Bike of the month July 2016

BOTM JULY 2016

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. Not content with fabricating beautifully simple components in billet aluminium our man decided to set up his own anodising bath to ensure he could get a contrast in finish between components.

Seeing this build come together, piece by piece, has been a joy and looking at the finished result is simply drool invoking.  Quality components, top to bottom, this bike can’t fail to deliver.

This month’s bike of the month winner is Garry Bond’s EFE powered Harris F1.

Gary, the OSS community collectively tip their oily caps in your specific direction sir. You have built something we can all only dream of taking home.

Gary’s build thread can be found here.

 

Bike of the Month June 2016

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Most of us are happy enough with a stroll on the beach and a toe-dip in the sea but MeanBean Rob and his Spondon framed custom build have other salty pleasures in mind when they hit the sand.

In case you haven’t already heard this road legal, boosted monster has been officially clocked at an astonishing 178mph during the UK Speed Week held on the legendary Pendine Sands last month. Yes, you read that right. 178mph on sand.

To see the pair in action from the riders view, click right here. To congratulate Rob on his the Bike of the Month pace setting winner, click here. We highly recommend you watch the video.

 

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

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 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

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 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.