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Better Than Nothing---The rebirth of a Superbike. 29 Apr 2020 10:30 #824549

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Now that I have received my government Coronavirus check. I have been debating on how to send it!!!! Should I spend it on some model kits I really really have always wanted to buy, or buy more fancy titanium fasteners for my MK.II.

Had my eye on that 4 foot tall Revell Saturn V rocket model kit for a few years now. Or I could do all the engine cover fasteners in titanium and the rest of the chassis fasteners in Ti22 too!!!!!!

DECISIONS!!!! DECISIONS!!!!




OR!!!!!

1972 H2 750 Cafe Racer built in 1974.
1976 KH400 Production Road Racer.
1979 Kz1000 MK. II Old AMA/WERA Superbike.
1986 RG500G 2 stroke terror.
1986 GSXR750RG The one with the clutch that rattles!

Up in the hills near Prescott, Az.
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Better Than Nothing---The rebirth of a Superbike. 29 Apr 2020 12:56 #824564

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Stay away from the dust catcher kits, buy the titanium fasteners.
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Better Than Nothing---The rebirth of a Superbike. 29 Apr 2020 13:14 #824572

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Another vote for Ti fasteners
Don't be ridiculous! It's only a flesh wound!

Wife's little bike... 1984 GPZ 550 Kerker and DynaJet stage I kit
Wife's BIG bike...... 1981 GPZ 1100 Kerker and factory FI
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Better Than Nothing---The rebirth of a Superbike. 03 Jun 2020 15:21 #827237

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Well they didn't put my Superbike on the cover of the Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Magazine, but they did print my article that I wrote about my restoration of my KZ1000 Superbike. It was only a four page article with my own story line. I posted here each page so if anyone wants to read the article, they can. Or you can join VJMC and receive their magazine with my article in it!!!!!

You can see in the very last paragraph of article about my Superbike and it winning KZR's Bike Of The Year voted by its members back in 2018!!!!

First two pages. Like that fancy title for article!!!!


Final two pages of article.


Hope you can read the start of article here.


Second page of article.


Final page of article.
1972 H2 750 Cafe Racer built in 1974.
1976 KH400 Production Road Racer.
1979 Kz1000 MK. II Old AMA/WERA Superbike.
1986 RG500G 2 stroke terror.
1986 GSXR750RG The one with the clutch that rattles!

Up in the hills near Prescott, Az.
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Better Than Nothing---The rebirth of a Superbike. 03 Jun 2020 16:04 #827242

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That's really cool Bob, too bad you didn't make the front cover, what were they thinking, great story regardless.
I notice you had a lot more hair back then ;)
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Better Than Nothing---The rebirth of a Superbike. 03 Jun 2020 16:17 #827243

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Yea, I had a lot things back then........hair....money......the balls to ride super hard and fast.... did I say money!!!!!!!!

I really miss all three!!!!
1972 H2 750 Cafe Racer built in 1974.
1976 KH400 Production Road Racer.
1979 Kz1000 MK. II Old AMA/WERA Superbike.
1986 RG500G 2 stroke terror.
1986 GSXR750RG The one with the clutch that rattles!

Up in the hills near Prescott, Az.

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Better Than Nothing---The rebirth of a Superbike. 03 Jun 2020 16:24 #827244

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Nice spread Bob..
I miss the balls mostly LOL
My personal experience with VJMC members is they are drawn to the smaller bikes at shows ( Ask Les Holt )
So to get such high praise as a feature article is awesome
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Better Than Nothing---The rebirth of a Superbike. 03 Jun 2020 18:03 #827249

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Hey Dave, I don't think it was the feature article in that issue. They had a bigger write up on the restoration of a SL350 honda in the same issue!!!!!

You are right many of the older members are more into honda MiniTrails, 305 Dreams, Sandcast CB750's, and very old smaller bikes.

It does seem lately that they are getting more and more into other brands and models!!!!
1972 H2 750 Cafe Racer built in 1974.
1976 KH400 Production Road Racer.
1979 Kz1000 MK. II Old AMA/WERA Superbike.
1986 RG500G 2 stroke terror.
1986 GSXR750RG The one with the clutch that rattles!

Up in the hills near Prescott, Az.

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