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    Re: I Don't Understand...

    My 06 cost me 15 Grand 11 years ago, two year old Demo model with 354 Kay on the clock, I chucked it down the road at 78.000 kays, all mine,
    My 05 replacement cost me $5200-00 five years ago, With more bling than I could poke a stick at, It had 40,000 kays on the clock,
    Its now got 105,000 kays on it,

    One Battery, 6 years old, One wheel bearing, One fork seal, Broken rear frame from the weight I was carrying on it,

    Both had 12 inch risers on them, Made a painfully dangerous bike, (Clipons) Into an Awesome handling bike that I can ride for days with out aches and pains any where,
    12 inch risers cost me $300-00, Instead of 10 grand Minimum to change the bike to some thing I could ride, With out aches and pains,
    What else go's and looks as good as the XX, Nothing I like,

    But why would I change bikes, The XX is the first bike Ive ever owned that could keep up with me,

    Im 71 and I can ride, I dont need all the latest and greatest crap to prove that I have more money than sense,
    Its a bike that can be ridden in all conditions,
    Its a 300 KPH bike, But who rides at 300 KPH all the time, Hahahahahaha

    Enjoy your Bird, Others are only Envious and Jealous of your Grand Fathers old clunker,



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    Simple really... supply and demand.. there are hundreds of BBs on the second hand market so maybe the question should be why are so many for sale?
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    Re: I Don't Understand...

    Quote Originally Posted by Robjob View Post
    Simple really... supply and demand.. there are hundreds of BBs on the second hand market so maybe the question should be why are so many for sale?
    The speed of the BB scares the Bejeezus out of many, They buy a BB and cant cope with its get up and gone, and I do mean gone, So they either sell them or store it in the shed, Hence the low miles on them,

    You do know that with out ABS and all the rest of the modern day Farkles, A bike of any kind cant be ridden, Hahahaha The BB is a Dinosaur,
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    Re: I Don't Understand...

    Store them in the shed...LOL!!!!!
    and the coping with the get up and go!...more LOL!

    Well I recon so after seeing the for sale mileage on some of these buggers.
    Good observation there deadman.
    Enjoyed the post.

    STex, out
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    Came into this world with nothing and still have it all.

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    Re: I Don't Understand...

    Strength, Power and Beauty.





    If it looks right it is right.
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    Re: I Don't Understand...

    I don't think someone has to ride their bike everyday to enjoy it.

    That being said, of all the sportbike communities I've belonged to across the 40 bikes I've owned, the bird is right up there with widespread high mileage odo's. Only ones that get ridden more are the bigger ST bikes but those are boring as shit.

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    Re: I Don't Understand...

    I bought my BB cheap as a Cat-D write-off. The plastics would have cost more to replace new than it is worth. The previous owner had all the plastics repaired and a simple respray, then the wrong decals added. It was still in better nick than my Bird at the time so I bought it for about £2k. I later found out that the forks had been replaced too. The only repairs it's had in the years since have been new fork seals, chain and tyres.

    It's cheap enough to insure to ride for pleasure.
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    Re: I Don't Understand...

    Well here's my story, as I make my first post on this forum...

    I'm closing in on 50 years old and am the original owner of a '97 Blackbird that has only about 6,600 miles. Around 1995 I didn't have a significant other and had just moved to a new city. I didn't have much to do so I rode my motorcycle everywhere when the weather would allow. I took weekend day trips to nowhere in neighboring states. In '97 I traded in my 750 Nighthawk on a 1200 Bandit. I put 6000 miles on the Bandit in 6 months until someone left-turned in front of me and totaled the bike. Fortunately, I wasn't totaled too. The following spring of 1998 I bought a leftover brand new Blackbird at my local Honda dealer. It was so new that I actually got to see it in the original shipping box, still unassembled! I rode the wheels off of it the first year I had it but then met a woman who wasn't too fond of motorcycles and also took much of my time, and so the Bird started to sit every now and then. The next year I bought a classic convertible car and the bike sat even more. Over the years I hung onto it and still managed to ride it a couple times a year and keep it running. In early 2015 I moved back to my hometown and the Blackbird was put in my uncle's barn for storage until I could buy a house and bring the bike home. It had no insurance, expired plates, and gunked up carbs so I needed a trailer to get it. I also married into stepchildren that took up all of my free time so the bike went to the bottom of my priority list. I finally was able to pick it up this month and bring it home. I gave it a much need bath, pulled the tank, and put a small squirt of WD-40 down each carb throat to lube the cylinders. I put a new battery in it so I could turn it over to get the WD-40 in the cylinder bores. It cranked for about 5 seconds and then started running! It died about 10 seconds later and I realized that the choke wasn't even on. So I put the choke on cranked it again and then it ran for a good 20 seconds on 5 year old gas. It needs new fuel lines, a breather, and an oil change at a minimum but it seems like she survived her storage. It will take a little time getting used to her again because I haven't ridden in years and my body and my eyesight aren't what they used to be, but I'm sure that my "Grandpa's Rocket Ship" will put a smile on my face again.
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    Re: I Don't Understand...

    Welcome Greg, that's a great story. Keep us all updated on progress. Pics?
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    Re: I Don't Understand...

    Thank you, Adeyren. I was sure to take a "dirty birdy" picture before her bath. It's completely stock other than a tank bra, VFR800 clip ons, throttle locks, and some very minor carb work (pilot jets or mix adjustment?).


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    Re: I Don't Understand...

    Clean her up and run some good carb cleaner through it for a while and it may all be good! Keep is posted.

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    Re: I Don't Understand...

    Route 191 formerly Route 666 Some say that this section of the
    road has 1100 curves in 95 miles.

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    Re: I Don't Understand...

    I'm in the midwestern United States where corn is king. Virtually all of the pump gas here is 10% ethanol which tends to leave deposits that require disassembly to remove. I've had the carbs apart on this bike a time or two before so it's not a huge deal to me. It's also a battle I fight every spring with my lawn equipment!

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    Re: I Don't Understand...

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg1137 View Post
    I'm in the midwestern United States where corn is king. Virtually all of the pump gas here is 10% ethanol which tends to leave deposits that require disassembly to remove. I've had the carbs apart on this bike a time or two before so it's not a huge deal to me. It's also a battle I fight every spring with my lawn equipment!
    I live in Northern Illinois and have the same problem. Fixed it by using amsoil stabilizer and having a can of pure gas for my small engines. Near the end of the riding season I start filling up my bikes with only pure gas.
    Go to this link and find a station near you that sells pure gas and your troubles will be fewer!

    https://www.pure-gas.org/

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    Re: I Don't Understand...

    I've been running Startron additive in mine to help minimize the effects. One other conundrum ae have to deal with here is oxygenated fuel. Ughh
    Route 191 formerly Route 666 Some say that this section of the
    road has 1100 curves in 95 miles.


 
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