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Trials

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I am thinking that I will probably buy a more insurance friendly bike for now and insure the gixer as vintage and only ride it in rallies etc. until I have some time under my belt.
Better pony up for a CVMG membership, pretty hard to say you are using it for vintage rally rides otherwise ;)
 

frozen

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Better pony up for a CVMG membership, pretty hard to say you are using it for vintage rally rides otherwise ;)
Is there a list of sanctioned events? if there are any this year? I will still look into this, however I've come to terms with the fact it may be a couple years before I ride the gixer. Either way its still going to look pretty sitting in my garage with my other toys :)
 

Trials

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CVMG would be the ticket, you could effectively attend any of their multi region club meetings and events (y) that's a pretty big riding area, plus they are a good bunch to hang with. Same as with anyones event calendar for this year it is mostly cancellations Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group (CVMG) - Events
... next year (y)

In addition to those posted events, they generally have local club meetings every other week or so at a popular meeting spot. That qualifies, just don't drink any booze.
 

bigpoppa

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not sure if anyone is still following this post but I said I would post pics as soon as the bike was done. its finally done.
wow didnt know they had usd forks back then
 

frozen

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Nice looking ride. How did the insurance saga go last season, however?
Ended up buying a GS500F, took the RTI course. Insuring the 1100r is off the books for another year or two. The gixxer will have to look pretty hanging on the wall in my garage lol. By the time i can afford to pay the insurance i'll probably be too old to enjoy it. lmao. i haven't looked into the CVMG yet but that is still an option. It will never be a daily driver, i just want to ride it occasionally so that might work.
 

Relax

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1989 GSXR750RR was the first production street bike to get upside down forks.
They were off a dirt bike and they didn't work very well.
Nope, the 89 RR's (technically RK's) came with normal forks. The Canadian 1990 regular production GSXR 750's were the first to get inverted forks. US market got standard forks for some reason, so when you look at pics of a 90, you will see both forks. Probably something to do with NHTSA.
 
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Relax

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Ended up buying a GS500F, took the RTI course. Insuring the 1100r is off the books for another year or two. The gixxer will have to look pretty hanging on the wall in my garage lol. By the time i can afford to pay the insurance i'll probably be too old to enjoy it. lmao. i haven't looked into the CVMG yet but that is still an option. It will never be a daily driver, i just want to ride it occasionally so that might work.
Contact @NFP Moto:


"Restricted to officially sanctioned RALLIES, Motorcycle Events, Parades, Motorcycle Shows, meets ”. That can mean a ride or event that has been organized, advertised (does not have to be CVMG event). Even speaking with the underwriting departments of those companies, they said that as long as the annual kms are not exceeded and the motorcycles are ridden here and there “within reason” they are ok with trips to the coffee shop or a ride around the neighborhood. They also confirmed that test and tune rides are fine."

Also, I got a quote from the same brokerage before they changed the name, and there were fewer conditions in that policy, so there are at least 2 different companies offering vintage insurance. That one required me to move my home and auto to them, which I didn't want to do though.
 

bitzz

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The way I remember it, the regular production '89 GSXR750 had standard forks but there was a 750RR released in Canada and Australia (short stroke, close ratio trans, dry clutch, REAL EXPENSIVE) to homologate for the Suzuka production endurance races... and by the time the bikes made it to the track in Suzuka they had conventional forks cuz they couldn't make the up-side down ones work, as they were re-worked forks from a RMX enduro bike.
I think Ted Redford rode one, and crashed hard.
 

JFD

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But you'll only be expecting to be m1 for a couple of months...

Are you intending on taking a course to re licence? oops. just saw the edit.

:O
 

Relax

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The way I remember it, the regular production '89 GSXR750 had standard forks but there was a 750RR released in Canada and Australia (short stroke, close ratio trans, dry clutch, REAL EXPENSIVE) to homologate for the Suzuka production endurance races... and by the time the bikes made it to the track in Suzuka they had conventional forks cuz they couldn't make the up-side down ones work, as they were re-worked forks from a RMX enduro bike.
I think Ted Redford rode one, and crashed hard.

I can tell you with 100% certainty that the 89 GSX-R 750 RK didn't come with inverted forks. It also didn't have a dry clutch - that was the 1986 Limited (GSX-R 750 R). I'm an RK freak, having owned one previously.
 

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