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Thread: Which Bike ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by viper View Post
    Mate you can still hold your head high with both those bikes. I had a ZIR years ago and sold it to buy a Z1000 turbo ( 78 model ). The turbo was insane, some crazy mechanical genius built it. Wisco low compression pistons, Ape clutch , no wastegate and boosting over 30 psi when wide open. Thing used to go that fast that the front end would start to lift over 160mph , saw 190 mph one day with the needle still creeping up, evil and wicked. Cold winter days were the best when the air was cool and dense , crack it open and it felt like God had just picked you up and thrown you down the highway the acceleration was so brutal.
    I added water injection , fuel pump off a GT mini 1275 cause it couldn't get enough gas under heavy boost, it was a combination of mechanical wizardry and a healthy dose of insanity .
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    Quote Originally Posted by southernman View Post
    Yea bloody wasps, I've been got a few times, worse was riding the XT550, corner of rocks road & beach in Nelson, with visor up, bastard got me on the check, 7-8 times, before I got bike hauled up and helmet off. Lucky was a cop following, as that has to be, one of the most distracting, sections of road, in the country in, summer.
    We did the Molesworth one year. Stinking hot say and were riding with visors up and doing about 50 on gravel on road bikes (XV1000 and a XJ750 circa mid 80s.) We both still ride the same two bikes some 25 years later. Anyway the mate n the 750 had a wee off. A few bruises a dented ego and scratches in the paintwork. Bit to cap his day off, before we got to hamner he had two bee stings, one right between the eyes and one in the middle of the forehead. Both swelled up comething fierce and we still had the trip from Hamner to Kiakoura and up to Blenheim to go. Great day, great trip, but came with a cost.......

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    Holy hell! I had a new '77 Z1000. The bastard thing made me sea sick from weaving at anything beyond 180 kmh. A turbo on that...you a brave man for sure!

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    May 2017
    don't believe a bike speedo over about 80mph my xj900 used to go off the clock at 250km per hour put it through the flying quarter 210 km per hour flat real speed.father in law holds nz speed record for 750cc class turboed streamliner fairing genuine 183 mph both way runs.1300cc hayabusa with mirrors and everything that could be removed 305kmh through flying quarter.



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