So, if you’ve been following our updates, you’ve heard about project Top Gun, a near-mint condition 1985 Kawasaki GPz900R. We’ve done some maintenance and replacement of wear items to get it ready to ride. It’s time to send it to a new owner. You can view the details here.
It’s been a few weeks since project “Top Gun” arrived. This near-mint ’85 Kawasaki GPz 900 could be considered a barn find. It had been stored for around 7-8 years and needed some TLC to get running and road worthy again. Luckily, we found her and have been giving her the attention she needs and […]
Getting ready to send this one back home…a custom 2007 Kawasaki ZX-14R that was sitting for two-plus years. We did a full service on it, replaced the battery, drained and refilled the gas tank, and replaced the rear brake pads. She’s ready to roll! #mainestreetbikes #sportbikes #ridemaine #ridenh #metricmaniacs #2wheels #sportbikelife #sportbikeaddicts #takethescenicroute #kawasaki #zx14
“Talk to me Goose!” Grab your aviator glasses and your bomber jacket! The next project to hit Metrics is a legit legend. The fastest production bike the year it came out and immortalized in the movie “Top Gun” starring Tom Cruise, the 1985 Kawasaki GPz900 is famous. Or, as The Iceman says, “you mean ‘notorious’.” […]
Own a classic that’s ready to ride. Bought as a project bike and put all kinds of new parts into it. Only 20k miles! Everything works as it should. https://maine.craigslist.org/mcy/d/gorham-1976-suzuki-gs750/6857477857.html — New chain and sprockets (530 conversion)— New tubes and tires— New coils, wires, and plugs— New seat cover— New grips— New clutch and throttle […]
The Metric Maniacs’ public calendar has been updated for 2019 with all the racing events for MotoGP, World Superbike, and British Superbike. Just click the link to see what your schedule needs to look like for the next several months 🙂 Thanks to Pat over at https://toomuchracing.com/ for the data in ICS format. If you […]
Made a few important discoveries on the project GS750 today. The engine isn’t Frozen and has compression in all cylinders. This was the big one. From here, anything is possible. The gas tank has hardly any rust in it. Removed the seat and was amazed to find the pan is in amazingly good condition. In […]
Got this old gem into the shop yesterday. It’s a 197? Suzuki GS750 (we’ll find out what specific year it is when we check out the VIN). It’s been sitting outside for an unknown amount of time. Definitely needs a lot of TLC, but we’ll be bringing her back from the dead and adding some […]
According to Bennets, Suzuki is ending production of arguably the most iconic sportbike of all time, the Hayabusa. https://www.bennetts.co.uk/bikesocial/news-and-views/news/2018/december/suzuki-ends-hayabusa-production
The 2019 provisional schedule for the MotoAmerica race series has been released! Check here for details.