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Old 09-28-2018, 10:28 AM   #21
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Hydraulic valves. Shaft drive. Just gas and go!
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Old 09-28-2018, 01:22 PM   #22
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Yep the GS1000 was a great motorcycle it's too bad some of these retro bikes don't sell.

And when you shove a 1981 GS1100 4 valve engine into a 1979 GS1000 chassis, you have quite the bike! lol!

Yeppers, i did that, and opened the engine up to 1200 c.c., also. Had to fab up only one engine mount, and the engine went right in. Had to also, reposition the fuel petcock, as the 4 valve engine was taller, than the 2 valve engine, it replaced. Monster torque, that bike. lol!

Put on 1986 GSXR 1100 wheels front and back, on the device, a few years later. Used the front rotors/brakes from that GSXR, also. Then it it would finally stop. The o.e.m. GS1000 brakes were not that great, to say the least.

Great little hot rod, for the era.

Now all one has to do, is go to a bike dealer, and obtain a bike, that is faster, brakes better,, handles better, etc. etc. lol! Even the tires are great now. Was not the case three decades ago. First thing we changed, on all new bikes we obtained, was the o.e.m. tires.

Oh well, it was fun many years ago. Lot younger then, also. lol!

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Old 09-28-2018, 02:03 PM   #23
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Here's a link to a thread on Canyon Dancer's PC800 Frankenbike. He removed the body work and dropped the weight from 645 to 415, and put an R1 front end on it. With 48HP he spanked a lot of people on the Dragon, and he was OLD. In the linked thread below, there's a link to another thread about it. http://www.yamahafz1oa.com/forum/sho...ht=Frankenbike
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Old 09-28-2018, 02:18 PM   #24
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This is nowhere like the shit old katana except the resemblance. Its basically a dressed up GSX1000 aka legendary K5 GSXR motor and a modern chassis. It will be a good bike!
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Old 09-28-2018, 06:20 PM   #25
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Here's a link to a thread on Canyon Dancer's PC800 Frankenbike. He removed the body work and dropped the weight from 645 to 415, and put an R1 front end on it. With 48HP he spanked a lot of people on the Dragon, and he was OLD. In the linked thread below, there's a link to another thread about it. http://www.yamahafz1oa.com/forum/sho...ht=Frankenbike
Now that’s a cool bike. While it may still be a bit frumpy, it’s astounding what he did to that bike. I’m amazed that it weighs just over 400lbs, incredible.

Also had no idea it had hydraulic valves, neat.
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Old 09-28-2018, 06:31 PM   #26
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HAha, I had a white PC like that, best commuter bike I had, 55 mpg and could put a dozen walmart bags and a gallon of milk in the trunk !!
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Frankenbike, what a rally THAT was. Thanks for obnoxiously taking pictures Bill.
The above purple Katana behind a very square 80's Jetta is throwback gold.
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Old 09-30-2018, 06:47 AM   #28
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Desmo, 17x 19" was the stock tire sizes. My 1st street bike 82 GS, JWhelan65 has the best one.
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