XXBlackbird - Superhawk - Interceptor, let's see 'em!!!

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by fhowell55, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. fhowell55

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    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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  2. Saso

    Saso chronically restless

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  3. fhowell55

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  4. Saso

    Saso chronically restless

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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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  5. fhowell55

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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!
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  6. Saso

    Saso chronically restless

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    My favorite view.

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  7. Constipated Face

    Constipated Face Been here awhile

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    The lines of the panniers look WAAAAAY too Hayabusa.
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  8. Saso

    Saso chronically restless

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    Corbin is giving the 'Busa something extra special.

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  9. RaY YreKa

    RaY YreKa Palanquins RTW

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    Sold today :cry

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  10. RoyB

    RoyB Dartmouth, Massacusetts

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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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    2004 Hooligan bike!

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    2007 Sport Touring
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  11. Dieselham

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    Just got this a month ago now! :evil
    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! :eek1 Needs a little suspension work though..

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  12. Saso

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    Nice! What year? What are you thinking for suspension?
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  13. Dieselham

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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???
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  14. Infallible

    Infallible Into the Wild Blue Yonder

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    In your 50's you say? Have you seen the new Vulcan 1700 classics?
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  15. Saso

    Saso chronically restless

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    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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  16. Kapp555

    Kapp555 Better to be Offroad!

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    Beautiful machines. I am 40 and setting up my zx12 for sport touring. I did 300 miles stock over the weekend, 1 trip. I was a little beat up, but not too bad. It was really windy. I think most of the big sport bikes, zx14, zx12, busa, Blackbird need very little to make them comfortable.

    For me it is going to be higher screen, softer seat and heli bars and I am good. The peg location is fine for me, I have a short 30" inseam.
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  17. Sir Not Appearing

    Sir Not Appearing That's no ordinary rabbit

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    That's quite the "turd in a punch bowl" amongst the other bikes in this thread.

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  18. yooperbikemike

    yooperbikemike high, wide and handsome

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  19. Constipated Face

    Constipated Face Been here awhile

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    The panniers are going to make the 'Busa's rear end look like a spider's ass.
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  20. MikeyT

    MikeyT Krusty Olde Pharteâ„¢

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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.
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