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Discussion in '1st & 2nd Generation 1983-1989' started by Catholic Damage, May 29, 2008.

  1. Catholic Damage

    Catholic Damage New Member

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    Hey, found this site from the God of Search Engines(Google).
    Long time rider(well, for a 21 year old anyway), I've had plenty of Suzuki DR350's and DR400z's, a Honda CBR600F3, and Built Suzuki Bandit 1200. Got out of riding for about a year, and just picked up an almost mint 1983 V45 Interceptor 750 with 13,500 miles. I love the bike! It sounds great, has enough power to get in to trouble, smooth as hell, and comfortable enough for a DD. Pics to come, hopefully I'll have profesional pics taken with a few other buddies.

    I was looking to put a set of pipes on it, but I can't seem to find any pipes available for my model. I've heard the V4's with pies before, and they sound awesome. I will also be loking for a good air filter and jet kit.
    Oh, and I will be doing a before and after dyno run for shitz'n'giggles. The bike shop next to my car repair shop has a dyno, and he's taken on a personal interest in the bike, since he had a similar one back in the 80's. We are both curious as to see what it will put down. My seat-o-the-pants dynometer says it will do the 1/8 mil in low to 8 flat, and makes about 65whp. He says closer to 60, but we will see soon enough.

    Also, does anyone know of a 17" rear rim kit for this bike? Or, what wold be easier, whats a good sticky 18" tire I can put on there? I'm used to running Metzler M3's, since they ride great in the rain, handle awesome, and wear well. This thin tire on the back kinda scares me. I'm still getting used to the handling of this bike. Its alot different than any of my last ones...

    Thanks in advance!

    Ryan
     
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    derstuka Lord of the Wankers Staff Member

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    Welcome to the forum Ryan. I know that those 1st-2nd gen parts/pipes are hard to come by. Most places have long stopped making pipes for them. Fleabay is your best bet, and or, checking out this forum, VFRD, and Craiglist for somebody selling parts.
     
  3. Catholic Damage

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    here ya go!
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    Hey Ryan! Those old V4'c are cool, I had one myself. But if you want to go mods, a 5th gen or 6th is a better base to mess with. Theres just not much on the market to upgrade that old bike. The frame and suspension was designed to work with bias ply tires. Any upgrade to the newer tech will result in an ill handling ride. Sorry dude.

    Good luck,
    MD

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    Catholic Damage? Jeez I can relate to that. Have gone thru Catholic school really messed me up. Those nuns were a bunch of really mean bitches!
     
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    Hmm. well, guess I'm just gonna have to go buy a second bike now! It's just wierd coming off a 150hp Bandit that still handled like a dream, onto this skinny tire, heavy, hunk of metal! But its fun as hell to ride. Wheelies are no longer in my arsenal of fun with this thing. A little hairy putting the front tire down on this bike...
    Well, would you know of any deent handling tires that I can run on stock rims and suspension? Its got a brand new touring rear tire(continental i think), and the front tire will need replaced in about 1k miles.

    I'm already looking at a KZ1000 projet bike for my next weekend play toy...
     
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