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Offline jaycobee

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Re: 2007 GS Cafe Fighter
« Reply #60 on: June 03, 2019, 06:49:11 PM »
Sorry to hear youíre selling it! Itís a beautiful bike! May I ask how you went about mounting the trailtech vapor? Itís so clean looking


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Offline Endopotential

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Re: 2007 GS Cafe Fighter
« Reply #61 on: October 28, 2019, 06:48:31 PM »
The bike lives to fight another day!

I ended up keeping the bike around, and tuned it up for the track.
My first time at a race course, Thunderhill above Sacramento, CA.  By far one of the most thrilling things I've ever tried!

The old GS actually did OK.  Was light and nimble, and with the suspension changes I made it rode just fine.  Acceleration out of corners didn't keep up with fuel injected bikes.  But I also appreciated that horsepower isn't everything.  Young ladies on Yamaha R3's were kicking all our butts.

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« Last Edit: October 29, 2019, 01:13:21 PM by Endopotential »
http://gstwins.com/gsboard/index.php?topic=70953.0

2007 GS500F Cafe Fighter - cut off the tail, K&N lunchbox, short exhaust, 20/60/140 jets, R6 shock, all sorts of other random bits...

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Re: 2007 GS Cafe Fighter
« Reply #62 on: October 29, 2019, 06:26:12 AM »

sweet
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Re: 2007 GS Cafe Fighter
« Reply #63 on: October 29, 2019, 08:59:35 AM »
Nice! Looks like a great time.
The GS500 is a cornering machine and that's where it really counts! Anyone can twist a throttle on a fast bike with traction control.
Yamaha made a great bike with those R3s. Almost as much HP as the GS500 with less weight and better brakes.
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Re: 2007 GS Cafe Fighter
« Reply #64 on: October 29, 2019, 11:12:43 AM »
That is awesome! I'm glad you decided to keep your GS.

Sweet pic!!!
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Re: 2007 GS Cafe Fighter
« Reply #65 on: October 29, 2019, 01:18:02 PM »
@CBR - thanks for helping to post that picture.  So what was I supposed to type to get that link to work?

@Bluesmudge - my very first bike was an R3, when I was first starting to learn to ride.  It was very light indeed.  But the engine didn't seem to have much power unless you cranked it past 10k RPM, at which point it sounded like it was ready to detonate.  I like the sound of our engines much better.

I changed over to stainless brake lines and EBC HH pads on my GS, and it's worked pretty well for me.  Or at least I didn't go nearly fast enough on the track where hard braking was an issue  ;)
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Re: 2007 GS Cafe Fighter
« Reply #66 on: July 16, 2020, 03:54:24 PM »
Well, bittersweet closure to this story.

I decided to clean out the garage and posted this bike up on CL.
Wasn't sure what demand would be, as this bike was such an unusual creation.
Within 48 hours, a 19yo kid just snapped it up for his first bike.

Have truly enjoyed the company of all you wonderful folks over the years.
Almost everything I learned about motorcycle tuning and mechanics, I learned from you all  :cheers:

I'll still pop in here every now and then just for old time's sake.

Happy riding out there, and stay safe!  Especially in these crazy times.
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2007 GS500F Cafe Fighter - cut off the tail, K&N lunchbox, short exhaust, 20/60/140 jets, R6 shock, all sorts of other random bits...

 

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