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Old 06-21-2009, 11:30 AM   #1
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XXBlackbird - Superhawk - Interceptor, let's see 'em!!!

I'm in my 50's, but a part of me would like to think that I could put some heli-bars or other bar adapters, plus lower pegs, on one of these bikes and do 600 mile days. With hard bags. But I haven't seen many of these nice Hondas rigged out for that. Heck, I'm even visualizing the double windshield that guys use on V-Stroms or Bandits adapted to the Hondas. anybody doing that?
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Old 06-21-2009, 12:01 PM   #2
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Old 06-21-2009, 02:46 PM   #3
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had no idea

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[COLOR=orange]See, Saso, i have never seen a blackbird rigged out like yours.[/COLOR]
very, very sweet. i have a friend who KEEPS about a dozen different
Honda models at a time, and rides 'em all, and he (and his wife) both
say that the Blackbird is one of the nicest bikes they've ever had/
ridden... and that includes the Valkyrie; they were so happy with their
blackbird for 2-up touring that they sold me the Valk.
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Old 06-21-2009, 05:12 PM   #4
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There are good reasons Blackbirds have such a loyal following , + they're amazingly inexpensive on the used market. Long distance touring tricks include VFR bars (w/heated grips), lowered pegs, touring windscreen (mine's a Givi). Beware, the Corbin Beetlebags don't hold a lot but they sure look good, IMO.
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Old 06-21-2009, 06:35 PM   #5
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There are good reasons Blackbirds have such a loyal following , + they're amazingly inexpensive on the used market. Long distance touring tricks include VFR bars (w/heated grips), lowered pegs, touring windscreen (mine's a Givi). Beware, the Corbin Beetlebags don't hold a lot but they sure look good, IMO.
those bags look Cool as Hell!!! if honda made those standard, or at least a delete option, they'd've sold a lot more Blackbirds!
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Old 06-21-2009, 07:52 PM   #6
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those bags look Cool as Hell!!! if honda made those standard, or at least a delete option, they'd've sold a lot more Blackbirds!
My favorite view.

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Old 06-21-2009, 10:02 PM   #7
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The lines of the panniers look WAAAAAY too Hayabusa.
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Old 06-22-2009, 06:41 AM   #8
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The lines of the panniers look WAAAAAY too Hayabusa.
Corbin is giving the 'Busa something extra special.

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Old 06-22-2009, 07:23 AM   #9
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Old 06-22-2009, 09:05 AM   #10
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I had two VFRs.............An 04 "Hot Rod" with cored pipes, modified air box, standard handlebars and windscreen. A great track bike and all around twistie machine........

And a 2007 with Heli bars, custom seat, touring screen, stock engine and exhaust. A wonderful sport touring bike that I rode from Phoenix to Boston last fall. All 500+ mile days in a row. Not issues with comfort what so ever.

Both bike have ABS which in my book, is a "must have"

The VFR is a true "If I could only own one bike" bike...........


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Old 06-22-2009, 02:30 PM   #11
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Just got this a month ago now!
Have the peg lowering brakets and Heli Bars on it already, Vario Windscreen and 12 volt powered tank bag are on backorder.
I use a set of Chase Harper soft bags for my excursions.
It's a rocket sled! Needs a little suspension work though..

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Old 06-22-2009, 03:43 PM   #12
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Just got this a month ago now!
Nice! What year? What are you thinking for suspension?
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Old 06-22-2009, 07:50 PM   #13
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Nice! What year? What are you thinking for suspension?
03.... Have heavier front springs on the way. May try re-shimming the valving.
Way too harsh. Back end is going to get a Penske or WP.
Where did you find the full tank cover?? Never seen one???
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Old 06-22-2009, 08:15 PM   #14
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In your 50's you say? Have you seen the new Vulcan 1700 classics?
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Old 06-22-2009, 08:49 PM   #15
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03.... Have heavier front springs on the way. May try re-shimming the valving.
Way too harsh. Back end is going to get a Penske or WP.
Where did you find the full tank cover?? Never seen one???
I'm trying to save $$s to do the suspension. Good advice here: http://www.cbrxx.com/. The Bagster came off of a '97. I saw them on all types bikes while traveling in Europe and Down Under - makes sense for long tours.
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