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    Hi,
    i'm sticking this on for my brother in law who builds bikes and writes for street fighters..
    basicly,

    "don't know if you know anyone who might be interested in my turbo bike

    zx6r wheel , brakes and forks,
    bigger zx10r discs
    one off yokes and shrouds (the top yoke from the photo shoot is there too)
    motogadget speedo
    single aluminium headlight
    one off folding billet levers
    billet res pots
    tank modified to twin fillers
    frame widened and braced
    1216 turbo motor
    twin turbo set up , with intercoolers (fbm)
    one off outrigger
    zx6r modified subframe, shortened and recovered seat
    braced vfr arm
    yam bluespot rear caliper
    7x17 rear wheel
    gixer thou rearsets on adaptor plates
    one off underseat stainless exhaust with scorpion can
    one off billet engine covers
    aluminium crankcase breather tank
    r6 shock

    bike is a daily runner, use it to ride to work, just done the TT on it , it won best streetfighter at the NEC , starts first time ,

    looking for 3.5K and a bike in PX, something worth about 1.5K (a large capacity 4 cylinder something), i'll happily take 5K cash but moneys tight all round

    i'm sure i've missed loads out, but if anyone interested gimmie a shout "






    iain scollon(yantosh2002@hotmail.com

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    God's teeth Johnny thats a beast!!!! Rather like it though!!!
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    Because 1 turbo charger just isn't mental enough
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    if i had a garage to store this id snap it up in a second, sweet!!!

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    Thats 1 hell of a lot of bike for only 5k!! Like a lot

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    Not my cup of tea, I think it's ugly, a mish mash of bits thrown together with little consideration for aesthetics.
    Therein less the problem with streetfighters, unlike production bikes which are built to please the bulk of the buying public these are bikes modified to be pleasing to the eye of the owner/builder. I can always appreciate the effort and work gone into specials but there are nicer looking gsxr cradle frame specials out there.

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    to the last poster,

    I stuck this post up to help my brother in law, at no expense, i know its a free for all forum,
    however, your comments are negative and do not need to be attached to this thread.

    you say " . I can always appreciate the effort and work gone into specials "

    well it's clear that you don't and also don't have a clue what these guys do..
    i can't be bothered explaining any more tae ye..

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    i love it! it must be terrifying! what a loss to your bro in law! i hope he gets 10k for it!

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    If you paid someone to modify a bike to turn into this would cost a fortune.
    Time spent getting the various components to actually work on the bike must have been huge.
    I would have thought 5k was cheap for something this different.
    Performance must be scary as well if you cane it. Looks like a wolf in wolf's clothing!

    Has it tried a standing quarter? Would be curious to see what it recorded if you could keep the front wheel down long enough.
    Never argue with an idiot..onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.

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    As Iain says, money is tight around, but yeah a lot of thinking and effort as you guys know went into this.
    as for standing 1/4 Stewart, i don't know but it made 210 bhp on the dyno the week fore he took it to the island.

    Last edited by molenz; 14.06.2012 at 02:21 PM. Reason: missed a bit.

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    "use it to ride to work" LOL, I'd get a ticket everyday

    Bad ass piece of kit, Has he modded any ducati's?

    Good luck with the sale
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    Quote Originally Posted by molenz View Post
    As Iain says, money is tight around, but yeah a lot of thinking and effort as you guys know went into this.
    as for standing 1/4 Stewart, i don't know but it made 210 bhp on the dyno the week fore he took it to the island.

    http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7226/7...05a8677a_c.jpg
    Power curve is pretty linear. Thought it might have gone up vertically but quite progressive. Impressed.
    Never argue with an idiot..onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.

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    there's something about that 916 and its owners that seems to rub you up the wrong way Johhny...first wulfie now mike...
    ...bet you end up best buds though???

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    i'm looking at it again! its amazing!....will he accept body parts as payment? internal organs perhaps? seriously what a bike! i'm starting to obsess over it! if i could get 5k,i would not hesitate,it must stand him a fortune,just in the motor.....gutted i cant have it

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobbieT View Post
    there's something about that 916 and its owners that seems to rub you up the wrong way Johhny...first wulfie now mike...
    ...bet you end up best buds though???

    B+
    are you on the right thread? or have I missed a trick? thought it was a suzuki..............

    FWIW I don't like it much either. Looks to be well executed but very, shall we say, evolutionary? And it's still evolving...........
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    Robbie was referring to my post rockjock.
    Apparently? Wulfie, (who I bought the bike from), had disagreements too, perhaps he caused offence by having pipes that were 'too broon'? ;-)
    See now, your response is diplomatic, something I've never truly mastered, I still call a public convenience hygiene officer a shithouse cleaner.

    Molenz-

    Regarding the angry retort, I'm going to respond once, in as full a manner as possible so as not to turn this 'for sale' thread into an ongoing argument.

    Clearly I have no idea what these guys do? You say.
    Almost exclusively, the riding friends I've met and grown up with have veered over to streetfighters and modified bikes.
    One friend in particular has built more specials and modified more bikes than I care to think about.
    He has recently finished a turbo bike which he built up from a wreck in the corner of a workshop and is now using it as an advertising piece as well as transport. He has just finished another, (3rd incarnation of the same bike), which he is going to be selling.
    He is getting ready to strip his long term regular bike for a complete redo/modification/overhaul for the 4th or possibly 5th time, much of which he made bespoke parts for himself.
    Once he has completed that his next project on the board is a complete ground up build from scratch he designed some years ago.
    He does custom airbrush artwork, (successfully), has had several of his machines featured in streetfighters magazine and has been a regular article writer and contributor himself.

    So, yes, as it happens, I am VERY aware of the design/thought/manufacture/costs/effort that go into these machines. It does not mean however, I have to like the look of the finished product!
    Bear in mind, by it's very definition, bespoke means 'made to suit the buyer/builder/owner'
    Therefore, my comments aren't negative, (Definitely no more so than criticising a seller because his pipes are 'a bit broon!') they are

    a,my own opinions, (I don't like it, I think the parts look mismatched and there are cradle frame gsxr specials I think look nicer) and

    b, fact, (specials are indeed built to suit one persons idea rather than to appeal to a mass market).
    As you said yourself, it's a free speech forum, if my comments are not relevant here neither are all the ones saying 'wow, that's great!' Though you don't appear to be telling them the same. Certain political regimes have had a similar approach, 'we believe in freedom of speech as long as it's what we want to hear, if not we'll demand you're gagged'.
    If you can't take the nay's with the I's then invoke gizmos rule and have none of the comments so far. You can't have it both ways!

    I shan't post on this thread again, as it has already detracted from the original purpose, I merely wanted to clarify my comments, if anyone wishes further discussion please do so by pm and I'll be happy to discuss or argue points.

    Thanks,

    Mike
    Last edited by mike s; 15.06.2012 at 04:27 PM. Reason: To clarify separate responses to rj and molenz.

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    pardon?
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    nah......it's friday, been a long week and summer is nearly upon us so


    or if you prefer
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobbieT View Post

    nah......it's friday, been a long week and summer is nearly upon us so


    or if you prefer
    The eternal optimist. what bloody summer!! Its freezin doon here(and they talk funny)

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