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The story of my 900

Well, where to start... I bought this bike in April of 1993 after having bought a CBR 600 F2 the month before. I thought I would like it, but all my buddies had GSXR 1100's with a few 750's thrown in for fun. It was more of a crusing type bike than what it is now, thats for sure. Well lets start with a few pictures.



This is not my bike, but exactly as mine was when I brought her home for the first time.

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Re: My 900

and this is my F2 that I owned for a very short time, before buying the 900.

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Now , lets get to the 900. Here she is at Laguna, still fairly new.





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Re: My 900

Got home, and wanted new paint, so then this happened.



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Then, I wanted my paint to be different, so sometime in 1994, I painted it like this, got a GSXR 750 front end on it and some Billet Performance Machine wheels.

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Shiny, but still a 900...






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And, thats how she stayed, pretty much a rarely used street bike for a while. I then moved to Texas, and did a trackday in 1999, and parked her again. Then in 2003, I started doing trackdays regularly in New Mexico.



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Then, I stopped racing, until 2007 when I dusted off the 900 again to race it in a Modern Vintage class. I think I won every race in that class, that year. This was the result...







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Then parked again, until I wanted new bodywork.



So , this was getting painted by my buddy, and owner of the track in New Mexico. You also might notice that now she has PM chicane wheels.


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and back to retirement in my office.

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Re: The story of my 900

Well I must say it's about time Mike.

I've been waiting for your thread. And sorry to ask but it's hard to tell from the photos. I noticed you had what looked to be chrome bits on the bike, was the frame polished or "dipped"? (God I hate to say that) You seem more like a polish guy to me

I'm both happy and sad to see this, your race bike is so awesome. I have a tendency to get rather jealous.

Keep it coming.

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Well I must say it's about time Mike.

I've been waiting for your thread. And sorry to ask but it's hard to tell from the photos. I noticed you had what looked to be chrome bits on the bike, was the frame polished or "dipped"? (God I hate to say that) You seem more like a polish guy to me

I'm both happy and sad to see this, your race bike is so awesome. I have a tendency to get rather jealous.

Keep it coming.
It was your constant pushing that made me finally post up. but seriously, all the shiny stuff was because I lived in LA, and the track wasn't on my radar, YET!
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Re: The story of my 900

In 2009, I decided I wanted a really cool old race bike, so this happened. First off, strip to nothing and powder oat the frame and swing arm.


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This whole time, I was buying parts. I found some Marvic wheels, had them checked out, and then off to powder coating also. I also found out that CBR XX rotors bolted right up and are 310mm instead of the small 296mm that was stock





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