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1 hour ago, wraith said:

That will be a stoncking motor (y)

I'll find out on Saturday, once I've put new tyres on it and got it an MOT and given it some new oil, filter and plugs.

 

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That was on the bay for ages , bit of a bastard child , don't know if its efe or gs .

Cool find tho , my mate owned the black ex pip higham / john bent turbo drag bike back in the day.

Puddy  :)

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5 hours ago, Rustynail said:

VERY lucky swine:pimp:Enjoy...... Have you got it home yet?

Yup, it rides great. Very strong engine. I should have put the new tyres on first though, 25 year old rubber is scary.... Even dafter considering the new tyres are in the back of my van....

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On 3/28/2020 at 11:36 PM, mkoppeser said:

Please post some pics when it's installed.  Curious to see what the ground clearance is like (can't fit mine up yet cause the GS is still up on blocks).

Here you go pal..

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Loads of room :pimp:

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On 3/5/2020 at 6:47 AM, Havoc said:

I'm a jammy git. Turns out I bought a Pip Higham GS1085 that has been in hiding the last 20 years. Neither the seller or I was aware of the bike's providence :pimp:

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Happy Daze :) 

Unreal, thats the bike pip Higham built for me. I know every inch of that bike. I had a massive accident on it and smashed it to pieces. I sold it back to Village Bike Shop or something like that, I can’t remember it was in the late 80’s and they rebuilt it. It looks pretty much as it was except the exhaust pipe and it had my name on the tail piece. It’s quite weird to see it. 

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2 hours ago, CSP2324 said:

Unreal, thats the bike pip Higham built for me. I know every inch of that bike. I had a massive accident on it and smashed it to pieces. I sold it back to Village Bike Shop or something like that, I can’t remember it was in the late 80’s and they rebuilt it. It looks pretty much as it was except the exhaust pipe and it had my name on the tail piece. It’s quite weird to see it. 

That's really cool. A couple of weeks ago it took me and the wife over to Holland and back, didn't miss a beat.

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It needs a paint freshen up, but that's what I do now. So all good :)

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Thats wicked.... the bike was built to my spec. There is hardly anything on it or inside it thats standard, Wiseco pistons, Kent Cams, Dyna Coils, welded crank, multi angled valves, the frames welded etc... nearly all the nuts and bolts are stainless. I was 21 when I had it built...
 

Were did you get it from and how long have you had it ? Does it still have the VBS logo on the tank ?

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1 hour ago, CSP2324 said:

Were did you get it from and how long have you had it ? Does it still have the VBS logo on the tank ?

I'd be very interested in a detailed spec list :) I have had some contact with Pip about it but only really to confirm it's providence. It was  on Eblag for months with a very vague description and (for a non standard GS1000 with no details of changes) a high price. I picked it up in Halifax earlier this year, the seller knew nothing about it at all. It hadn't been on the road for nearly 20 years, the Tax disk on it was from 2003, the tyres were rock hard but it was/is in really good condition. It had obviously been stored in a sympathetic environment , I had the impression it was bought in a probate sale or something, the chap I bought it from was a car dealer from what I could see although he did have other bikes. I could tell from the standard of the changes the bike had been built right, I'd just come into a bit of money, so I didn't mind paying a little over the odds, although he got nothing like what he was asking for ;) I'm going to paint it exactly as it is now, It's quite scratched up. No VBS logos anywhere on it at the mo, but I think I would be justified in adding one or two :) You wouldn't have any photos from the old days? It'd be cool to get it looking identical how it was when it left the Village Bike Shop in the first place?

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Bare with me as the photos I do have are in my mates attic so it may take a few weeks. It’s pretty much the same as it was, the exhaust was a Vance & Hines, it looked better than the one on there now,  i think the rear mudguard was shorter and the plate smaller, It was a big accident, I don’t have the photos of it afterwards ( although they do exist somewhere ) amoungst other things the back end was ripped off,  it travelled along way going end over end and then rolled before stopping in a plume of smoke. That paint is VBS colours ( i think done by dream machine ) the VBS logo was down the middle of the tank. 

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1 hour ago, ccroaker said:

for the price delkevic are hard to beat......did you leave the baffle in or take it out....bad ass looking bike

Baffle needs to come out, it's running a little rich at the moment. In fact it needs putting on a DYNO, power is considerably down compared to the pipes that came with it

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2 hours ago, CSP2324 said:

Bare with me as the photos I do have are in my mates attic so it may take a few weeks. It’s pretty much the same as it was, the exhaust was a Vance & Hines, it looked better than the one on there now,  i think the rear mudguard was shorter and the plate smaller, It was a big accident, I don’t have the photos of it afterwards ( although they do exist somewhere ) amounts other things the back end was ripped off,  it travelled along way going end over end and then rolled before stopping in a plum of smoke. That paint is VBS colours ( i think done by dream machine ) the VBS logo was down the middle of the tank. 

Much appreciated :) 

 

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