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Gix11
24-01-2005, 11:09 AM
Got an email that you might like. The first Streetfighter Store in Australia that I know of..........

"AuStreetfighter Supermarket is up and running and will be taking orders from the 1st of Feb".

They contacted us and told us they have gear from Europe ready to go - I checked it out and they're on the ball, the stuff is good. Check it out: www.austreetfighter.com.au

J7-11
24-01-2005, 06:06 PM
Hmm I want one of those billet brake reservoirs!

ozkat
24-01-2005, 07:29 PM
Geez his pricing looks bloody good. a few things i priced elsewhere were nearly double the price quoted on austreetfighter. (ring a normal bike shop and ask the price for an ART muffler he is $100s cheaper) i really hope it goes well for him. i know where ill be buying from now on.

Tony Nitrous
25-01-2005, 05:21 PM
Hardly a "Streetfighter" store.

More of an "Accessories" shop.

Jeeez, you guys need to visit the UK.

Still, its a start, things can only get better.

Cant belive the amount of bikes sold with twin lights and a race can over here listed as "Mega-Streetfighter".

I chuck race cans, double bubble screen, polished wheels etc on a bike and to me its still standard!

Just my 5c worth, what would i know? ;)

Spondonash
26-01-2005, 08:48 AM
I thought the same thing when I looked at the website. A good start but we need lots more.

Tony Nitrous
26-01-2005, 09:50 AM
I thought a "Streetfighter" store would be doing NOS kits, Turbos, Swingarms, aftermarket frames, numberplate flipers, fitting new rear sub-frames, doing frame mods, carbs and cams, coils and ignitions, etc etc.

Dont get me wrong, Good store, might be spending there myself,
Good start but a bit tame...

Spondonash
26-01-2005, 12:25 PM
I think they need to read Streetfighter magazine :-)

qickdraw
26-01-2005, 12:58 PM
G'day guys - I finally made it onto the forum! Thanks for the support of our new shop - please understand that before we can get into the frames/s'arms etc.. we need to establish ourselves in the market. As you all know, most Aussies don't really know what a real streetfighter is - we've got to educate them slowly! Don't worry, it's coming soon enough! Trust me, I'm from Yorkshire..... Finally, if anyone's got any suggestions for the site (products/pages) feel free to let me know and we'll try and cater for you.
BTW if you need any StreetfighterStore gear - he's one of our suppliers....[8D]

J7-11
26-01-2005, 03:46 PM
Hey mate

I'd like one of those billet master cylinder reservoirs, probably in black or maybew silver...

How long would it take 2 get one in?

I'd call u today but it's a public holiday...

qickdraw
26-01-2005, 04:58 PM
One of those billet res's - that would be to you in a couple of weeks, tops.[8]

Mr Vic
26-01-2005, 07:04 PM
Man that store is just what we need in aussie , lets hope they have frames in soon , i have an R1 yar 01 that i am slowly converting into a streetfighter , some of the parts i have sourced from UK as in the ABM topyolk and risers and an undertail, but i still have the fairing on , i will try to post a photo in the appropriate section , i started building it after i saw streetfighter mag in a news agents about a year ago ,as i cant bend my neck over from spinal surgery i thuoght these would be easier to ride

J7-11
26-01-2005, 07:14 PM
Ordered!!!

If it gets here before next friday, then that would be great. Just putting the bike on a stand at the Silverwater Motorcycle Show on the 5th of Feb. If anyone enquires I'll pass on the site for sure...

Spondonash
26-01-2005, 08:56 PM
Hi Qikdraw, yeah I understand it takes awhile and it's a good start. I shouldn't have guessed you were English really :-)

Tony Nitrous
27-01-2005, 07:19 PM
Ash, You don't need all that stupid Spondon frame, USD forks, Single sided swinger rubbish!

ANYTHING with twin lamps and Renthal's is a REAL Streetfighter here in OZ,
:D ROTFLMAO :D

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=32625&item=4522873304&rd=1

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=32625&item=4522654103&rd=1

Qickdraw.. As you all know, most Aussies don't really know what a real streetfighter is - we've got to educate them slowly True, but glad you said it not me !

;)

27-01-2005, 09:13 PM
A young site.A young company.A young sport(in AUSTRALIA) A young country! I`d like to see our pastime or passion grow,so if i know if a mate needs a part theyre cum`n your way guy`s.bike stores r full of goons or GITS that dont know which way one goes.unless it goes with ones shirt!
Hey tony!do you think?that my WR250 two stroke with renthals & twin globes is a "STREETFIGHTER" in the middle of the bush? if so,i`d like to see you there! Dont go quote`n me now though! cause we all know where you can go?

J7-11
27-01-2005, 09:29 PM
Is it ironic that the Aussie Streetfighter Site has more 'poms' posting up than 'Aussie's'? Not that I care either way, as long as the good word is being spread!

I've been getting a fair few questions about my bike... I've been thinking of printing up some cards or mini-flyers or something to give to people?

Whaddya reckon?

J7-11
27-01-2005, 09:33 PM
And this is about as 'Hunda' as the 'fighters get over here?

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=348&item=5952695419&rd=1

Spondonash
28-01-2005, 08:34 AM
"Is it ironic that the Aussie Streetfighter Site has more 'poms' posting up than 'Aussie's'? Not that I care either way, as long as the good word is being spread!"

Actually I don't find it surprising, us Brits have long known about the joys of Streetfighters, Aussies are just slow to catch on that's all :-)

Gix11
28-01-2005, 10:25 AM
No comment. I think you all know I'm a pom also.
J7-11 - "I've been thinking of printing up some cards or mini-flyers or something to give to people?" Your doing some good work down there mate and if you can fly the flag for us down there just let me know what you need. I'm trying to get the t-shirts organised now, but as far as print material is concerned just let me know what computer files you want and they're yours mate.

Tony Nitrous
28-01-2005, 06:42 PM
mad mundy,
My last post was written tongue in cheek, (as a joke!)
I was trying to point out that lots of folk here think anything with twin lamps and Renthals is a 100% streetfighter and thats all there is to it.
It should go without saying that I would expect anyone using this site to realize its a bit more than that.

My last bike in the UK also had twin lamps & Renthals :D
NOT what I would call a Streetfighter, just a 168 rwhp NOS (big 2.5lb bottle)/ Carbon can / Jacked-up Bandit 12 to get to work on ;)

28-01-2005, 09:41 PM
ToNit,I dont care wot telephone number u got cumin uota ya back door,mines a good thing.I`ll give ya the phone # of who rollded her up on the dyno.I built it.I RIDE it.
see you on the road SCAGGY. (fuque`n hire bus)

qickdraw
28-01-2005, 10:01 PM
Good on ya mundy. As long as there's guys who're buildin & ridin then we're going in the right direction. While we're on the subject - I threw a post on roadcarver the other day to see what the fairing boys think about what makes a streetfighter here in OZ. A few guys seemed to be thinking down the right track, so.. we're making a start. But we've still got a long way to go.
I saw you guys talking about frames the other day - as a general concensus if we started bringing in frames who would be everyones first choice (pipe down Ash!). I suppose we're talking about Spondon, Harris, Polygon, type set-ups i.e full frame kits.
Would you pay a few grand less (but still a relative SH*t load)for a Magnum-style frame that HASN'T got "HARRIS" on the tank? Would an Aussie care about the same things a pom would?

Tony Nitrous
29-01-2005, 10:19 AM
A copy of a Magnum frame shouldnt be that hard to do, should it?
No reason why something similar cant be done here?

At the end of the day its down to how much you value the Racing History, Excellent reputation, Guaranteed quality, Resale value etc of a Famous name.

I would consider a local built frame at the right price, But to take a risk on an unknown commodity there would need to be a considerable saving.

Ask your self why Spondon, Harris etc havent been put out of business in the UK by folk banging out cheap replica's?

Just my opinion, sure others will think differently.

Tony Nitrous
29-01-2005, 10:29 AM
ToNit,I dont care wot telephone number u got cumin uota ya back door,mines a good thing.I`ll give ya the phone # of who rollded her up on the dyno.I built it.I RIDE it.
see you on the road SCAGGY. (fuque`n hire bus)

MadMundy
Good-on-ya! I will get the Dyno printout for my Katana scaned in for you then, that was my "I built it" bike :D

Keep on building and thrashing 'em,
I love a bit of competition ;)

Spondonash
29-01-2005, 12:42 PM
I agree with Tony, it is fine having a nice frame but knowing who built it and the fact that it was built by craftsmen with dozens of years experience counts for a great deal. I certainly wouldn't pay anything like the same money for say a Harris or Spondon "replica".
When you buy a Spondon frame you are paying a bit for the name, that's not to say it's like a Harley but you are paying for as Tony says the quality, history and experience.
I think to a large extent an Aussie wants the same as a Brit, they want a quality PROVEN frame. I'm not saying someone here couldn't build frames but I will qualify it by saying I haven't seen the proof yet. I have seen Terry Princes Egli frames and various others but they aren't up there with the big boys yet. I did see some bloke building replica GP frames for around $3000 but again who is this guy and what experience has he had with frame building, I had never heard of him before.
If someone here started a company like Polygon and built good quality frames for a good price they would sell, although the interest in Streetfighters is lagging well behind the rest of the world I do feel we will catch up before too long and why not have a local company cash in on it.
To answer your question Qickdraw I would say bring in Spondon/Harris/Polygon in that order.

29-01-2005, 03:48 PM
Well all I have to say is

Now you all know why we call'em 'whingimg poms' in NZ

[8D]


(guess I'll have ta pull finger'n git some'o them renthal's fer me 1135 after thet eh)

chalk

Spondonash
29-01-2005, 05:36 PM
I have no idea what a whingimg Pom is but is it good ? If you are calling us whingers because we aren't saying what you want to hear then I suppose we are but rather than just trotting out the same tired old cliched insults why not find someone who can produce something here, I mean something worthy of this century, maybe we just aren't willing to settle for second best eh ? :-)
Do you still have any pet sheep ? :-)

Tony Nitrous
29-01-2005, 06:39 PM
FACT. Spondon chassis carries more than twenty years of racing heritage

FACT. Spondon's Suzuki kits are actually good enough for Germany’s bureaucrats, who impose some of the toughest vehicle standards in Europe.

Im sure some bike builders would be happy with a "replica" Spondon or Harris frame, then again some folk are happy with a $10 "made in Taiwan" watch too :D

No-one is made to buy UK frames, personaly I dont think they are over-priced (as a kit), feel free to go else where and see what you get?

I keep hearing "we can do that"
Well done! Dont say it, go and do it!

Dont get stressed folk,
Its only a bit of text on a web-site :D

Enough of this crap, im off out to play!

Tony Nitrous
29-01-2005, 07:33 PM
Ash, I think this is what a localy built frame may look like!

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2004-12/920443/OZFrame.jpg

Joke! For Christ sake...Joke!
Oh Jeez, im in trouble again :D

29-01-2005, 07:56 PM
Don't take much to get some tits goin' does it.

Al least that's somthing we can do in backward Oz eh

Spondonash
29-01-2005, 11:07 PM
That bloke should have his tools taken away. :D


quote:Originally posted by Tony Nitrous

Ash, I think this is what a localy built frame may look like!

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2004-12/920443/OZFrame.jpg

Joke! For Christ sake...Joke!
Oh Jeez, im in trouble again :D

Spondonash
29-01-2005, 11:08 PM
Admitting the problem is half way to solving it. :)


quote:Originally posted by chalk10

Don't take much to get some tits goin' does it.

Al least that's somthing we can do in backward Oz eh

qickdraw
29-01-2005, 11:50 PM
Ash - are you still looking at working with Spondon as an importer? I wouldn't like to step on your toes at this early stage, or anything, mate!
That guy that built the GP replica was Mike Costin and I believe he's a fireman! He's got a site at micoproducts.net
I pretty much got the answer I thought I would as far as the frame builders goes - it seems the general consensus is that people recognise quality anywhere in the world (plus the fact that 99% of the people buying specialist frames would be poms!)

ozkat
30-01-2005, 12:44 AM
at least that bloke had the balls to build it .... id have a beer with him any day. people build bikes subject to the dollars they have. id have a spondon/harris tomorrow if i had the money. but i dont. ill stick with my backwards aussie style any day. but i wont knock your mega dollar frames either.

Spondonash
30-01-2005, 09:06 AM
Ozkat, I think you are taking this a little bit too seriously. I don't know where this backwards Aussie style came from, we have said that we are behind the times as far as Streetfighters go but that's it. I guess some people don't know my humour too well.
I don't seriously knock anyone for having a go but the bloke who built that frame seriously does need his tools taking away :D
Anyway 99% of what I say is said with tongue firmly in cheek so don't get too [}:)]about it. I'm rarely serious except when I say the Brits make the best frames :D

Spondonash
30-01-2005, 09:10 AM
Qickdraw, I would love to do it BUT I don't think it is a possibility at present. If you can do it I would be only too happy to see it happen. I don't care who brings them in as long as some-one does.
I had a look on the microproducts website and the frames look nice, does he actually build them himself ? If so what qualifications does he have ? The price of the bare frame puts them more or less on par with a basic bare Spondon frame.
I think you are right, 99% of the people buying the frames probably would be Brits.


quote:Originally posted by qickdraw

Ash - are you still looking at working with Spondon as an importer? I wouldn't like to step on your toes at this early stage, or anything, mate!
That guy that built the GP replica was Mike Costin and I believe he's a fireman! He's got a site at micoproducts.net
I pretty much got the answer I thought I would as far as the frame builders goes - it seems the general consensus is that people recognise quality anywhere in the world (plus the fact that 99% of the people buying specialist frames would be poms!)

Tony Nitrous
30-01-2005, 10:44 AM
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2004-12/920443/SponKat.jpg

Spondon Frame / Arm,
Kat Bodywork,
Bandit / GSX-R Motor,
Turbo,
NOS,

Seems a shame to use a Spondon frame on a dragbike but seeing as this bike just won the UK Streetbike/Drag Championship who's to say!

Tony Nitrous
30-01-2005, 11:00 AM
Nobody has mentioned "Steelheart" yet?
http://www.steelheart-engineering.com/frames.htm
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2004-12/920443/Steelheart.jpg
I Suppose its another new (to most people) name and will take a while to get established.
I THINK they went from chop to drag frames and now do alloy and single siders etc (Dont quote me, could be wrong!)

30-01-2005, 09:50 PM
The poms seem to forget that we backward Aussies don't have to spend 6 months of the year playing garage queen.

we go riding instead [8D]

PS is that a steel frame[?]

Spondonash
31-01-2005, 09:37 AM
Funniest looking steel I've ever seen.;)I thought you were a Kiwi Chalk ?

Oh you forgot we only wash once a week and hide our money under the soap and drink warm beer of course :D

Tony Nitrous
31-01-2005, 05:57 PM
The poms seem to forget that we backward Aussies don't have to spend 6 months of the year playing garage queen. we go riding instead.

:) Yes, I know, just one of the many reasons I moved here.

You might have a point though. Lots of Streetfighters get their rebuilds / upgrades and facelifts each winter. Just one of many reasons the UK is miles ahead in the Streetfighter scene :)

Sure Oz will catch on. I see more "fightered" bikes appearing in your bike mags and things like this site can only be a help.
I look forward to the day I can shop / order / build like the UK guys. I have no objection to my cash staying in Oz, just as soon as the products are available.

* Even a guy in the Oz-Busa Club is having his "intelligent TRE's" (with gear indicator and an OFF in neutral setting to aid starting) made in the UK.

* I love this country but you might have to face the fact that its not a world leader at EVERYTHING !! ;)

31-01-2005, 06:03 PM
Sorry m8, but you might/might not be correct there (is the picture one of yours or off the .net) because according to SteelHeart

"Frames are mostly manufactured in 4130 ChromeMolybdenem steel tubing, this is the preferred material for the job, firstly for its immense tensile strength (over 900N/mm/sq) and durability, secondly its finish (especially when Nickel plated) Aluminium alloy 7020 T6 is also an option, "

But plating does cover the basic material, so either of us could be right. The swing-arms are alloy though.

I admit to being from NZ, but I'm a NEW AUSTRALIAN M8 ;)

Been here 20 years, haven't been home in 15, and I don't have an accent.

You wash once a week wot you lived in a dry part of England?;).

A guy from the 'Men and Motors' forum turned me on to Black Velvet's the other week. Haven't been that pissed for a bloody long time, took forever to get home from the local Irish club.

Love the stuff on Steel Heart's site (have seen some of their chop stuff in the past, real class), definitely worth a good look once I get a few dollars put away. That Kat is feckin' awsome, especially if it had a stock length swing-arm on it, have any more photo's of it?.

Does it make much difference, when importing, if a group order is done?

Tony Nitrous
31-01-2005, 06:17 PM
The Steelheart photo was from their website

http://www.steelheart-engineering.com/frames.htm

The Kat photo was from the Big-CC-racing site.
One of THE best shops in the UK for Horsepower junkies.

http://www.bigccracing.com/

BigCC are very much into their Kats.
http://www.bigccracing.com/welcome.asp?page=21

Checked out the other pages on the left of both sites ?

Perhaps its a good job i cant find a shop like them here!
I spent enough in England :D

31-01-2005, 06:30 PM
Oh and Spondy

I came from the Waikato region, which is Dairy country not sheep.


We prefer BIG wimmin [:I]


:D

31-01-2005, 06:39 PM
Yeah BigCC gets pretty good mentions on the OSS site, bit far away for me though, I prefer a place where you can turn up and check them out.

And I think that any Kat looks good.

Do you have the link for the Spondon site?

Spondonash
31-01-2005, 06:57 PM
Chalk, please call me Ash, I can't take being called Spondy seriously :D
I think the Steelheart frames are a geniune alternative BUT they don't have the heritage and history of Spondon and Harris but their quality looks good.

Spondons website

http://www.gamma498.plus.com/spondon%20engineering/

31-01-2005, 07:10 PM
Thanks Ash

No guarantees that I'll ever be this nice again though

PS anyone seen this yet?

http://www.ozsportsbikes.com/index.php?name=PNphpBB2&file=viewtopic&t=6118

Funny as feck

31-01-2005, 07:42 PM
Does anyone have any prices on the SteelHeart stuff?

Tony Nitrous
31-01-2005, 07:47 PM
I too am Huuuge fan of Katana's :)

Did you spot this one on the BigCC site ?
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2004-12/920443/KatanR.jpg

Not much Kat left!
Just Tank, fairing, Sidepanels and front loop of the frame but looks bloody good to me.
I like the Katan-R logo.

31-01-2005, 07:56 PM
Yeah very nice job, looks like it would really hammer hard.

That's the one that was stolen before nxmas isn't it?

Bike thieves should be strung up.

I've just missed out on a perfect condition 82 Kat, one of the homologation specials, with wire wheels. Not a happy chappy. Some guy walked in with a bottomless wallet, and he wasn't leaving without it.

But me next bike purchase is going to be a Kat11 for rebuild.

Tony Nitrous
31-01-2005, 08:25 PM
That's the one that was stolen before nxmas isn't it?

Dont know.
Cant think why anyone WOULD steal it, so many bits that are easy to trace on it. Better off nicking a standard Kat or R i would have thought.

Will try and get some photos of my old Kat scanned in soon ( no scanner here...hello Ash, mate, pal ;)
GSX1100SD, late model with "R" type wheels, black engine, nice alloy pegs, Painted Metallic Blue, Deep braced JMC swingarm with 6" over adjusters, Carbon Screen and Headlamp cover, Short seat, Short frame rails, Z9 tail unit, Yellow wheels and logo's, Harris 4into1 race pipe, Billet backed clutch basket, Crank case breather, Manual cam chain tensioner, GSX750 oil pump gears, Lots of polishing and a Sweeeet motor with all the right goodies. (as you say, We have to keep busy in winter!) Sold it after 12 years when I moved out here...:( Mistake :(

I am currently looking for a "Project bike".
A Kat is a possible.

31-01-2005, 08:57 PM
Yeah that's Katana's bike, got stolen early December.

and you're right full of exclusive bits etc.

Don't think it was recovered either.

OldSkool have it on their home page.

Could never understand the tank emblem though, misprint?

Spondonash
31-01-2005, 09:53 PM
quote:Could never understand the tank emblem though, misprint?
quote:

Could it be because of the Kawasaki front end ? Suz...aki

31-01-2005, 11:07 PM
Aaaah the penny drops


a bloody long way too


thanks for clearing it up

01-02-2005, 08:05 PM
Why?OH!Why?OH!Why? do you SPASTICS call it a MOTOR? It`s A fucking ENGINE!
pay it the resect that you think you did when you biult it!

Spondonash
01-02-2005, 08:40 PM
Where the hell did that come from ? Should we call them Enginecycles ? :D

01-02-2005, 10:22 PM
We would'n wanna hurt their feelin's now would we

ozkat
01-02-2005, 10:52 PM
From the Oxford Dictionary "engine = complex mechanical contrivance for converting fuel into mechanical power eg. the internal combustion engine" motor = "what imparts motion, supplying motive power inc internal combustion engine, steam power and electric power" it seems an engine is only a internal combustion engine and a motor could be any 3.

Spondonash
02-02-2005, 09:21 AM
Who's feelings ? I'm lost


quote:Originally posted by chalk10

We would'n wanna hurt their feelin's now would we

02-02-2005, 01:43 PM
The mo.. I mean engine's feelings.

They have feelings too you know, and we should respect'em


[:o)]

02-02-2005, 07:20 PM
Ash it came from the previous post` that ya is call`n em MOTORS.
sorry!
mechanical internal combustion:ENGINE
reciprical motion energy:MOTOR
& yes i did answer the phone, c*ntral c@ast engine cycles! the mad one speaking?

Spondonash
02-02-2005, 09:05 PM
Thanks for clearing that up, actually it's as clear as mud, I just looked and can't see a single reference to motors. As we have seen a motor can be an internal combustion device. I usually use the term motor.


quote:Originally posted by mad mundy

Ash it came from the previous post` that ya is call`n em MOTORS.
sorry!
mechanical internal combustion:ENGINE
reciprical motion energy:MOTOR
& yes i did answer the phone, c*ntral c@ast engine cycles! the mad one speaking?