Bike of the Month Feb 2010.
I bought 1982 # 564 used from a friend in October 1983.
It had 2711 miles and I got it for $2800.
Since then I've put close to 100,000 miles on it.
I'm not quite sure because the odometer broke on a trip to Laguna Seca in 1985.
The new odometer shows 75,550 now.
Over the years I've had a 1075 and a 1135 kit with cams and 33 smooth bores,
but now it has a stock motor except for a GPZ 1100 bottom end.
I had EPM mags, 18" front and rear, but the stock wheels are on it now.
I bought a Cal Fab swing arm and Fox shocks in 1984 which remain on there,
rebuilt several times, of course.
The rear sets I made myself out of magnesium.
There is a Teleflex fork brace and Russell braided lines.
I've ridden all around this country and had a real blast with this bike.
I rode or took it to Daytona every year until I quit going when DMG took over a few years back.
I've had it on the track several times, but never raced it.
It's handling by today's standard leaves a little to be desired.
I seldom ride it now, mostly to vintage days or to the Superbike races at Barbers Race Track.
It is still the most fun bike to ride I own. My wife says she''ll bury me with it,
but she'll probably sell it and have a good party ! So stay tuned.
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