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An Iconic LABs motorcycle and many of us had ridden it at Big Willow and Thunderhill.

It started out life as a 2005 GSXR 1000 and was purchased by Marcel busapwr and raced for years at Big Willow.

It got its name at BigGar BigGar birthday party in Nov 2011 when for two days straight it burned through two sets of tires as it hot lapped as it ran groups A, B and C at Big Willow. Fuel was added nearly every session and at the end of the two days it was dawned “The Warhorse”

After many years of neglect of being rode hard and put away wet it’s due for some maintenance.

On Monday while riding the morning sessions the front brake went soft and the tire wore down to the carcass.

Jeff and I have been talking for a few months about it needing gone through. Tuesday I ordered tires and everything needed to freshen it up from bombaybusa bombaybusa. Will be doing the brakes, changing the brake fluid, oil and filter change. Also a rebuild of the muffler as the packing is gone and all the rivets are loose. In addition today I removed the forks so the oil could be changed, old seals replaced and will respring it for the big boys as it’s currently sprung for about 200lbs.

If you have any bad ass pictures of the Warhorse I am sure everyone would love to see them, myself included




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One really cool thing about the bike is all the stickers it has. Each sticker has a story and represents a member, a business or a distant memory. Another cool feature is that many LABs members have signed the bike. It’s covered in signatures.

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Spent quite a bit of time on The Warhorse today.

Tires are mounted and balanced. Got the rear wheel installed after degreasing the back portion of the bike to include the swing arm, rear brake caliper and bracket, rear wheel and cush drive. Also removed about ten years worth of wheel weight tape from the rear wheel.

Scrubbed the chain, cleaned it and lubed it to include removing all the old caked on grease for the entire rear axle assembly. Regreased it all and assembled. Everything feels much smoother and rolls very nicely.

Exhaust can needed some attention as well. Last week maui maui safety wired the rivets as it wasn’t going to pass tech. Can had a dent and needed repacked. Drilled all the rivets out, repaired the dent and repacked the can. Assembled everything with new rivets and polished the can and reinstalled.

Warhorse hasn’t gotten this much love since Terry_Schiavo Terry_Schiavo and luckystrike luckystrike had their threesome on the rear rider pillion

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You're a savage Scott! Looks fantastic.
Strange deal today.....did the water pump on the wife’s car along with outlet gaskets. When I was done I decided to work on the Warhorse. Completely loss track of time and was really enjoying myself. Reminded me of the old days when all I did was work on, restore and rebuild bikes. Very therapeutic!

Will enjoy the same feeling when you sell me Phantombusa and I restore it to better than new condition.
 
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Spent some more time on the Warhorse today.

Cleaned and waxed all the plastic, was really nasty. Worked on changing the oil and air filter today.

Should be getting the forks in the next few days and Pra is sending some brake pads and Maui bought some clip-ons for her.

All in between Maui, Qwik, Gar and myself she’s getting plenty of cash thrown at her and she will be better than she’s been in years.024E236D-4395-40B9-947A-94A306040598.jpegA7EB669F-3BBD-41D3-88DF-D472A8753BBF.jpeg676314E5-EDCD-430E-BEB0-9BF3293B7222.jpeg
 
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I forgot the before and after of the belly pan after cleaning. Ole girl was filthy!!

Also check out the third picture. That’s from the front tire......I assume it from all the 250-275-300 lb big boys that ride the girl way past what the forks were set-up for.

Shouldn’t be a problem from here on out. The stiffer springs should make all the difference in the world.

Talked to the guy who’s doing the spring and asked how nasty the oil was in the forks and he replied “gross”!

Got Dave Moss set-up for this weekend to set the bike up once we are done with the work

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