Mark Rodway's Member Page
Member: rocket61
Name: Mark Rodway
From: Richmond, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Gender: Male
Age: 53 years old
Riding For: 38 years
 
 Current:
1988 Kawasaki ZL 1000 Eliminator

Photos: 25
Purchased: Nov 2003
Info: A bike shop in Parramatta had a ZL1000 in Australia´s only factory colour choice for this model (Cosmic Galaxy Blue) and when I first saw it I just had to get one (the advertised price at the bikeshop was AUD$8,500 with 24,114km on it). The roughy at the wreckers (ADR compliance 1/88 model, most likely built in late ´87) is how I found mine in mid 2003 however someone beat me to it and I didnt
1997 Kawasaki ZZR 1100 / ZX11

Photos: 28
Purchased: Jun 2009
Info: Does anyone have a Givi ''Y411'' Wingrack kit for a D series ZZ-R1100 (ZX-11)?
1983 Kawasaki 750 Turbo

Photos: 35
Purchased: Jun 2013
Info: This bike is the early ''''84 model (DOM 12/83) ZX750-E1 (GPz750). I need the windshield, exhaust system (aft of the turbo) and the seat cover (though these are all in great condition they are not original). Have you got spares lying around?
 
 Past:
1983 Honda VF 400 (Interceptor)

Photos: 2
Purchased: Nov 2001
Sold: Jul 2003
Info: Actually it´s a May ´83 VF400F. This bike had 71,000km on it when I bought it and contrary to reputation of the early VF´s top end issues, it ran sweet, silky smooth (once I balanced the carbs) and was the best fun on twisty roads (Putty Road and the like). The ventilated cast iron brakes both ends were also fantastic and being enclosed was no more a hassle than exposed discs.
1980 Yamaha XS 250

Photos: 2
Purchased: May 2003
Sold: Jan 2004
Info: An August ´80 model basket case found at a garage sale with brand new tyres (one still wrapped in tar paper) for the sum of AUD$50.00. Although it vibrated a bit (180degree crank with no balance shaft) it sounded great and was ever reliable (read cheap) daily transport to work (44km round trip).
1994 Kawasaki ZZR 250

Photos: 1
Purchased: Jan 2004
Sold: Nov 2004
Info: Feb ´94 model and I know why these things haven´t changed since the late ´80s. I´ve done 6.5hr trips on this two-up with my son on the back and the Givi full. One of these trips was in a thunder storm at night pissing down rain for a couple hundred kms. All of the gear in the Givi was bone dry and I couldn´t recommend these more highly. The home made Givi mount plates in the pic have since been re
1974 Kawasaki S3 400

Photos: 1
Info: Sorry about the quality of the scan (from old photo). This was intended to be a restoration project until I was posted overseas for two years (went like a bat out of hell, sold that way too).
1974 Honda XL 250

Photos: 0
1970 Honda CB 350

Photos: 0
1949 Norton Model 7 Dominator 500

Photos: 0
1939 Norton 16H 500cc

Photos: 1
1961 Norton Model 50 Slimline Featherbed 350cc

Photos: 0
1959 Norton Model 50 Wideline Featherbed 350cc

Photos: 0
1992 Yamaha XJ 600

Photos: 23
Purchased: Oct 2006
Sold: Dec 2008
Info: Found this (DOM 12/91) in a dealers shop for $900 (AUD) and it had six months rego still on it. It also had half the rubber, new xring chain and sprockets, new brake discs and pads and a full tank of gas to boot. I offered $750 and he said "just make it an even $700.00 and we''ll call it a deal". "Sold" said I.
1997 Ducati 750 SS

Photos: 12
Purchased: Apr 2008
1995 Honda CBR 1000 F

Photos: 16
Purchased: Apr 2008
Sold: Feb 2009
1985 Honda Goldwing

Photos: 48
Purchased: Apr 2009
Sold: Apr 2012
Info: Bought the Aspencade in 2009 and swapped for an ''85 GL1200 Limited Edition in Jan11 with a few more miles on her.
1993 Honda CBR 1000 F

Photos: 3
Purchased: Mar 2009
Sold: May 2009
 
 Friends:
1996 Suzuki RF 900

Photos: 6
Info: This was my brother''s 9/94 Limited Edition model (No32) done in Candy Lime Green (two pack PPG Deltron KAW.8n) and Silver. The green came out of the same can as was used on my ZL1000. Not a bad result and certainly better looking than the LE dark green. It was unfortunate to have to loose the original LE colour but it really was in bad shape.
2006 Ducati Monster S2R

Photos: 2
Info: A workmates S2R 1000 he bought to replace his 900S (900SS only with a half fairing).
2007 Kawasaki Vulcan 900

Photos: 7
Info: This is actually a VN900 (BikePics, hello, where''s the 900?) from a friend who took me to the shop to buy my Yamaha XJ600SD Seca II. While I was out test riding the XJ, he was dealing a trade in his 2001 ZX-12R for a new VN900 Classic.
 Personal Photos
Motorcycle Part Photos
Info: My brother hard at it applying his trade on my ZL1000.
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