 16:26


Posted By: Tifa
Date Posted: 02 Mar 2020 at 20:32
M4's....MMMMMmmmmmMMMmmMMMmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!!!!
Luvverly


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Posted By: 426hemi
Date Posted: 18 Apr 2020 at 22:34
Bought a second hand Penske shock off of a guy in Poland, it has been fully serviced and comes with a couple of extra springs, turns out Penske uk is only a few miles from me and Griff in Tamworth.


Posted By: redratbike
Date Posted: 18 Apr 2020 at 23:02
Very nice

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Posted By: NickyBoy1984
Date Posted: 18 Apr 2020 at 23:34
Originally posted by 426hemi 426hemi wrote:

Originally posted by badapple badapple wrote:

wicked bit of kit there mate that's got trackbike written all over it absolute weapon. I hope I'm still riding ( and alive! ) by that age mucho respect. 

I have something else for track duties when I get my arse in gear.





I remember seeing this bike in the flesh - its a weapon!

NickyBoy Smile


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Posted By: NickyBoy1984
Date Posted: 18 Apr 2020 at 23:36
Proper nice bike that Gixer Hemi, you've got on of the best collections of toys I've seen Big smile

NickyBoy Smile


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Posted By: 426hemi
Date Posted: 19 Apr 2020 at 00:30
Cheers Nicky, the guy I bought it off was going to strip it and sell everything separately if I hadn’t bought it, I couldn’t stand to see it happen.


Posted By: NickyBoy1984
Date Posted: 20 Apr 2020 at 23:20
Originally posted by 426hemi 426hemi wrote:

Cheers Nicky, the guy I bought it off was going to strip it and sell everything separately if I hadn’t bought it, I couldn’t stand to see it happen.

Great rescue mate, well done Clap

NickyBoy Smile


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Posted By: 426hemi
Date Posted: 28 May 2020 at 16:21
Mark at rcd has made me some new rearsets and I sourced a gear shaft support from Gilles, just waiting on a 90 degree banjo for the brake line.



Posted By: 426hemi
Date Posted: 04 Jun 2020 at 12:02
This piece of art turned up yesterday 😊

I’ve had the rds cartridge kit fitted in the forks as well, can’t wait to get them setup.


Posted By: blacklines
Date Posted: 04 Jun 2020 at 12:50
Oo fancy suspension Thumbs Up

Never seen a gear shaft support, what is it for? More positive shifts? Is flex a real issue?



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Posted By: 426hemi
Date Posted: 04 Jun 2020 at 13:05
Helps to support the gear selector shaft, they make them for quite a few bikes and it makes it a more positive shift especially if you run a quick shifter.


Posted By: blacklines
Date Posted: 04 Jun 2020 at 14:16
Ah right, makes sense. Thanks. 

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Posted By: redratbike
Date Posted: 04 Jun 2020 at 15:38
Originally posted by 426hemi 426hemi wrote:

Helps to support the gear selector shaft, they make them for quite a few bikes and it makes it a more positive shift especially if you run a quick shifter.

I should have picked one up for the R1 at the bike show I was talking to Dale at Racetorx he makes them 


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Posted By: 426hemi
Date Posted: 04 Jun 2020 at 15:42
My mate has one on his rc8 and they do help, some bikes have quite a long selector shaft and you get movement through the whole selector mechanisms so everything helps.


Posted By: badapple
Date Posted: 04 Jun 2020 at 15:45
Never heard or noticed those  before, something else to add to the listSmile

That is going to feel amazing on the new suspension my mates k8 was fantastic in stock on the road.


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Posted By: 426hemi
Date Posted: 13 Jun 2020 at 17:29


Posted By: 426hemi
Date Posted: 13 Jun 2020 at 17:30


Posted By: 426hemi
Date Posted: 13 Jun 2020 at 17:31


Posted By: redratbike
Date Posted: 13 Jun 2020 at 17:57
Very nice that 

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Posted By: 426hemi
Date Posted: 03 Aug 2020 at 19:25
Paul at pcr performance had the gixxer in on Friday and re flashed the ecu for me to suit the new arata system, he’s also took the limiter off the first three gears and the top speed limiter and turned off the lights for the pair valve and exhaust servo I’ve taken out.


Posted By: 426hemi
Date Posted: 03 Aug 2020 at 19:28


Posted By: BIG UN
Date Posted: 03 Aug 2020 at 20:53
Luvly that buddy.
Very nice kit those arata,
My brother had a full jobby on his 05 r1.


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Posted By: 426hemi
Date Posted: 03 Aug 2020 at 20:58
It’s getting difficult to find full systems for these and I found this at frank wratthalls, he’d had it on his shelf since 07 and did me a deal on it, he was just about to post it and decided to check the box and found the link pipe was missing so I got a full ti system for £700 minus the link pipe, I had a spare akra link pipe and a local exhaust company modded it to fit.


Posted By: BIG UN
Date Posted: 03 Aug 2020 at 23:31
Good deal buddy.
He got his shipped from usa iirc.
As you say,not cheap,specialy with twin cans on the r1.
Gixer looks superb,as do all your bikes mate!
Only owned the k1 gixer 1000 and that was a beast
So these newer ones should fly.
Hows the gsxr1100 coming along,love them bikes.


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Posted By: 426hemi
Date Posted: 03 Aug 2020 at 23:35
Bit slow on the 11, she’s running but needs smaller jets, it sounds fantastic on the dyno though.


Posted By: BIG UN
Date Posted: 04 Aug 2020 at 17:36
I bet it does mate.proper old school muscle.

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Posted By: 426hemi
Date Posted: 06 Aug 2020 at 18:26
Well my braketech discs turned up today and couldn’t wait to get them on, fitted on the wheel and back in the bike, why won’t my caliper seat right, turns out the gixxer is fitted with piddley 310mm discs originally and me thinking they were 320, I’d ordered 5mm spacers to fit the 330mm braketech’s so I’ve had to order 10mm spacers and longer bolts but in the bright side the brakes will be even better than I had hoped.


Posted By: 426hemi
Date Posted: 06 Aug 2020 at 18:27


Posted By: redratbike
Date Posted: 06 Aug 2020 at 19:11
330mm!! Very nice

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Posted By: 426hemi
Date Posted: 06 Aug 2020 at 19:29
I’ve got 330mm on my zx9r and gixxer 11 as well, really work well.


Posted By: legend88
Date Posted: 06 Aug 2020 at 21:52
The beauty of radial brakes, makes those sort of changes so easy.

A question on your titanium fasteners: Have you changed the torques settings at all? In theory you should but I guess most don't.


Posted By: 426hemi
Date Posted: 06 Aug 2020 at 21:56
The only main ti fasteners are the rear and front wheel spindles, the rear I do to 100nm and the front to 50nm as it has the pinch bolts.


Posted By: 426hemi
Date Posted: 06 Aug 2020 at 22:01
Forgot about the disc bolts which I do to 30nm.


Posted By: redratbike
Date Posted: 07 Aug 2020 at 12:42
Originally posted by 426hemi 426hemi wrote:

I’ve got 330mm on my zx9r and gixxer 11 as well, really work well.

Just checked my R1 piddly 310mm but they are pretty awesome 


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Posted By: BIG UN
Date Posted: 08 Aug 2020 at 17:55
need to look at upgrading,for such a fast bike,
The zx12r's brake are scary sh*t!!😵


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Posted By: 426hemi
Date Posted: 08 Aug 2020 at 18:02
The gixxers were the same, it’s scary how manufacturers can make such fast bikes and fit sh*t brakes, after I’d got used to the brakes on my rsv and zx9r there was no way I could live the standard gixxer system.


Posted By: BIG UN
Date Posted: 08 Aug 2020 at 19:07
true mate,i got use to the superb R1 brakes.
First ride on the zx12 and i laid a wee brown egg or 2!!
Wouldnt fancy hauling it up from 180mph+😟


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Posted By: badapple
Date Posted: 08 Aug 2020 at 21:02
Now that's a very trick set up love it!

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Posted By: 426hemi
Date Posted: 05 May 2023 at 12:06

I’ve been playing around with the k7 again and bought a yoshimura 24ltr tank, mark at rcd made me some nice fillers for it.


Posted By: redratbike
Date Posted: 05 May 2023 at 16:23
oh yes …very nice 

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Posted By: cwp
Date Posted: 06 May 2023 at 17:32
Very nice bud

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Posted By: badapple
Date Posted: 06 May 2023 at 17:38
Bad assBig smile

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Posted By: 426hemi
Date Posted: 06 May 2023 at 22:22
Best part of a year from ordering the tank to getting it painted and the fillers made, ten months just to get the tank.


Posted By: stitchmilie
Date Posted: 08 May 2023 at 11:30
Well worth the wait mate, that’s proper that is.



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