RACEBIKE – THE SPANIARD

September 15, 2012

Finally! Man that took far too long… that is for me to own a race motorbike. So my dad and I picked her up today for a very good price considering the work that has been done (spec list below). Honestly I think Suzuki FXR150s are pretty damn ugly but even when they’re almost stock they are very good value for money. There are limitations however and this bike has already had a few of them scratched off.

At this time it’s pooring with rain outside and the monthly bucket race meeting is this weekend. I missed the practice today because we had to pick this up but I did get a chance to give it a punch down the deserted country road and was very pleased. These make approximately 16hp from the factory and this one has been dyno’d at 20hp with a healthy torque curve which is the main thing given the nature of the tracks we race at.

I took a few things off the bike tonight and swapped the sprocket for a larger one for tomorrow but I also started to plan a new colour scheme. I’m a bit bummed I don’t have fairing space to play with – because they’d just get obliterated – but I did a quick photoshop for myself and I’m psyched to make this thing my own. I bought a back protector today so now I just need some proper boots and gloves and I’m set with gear.

Spec/modification list and other stuff I picked up:

After market high lift cams and heavy valve springs (3 meetings on these)
Ported head
64mm piston (6 meetings on this) and copper head gasket
28mm Keihin flat slide carb
Custom stepped header and muffler (plus a very good but loud mega phone exhaust included)
12 tooth front sprocket, new 47 tooth rear sprocket and new chain. 48 and 49 tooth sprockets included
GSX250R wheel conversion with Dunlop slicks
Standard wheels with wet weather tires
Raised footrest hangers
Clip on bars
KX125 quick action throttle
And a bunch of useful spares

The person I bought it off had this to say about it: “The bike was used for the north island series with several wins and top 3 placings, finishing second overall. There is plenty more scope for development but is still up there with the best”. I’m stoked,let’s get out there.

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3 Responses to “RACEBIKE – THE SPANIARD”

  1. Looks to be a pretty good bike man, enjoy it!

  2. Ruiz said

    AMAZING!!! I love reading about your sports bike things, man. You always have the coolest taste in stuff.
    I really need get myself on a decent moto soon. Hopefully your dad is still riding his Honda–loved his bike.

    • Thanks Ruiz! I’m pretty stupid for motorcycles lately, even more so now that I finally have a setup of my own to race. Wait till you see what I do to it, should look pretty cool when it’s done. He still has it but has been in pieces replacing the needles/seats in the carbs because it was flooding. Will be back on the saddle this weekend possibly!

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