Bike of the Month May 2016

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When you’ve got bigger ideas than your budget allows then it’s time you dusted off the golden rules – Improvise, Adapt, Overcome. 

This month’s winning brute had already seen some upgrades in previous ownership however with careful attention to detail and some inspired thinking, we reckon Sheep has firmly made his mark and still retained a sense of humour.

Whether your build began with a standard machine or a ‘project bike’ or if you started from scratch, the tales are familiar to all so why not drop by here to congratulate Sheep on being a Bike of the Month Winner.

Click for more details about his EFE.

Bike of the Month April 2016

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‘Elastic bands, check
Chuddy, check
Lucky Star Wars figure, check
328bhp monster wheelie machine, check’
Copyright – The Wheelie Kid, Drag Strip, Race Day

Congratulations to The Wheelie Kid and his boosted Killer K in producing an impressive 328 so far on the graph. Now let’s see what you can do in the Championships with a Bike of the Month accolade under your belt.

Read more about the bike coming together here

Share your teachings with the Kid, or just offer him some words of support on the Bike of the Month thread here

Bike of the Month March 2016

There is no denying that the GSXR slabsides are very much in vogue at the moment. Their popularity among the contemporary classic restoration fraternity is at an all time high. Here at OSS we like to things a little differently and although we have always loved the slabby we’re not purists. This months bike of the month winner would satisfy purists and  tinkerers alike.

After building a classic GSXR slabside 750 racer for the IOM and supporting the team as their pit mechanic a few year back,  long time OSS enthusiast Yoshi Johnny ( John Oliver) decided it was time to build a bike and take to the track himself.  Inspired by the Team Lockhart GSXR  squad that won two AMA Endurance road racing championships in the 1980s John has built a stunning GSXR 750 Lockhart inspired track bike. Along with trusted horse box HQ he has been touring UK circuits cutting his teeth on the track.

Dale Quarterely on the championship winning Team Lockhart Suzuki at the Memphis round of the AMA/Motoworld Endurance Championship in August of 1987. (Larry Lawrence photo)

Dale Quarterely on the championship winning Team Lockhart Suzuki at the Memphis round of the AMA/Motoworld Endurance Championship in August of 1987. (Larry Lawrence photo)

Congratulations John your bike of the month picture is even more dynamic than Dale’s is. We have no idea how fast you are going here but it looks impressive.

Yoshi Johnny and His Lockhart rep doing the business at Cadwell.

Yoshi Johnny and his Lockhart rep doing the business on track.

Discuss John’s bike here.

Bike of the Month February 2016

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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 to hearing all about it.

Read about it here*

See the announcement here.

*……If you’re one of the few that hasn’t already!

 

 

Bike of the Month January 2016

BOTM JAN 2016What 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

BOTM DEC 2015Each 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

 

Bike of the Month November 2015

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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 about the bike click here

Photo credit to facebook.com/danielpeut

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.

Bike of the Month September 2015

BOTM-Sep15As a sub-genre of an elite group of motorcycles, the Turbo ET has come into its own in the past year and one in particular stands out from the crowd.

This month’s Bike of the Month award goes to the busiest, most social of all the ETs in the gang – stand up and take a bow Paulm. The ‘company demonstrator’ has a lot to answer for.

To discuss click here

Bike of the Month August 2015

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Amongst the buzz of returning home, catching up with old friends and new motorcycles, Terrible Thunderlizard has been delighted with the array of projects the members have been working on and sharing on the site.

This month’s Bike of the Month Award goes to the machine which has ben reborn in front of our very eyes on return of the site – Leblowski’s Bakker Turbo.

Click  here to see the build thread under the Trick Frames section.

Leblowski, congratulations

To discuss click here