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Discussion in 'New Members Say Gday' started by kiffsta, Dec 29, 2010.
As the question states, what brand of bike do you own ?
hello everyone and fellow motor cyclist i have just joined
and learning how to use site
presently own a gsx r 1000 k1 and suzuki across that im prepairing as a racer road that is and on the look out for engine etc
i have a lot of road Gear that im disgarding . and im 62 years okd and love motorcycles, see u all later RON
Welcome on board Ron. You've got me intrigued with a Suzuki Across racer, love to see some pictures as I'm sure would many others. Again welcome to the site Phil
G'day to all,
Nice to see a clean looking forum layout, and great to see a forum for 250s!
Me? I'm riding a purple 1996 Suzuki Across and I'm in love again. The bike seems to be in good nick with only 27K on the clock.
I grew up riding bikes, but that was cut short when I ran head-on into a 5 tonne Ford Bedford on a country road when I was 16. (he cut the corner) Many months in hospital and a realy damaged knee which I've carried around for the last 26 years.
The last year or so I've had stress/anxiety related insomnia due primarily to my job. So to get to sleep, instead of counting sheep, I found myself reminiscing along every single dirt track I rode as a kid. Recalling every single contour bank and stretch of road. Had to go to Google Earth to check on a few parts that were missing from my memories but it was all pretty much still in the memory banks. It got me to sleep, and one morning I woke up and figured I needed a bike again.
So, it's freakin' great to be 'back on the bike' - only on my L permit at the moment but will do the full licence test in a month or so. Besides, as you'd imagine, I need the practice.
Anyhoo, end of story. Glad to be on board ;D
Welcome on board Brad, you are on a good bike, Suzuki is the real thing. Guess we have all had a break from riding, but isn't it great when you get back on, can't beat that feeling. Again welcome. Phil
Nice one mate, I have a couple of across's in the garage, Im very happy with them, I have just fitted a slightly larger carby kit to my 97 model and its amazing how much extra power it has.
take it easy
Yeah I'm already thinking about more power Chris. What carbs did you use out of interest? I'd not have the time to do it at this point of my life, but would like to know for further down the track.
Someone asked that I post a pic of my Across, so here 'tis... The 'Across' stickers have been removed by my dad, who generously picked it up for me from Coffs Harbour and rode it down to Ballarat for me. He reckoned they looked crap and I have to agree. He had a pretty sore bum for a few days after.
Anyone got any tricks for softening up the seats on the Across?
I think I'll get a second hand seat and get it re-upholstered. Maybe I'll just get used to it.
ha ha, common complain the seat is a tad harsh on long rides, a few people I have seen have a lambs wool cover or air hawk to porvide that much needed comfort. As for carbies, I kep the standard ones and replaced the pilot jets with new ones from Mikuni (30) , then I replaced the main jets with 92.5 on the 2 outer carbies and 95's on the inner 2 carbies.
So what's 'Air Hawk'?
And why different main jet sizes on the inner and outer carbs?
Don't worry - I got plenty more stupid questions
Good evening guys I ride a 89 gpx 250 she is a combination of two bikes so i have some spres left over unfortunatly i sold the engine and the forks as i needed the money (wish i hadn't) new mufflers next week and also air filter the nhopefully a nice new paint job
Welcome to the fourm mate, feel free to list your spares for sale in the "Trading Post" , I know a few GPX owners out there. How about some pics.
An Airhawk is an add on for your seat made up of multiple rubber air bags , they join to each other so they mold to your rear end and make your seat softer. From memory, they are about $180
Ahh - Airhawk - looks a bit 'soft'....
ok chris photos soon shes not pretty but she runs working progress
Anybody interested in doing a ride some where ???? went to canungra the other day ALMOST carbies got blockeds three k,s from canungra so I am keen to make it all the way this time.
Hey Cameron, cruise is on the 5th of Feb - http://2fiftycc.com/forum/http://www.2fiftycc.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=5
I've been using an airhawk for over a year on my CBR and couldn't be happier, makes those long rides more enjoyable. Got mine on the sunshine coast. Well worth the investment.
No such thing as a stupid question, I use an Air Hawk on the Sprint, makes all day achievable, and just to top it off it sits under the sheepskin nicely...........a bit damp when it gets wet mind.
Picked mine up at the bike expo at the Convention Centre a few years ago, the other half is demanding I get one for her perch, just can't seem to find one!!
Hi I'm from Toronto Canada and ride a 1987 Honda NSR 250 MC16. Nice site!
hey you need another option here, EVERY BLOODY THING ;D