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PostSubject: Re: Introduce yourself...   Sun Nov 25 2007, 14:01

I have more, i just didn't want to bore you !!! i've also got a Vauxhall viva 1300s, a mk3 capri, and a Moskavich !

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PostSubject: Re: Introduce yourself...   Sun Nov 25 2007, 16:37

Lucky13 wrote:
I have more, i just didn't want to bore you !!! i've also got a Vauxhall viva 1300s, a mk3 capri, and a Moskavich !

Jarrod

You sure have some interesting cars there!

i bet the Cortina is muchos fun!

the viva isn't a coupe is it?
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PostSubject: Re: Introduce yourself...   Mon Nov 26 2007, 11:14

Yeah it is Smile



The Cortina's great, as long you don't try to corner above 30mph.....Or have rozzers within a million miles !!!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Introduce yourself...   Mon Nov 26 2007, 13:26

Cortina isthe Bollox mate Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Introduce yourself...   Mon Nov 26 2007, 13:28

Thanks guy's. I'm glad it's not VW only, i spent alot of time on Hoodride and got so much shit becouse i didn't own a VW.....

But i am a well of Vw related information aswell XD

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PostSubject: Re: Introduce yourself...   Mon Nov 26 2007, 13:49

nice cortina, got my old man reminiscing about his 1600e. drove the shit out of it until it caught fire! back in the day, not recently.
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PostSubject: Re: Introduce yourself...   Mon Nov 26 2007, 13:55

Thanks....She gets ABused EVERY day Very Happy

Anybody on here into Jag's ? I've just finished building a minter !

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PostSubject: Re: Introduce yourself...   Sun Dec 09 2007, 03:28

Hi I'm Karl, orginally from Suffolk and now living in Evesham, Worcestershire. I'm an Engineer (so I'll appologise for my crap spelling in advance) and have always been into Retro cars and bikes. In the past I've had a: Mini Marcos, Hilman Imp, Scimitar GTE, Manta A, Mk1 Escort and a Mk1 Cavalier and others. Although most of these were just old and not Retro when I had them.

I've just bought my first yank - a 1984 Pontiac Trans Am (305ci manual). Got it for 600 and I'm hoping to take part in Scumball 2008 and raise a few quid for charity. Also got a 1993 Suzuki Cappuccino (strictly speaking this is the wifes) and a Streetfightered 1984 Suzuki Katana (the pop-up headlight one).

Not really into VWs - so I'll get my coat?
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PostSubject: Re: Introduce yourself...   Sun Dec 09 2007, 11:12

Katanas are one of my all time favourite bikes is it the 1000 or 1100 any pictures? what has happened to Hoodride seems like its gone down or some thing or maybe its no more
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PostSubject: Re: Introduce yourself...   Sun Dec 09 2007, 12:18

All of the pop-ups are 750s.

I'll stick some photos up later - wasn't sure if bike pics were allowed?
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PostSubject: Re: Introduce yourself...   Sun Dec 09 2007, 17:07

not sure either but Katanas are retro arnt they Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Introduce yourself...   Mon Dec 10 2007, 01:22

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Hi I'm Karl, orginally from Suffolk and now living in Evesham, Worcestershire. I'm an Engineer (so I'll appologise for my crap spelling in advance) and have always been into Retro cars and bikes. In the past I've had a: Mini Marcos, Hilman Imp, Scimitar GTE, Manta A, Mk1 Escort and a Mk1 Cavalier and others. Although most of these were just old and not Retro when I had them.

I've just bought my first yank - a 1984 Pontiac Trans Am (305ci manual). Got it for 600 and I'm hoping to take part in Scumball 2008 and raise a few quid for charity. Also got a 1993 Suzuki Cappuccino (strictly speaking this is the wifes) and a Streetfightered 1984 Suzuki Katana (the pop-up headlight one).

Not really into VWs - so I'll get my coat?

Do not get your coat... RoadHouse is a broad church Laughing

Hey i had a couple of Imps, best fun on the back roads ever!!(in the dry)

got any pics of your motors?
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PostSubject: Re: Introduce yourself...   Mon Dec 10 2007, 01:27

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All of the pop-ups are 750s.

I'll stick some photos up later - wasn't sure if bike pics were allowed?

I'm not big into bikes but i'm sure lots of people on here are so stick up the pics... i'm quite interested in seeing this popup headlight anyway Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Introduce yourself...   Mon Dec 10 2007, 08:39

well said tim! would also like to know more about this scumball thing sounds a bit like wacky racers. think ill google it Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Introduce yourself...   Mon Dec 10 2007, 12:17

Ok here is my bike:


as standard



Mine



changed a little bit since top photo - now with Acewell clock and LED indicators


here are the techi bits:

Original make/model: 1985 GSX750SE Katana (Japanese Import)
Engine mods: stage 3 dynojet kit, Yoshi cams, K&N filters, Earls oil cooler and SS braided lines, polished covers, breather pipe, Harris works exhaust with race/road hybrid baffle (loud).
Front end: Renthal bars, up rated progressive springs, braided clutch and brake lines all round
Rear end: polished swing arm, triumph shock
Body work: fairing removed, twin headlight conversion, Black powder coated frame, ugly rear light and mudguard extension ditched and new rear light/ number plate braket fabricated in ally. Paint is "hotrod sparkle green" with a painted on black metalic racing stripe. Wheels have been silver powder coated.

I'll stick the photos of my cars in the Rides section and post a bit about the Scumball as well.
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PostSubject: Re: Introduce yourself...   Mon Dec 10 2007, 13:18

i must say i actually prefer the pure uglyness of the standard original one and it's proper retro Battlestar Galactica styling Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Introduce yourself...   Mon Dec 10 2007, 14:28

I've got the original fairing and the headlight in the loft. Taking it off lost a alot of weight over the front end at the expense of wind protection.

In the end I just prefer naked bikes and can't leave anything standard for long.
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PostSubject: Re: Introduce yourself...   Mon Dec 10 2007, 15:26

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I've got the original fairing and the headlight in the loft. Taking it off lost a alot of weight over the front end at the expense of wind protection.

In the end I just prefer naked bikes and can't leave anything standard for long.

It's funny you should say that, that's the first time i have ever said i prefer a bike with a fairing than without... it's just the all out nastyness that makes it kind of cool i reckon Smile

but then i know nothing about bikes anyway although i did just take delivery of one from America, i'll upload a pic in a minute Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Introduce yourself...   Mon Dec 10 2007, 15:42



Aint she a beaut!
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PostSubject: Re: Introduce yourself...   Mon Dec 10 2007, 15:54

smart. Is that a 4 stoke single?

I've got one of these:



fancy a race?
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PostSubject: Re: Introduce yourself...   Mon Dec 10 2007, 16:22

Ah memories! i'd forgot about the 750 being a flip up, i could only remember the uprights on the 1000/1100. I had an 87 gixxa 1100 j which i half heartedly streetfightered (kept puttin the fairing back on to go to work) i remember cuttin my seat down to nothing for that drag bike look, ive still got my Lem split eyehole helmet. Any way what i was goin to say was that these early suzukis have a lot of paralells with VW"s in that to try and find one now that hasnt had some sort of customization (ive tried) is virtually nil as they were THE basis for a bikers individualism for not a lot of money, much like cal look, rat look etc and VWs. They were also like vw's in that they all had a love it or hate it shape and took a bit more effort to get lookin right However nice some of these new bikes are They can't be individualised further than puttin on a paintjob or a few replacment trinkets (although i do like the current crop of monster bikes i.e Ducati etc) but i look at yours and know that a lot of thought/work has gone into it and it'l probabaly evolve into something completley different in years to come Nice one mate!!!
Stilll wouldnt say no to an original Katana 1000 in silver Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Introduce yourself...   Mon Dec 10 2007, 16:24

Bet your neighbours love you :pirat:
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PostSubject: Re: Introduce yourself...   Mon Dec 10 2007, 16:31

Thanks mate. I always wanted a Silver 1000 Katana as well - but if I got one I'd probably mess about with it.

Never really thought of the Suzuki / VW link but you have a point. As you may have guessed I'm not really a concorse type of bloke, I like to make a bike/car mine and upgrade what I can to make it handle and perform (within my limited budget).

I've seen a couple of VW with Subaru engines etc and I sort of get where the owners are coming from.
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PostSubject: Re: Introduce yourself...   Tue Dec 11 2007, 13:01

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smart. Is that a 4 stoke single?

I've got one of these:



fancy a race?

It'd Briggs Stratton(Spelling?) 2hp single, 4stroke, should be good for 8mph i reckon so yeah bring it on! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Introduce yourself...   Tue Dec 11 2007, 13:11

topdeck wrote:

I've seen a couple of VW with Subaru engines etc and I sort of get where the owners are coming from.

One of the main atractions of the Aircooled VW's for me is the pure simplicity of the engines, plus you can easily get 200+bhp (reliably) from an type1 engine around of around 2L in capacity and it's still a lightweight unit. i don't understand why people would want to put a heavier more complicated motor in plus all the pipework/radiators etc... it's all personal opinion of course, i just think the subaru engine fitters are a different breed of VW enthusiast to me...

as for handling, any one who tells you they can get a Beetle or Bus to handle well on the back roads compared to any kind of modern car is full of shit i reckon Laughing they are great for cruising on normal roads, booting it up a motorway fast lane or balsting up a drag strip but fast cornering they really don't do that well.
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