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 gs1000 g shaftie -I HATE SHAFT DRIVE BIKES!!!!

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PostSubject: gs1000 g shaftie -I HATE SHAFT DRIVE BIKES!!!!   Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:21 pm

I AM TRYING TO THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX ON THIS ONE Very Happy Very Happy
Its a gs1000 g shaft drive, bought with no barrels or head so the engine is no use to me
Today removed everything off the frame then added the new front end, gsxr upside downies & a spoked gs twin disc wheel.
The other swinging arm i had modified by my lads mate is going on this one, gsxr600/750 converted to twin shock, that cannot go in until the foot peg hangers are removed.
I machined down the threaded part of the (the bit that bolts in the frame on the original bike) gsxr swinging arm spindle & opened up the mounting holes to suit.
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PostSubject: Re: gs1000 g shaftie -I HATE SHAFT DRIVE BIKES!!!!   Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:32 am

I'm not a lover of 'shafties' either, but i do recall a very funny moment involving an MV Augusta and Phil Read. They launched the MV Augusta America at Dunham and Haines in Luton to great fanfare and got local celebrity racer Phil Read along to show the rest of us how it's done.

The mechanic who'd taken the America out of it's crate and got it set up wheeled the bike out of the showroom and started it up. Phil Read posed by the bike whilst the local photographers snapped away, then swung a leg over the bike and started revving the b*llocks off it prior to a racing start up the road. The mechanic whispered a friendly warning "Watch out for the torque reaction" which the esteemed Mr Read proceeded to ignore and dropped the clutch......

Dunham and Haines had been at the same site in Luton for decades, and the road outside the showroom was absolutely sodden with engine oil which had dripped from countless Enfields, AJs, Beezas etc. Needless to say the MV engine twisted violently against the shaft drive, the back wheel went sideways on the oil patch and the bike skittered off up the road leaving the aforementioned Mr Read sitting on his backside, much to the amusement of all around! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: gs1000 g shaftie -I HATE SHAFT DRIVE BIKES!!!!   Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:45 am

[quote= Mr Read sitting on his backside, much to the amusement of all around! Laughing [/quote]
i would love to have seen his not so smug face Embarassed Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: gs1000 g shaftie -I HATE SHAFT DRIVE BIKES!!!!   Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:53 am

This week i have done loads on all 3 bikes
This one is just about mocked up now just waiting for the engine to turn next week.its a gsxr1100 lump.
Will get it in new mounts made, few brackets welded on for rear sets seat & all the frame braced.
Im going to use gsxr 1100 wn forks calipers & hopefully machine the discs or the early gs550 spoked hubs to fit the discs. the rear will use the drum.
This will give you a rough idea of the look im going for, as for colours the frame will either be candy deep red or candy blue, the tank seat & mudguard will be in....... you will just have to wait & see Very Happy (something special that i have never used as its so new)
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PostSubject: Re: gs1000 g shaftie -I HATE SHAFT DRIVE BIKES!!!!   Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:12 am

bollocks another one im going home in disgrace Embarassed
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