This time last year we were getting ready to press the go live button on the re-launch of oldskoolsuzuki.info. At the time we were all worried whether it would work and whether anyone would actually turn up. As we approach our 1st birthday we have the benefit of hindsight and fortunately you did turn up. Not only did you turn up but you stuck around and you shared your workshop antics and your crazed shed born master plans with us through nearly 8000 project posts. The projects section remains our busiest section and that confirms that we got the emphasis … Continue reading
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.
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.
‘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
When we re-launched the site we were keen not to fall into the traps that the previous forum had suffered from. As we saw it ,those were bandwidth issues and forum maintenance issues.We also wanted to fund the site independently and transparently, without donations. Bandwidth So as far as the bandwidth issues were concerned we decided to host the entire site remotely. In order to keep hosting costs low we restricted the size of uploads ( pictures) In the time that the site was down everyone naturally and understandably became very used to the seamless and automatic picture resizing prowess … Continue reading
There are few points in a bike build that have more potential for self back patting and/or self loathing than the inaugural visit to the dyno man. It is the place where a curved line graph and 3 magic digits coldly define the fruits of a long winter spent chasing those elusive extra horses. Dyno runs don’t normally come cheap but thanks to OSS member Havoc ( Tom Davidson) we have secured the use of a dyno provided by RTR in Nottingham. Dyno sessions will be 20-25 minutes for just £25. Each dyno run will come with a full print … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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
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
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