... but for the ~poly fuel tanks~ on this model I'd probably sell my CR and jump on one of these with both feet. Y'know, the older air cooled model .... yumms ...I'm hoping the new Hyper SP sparks some excitement, if not I may have to accept that I'm becoming an occasional rider which I never thought would happen and don't want to happen because, like skateboarding, it's more dangerous the less often you do it. But for today it's got me feeling a bit lusty.
... hold up ... I have this picture in one of my image collections ... if I recall that bike was built by someone in Australia or New Zealand, wasn't it? I may have even posted this picture already ... bad ass bike!!!!!!!!!!!!! Absolutely one of my very favorites. **Simple as a dirt bike and 4x as fast.
... first street legal motorcycle (actual street bike) I ever rode .... I was on leave staying with my dad in Santa Clara .. summer 1981 .. my cousin had one of those .. same color, same year, but he added DG pipes. He threw the keys at me one day and let me ride it alone for the entire day. Damn ... what a memory ... neat.
Now you're talking my language! 😁 That 900SS was absolutely gorgeous.Walt Siegl custom 900SS .... alllllll of that time and effort put into that beautiful hot rod and it still has those shitty 3 spoke Monster/SS wheels ... oh well, easily upgraded. It just seems like a swing and a miss on such a bitchin bike. Nevertheless I'd ride it!
Black front wheel with black front fender flicks my thrillswitch a bit. Really really like the silver forks ... that copper-colored sleeve? .. wonder what's going on there?
How much work (I wonder) is it to remove that faded shtty looking ~gold ish~ anodizing on the non-adjustable CR fork without reducing the OD too far (if they were chucked up in a lathe and lightly "sanded" at speed with 480grit or higher .. for example). Probably better to spend half a year putting together some other fork set with better components on the bench, silver bodies of course ... .
Stock footpeg mounts (what? .. no high-bucks rear sets?) in natural aluminum ... really like that, I'll be adopting that. In fact I'm likin' the whole back end of this machine .. from the swingarm pivot back.
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More positively, I really like the black on those 3 spokers ... the wheel, black swingin arm, shiney rotor (with blacked out center), and shiney pipe look nice together. I even like the rear hugger ... it nearly disappears in there.
I like the matte black belt covers too. Classy. They seem to be ever so slightly ~darker~ and maybe a teensy bit more of a gloss than the front fender .. which I also like the color of.
I'm working out my own bike's contrasting colors, I've got the same wheels as this one does, same fully floating rear caliper mount and it's associated stay arm, and shiney pipes. I'm thinkin the black swingarm with the black wheel, natural caliper (that faded gold color), natural caliper mount/stay arm, and shiney ass pipe makes for a nice contrasting stack of black and natural metals back there. Likey. The natural aluminum finish on the footpeg hangers is attractive too .. been considering going there for a few weeks ... I think I've made up my mind.
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(below) Here's my dawg ... ugh ... needs work! There's a saying in US special ops units when it comes to one's approach to tackling involved projects .... "eat the elephant one bite at a time" .... yup.
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(below) Another Siegl 900SS creation ... goes by "Speedy Siegl" (shop? .. collaboration?) ...
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... shweet moto meat ...
.... oh hells yea ... nice tail piece .. and what's going on back there on the rear caliper? I know it's the full floater, but there's some other doodad with what almost appears to be a wire of some type. At first I thought "traction control sensor" .. but that won't work without sensor(s) on the front wheel along with it. So .... ??