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  1. Metzeler Roadtec 01 - early review

    Suspension / Tires / Wheels / Brakes
    Thought I would throw my thoughts out there because I don't know anyone else who has put a set of these on a Blackbird yet. Metzeler have finally made the Roadtec 01 available for purchase here in Australia. Not the cheapest here at $480/set, but as I keep telling a good mate of mine, "I'm...
  2. How do you go about changing tires?

    Suspension / Tires / Wheels / Brakes
    Hello fellow Birdies After a dreamy first 7.000 km's on my 2001 Blackbird, time has come for the tires to be changed. I won't go into what tires to buy, since I already bought a set, and I don't wanna turn this thread into a religious cat fight :) However I do wanna know, how you go about...
  3. Bridgestone Tyre / Tire information, was looking for myself and thought I would share

    Suspension / Tires / Wheels / Brakes
    I was looking for myself and thought I'd save people some bother, in case they were interested :) FRONT: 120/70 17 (58W) Pressure: 2.9 (42PSI) REAR: 180/55 17 (73W) Pressure: 2.9 (42PSI) BRIDGESTONE BATTLAX RANGE (Recommended on the Bridgestone website 7th Oct 2013): S20 Real MotoGP...
  4. Doing a burnout with linked brakes?

    General CBR XX Discussion
    Before you think anything, I never do them - I object to removing 100's or even 1000's of miles worth of use in the space of a few seconds! I just wonder if they'd be possible, logic suggests not? Thoughts? :rolleyes:
  5. Where do you guys mount and balance your tires in Arizona (Phoenix area)?

    Suspension / Tires / Wheels / Brakes
    Hey all, this is my first bike in a long time so I don't know of shop to get this done. I've looked around for quite a while but can't find much online. This is for a set of my own tires. Also, though I've never removed my own wheels it appears to be much cheaper to remove them so I'll figure...
  6. Umm, what's that sound?

    Suspension / Tires / Wheels / Brakes
    I just installed the cont/conti motion sport touring tires (z-rated) (thanks ciscokid!) on my bird and they are great.. BIG difference, happy with performance thus far. BUT I'm getting some pretty intense noise and I really can't tell if the noise is from tires or a bearing. It's a high-pitch...
  7. 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...
  8. Advice/Assistance Needed

    Hey Gang I'm relatively new to the site and I have lots of questions, yet don't really know how to navigate to get what I need. I own a 99 Black Bird and am in need of advice on several things. My challenge is that I've just reentered the work force after two years of un/underemployment. I...
  9. Hi to all xx members and Tyres head spin.

    Hi to all . My first posting . Tyres tyres tyres, i have an 07 , recently collected my first 'bird' having been off the road for 10 years or so. Should have come back a lot sooner!! My problem is that the rear has squared off considerably , and need to replace do I 1. replace with the bt021 or...
  10. New BT023s sport-touring tires - GT spec

    Suspension / Tires / Wheels / Brakes
    Bridgestone Corporation | HOT MC | BATTLAX BT-023 SPORT TOURING Has anyone used these tires? More specifically, the GT spec tires. Would be great if someone could opine on whether the BT023-GT spec tires would work well on the Bird... my riding is typically in hot weather, on reasonably uneven...
  11. Need tires - new road conditions to deal with!

    Suspension / Tires / Wheels / Brakes
    Hey everyone, Ok, so the short of it is, I find myself living in Arizona...probably will for the next 6-12 months. What does this translate to...crappy (and I mean crappy) roads - pitted, rough, uneven, gravely, unfriendly (even to the best suspension), roads. :thumbd: Need suggestions for...