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Picked up another bike
« on: 06 January 2014, 11:45:11 PM »
Buts It's not another fazer. Even though I was looking at some.

It's a 1990 cbr1000 f. Needs a bloody lot of work, but it was £150!

Means I'll be able to keep up with you lot on the ride outs!

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Re: Picked up another bike
« Reply #1 on: 07 January 2014, 09:34:26 AM »
Pictures?  I can imagine it looks a bit rough for £150 but still... :D

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Re: Picked up another bike
« Reply #2 on: 07 January 2014, 09:35:52 AM »
A bit rough is an understatement, but it wont take much money to get it looking good again, just time :)










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Re: Picked up another bike
« Reply #3 on: 07 January 2014, 12:09:37 PM »
That doesn't look to bad for the money!  What's it like mechanically?

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Re: Picked up another bike
« Reply #4 on: 07 January 2014, 12:11:16 PM »
Yeah mechanically its ok, did the 100 mile journey back without issues. Just needs service items, tyres, brake seals etc. Then I will get it tested and taxed and work on the cosmetics!

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Re: Picked up another bike
« Reply #5 on: 07 January 2014, 12:12:46 PM »
Good bike, Cam tensioners can make em rattle but a guy on cbrforum.com made a manual one for his, Some times adjusting the balance shaft can make them smoother and quieter.

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Re: Picked up another bike
« Reply #6 on: 07 January 2014, 12:14:02 PM »
Good bike, Cam tensioners can make em rattle but a guy on cbrforum.com made a manual one for his, Some times adjusting the balance shaft can make them smoother and quieter.


Thats what I read too, mine seems to be ok, its rattly for 30 seconds then quiets down. Must have been done as its done 86,000 miles.

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Re: Picked up another bike
« Reply #7 on: 07 January 2014, 12:24:59 PM »
I put Buell pegs on the one I had and Genmar risers.




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Re: Picked up another bike
« Reply #8 on: 07 January 2014, 10:11:12 PM »
Lots of potential there, man! Have a ball...  :D
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Re: Picked up another bike
« Reply #9 on: 07 January 2014, 11:04:54 PM »
I put Buell pegs on the one I had and Genmar risers.

I like the look of that!

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« Reply #10 on: 07 January 2014, 11:05:16 PM »
Lots of potential there, man! Have a ball...  :D

Heh I always do! A whole new set of problems to fix, happy days.

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Re: Picked up another bike
« Reply #11 on: 08 January 2014, 02:52:05 PM »
I had one back in 91 excellent bit of kit but typical Honda does everything very well especially long distance, just lacked character.
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Re: Picked up another bike
« Reply #12 on: 08 January 2014, 03:38:11 PM »
I'm looking at a VFR 1200...

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« Reply #13 on: 08 January 2014, 03:39:09 PM »
I'm looking at a VFR 1200...


Hmm I was looking at them as well, but out of my very small price range lol

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Re: Picked up another bike
« Reply #14 on: 08 January 2014, 04:51:11 PM »
Nice project there  ;) and it's cheap enough that you can spend a few quid on it and still get your money back if you want to sell it

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« Reply #15 on: 08 January 2014, 04:52:22 PM »
Nice project there  ;) and it's cheap enough that you can spend a few quid on it and still get your money back if you want to sell it


Thanks! Thats was the thought about it, I have about 100 pounds worth of fuel in collecting it, just put a a new tyre on it. Going to do the brake seals tomorrow and take it for an MOT friday hopefully.

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Re: Picked up another bike
« Reply #16 on: 08 January 2014, 05:30:20 PM »
Rip all that tupperware off & streetfighter it.
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« Reply #17 on: 08 January 2014, 07:34:37 PM »
Rip all that tupperware off & streetfighter it.

Possibly, the bodywork is half the charm though

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Re: Picked up another bike
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« Reply #19 on: 08 January 2014, 08:00:13 PM »

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Re: Picked up another bike
« Reply #20 on: 08 January 2014, 08:11:49 PM »
Thinking of calling it Moby Dick.....

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Re: Picked up another bike
« Reply #21 on: 08 January 2014, 09:22:03 PM »
There's a facebook group called Biker Booty and someone is breaking a cbr1000fj. It's tatty, but the seat might be a goer by the look of it. There seems to be 2 Biker Booty groups, but it the one with the most members and the skull for an icon.

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« Reply #22 on: 08 January 2014, 09:40:51 PM »
There's a facebook group called Biker Booty and someone is breaking a cbr1000fj. It's tatty, but the seat might be a goer by the look of it. There seems to be 2 Biker Booty groups, but it the one with the most members and the skull for an icon.

Thank you indeed! I have spotted it and have asked if it's in good nick! I was going to recover this one, but if this is cheaper then happy days.

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Re: Picked up another bike
« Reply #23 on: 08 January 2014, 09:49:57 PM »
You're welcome! Good luck with it

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Re: Picked up another bike
« Reply #24 on: 09 January 2014, 11:42:50 AM »
My mate once had a CBR 1000, it was mostly white and it had a little bit of damage to one of the side panels.
 
He decided to break this up with some red stripes, it ended up looking like a tube of Colgate!
 
(true story, it was funny!)