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  1. New chain and sprocket kit, GIVI side racks, black plastics, fuel pump gaskets, etc

    Parts For Sale
    Hello all, a friend gave me his 1999 bird that was stored in a garage for 7 years after a crash. I brought it back to life over the last couple of months, and now I'm selling off what I no longer need. All prices are without shipping. I'll charge you whatever the post office charges me, so...
  2. Chain and sprocket suggestions in Australia

    Suspension / Tires / Wheels / Brakes
    I know there are about a million threads on chains and sprockets, but, being fundamentally lazy - ahem - I was hoping that you guys would be able to save me doing a bunch of searching that you've already recently done. I need a new chain and sprockets for the 'Bird. I live in Sydney, sunny Oz...
  3. Suggestions for cause of noise that starts from second gear

    Suspension / Tires / Wheels / Brakes
    I've searched on this forum and elsewhere. I've been trying to solve a rythmic noise which only occurs when moving under load which will start in after changing into second on the first ride of the morning. It stops when I pull the clutch lever. It sounds as if it is coming from low down...
  4. Unintended Consequence of using a 43T rear sprocket

    Engine / Airbox / Exhaust / Fuel Delivery
    Ok, my plan for this chain and sprocket replacement was to go to a 43T Superlite on the rear sprocket to drop my highway RPM, and retain the OEM "silent" front sprocket. (The 43T Superlite dropped the rear sprocket weight by a half pound from the OEM). Two new sprockets are in place, 110-link...
  5. Is one of these worth it, please help!

    Suspension / Tires / Wheels / Brakes
    Need to get a new change but don't have a lot of money and i know i have posted like this before but I'm just in a hurry right now haha. Anyway will someone please tell me if any of these chains and sprockets are worth it. keeping in mind i want the cheapest possible that will still work...
  6. Recommended Chain

    General CBR XX Discussion
    Hey y'all i have a 97 bird and have to get a new chain and was wondering if anyone could recommend a good chain to get that is relatively cheap cuz i don't have a lot of money.
  7. Chain adjustment difference with 6 mm shim - SOLVED

    Suspension / Tires / Wheels / Brakes
    TL/DR: 40 mm is the low end of the range (min. slack) when on center stand and wheel is barely or not touching the ground. Hey guys, months ago I looked for this solution but didn't find it anywhere. The issue being how much is chain adjustment affected when you add the shim. In case you...

    Suspension / Tires / Wheels / Brakes
    Here are some photos of the oiler on the bike. Be very careful connecting the tube from the oiler to the delivery tube as that connector is very easy to bend and brake, I broke mine and had to go the the auto parts store and get a connector. I also drilled and tapped the inside of the swingarm...
  9. Question about the APE CCT

    Engine / Airbox / Exhaust / Fuel Delivery
    So, I was looking at the APE site to order a manual CCT and ran into a dilemma. I see that the standard one fits both the F4i and the XX. Does the Pro model also fit the XX? If so, which one should I order? What's the difference? Other than the obvious physical appearance.
  10. handlebars crooked as if the bike dogtracks

    Suspension / Tires / Wheels / Brakes
    Hey guys, I'm at wit's end. I've owned my baby for about 9 months now and after all the mods I'm truly enjoying it except for one thing. Somewhere along the way, a problem developed wherein the left handlebar sits much further away than the right. I'd guess an inch. I can also see from the top...
  11. At wits end - Chain tension

    Suspension / Tires / Wheels / Brakes
    Hi, I'm not the most experienced of owners but i feel I understand the basics, the problem i have is the blackbird I have owned for a couple of months. The chain seems quite loose but I'm buggered if I've ever seen this setup before on a chain. There are no small nuts to push the chain tighter...
  12. My New Blackbird in TX

    Hey guys. I finally got a way from the hard riding sportbikes. Well, kind of. Still love my RC51. Anyways, I have a 2003 CBR1100xx and had questions. 1. If I stay with current set up(stock), what is the best chain? I like D.I.D. 2. Should I do a sprocket change? 3. Power Commander worth it...
  13. Gearbox problem shifting from 2nd to 3rd

    Engine / Airbox / Exhaust / Fuel Delivery
    Hi there, I'm new here and hope you can help me with a question. I'm planning on buying a '98 blackbird with 61000km. Ok it is used, but in good shape. During my test drive I found that the gearbox wount always accept shifts from 2nd to 3rd gear. All other shifts, up and down work good. When I...
  14. What Chain Oil, Wax or Lube do you use?

    Suspension / Tires / Wheels / Brakes
    As per Title really... :rolleyes: I've structured the choices roughly based upon cost - 11 GBP being the most expensive, down to 4 GBP for the least. Most popular being 9 GBP.
  15. Z-ring, X-ring, or O-ring chain?

    Suspension / Tires / Wheels / Brakes
    I need to replace the stock chain (16k on it) and I am not sure which new chain to go with. Any suggestions?