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Anybody know a place around here (dfw) that either has or sells old school m/c? I am on the hunt for a Suzuki GS 1100e model, or possibly kawasaki J model? I've found one or two but nothin that catches my eye. Don't have to look pretty but has to be a good motor and trans. thx

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Check with The Motorcycle Shop in Hurst on Hwy 10 just east of Hurstview. He's an old m/c drag racer and always seems to have one or two in the shop.

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There's a shop on 8th Avenue in Fort Worth that deals in older stuff - Adventure Cycle is the name I believe. Use to be owned by a guy named Meeks.
Also there's a shop on west Camp Bowie/Hwy 80 west of Alta Mere around Cherry.
Don't know the name but he's always got a bunch of vintage japanese stuff out front.
Then of course there's craig's list.

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I use to work for James up there on 8th ave at adventure, him and Mr motorcycle were the one of the best places but both are closed down. If my memory is still right that would be Mr Ricky Hill out there of hwy 10. I thought he just does mech work and rebuilds? I use to call him the wizard, if he can't tell whats wrong and able to fix it, it ani't broke. Got his #? I would like to see if he can find one. thx

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Anybody know a place around here (dfw) that either has or sells old school m/c? I am on the hunt for a Suzuki GS 1100e model, or possibly kawasaki J model? I've found one or two but nothin that catches my eye. Don't have to look pretty but has to be a good motor and trans. thx
I was into big bikes when those came iut, around '81 or so. They were the fastest thing out there for a while. I had a '79 CBX with 6 Mikuni's and a 6 into 1 Kerker header, an '81 Honda 900F, and an '82 GPZ1100 ,all at different times. The GPZ could hang fairly well with the "Suzi", and it was usually a riders' race. Good times!

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Anybody know a place around here (dfw) that either has or sells old school m/c? I am on the hunt for a Suzuki GS 1100e model, or possibly kawasaki J model? I've found one or two but nothin that catches my eye. Don't have to look pretty but has to be a good motor and trans. thx
I was into big bikes when those came out, around '81 or so. They were the fastest thing out there for a while. I had a '79 CBX with 6 Mikuni's and a 6 into 1 Kerker header, an '81 Honda 900F, and an '82 GPZ1100 ,all at different times. The GPZ could hang fairly well with the "Suzi", and it was usually a riders' race. Good times!

There's a guy in Dallas...something like "Re-Cycler", up close to the zoo.

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I use to own an 84 gpz900. 4 Mikuni's with K&N's. Big bore, etc.

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I use to own an 84 gpz900. 4 Mikuni's with K&N's. Big bore, etc.
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I use to work for James up there on 8th ave at adventure, him and Mr motorcycle were the one of the best places but both are closed down. If my memory is still right that would be Mr Ricky Hill out there of hwy 10. I thought he just does mech work and rebuilds? I use to call him the wizard, if he can't tell whats wrong and able to fix it, it ani't broke. Got his #? I would like to see if he can find one. thx
That's him! He always has a few for sale too. 817) 285-9977

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I was on a Suzuki GS1100e up till 04. LOVED IT! big light bucket up front, wide open v/h holeshot, stage 2 jet kit, kevlar clutch. Ran 7.3 after layin rubber for 40ft outta the hole. I was 140lbs on that big old beast! blew the tranny racing a zx10. won but cost me . Then I found this gpz and started back up again and lost major compression and sold it so If this guy shows up sunday to by my turbo z, I want to get back in the m/c racing again.

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That's him! He always has a few for sale too. 817) 285-9977
appriciate it I'm gonna call tomorrow and see what he's got.

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Check with The Motorcycle Shop in Hurst on Hwy 10 just east of Hurstview. He's an old m/c drag racer and always seems to have one or two in the shop.
That is Ricky. He re-built my son's bike. Awsome mechanic! Great prices as well. He had a few old bikes laying around a year ago when we used him.

Here is a pic of my son's 1100f. (bad ass bike off of the line)

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I hope he still does!! I have seen his work and his kawa turbo'd d/bike. The only thing I didn't like was that it wasn't in my garage.

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you should look for an 84-86 honda vf1100s (v65 Sabre)....it was extremely fast for its time and was liquid cooled...and looked pretty good too.

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you should look for an 84-86 honda vf1100s (v65 Sabre)....it was extremely fast for its time and was liquid cooled...and looked pretty good too.
I did see those alot but heard the parts are hard to come by and pricey on maint. I was offered a honda cb900 for $800 but needed carbs and batt, but that GS I had, that motor was as stout as they came. I could hammer on that bike and it almost felt like it was asking for more. It was like we thinking the same thing all the time.

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That is Ricky. He re-built my son's bike. Awsome mechanic! Great prices as well. He had a few old bikes laying around a year ago when we used him.

Here is a pic of my son's 1100f. (bad ass bike off of the line)
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That is Ricky. He re-built my son's bike. Awsome mechanic! Great prices as well. He had a few old bikes laying around a year ago when we used him.

Here is a pic of my son's 1100f. (bad ass bike off of the line)
THAT''S WHAT I"M TALKING ABOUT. nice, clean, well maintained. If I do come across one may wanna see what's up. The best my old one did (no b.s.) 1 to 1 1/2 bike lengths ahead of 01 750 srad mild upgrades and good exh (street not strip). man, I'm ready to go to the track. It's been awhile since I've had my hands rapped up in this turbo z.

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I gave him a call, and no luck . Said he'll keep an eye out and to keep trying him back. Have any of yall seen a early 90's zx-10 go up against GS1100e? I think if they both have equivilant upgrades, I would say the first one outta the hole would most likely take it. My friend is telling me to get one of those instead. Me personally, I just like the look of the old school m/c's.

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mine is kawasaki silver. It was originally green with silver flakes like yours. Painter did a shitty job and began to bubble.

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I saw a VERY clean early 80's Yamaha FJ1100 on Craigslist last night for pretty cheap. They are fast as hell and look pretty sharp.

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Anybody know a place around here (dfw) that either has or sells old school m/c? I am on the hunt for a Suzuki GS 1100e model, or possibly kawasaki J model? I've found one or two but nothin that catches my eye. Don't have to look pretty but has to be a good motor and trans. thx
My dad has an'83 GS.
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This one is osted on the lubbock craigslist, 1982 gs100e

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My dad has an'83 GS.
How much you looking to spend?
I was mainly hoping to do a trade for my turbo z, but if he has a real GS1100e ( someone sent 2 pics last night and they were L models 8 valve) looking for the 16 valve motor then shoot me an price offer or are you intrested in a turbo 280z daily driver? lmk thx

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This one is osted on the lubbock craigslist, 1982 gs100e

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requested a pic of it, my next bike is going to be a daily driver for a little while. Thats why I'm not so picky on the looks but has to be a good motor and trans. It does sound like a good price, paid $2k on a note and already had the exh on it. If not I can always take it to Ricky.

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I found an FJ1200 for sale today and went to go look at it. It looked pretty clean but it has a salvaged title. Said he wants $1500 cash and he put a new front and back sprocket on along with a new chain. It doesn't look bad but you never know? DEAL OR NO DEAL? what do ya'll think...

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I was mainly hoping to do a trade for my turbo z, but if he has a real GS1100e ( someone sent 2 pics last night and they were L models 8 valve) looking for the 16 valve motor then shoot me an price offer or are you intrested in a turbo 280z daily driver? lmk thx
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I found an FJ1200 for sale today and went to go look at it. It looked pretty clean but it has a salvaged title. Said he wants $1500 cash and he put a new front and back sprocket on along with a new chain. It doesn't look bad but you never know? DEAL OR NO DEAL? what do ya'll think...
Like an '86 model? They were really nice bikes in their day...smooth, longer wheel base. Didn't they have a 2/3 gear issue, where it would pop out of gear? For $1500, the title wouldn't bother me at all, if it's clean.

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He's a little steep on that 20-year-old bike with 40k miles. It will need some attention if you planned on riding it hard. 190mph? Not with 250lbs. of pork on it...

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He's a little steep on that 20-year-old bike with 40k miles. It will need some attention if you planned on riding it hard. 190mph? Not with 250lbs. of pork on it...

LOL...yeah, I called BS on that remark too It is a clean, well maintained used bike...just not worth what he is asking for it...there are newer/better ones for sale for what he is asking for this one...
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Like an '86 model? They were really nice bikes in their day...smooth, longer wheel base. Didn't they have a 2/3 gear issue, where it would pop out of gear? For $1500, the title wouldn't bother me at all, if it's clean.
The person that turned me to him said he had just replaced the sprockets and seeing how he drives a bike, I think I would be saving his life buying it. Tries to hard on the launch and can't keep it straight. I thought that was the reason, but when you have a ( go headand bash on me for this) 83 yamaha seca and can pull him off the line and hold him, needs a little more coaching and a lot more balls. He did replace the sprockets but don't know if thats all? Won't give me straight answer on the title and thats what I'm curious about.

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He's a little steep on that 20-year-old bike with 40k miles. It will need some attention if you planned on riding it hard. 190mph? Not with 250lbs. of pork on it...

hahaha, I don't think there were hardly any bikes 20yrs old that can do 190mph.

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well, He wiped out on the FJ1200. Was one of the top picks.

*alan- send me a offer on that GS1100e. thx

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dirtbike helmet or the traditional sportbike helmet? why? are dirtbike helmets manufactured to eat pavement like a streetbike helmet is? or will it crack under the pressure?
I wouldnt feel safe on pavement with a dirtbike helmet. Obviously it offers protection but not that of a full face street helmet
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i have a drz an i think a dirt helmet would rip my neck off at 80mph, i just use my streetbike helmet....its the same pavement just higher off the ground.
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Probably looking at ~45-50 depending on how its ridden.

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That's carb'd and not all that quick, but to just scoot to work and back and get ~50MPG, it will most likely suit your needs pretty-well AND not lose value over the next year or two.

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