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Old 06-25-2009, 10:13 PM   #31
Lee Harvey
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Here is mine from a couple of years ago on loaded up for a trip through Monument Valley.

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Old 06-26-2009, 09:56 AM   #32
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Old 06-28-2009, 10:17 AM   #33
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flames

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Normally I think flames are very tacky on bikes, but these are small and fairly tasteful, Id leave em
+1... leave 'em!!!
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Old 06-28-2009, 03:29 PM   #34
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I'm leaning the other way. Been vacillating back on forth on it for several weeks now. They're done so well, I hate to paint over them, but they really aren't my style.

I went so far as to post on the XX forums about the possibility of trading panels with someone. That way this nice flame job would live on mounted to another XX. So far no takers. It logistically difficult to arrange, so I understand the lack of interest. Shipping those buggers would be very pricey.
They are very nicely done flames, but they just don't suit the blackbird in my eyes. YMMV.
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Old 06-28-2009, 06:33 PM   #35
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The '90-'93 generation was probably my favorite, though I only kept my purchased-new '93 for two years.




I put 35,000 on this '99 in a couple of years before moving on...though it did give me a username

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Old 06-28-2009, 06:41 PM   #36
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Two of the sweetest Hondas, IMHO, are the '00 XX & VFR.
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Old 07-05-2009, 03:35 PM   #37
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My little Birdy...





58000 miles on it now, the old girl still runs like a Swiss watch (and scares the living sh*t out of Porsches)
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Old 07-05-2009, 07:06 PM   #38
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The previous owner did the flames, and I can't decide if I want to keep them
I'd keep the flames.. they look nice.
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Old 07-05-2009, 07:17 PM   #39
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Oh yeah - a pic of the superhawk


Sport... sure
touring... maybe

little tank - 120 mile range between fillups. Ergos arent too bad - kinda like a VFR, Helibars help relieve a bit of pressure on the wrists but a VFR or Blackbird are far better suited to longer distance rides. Pass on the superhawk - its a great bike and a blast to ride in the twisties or around town but not the best for distance riding, you'll spend more modding it to suit you when the other bikes you listed are just about ready to go as is.

The fuel range is really a pain, especially if you ride with other bikes.
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Old 07-07-2009, 05:22 AM   #40
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Maybe you'll quit riding when YOU get old? 40 or so? Don't forget, boyo, you'll be 50 someday. Unless you die young.

I'm 65 and I'm still riding a Concours.
At 50, I'm in a position to give many 40 yos a good look at the back of either my or my wife's jacket.
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Old 07-07-2009, 11:13 AM   #41
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Here's my XX. The previous owner did the flames, and I can't decide if I want to keep them. I may end up repainting in Blackbird black.



Love the taillights mod. Don't like the flames, though.
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Old 08-07-2009, 10:30 PM   #42
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My flaming Blackbird is for sale!
http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?t=41748
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Old 08-09-2009, 07:57 PM   #43
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got it not too long ago, just added the bags and a givi screen, still getting used to it, came from a bmw gs
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Old 08-09-2009, 08:04 PM   #44
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http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/b...g?t=1249869807, and another, do not know why it did not paste
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Old 08-12-2009, 06:54 AM   #45
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Cool2 Back on a Honda again..

Just bought another Honda for my garage.

It's a 98 Blackbird, engine started at first turn, 90+ degree heat probably allow it to start much easier. I rode it for little over 4 miles, nothing unusual, owner says that it has got some electrical issue that bettery does not get charged (or stay charged) when ridden. Needs rear brake pads replaced and maybe a can of SeaFoam through the carbs.

The non-charging battery issue could be that it needs a new battery, reg/rec or stator.. just like most other modern Hondas previously..

I am thinking about de-linking the front and rear brake to shed some weight off the bird, I plan to do than when I start to replace the brake pads and flush the fluids.

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