March 2008 Bike Of The Month
Owner: Steven Norber
A Note From The Owner...
I came across your Monthly Feature Photo Page. Great work and very inspiring.
While I don't want to overwhelm you with my own GS1100E project (the 4 into 2 custom headers are back at the ceramic coater for the 5th time!), I thought sending a photo or two of where it was two years ago, prior to the frame rebuild/reinforcement (and unmentionable other changes) might be something you would appreciate.
My goal was to make it completely streetable, but with a "little extra," hence the engine rebuild with 1327cc pistons (APE cylinder block required), 36mm flat slides, hardened rockers and cams from Web Cam, and, of course, a different front and rear end found at Steele's salvage yard here in Denver.
The front end is from a 2002 Bandit 1200 and the rear off of a 1992 gsxr 750. The wheels are from the Bandit, but I went crazy and recently ordered a set of Galespeed forged aluminums in gold, along with new Galfer wave rotors (hence the "wheels" search to see what else might be out there).
A definite sickness came over me since winter set in and riding has been delayed.