Author Topic: Gonna build a Flying Mile GSX1100  (Read 1385 times)

Offline megawatt

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« on: January 15, 2013, 09:30:21 PM »
Well, after watching the fantastic Bonneville programmes and having a 30 minute chat with PJ, of PJ and Dave GSX1100ET LSR bike fame( the guy with the furnace in his garage!), I am looking for a good condition/repairable, aircooled, pre 1990 engine and frame, preferably a GSX1100ET, but not essential.
If anybody knows of a very cheap one or someone who will share costs and riding at Pendine, I will do the modding and fabbing .

Offline Alan

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« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2013, 09:32:38 PM »
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Well, after watching the fantastic Bonneville programmes and having a 30 minute chat with PJ, of PJ and Dave GSX1100ET LSR bike fame( the guy with the furnace in his garage!), I am looking for a good condition/repairable, aircooled, pre 1990 engine and frame, preferably a GSX1100ET, but not essential.
If anybody knows of a very cheap one or someone who will share costs and riding at Pendine, I will do the modding and fabbing .

:lol: wondered how long it would take, Salt Fever!  Must admit, it had me hankering after building one.  Got to be safer that 160mph down the M32.

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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2013, 09:39:54 PM »
Good luck with it mate.I watched the 1st part but bloody forgot about part 2,thank fuck for Iplayer
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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2013, 09:48:21 PM »
This will be good to watch.

Offline megawatt

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« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2013, 09:52:36 PM »
Think I have sourced a frame, either ET, ESD or EFE. Found an engine , but ain't got any spare cash right now!

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« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2013, 03:00:20 PM »
sounds fun buddy, good luck getting something together

Offline megawatt

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« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2013, 04:37:43 PM »
Cheers mate. will post pix of frame later. Gonna be a cheapo build with little if any engine mods, unless someone wants to donate/loan high lift cams and flatslide carbs. Gonna concentrate on weight saving.

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« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2013, 05:22:28 PM »
our comp bike was one of the least powerfull bikes on the strip in 2011, with some having twice the power, however, we still took the title.  weight and getting off the line are the most important factors.

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« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2013, 07:40:15 PM »
yeah ive been looking for something suitable.....:rolleyes:

Offline 370steve

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« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2013, 11:04:55 PM »
watchin this thread with interest Mega, good luck with the build mate.
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Offline megawatt

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« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2013, 11:20:23 PM »
Picked up 3 GSX1100 frames, most of a rolling chassis and loadsa goodies off Tony Cosmo Caliandro this evening. Will unload tomorrow morning and take pix. Just wish I had the cash for the EFE engine that he offered me. Still thinking about selling the kids!

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« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2013, 06:52:30 AM »
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Picked up 3 GSX1100 frames, most of a rolling chassis and loadsa goodies off Tony Cosmo Caliandro this evening. Will unload tomorrow morning and take pix. Just wish I had the cash for the EFE engine that he offered me. Still thinking about selling the kids!

You know it makes sence, do it :big grin:

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« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2013, 01:59:01 PM »
Picked up a Passat full of stuff from my mate Tony's unit last night;



   Think I will go with the ET/ESD frame instead of the EFE frames. Threw a few parts on it for a laugh;

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« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2013, 02:03:30 PM »
Dunno why the pix aren't showing, I used the IMG codes?

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« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2013, 07:33:41 PM »
Looks good, how much did you give for that lot.  Looks like it will keep you busy