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Offline sidetrack

If you cant find a 2T buy a Pre Sling or Slingshot
« on: May 11, 2020, 10:44:27 am »
Looks like the early model GSXR's are already quite collectible especially the 750. The oil / air cooled bikes from 1985 to 1989 bikes mostly. Looking at the competition in '85/'86 they really were country miles ahead. And those motors of the 1100 have been pushed to 500HP by drag racers and what not while still being reliable !
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Re: If you cant find a 2T buy a Pre Sling or Slingshot
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2020, 10:46:14 am »
Begin jou gat juk vir spoed?
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Re: If you cant find a 2T buy a Pre Sling or Slingshot
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2020, 10:46:42 am »
Hulle het nogals "presence" ja

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Re: If you cant find a 2T buy a Pre Sling or Slingshot
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2020, 10:48:00 am »
Presling has a kark ugly ass though.....
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Re: If you cant find a 2T buy a Pre Sling or Slingshot
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2020, 10:48:17 am »
Begin jou gat juk vir spoed?
Sal nie mind vir een in garage nie net omdat my grootste bike nog ooit n 660 was  :biggrin: Nee dink nie sal hom baie ry nie, net graag n mooi een in garage wil he.
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Re: If you cant find a 2T buy a Pre Sling or Slingshot
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2020, 10:49:10 am »
Hier kom n project...long term
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Re: If you cant find a 2T buy a Pre Sling or Slingshot
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2020, 10:51:23 am »
Ek Het op n stadium n 1100 Katana gehad, 3rd stage cams, 1600 Conquest 16v pistons blah blah blah.

Wat n storie, kark vinnig maar orals olie gepis...
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« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2020, 10:55:24 am »
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« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2020, 11:01:52 am »
Hulle het nogals "presence" ja

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Re: If you cant find a 2T buy a Pre Sling or Slingshot
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2020, 11:08:23 am »
To find one is SA that hasn't been pulled through someones ass and other the other side might be a challenge. Largely regarded as the best bike to take to a rally to set the fires alight at 1am  :o
They could certainly take a beating of note but they're not Brakpan proof.
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« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2020, 11:14:51 am »
After leaving school, and during my army days, I had a few CB750F's, a 900F Bol'Dor, a GSX 1100 and a Kawasaki 750 Ninja. I remember riding a GSXR750 Pre-Slingshot for the first time, and it made all my previous bikes seem obsolete. That bike was way ahead of its time.
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« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2020, 11:17:15 am »
Buff, do you remember how Jason Lamb used to smoke all the bigger capacity superbikes on his 750 Pre-sling at the East London GP circuit? He used to lap the GSX 1100's and Katana's on that little bike.
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Re: If you cant find a 2T buy a Pre Sling or Slingshot
« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2020, 12:31:59 pm »
Buff, do you remember how Jason Lamb used to smoke all the bigger capacity superbikes on his 750 Pre-sling at the East London GP circuit? He used to lap the GSX 1100's and Katana's on that little bike.

A few years ago the 1985 GSX-R750 became eligible for classic racing in SA, and it immediately killed the class. If you are not on a 750 "Pre-sling", you're nowhere.

I went to watch Wayne Heaseman on these, fuck he was good!!
 

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« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2020, 12:33:01 pm »
Presling has a kark ugly ass though.....

The Americans referred to it as the "slabside".
 

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« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2020, 12:35:02 pm »
Also, look out for the 1985 FZ750, the one with the odd half-fairing.

First 5-valve, and also very fast, but overshadowed by the radical GSX-R.
 

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Re: If you cant find a 2T buy a Pre Sling or Slingshot
« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2020, 12:35:38 pm »
 a GSX 1100

A friend bought a new one in 1983, silver. I thought it was the most stunning thing on two wheels for tar riding. I think they were better at long distance touring than racing.
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Re: If you cant find a 2T buy a Pre Sling or Slingshot
« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2020, 12:37:11 pm »
Presling has a kark ugly ass though.....

The Americans referred to it as the "slabside".
I think it looks good but the cover for the passenger seat must be present, mimics their GP bikes of the day
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« Reply #17 on: May 11, 2020, 12:51:46 pm »
I have been on the back of an 1127 Slingshot. hulle is morsig!!
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Re: If you cant find a 2T buy a Pre Sling or Slingshot
« Reply #18 on: May 11, 2020, 12:57:37 pm »
So jy wil dit doen?!!! ;) :lol8:

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Re: If you cant find a 2T buy a Pre Sling or Slingshot
« Reply #19 on: May 11, 2020, 01:08:16 pm »
When the Suzuki GSX-R1100 first appeared on the SA market, they were tested on SABC TV, cannot remember who were testing, but it reached a top speed of 266KPH, much

to the amazement of the public.

More that 30 years later, superbikes have only added just over 30KPH to that topend. :biggrin: