Hello there! Aug 11, 2021 10:50:28 GMT
Post by fz750genocide on Aug 11, 2021 10:50:28 GMT
About 19 years ago I went for a ride with my younger brother. Me on a Kawasaki GPZ500s him on his Ducati 1000. At one point I got a bit feisty and by getting right up to the edge of tyres adhesion (& my stupidity) even managed to give him a bit of pressure at one point, on a big island, but he blew me off so effectively on the exit that I realised I needed something a bit more batshit as my daily ride. Now back in the early 2000's there was a big pink local advertising where one hunted down a cheap bike, and sure enough, there was an "FZ750 track bike" for sale.
20,000 miles later... "The Genocide" as someone instantly named it, is just having its carbs cleaned and a bit of fettling after being laid up for a "couple" of years. It's been a fabulously "giving" motorcycle, inexpensive and suitably fast. It's also been "lucky" for me. The policeman who caught be doing an estimated 130 mph though Solihull let me off with a talking to... It's been nicked twice and both times I was able to find and retrieve it myself (using what would appear to be psychic means). And it's only been passed twice on the road when going fast, (not the policeman, I didn't even know he was there until I backed off on the speed due to a transitory attack of common sense combining with road conditions) and there were good reasons for both those occasions. It does seem to have wonderful handling (which has gone off a bit now, and as soon as I can find out where to get a seal kit, for not too much money the Ohlins shock is in for a rebuild. There's talk about the seat being a "plank" but I've found it far and away the most comfortable & predictable motorbike I've ever ridden, it has just delivered... I bought a second machine for spare parts, but it's never needed any! This would seem to be a totally underrated & very underpriced motorbike..
I've joined this forum, because I'd like to try and learn a bit about it's racing history if I can. I estimate it was raced in the late nineteen nineties. The guy who built the engine even etched his name onto it. He seems to have done a fabulous job, as it's given me no trouble at all. If anyone has any pointers as to how I go about finding out who raced my bike, please share!