Stevos Garage
heyas, I own a 2018 Scout Bobber and a few other bikes, 1980 GSX750, 1990 CBR250RR MC22, 1997 XVZ1300. I like all bikes really, i'd have fun on a postie bike.

I will go and browse the forum!

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2018 Scout Bobber
Clontarf / Qld
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crash
Hey Stevo - welcome.
1980 GSX 750 - that would be the one with the square headlight or the earlier one.  I had a 1981 or 2 - nice machine for it's day.  Nothin' wrong with a postie bike (other than the pressed recycled aluminium can frame has a tendancy to bend when the crash bars hit a fence - story for another day I guess), they are great to hoon around on - although getting to 70kph requires a downward slope and a tailwind.  And a Yammy 1300 vtwin is nothing to sneeze at either (I had XVS1100 and 1300 they did serve their purpose very well)
Ulysses #30673
IMRG #AU100394
Current: RoadMaster (ebony and ivory)
Highett Victoria Australia
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Stevos Garage
Thanks crash, yeah it had the rectangle light but i didn't really like that so i changed it to a round one. I still have all the original parts incase i change my mind one day. New full exhaust and a few other things like tracker bars and reupholstered seat. It goes pretty well for a 40 year old bike. The engine runs and sounds good. I'll be selling this bike as i don't really ride it much.

I guess the postie bike would just have to be for around the local streets, i've seen a few postie group rides, they look like fun. Ok... noted... i'll try to avoid hitting fences.

The xvz1300 is great for cruising around, it has 107.000ks on it, though from what i've read people say that's nothing and some have 250,000ks. Even the pillion seat is twice as big as my Bobber seat! gsx750_5.jpg 
2018 Scout Bobber
Clontarf / Qld
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BigTone
Welcome, Stevos...nice collection.. I had the GSX1100 with the square headlight..scary unit...
Cheers,
Tony
St. Kilda  Victoria
IMRG: 20380071
Current Ride: 2020 Dark Horse Challenger 
Previous Ride: 2015 Roadmaster
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crash
Oh, man, that brings back a few memories from the old days.  I bought mine new off the showroom floor (before the days of taking things for a test ride) and it was candy apple red (complete with orange peel paint job). Must admit, I was a bit of a fan of the square headlight. 

I had 102,000kms on my xvs 1100 - that was a great unit and shaft drive (no belts or chains to worry about).  It developed a "slight" knock in the engine and I figured it was time to move it on 🙂
Ulysses #30673
IMRG #AU100394
Current: RoadMaster (ebony and ivory)
Highett Victoria Australia
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Robbo
G'day Stevo
Nice mixture of bikes you have. I wonder how much of a look in the others bikes get now you have the scout.
The CBR RR series has always been a bit of a weapon.
Enjoy then all.
2017 Dark Horse  - Stage 2, Rush Pipes

Location - Perth, Western Australia
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Stevos Garage
Thanks BigTone, ahh yeah i was looking for a 1100 but they're up around $10,000 now. They would have been at the cutting edge at the time.

crash, do you remember how much the GSX750 was new? They a bit collectable now but i just don't ride it that much and two seater rego is annoying for a bike that doesn't get much use.. My neighbour has a XVS650, it's pretty nice to ride but i find it odd that it really doesn't sit well at 100kph, like it needs another gear.

Hi Robbo, ya got to have options! The Scout is an awesome bike and will smoke any of the others in a straight like, but i like the old bikes aswell. I try to ride them all. The old CBR weighs around 140kg? and revs to 19,000. It's a real laugh to ride. Awesome in the tight twisties. I've taken it in some track days, great fun. 
2018 Scout Bobber
Clontarf / Qld
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Croc
Welcome Stevo, this is a great forum.  Got a few bikes myself, always handy to have a choice. ðŸ˜
I'm Not Completely Useless . .
I Can Be Used As A Bad Example!

Kwinana W.A.

Ulysses   #48275
IMRG      #100932
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Doely
Welcome Stevo , 
Hooe  to catch up one day . Only other ride  I have as well as the RM is the ever reliable Honda Aero Shadow . Great bike the 750 , still love to ride it . 
  Get down that way at times . Indian Brisbane is having a shop ride on the 14th . Can you make it 👍
  Enjoy the tide mate 😀👍
Cheers Ray
Gympie QLD😎
Ride Free Ride Safe
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crash

crash, do you remember how much the GSX750 was new? They a bit collectable now but i just don't ride it that much and two seater rego is annoying for a bike that doesn't get much use.. My neighbour has a XVS650, it's pretty nice to ride but i find it odd that it really doesn't sit well at 100kph, like it needs another gear.


Not off hand - kind of got this thing in the back of my mind that it cost about $1k - $1.5k but can't be sure.  I know it was a lot of money back then.  Partner had a Honda shadow 400 and kept saying that it struggled to keep up.  Wore her out shifting up and down gears when it came to a slight incline - so she traded it for a victory 😃
Ulysses #30673
IMRG #AU100394
Current: RoadMaster (ebony and ivory)
Highett Victoria Australia
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Thanks Croc, yeah i think everyone should have a few bikes.

Thanks Doely,  I do like the Shadows. I saw the indian ride advertised, 50% chance of making it, i never know until the day or day before, due to work. I've been on one Indian shop ride, was pretty good. 

crash, ahh yeah i think the xvs650 did the same on hills. 

Here's a link to the youtube video from the shop ride i did...

2018 Scout Bobber
Clontarf / Qld
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Dr.Shifty
You can tell the old guys on here - they're the ones with an old GS/GSX bike in their past. 🙂

I had a 1981 GS1000G for many years. I sold it just over ten years ago when I moved from Bathurst to Newcastle. It was a good bike out in the country but I could not see it being happy as a city commuter.

4 into 1 pipes, home made muffler, home made billet oil cooler in front of the motor, home made heated grips, and under the luggage rack there's a frame that holds a red cash box for tools etc. The original seat was failing and I had it reupholstered but it was never as comfortable so I had to lower myself to a sheep skin. 🙂

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Some people on the old Suzuki forum I was on took everything so seriously it was easy to stir them up a little. With a bit of editing of a side-cover pic I asked who else had seen the very rare development model GS1850G. 🙂

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Cheers, Kim.

From Woodrising (no, nobody else has heard of it either)
Rides a Springfield Dark Horse
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crash
Nothin' wrong with a sheepskin 😃
Ulysses #30673
IMRG #AU100394
Current: RoadMaster (ebony and ivory)
Highett Victoria Australia
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kmoulds
Hello  and welcome to the forum.

As said above a nice mix of bikes.

Cheers Kym - Sydney - NSW
2016 custom painted red & black Indian Springfield
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rusty
Hi Stevo ,
The Bobber is a great bike . I work weekends but do weekly rides Thursdays .

Russell
No one makes it out alive .
Brisbane Qld
Red Bobber only two in Brisbane hope it stays that way .ha

 

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DrShifty, nice GS1850 ! Did you just have to flash the ecu to make it a 1850? ðŸ˜‹

Thanks kmoulds, i wouldn't mind adding a Springfield to the collection!

rusty, ahhh there might have to be a forum ride one day then!
2018 Scout Bobber
Clontarf / Qld
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Mon
Welcome Stevos Garage from fellow Queenslander.
Have tried to organise going on a shop ride or to meet up with Rusty for a ride who I haven't met as yet but work keeps getting in the way but will happen one day to meet up with everyone.
Haha actually have a couple of postie bikes here which are fun but handy as they make me a bit of income also. My favourites from the old days were yammies had an XS 1100 bit like riding a brick and the XJ 750 shaft drives. All great in the day but wonder what I would think of them now.
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