Posts tagged gsxr

Video: Hitler Wants A Gixxer (For His First Bike)

Most of us are familiar with the Hitler video meme wherein the english subtitles are changed to humorous banter completely unrelated to the Nazi regime. In this parody video, Hitler wants a GSXR 650 or 1000 for his first bike, and his compadres try to talk sense to him about starting with something smaller and, well, Hitler throws a temper tantrum (naturally). “I want my 180 wheels! I want to beat Ferraris! I will have women pulling the balls out of my pants!”

Just under 4 minutes of amusingly familiar arguments. I especially love, “I have six months of dirt riding experience!”

Birfday Weekend!

My buddy Chris (in Portland) called me on Thursday and told me he wanted to come down to San Diego for my birthday weekend. With the stipulation that we had to ride motorcycles (of course), how could I deny such a request? He loaded his GSXR into his van and drove down, arriving friday around 6. What a haul. 

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Yesterday we went for a ride through Julian, Santa Ysabel, up to Palomar. Chris is a fan of twisties and Palomar is definitely somewhat famous for riding in San Diego, so I figured I should take him there. We totalled probably 160 miles. I don’t have any gauges so I wouldn’t know…

Mitch Sander’s 1966 Triumph Bonneville

A while back (seriously, a while ago) I met Mitch Sander up in Yakima, WA (he now lives in Seattle) through our mutual friend Dave Buchanan (redandblackattack.tumblr.com) and laid eyes on his beautiful Triumph. It’s a garage built 1966 Bonneville hard tail with a modern front end. 

We all sat down and ate burritos and talked about bikes, I picked his brain about his build because dammit… I would so love to ride that thing. It’s classy, functional, sounds awesome, and has history. Read on for my interview with Mitch.

This little girl knows the real way to have fun. Now just a few more years and she’ll be able to take that GSXR for a spin.

Her parents clearly know the right place to park a motorcycle, too. 

(Source: GSXR1000 Little Girl youtube)

Amy London scored herself a new old Suzuki GSX and has already got some miles under her belt. Plus a good protective jacket and full face helmet, I’m so proud!

Hey badass ladies! I’m Amy. Just wanted to show off my new ride. I’m somewhat new to riding, and broke myself in by doing a 340km trip on my bike. Soooo stoked! 

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Amy London scored herself a new old Suzuki GSX and has already got some miles under her belt. Plus a good protective jacket and full face helmet, I’m so proud!

Hey badass ladies! I’m Amy. Just wanted to show off my new ride. I’m somewhat new to riding, and broke myself in by doing a 340km trip on my bike. Soooo stoked! 

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GSXR love- a couple embraces, staring at each other through their visors. They clearly know that the view is always better from inside a helmet. Ah, motorcycle romance.
If you have information on the original source of this image, please let me know. The best instance of an un-memed image was on BikerTube facebook, but has no source. Thanks!

GSXR love- a couple embraces, staring at each other through their visors. They clearly know that the view is always better from inside a helmet. Ah, motorcycle romance.

If you have information on the original source of this image, please let me know. The best instance of an un-memed image was on BikerTube facebook, but has no source. Thanks!

Went out and hit Apiary on the GSXR600 again today. Chris rode his 848evo and Matt joined us on his GSXR1000. Riding with two OMRRA racers certainly keeps you on your toes… Chris showed me that I rode all the way to the edge of the rear tire. Booya!

Went out and hit Apiary on the GSXR600 again today. Chris rode his 848evo and Matt joined us on his GSXR1000. Riding with two OMRRA racers certainly keeps you on your toes… Chris showed me that I rode all the way to the edge of the rear tire. Booya!

Took a 2003 Suzuki GSXR 600 out on a 165mi run today with Chris on his Ducati 848evo- went to the Berry Patch in Westport off Highway 30. They have delicious pie, and their food wasn’t half bad either. I can say first hand the cod is very fresh! 

This run is usually called the Clatskanie ride- we went a little further, and took a fun detour on Apiary on the way back, too. The roads are mostly great, with perfect camber and good sight distance… just a few rough spots toward the beginning of the route. If you visit Portland, or live in this area… check out the google map (Clatskanie/Apiary to Berry Patch) for full details!


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MotoLady power! Women working on motorcycles (or anything mechanical for that matter) is so dreamy. (From girlylittlemechanic tumblr.)

MotoLady power! Women working on motorcycles (or anything mechanical for that matter) is so dreamy. (From girlylittlemechanic tumblr.)

GSXR Girl - aka Amy from OC Moto

GSXR Girl - aka Amy from OC Moto

Patricia as found on the Gixxer forums

Those Canadians see a snow dusting like that and to them it might as well be summertime!

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Marianne Dulieux (aka masphalt), stunt rider from Vienna, Austria with her GSXR.

Marianne Dulieux (aka masphalt), stunt rider from Vienna, Austria with her GSXR.

Yet another teaser photo of Mitch Sander's beeeautiful 1966 Triumph Bonneville custom. He built this thing from the engine out himself…. it still amazes me. Now that is Garage Built.
I’ll later be doing an article on his bike… pointing out small details like the speedo placed next to the seat. 
Photograph by yours truly.

Yet another teaser photo of Mitch Sander's beeeautiful 1966 Triumph Bonneville custom. He built this thing from the engine out himself…. it still amazes me. Now that is Garage Built.

I’ll later be doing an article on his bike… pointing out small details like the speedo placed next to the seat. 

Photograph by yours truly.

Behold the 1966 Triumph Bonneville custom hard-tail bobber owned and built by Mitch Sander. 
I got to meet this really cool cat over the weekend who found this Bonny engine and then built around it. He did it all himself, including dreaming up a GSXR front end swap. 
More photos and backstory soon to come. Photograph by yours truly.

Behold the 1966 Triumph Bonneville custom hard-tail bobber owned and built by Mitch Sander. 

I got to meet this really cool cat over the weekend who found this Bonny engine and then built around it. He did it all himself, including dreaming up a GSXR front end swap. 

More photos and backstory soon to come. Photograph by yours truly.

So I was wondering what's a good starter sports bike for a 5'1" girl. I want to buy used, I was thinking about a ninja maybe? What's your advice? — Asked by ambitionmaykillme

Define starter for me? Are you looking for something light, or something small? Do you want it to be fast? A Ninja can be good, I know lots of people who love them. I thought the CBR 600 was awesome, though does have a lot of power you can grow into. It was also very light. A lot of ladies also like GSXR’s and they’re quite fun to ride. Pretty light too. Also, Monster 696’s are very popular with the ladies as new bikes and first sport bikes. Though they’re not quite sportbikes, but they’re in the same sort of category.