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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-17-2018, 01:00 PM Thread Starter
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My Other Cool Bike

Well, all bikes are cool in their own way. I'm in the process of patiently awaiting Spring to try out my new-to-me 2015 Versys. In the meantime, I thought I'd like to show off my 1984 KZ1100R. This model wasn't released in the USA and there were only 1300 units produced. Although technically it was known as a 'Superbike Replica', most guys would just call it an ELR, (Eddie Lawson Replica). I'm not anorak enough to care one way or the other. I bought the bike brand new and modified it as the years went by with things like Kerker exhaust, Works Performance shocks, an 1170 piston kit, 33mm Mikuni smoothbores, Earl's oil cooler, S-1 replica rearsets. The bike was looking pretty rough by around 2009 so I stripped it down and did a repaint in the classic lime green colour that was also an original colour option for the model.

The first photo is of me with it on the day I rode it home, the second is after the refurbish over the Winter of 2009-2010.
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Awesome bike!
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-17-2018, 03:11 PM
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Great stuff. Same smile, a different amount of hair. Thanks for the fun pictures.
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Forty years away from 2 wheel fun. Sure is great to be back smelling the roses!!!
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Seeing all the pictures should bring back good old memories..Awesome pictures.
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The bike looks a bit different but the owner looks a LOT different. I wish I still had my first new bike........
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She's a beauty!

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Beautiful. Love the green.

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Nicely done! Holy buckets.

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