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Old 07-09-2013, 11:20 AM   #61
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yep your bike is the tits.... good job bro
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Old 07-09-2013, 01:25 PM   #62
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Damn that is a nice looking bike. I like how you incorporated new into the old.
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Great job on the bike, came out just perfect... a user friendly vitage bike. Seems like a few grumpy old farts that are not keeping up with time are negative to your GSXR front. Its the "leave it they way its always been" bunch. Alot of guys over here put racer forks/bakes on their vintage bike, I think this has to do with the the narrow winding roads you find in europe. So unless you want to ride your really cool scoot like grandma you will do your best getting proper brakes fitted on your bike. I get the impression that a lot of american builders don't think you are "hard core" enough if you ride with front brakes at all.... thats funny. Over here nobody will want to ride with you because you will be laging behind and might die if you try to keep up. I have to agree, no front brakes does leave a nice clean look BUT for a show bikes. The old vintage drumbrakes that do stop a bike like the suziki water buffalos mentioed earlier are priced WAY too high, are hard to come by and still not as good as a disk set up. So its like it always has been... builders use the parts that are avaiable, fit the wallet and does the job.

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