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  1. New here! Aquired a clean 97 bird last week and a complete 2002 954 front end this wk

    Introductions
    Hi guys! New here. I live in Windsor, Ontario. I've been on 2,and 4 wheels all my life. I'm thinking about starting a collection of noteworthy bikes. I found a deal on a nice 97 Blackbird about 1.5 weeks ago. I really like the looks and who doesn't like the fact that it was the fastest...
  2. Bird well done.

    General CBR XX Discussion
    I bought the bike home on Halloween and gave myself until Spring to get it all sorted out. Blew apart the forks, stripped the finish, prep, prime, color and clear. New seals and flushed the internals. Here's a tip for that - 1.5" PVC with an end cap drilled in the center. Use the copper washer...
  3. New to forum

    Introductions
    Hi all, I've had me bird for nearly three months now. I got it to replace a stolen 91 750 vfr and up until three days ago was so disappointed I was on the verge of selling it. I decided to Google common problems with the 99 bird and was instantly brought here to the "loom fix" page. It took a...
  4. Has anyone put the Apex manufacturing adjustable clipons on a an 1100xx?

    General CBR XX Discussion
    These are very similar to the convertibars but the part that bolts to the fork tube looks a bit larger and may hit the plastic trim around the forks when turned lock to lock. they are for sale on the sportbiketrackgear.com website whom are great to work with, but I still hate to pop for them...
  5. '97 Bird Parts - Central Ohio, USA

    Parts For Sale
    I found an obscure listing in Craigs. Nice guy, but doesn't have a lot of resources. I'm not sure how easily you get him to ship something, but if you need some of the parts, it may be worth a try. He's parted out most of the bike but he's got an instrument gauge cluster, full forks, triple...
  6. Hyperpro Streetbox - Opinions?

    Suspension / Tires / Wheels / Brakes
    So, I am in dire need of some suspension work, especially in the front. I was originally planning on buying Sonic Springs 1.0-1.1 kg (w/ everyday gear, I'm pushing about 230lbs and ride 2-up often). Then I was gonna wait for a really good deal on a rear shock. However, I came across the Hyperpro...
  7. Question: How to test suspensions on a bird?

    Suspension / Tires / Wheels / Brakes
    Hello everyone, Is there any formal way to test suspensions (front & rear) on a Bird? I bought my bird couple of month ago but not very familiar with this bike's behavior. (I used to ride smaller bikes before) Any hints? Idea or technique to test the suspensions? Thanks DD
  8. 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...
  9. Right side fork needed FI model....

    Suspension / Tires / Wheels / Brakes
    So I take the broken fender off this wrecked 02 I just bought (2 vin #'s away from my other) and of course the fork is broke off where the fender hooks to the fork...You can actually see the shock moving up and down....So anyone have a right side fork or even a cheap set??? Please help. I have...
  10. New member says Hi.

    Introductions
    Hi everyone. Just been out on my recent purchase - 1998 'bird with 38k on the clock. Runs really rough until you get past 6000 - I am guessing the carbs need a clean and balance. Different bike to my Triumph Daytona but - getting older so maybe I need to get into a sports tourer instead of pure...
  11. Will 05 forks fit a 98 rim? Also upper tree ignition compatibility???

    Suspension / Tires / Wheels / Brakes
    Sorry gents, need info asap... Will 2005 forks fit a 1998 wheel/rim? (Im looking at buying 05 for my 98) AND is the upper triple the same on ALL models (just the ignition system different i.e. short/long keys) or are carb&fi different? Much appreciation in advance!
  12. FS: PARTS

    Parts For Sale
    Got a few left overs I'd like to clean up. Never installed stuff. 8983 series Penske Shock. Never installed. $500. 180lb +/- rider SOLD GP Suspension .95 rate springs. $50. New, never instaled. Galfer front brake lines. Black. $50 SOLD Both Euro light switches left and right $100 Bought...
  13. Front Forks? which years fit?

    General CBR XX Discussion
    Anyone know what year of BB's the forks will interchange with? I know in 99 they made some changes? I was told in 01 there were more changes??? I am putting a 99 back together and just need some new forks. The ones I have were bent...Am I out of luck with these?
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