It’s not what you know – part 2

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Building bikes ain’t cheap. A brother needs all the help he can get when he’s pushing the oldskool envelope. When it comes to parts, It’s not what you know but who you know. Fortunately many of us know OSS stalwart Rich Hocking, GSXR884, as he is better known in the realm of the Interweb. Rich has supplied chains and sprockets to many of us over the years at great prices. Earlier this year Rich, heroically stuck it to the man and decided to go all in on his new business of supplying custom braided line kits. Rich is now an … Continue reading

Don’t fear the fibre

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There comes a time for many early GSXR owners when replacement plastics are required, leaving us with the difficult decision of chasing a wallet-blinding original in pocket-driven condition or going after market. We are pleased to assist in making that after market decision that bit easier by welcoming Fiberman – Fiberbike Modifications – to the trader section.54ipped direct to you from Ireland, Fiberbike Modifications – here’s a list of some of the pieces currently available. 1985  GSXR 750F solo seat cowl  1986 – 88 GSXR solo seat cowl  1985 – 88 GSXR Soloman seat unit 1988 – 90 GSXR solo seat cowl 1990 – … Continue reading

Bike of the month September 2016

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For the last year the Admin team have selected the bike of the month and then either myself or Minx have written the article. For the next 12 months Vizman has kindly volunteered to write the bike of the month piece. I’ll be posting an update on our plans for the coming year  shortly and these include a continued drive to find additional contributors for the front page. Next month when Vizman’s training is complete he will publish his own content but here is his debut as BOTM editor: BOTM by Viz Wayne Kemp once wrote about building a vehicle. … Continue reading

Bike of the month August 2016

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Every month when bike of the month looms we normally always have a debate about which bike we are going to choose. Sometimes the discussion goes back and forth for days. July and August have been no ordinary months for OSS with 3 events over the space of 4 weeks. Fortunately for us, this month required no debate and  bike of the month just chose itself. In July we attended the Practical classic track day event at Cadwell Park. At the end of the Saturday track sessions Practical Sportsbike Magazine judged their favourite bikes of the weekend. While two OSS … Continue reading

It’s never too late to have a happy childhood

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It’s fair to say that most of us are either knocking on the door of middle age or older. When you consider the bikes we covet are 30 years old, that makes sense. So what possesses a guy, still in his 20’s, to build a 300BHP monster turbo bike based around GSXR slingshot? More to the point what possesses him to then race it on Pendine sands and compete in the international speed wheelie championships? In truth, I don’t know the answer, but whatever he’s on, I would like some too. I have been nagging him for some months to … Continue reading

Dyno Day is Go! What you need to know …

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On Sunday the 31st July a selection of fine motorcycles will test their metal against the rolling road at RTR Motorcycles in Nottingham . Things you need to know….. The day is almost at full capacity with pre-booked runs. There is still space for a couple of late comers but we can only guarantee spots for those who’ve already got their names down. Dyno sessions will be 20-25 minutes for just £25 Each dyno run will come with a full print out as well as on hand advice from RTR’s proprietor There will be tea and biscuits. Maybe even chocolate ones. Stickers will be … Continue reading

Cadwell 2016

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I have been to many oldskoolsuzuki social events where an assortment of fine OSS machinery sits in the pub car park for the weekend while the owners exchange stories at the bar. Now there is absolutely nothing wrong with that, I like the bar as much as the next guy but I have to say, there is no substitute for seeing these machines in action. For this reason we announced early in the year that all future OSS real world meetings would centre around bike centric events. To coincide with the anniversary of the relaunched site we arranged for a … Continue reading

Bike of the month July 2016

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Here at oldskoolsuzuki.info we are united by our love of these 80’s and 90’s bronto-bikes. The project section is our busiest forum section and it has supplied us with an amazing variety of very special BOTM builds. This month’s bike of the Month winner comes to us from the OSS trick frame department and it is fair to say that it is a truly exceptional example. When you follow a build like this you are immediately struck, or more accurately you are immediately dumbstruck, by the level of thought and absolute dedication to quality that has gone into every component. … Continue reading

Cadwell Birthday Bash Trackday Weekend Checklist.

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The weekend of the 8th ,9th and 10th of July will mark 1 year of the new site being up and running. We will be marking that event at Cadwell Park with a gathering and participation in the Classic Bike Track day. There are some important things to remember for the weekend and with less than a week to go there’s just time to give everyone  a poke and say “get your shit together dude it’s next weekend!” Riders So if you are on track you don’t have to worry about camping because it is complimentary but you do need … Continue reading