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  1. Started bike on an angle - white smoke then a knocking...

    General CBR XX Discussion
    Yo peeps, Here's a wierd one - I had my 97 carb Blackbird on an angle (used a 2inch bit of wood under the center stand to lean it over). The idea being to check any leaks from a recent J-B weld repair of the collector box. So I started the bike with choke and no leaks :-) exhaust fumes normal...
  2. Oi Oi

    Introductions
    Ayup y'all, Been off 2 wheels for, er, 22 years. Last bike was a VT500. So what the hell am I doing with a 97 Blackbird? Oh yeh - a friend was selling it cheap with 23k on the clock! So it was this or an SV650 - did I do wrong? Funny how quick it all comes back eh, but f*k me it sure shifts...
  3. Extremely fast idle!

    Engine / Airbox / Exhaust / Fuel Delivery
    I have a '97 XX that is idling around 3000 rpm and I can't track down the cause! The idle adjuster has been backed off all the way, almost to the point of the cable falling out of the bracket. I recently needed pull the engine out and I'm worried that I introduced some new gremlin in the...
  4. Kevin from Pennsylvania

    Introductions
    Hello everyone new to the site. I've got a 97 blackbird I have been riding and redoing the last 2 years, it was in pretty rough shape when I got it. The profile picture is a current one, not sure why it is upside down though. Just ordered a 4-2-1 micron exhaust, zero gravity windscreen, and...
  5. Left Mirror, rear shock, front forks

    Wanted To Buy
    Hey guys, I'm looking for a left hand mirror for a 1997 blackbird. Prefer black, would rather not paint it but please do send me a text if you have a different colored one in good shape. New Year's Eve and some asshat decides it's okay to hit and run my bike while I'm in a store buying some...
  6. Just got an old new to me CBR BB My first post

    Introductions
    Hi All. Im in Florida and after many days and nights I found and paid for my Black bird.She is amazing. 1997 not a scratch or dent.Not one faded out or sub par part. 6100 miles garage kept even came with an extra corban seat.My wife is sure gonna miss me.
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