Right, so here's the backup steed/track hack/last of the awesome oil-cooled gixxers. 1991 GSX-R 750. For those that don't know their bike history, the 'proper' GSX-R lineup (we're ignoring the 400 and 250s here ) started in 1985, with a race-rep for the road. Pretty powerful engines, light weight, and interesting handling characteristics of the frame defined them. They were air (strictly speaking, oil: they have an oil radiator) cooled motors. The engines got upgraded a bit throughout the years, the weight slowly increased, too. In 1991 the final oil-cooled gixxer 750 came out, with enclosed headlights and some other fruity things (USD forks were introduced in 1990). A few years back (2002, actually), my dad bought one. Owner lived in Pakenham, and, in lieu of a licence he needed to move his bike on so he had enough cash for the trains for 12 months. A bargain was had. I was dispatched to bring it back, mid-winter... A moderately interesting experience, that's for sure. Dad's put about 12k km on it over the years. He really hasn't ridden it much since I left tassie in late '04; the fact he's away for motorsport stuff for about 2/3rds of the year kinda puts paid to any riding. He's also 63, and decided it was time to give up riding (though I doubt that resolution will last long). A mutually agreeable solution was found to the fact he needed to move it on but a) didn't really want to part with it and b) couldn't find a buyer anyway (they are fairly long in the tooth and all... fairly overlooked bike). Thus I was to take it back to Canberra sometime in 2010. Circumstances changed slightly, so I'm now taking it back early. It'll be my transport to the boat, thence to my uncle's to pick up my car. I'll then make another trip back to Melbourne to pick the damned thing up. Enough crapping on about it. The bike... The beast, in all its glory. Looks good in the proper Suzuki colours. BT010's. Probably predate about half the forum member's licences. Scratch that, might just be older than most of the forum member. Ahh, lovely size, the old 170/60R17 rear tyre. Not the easiest thing to find good rubber in these days. Very mixed reports about running a 180/55 on these things: the '91s run a 5.5" rim so theoretically they can do that, but the profile of a 180 is similar on the sides but flatter in the middle, and handling does suffer. These things need all the handling they can get. Pilot Powers come in 170/60 though . 103,000 km. Never had the motor touched other than usual servicing. Runs quite well, although I had to drain the stale fuel out of the carbies (it hadn't been started since January this year). Bike had a bit of work done to it at Balls (and was where it was serviced for most of it's Victorian life). RIP Ron 'Balls' Solomon, too. So, that's where it's at. Plans? Well, it needs new tyres once I get it back to Canberra. It really needs a damned good clean. It needs the valve clearances done sometime soon, but I have just given it some new oil etc. Pods and a jet-kit to suit the Yoshi full system on it would also be a good plan. Other than that: commute till either Whippet is registered or the Monster is fixed, and, after that... TRACK BIKE . Won't be the fastest thing around, but hey, free track bikes are free track bikes... (It's free in that I'm not actually taking it or being given it. Extended loan. Think of it as an appropriate retirement package. Only proviso is I'm not allowed to sell it, unless the old boy wants it sold, or, he gets the proceeds).