My Motard Pics
Posted April 26, 2002 - 03:29 PM
Posted April 26, 2002 - 03:44 PM
Very nice !!!!!!!!!! Now you just need to keep it like that.
Posted April 26, 2002 - 04:26 PM
Posted April 26, 2002 - 04:40 PM
I have a GSX-R750 that I race at the club level, I do low 1:24's at Willow Springs and low 28's at Laguna Seca, I finished 4th overall in 750 Superbike at Willow Springs last year on my "SuperStock" gixer, it was my rookie season! I can smoke ANYONE through the canyons (Rock Store area) of Southern California when im on my "Motard" they can ride WHATEVER they want! this bike handles the tight stuff better than any R-1 and its also kinda neat to see them back way off when I go past them into a corner full lock sideways with my knee on the ground...and the cool thing is that top speed is less than 100 MPH so I may live a little longer? who knows...anyway it (motard) is a style that is so totaly addicting that once you do it and actually learn the "hack" (sliding into corners on pavement with your feet on the pegs)everything else pales in comparison....at least in my book! thanks for the comments you guys....I really appreciate it!
Posted April 26, 2002 - 04:42 PM
Posted April 26, 2002 - 04:47 PM
I'd like to have one, I've had plenty of fast street bikes but the limits are just so high that it's not fun, you can't push them... I couldn't imagine power-sliding the rear around a corner on a big heavy streetbike. I wouldn't want to ride the thing on long rides or on super fast roads but on tighter mountain/canyon roads I think it would be a blast. Plus, just riding around town, you could do whatever you want... jumping curbs, riding down stairs, just imagine the crazy fun you could have!
They had a race in the parking lot of Anaheim Stadium a couple months ago. Kevin Schwantz ('93 GP world champ) Nicky Hayden (Honda factory Superbike racer/dirtacker) and Larry Pegram (Superbike racer/dirtracker) had so much fun they were laughing their asses off afterwards. They tried to convince the orginizers to let them go out for another race they had so much fun.
Posted April 26, 2002 - 04:57 PM
I'd love to have a KTM 520 with the 6 speed trans for a Supermotard bike!
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Posted April 26, 2002 - 05:00 PM
Posted April 26, 2002 - 05:02 PM
With that front brake disk all cut up like that don't you go through a lot of of pads?
Posted April 26, 2002 - 06:08 PM
Posted April 26, 2002 - 06:09 PM
Posted April 26, 2002 - 06:26 PM
no hurt feelings here....it is actually refered to as "SuperMoto" also (do a google search) as far as the "bastardization" you are referring to take a look at alot of the Flat Track guys bikes, the CR450F is a popular bike for that...some guys are running YZ/WR's but those bikes are slammed to the ground basically, commonly referred to as "DTX" the suspension is lowered 4-6 inches and 19" wheels laced up, Nicky Haden ripps on one! its all about personal preference...but certainly no hurt feelings...sorry if I seemed like I was validating myself in the last post....I was just trying to let you know what i had experienced and why I choose this style over a sportbike for my play riding, I dont have to load it up in a truck and drive 1-3 hours to ride it, I have BIG fun ripping around town on it and I can ride it to the canyons and carve the tight stuff on Sundays and then ride it home.....its killer
Posted April 26, 2002 - 06:49 PM
Snapped my collar bone in half there...almost recovered.
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Posted April 27, 2002 - 12:44 AM
Powder coating looks superb, it's nice to see someone on your side of the water, relizing that SM is as much fun as a Sports Bike on the right roads !
Posted April 27, 2002 - 01:50 AM
Do you have a spreadsheet of what you did & spent? I'm curious mostly about the wheel setup and what needs to be spent to get going with a set. I have seen some SM's that appear to be running mags from GSXR's or the like?
Feel free to PM me with any info.
Posted April 27, 2002 - 09:52 PM
Thanks for the comments! I only wish we had world class events like you guys do over there for SM, if you get a chance watch the vide clip i linked here it from the French championship for 2000 and it is absolutely the best SM action I have ever seen, I would really like to know if you can find any videos on your side that show this kind of action, I would gladly pay you a premium for some hot SM videos if you were willing to ship them to me, I cant find any anywhere....and it sucks!
As for the rear tire its a 160, the front is a 120, the forks (including the end caps) are hard anodized black and the swingarm is powder coated.
Let me know about video!
Posted April 27, 2002 - 11:21 AM
AND when you do throw it on the floor....cheap to repair, none of this 2 grand on plastic's nonsense!