Bike of the Month February 2016

BOTM FEB 2016

Striving for perfection under the constraints of the rules and regs, with form following function and probably doing more miles in 24 hours than some do in a year we introduce the Bike of the Month. Constantly evolving and proving itself on the track, this striking Endurance Racing Machine has been created, maintained and raced by a team known as Phase One. We thank markfoggy for taking the time to share the team’s play for the championship through the ups and the downs and the lessons along the way. Congratulations Phase One and Foggy on what we hope is one of many accolades this season. We look forward … Continue reading

Bikes, Beer BBQs and Bravado – OSS at Cadwell Park

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There has been much talk about an OSS get together since we relaunched the site last summer. Through the course of those discussions we have broadly agreed that our next get together had to be more than just a falling about session. Worry not though, falling about is still encouraged but we also  want to have some bike related activity before the guy rope tripping competition gets underway. We also want to make sure that there isn’t too much for the organisers to do because that way everyone can enjoy themselves. So for 2016 we have decided the UK based … Continue reading

Raiders of the lost KnarF

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Rene is on location today so he asked me to publish this article on his behalf. Many of you will instantly recognise the name knarF and you will know the importance of the OSS build project associated with it. For those that are new to OSS, we need to provide  little bit of background. On the 13th of July 2006 the OSS community lost a close friend KnarF (Frank) when he died suddenly due to freak allergic reaction to something he ate while on holiday. At the time, we only learned this sad news quite a bit later when Mr7/11 … Continue reading

Bike of the Month January 2016

BOTM JAN 2016

What do you get if you take one well used slabby and add a heap of mojo? If there was only 1 right answer, this machine has to be a contender.  Carefully hand moulded, this early GSXR is the stuff many of us can but dream of owning. It’s built to be fast, it’s beautiful and it’s this month’s Bike of the Month. Please join with us in congratulating Scara on his 1109 Turbo Slabside build here as it sets the benchmark for Bike of the Month in 2016. For step by step build photos – go to the original build thread here  

Bike of the Month December 2015

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Each month, the site is carefully scoured for the very best offerings from the technical and project sections to justify the award of the accolade ‘Bike of the Month’. This month’s choice demonstrates the versatility of the Old Skool Suzuki in adapting to different careers. In a game where form follows function, there is little on this machine that hasn’t been tweaked, fettled or upgraded in order to achieve the very best performance results – whatever the job. Congratulations to you and your machine johnny1bump! To discuss click here To read more about the bike click here  

Hanmā-shin Hamamatsu- The Hammer God of Hamamatsu- A brief history.

The New OSS logo. Hamna-shin's mighty hammer.

Up until the early 90’s Hanma-shin could be found in the Suzuki factory at Hamamatsu where he diligently watched over the work of Suzuki’s designers and technicians, blessing their work with his divine and mighty hammer and scroll. Legend has it that his hammer is made from the very same meteorite that crashed to earth and killed the Dinosaurs. It is also said that the in-line four Suzukis of the 80’s and early 90’s owed their explosive power and durability to the thunder of his mighty hammer, which he divinely bestowed on each and every machine that rolled off the … Continue reading

You are now leaving Jurassic Park

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When we finally wrestled the URL www.olskoolsuzuki.info down from a dusty top shelf, blew away the cobwebs and relaunched the new site, we wanted the look and feel of the site to be familiar.  We wanted loyal members who had been waiting patiently in the wilderness to get a sense they were coming home. We were careful with the colour scheme and we were very careful with the logo. Both got a refresh and a polish but not much more. Five months later we couldn’t be happier with the way things have gone. The site is well on its way to … Continue reading

Bike of the Month November 2015

BOTM NOVEMBER 2015

It would be no more than stating the obvious to talk about oldskoolsuzukis being as much about the journey as the destination.  Starting with a dream, a flash of inspiration – we follow a well trodden path of empty wallets and skinned knuckles but hopefully at some point, there is a fine motorcycle to ride. And then the next chapter begins. This month’s bike of the month goes to Gammaboy’s Katana. The attention to detail and quality of finish is to a standard many aspire to. Long may you continue to adapt and overcome, Gammaboy  – and congratulations! Thank you for sharing your story ….. so far. To discuss click here To read more … Continue reading

It’s not what you know but who you know.

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OK, “what you know” is actually quite important on a site dedicated to info about a long since extinct motorcycle species. Our point here is that we all know genetic engineering  isn’t a cheap hobby.  That’s when the “who you know” bit becomes important. We all know the special warm fuzzy feeling that you get when you receive that padded envelope in the post and it’s full of little plastic bags with the red and white labels. Unfortunately that warm fuzzy feeling is tempered by the sinking feeling when you see the bill. Well worry not! Thanks to our very … Continue reading

Bike of the Month October 2015

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As the autumn air begins to nip, we dig deep to harness the enthusiasm and kick on the determination to see the final few nights of the summer months astride our newly resurrected machines. This month’s Bike of the Month award goes to a GS which has challenged to the last but is oh so worthy. For those who have not yet caught up with 370steve’s progress thread in the OSS Member Project section of the forum, where have you been!? Read all about it here. Crack a beer, 370steve! That’s one beauty of a machine you’ve built yourself there.