The Blackbird Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by cplus, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. gkam

    gkam Been here awhile

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    I bought my 2001 XX on March 2017 with Acrapovic header, Micron silencers, mosfet rectifier from a Yamaha etc.


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  2. gkam

    gkam Been here awhile

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    I have lowered the footpegs and I have replaced the clip ons with a bar from Jaws.


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  3. gkam

    gkam Been here awhile

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    I have replaced also the microns (1,2 kg each) with the originals (5,8 kg!!! each).

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  4. gkam

    gkam Been here awhile

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    Stelvio pass 2758m last August.
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  5. mitiracing

    mitiracing n00b

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    Hi all.
    My 99'bird,3ird one i've owne.Full GIVI box.

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  6. Cat0020

    Cat0020 El cheapo

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    The 599 I bought was $1600, with little over 12k miles. It needed chain/sprockets, had a nail in the rear tire, small dent in tank but no rust inside.
    I figure it would be a nice commuter for me between Hoboken & Coney Isl. next year. Don't plan on crashing, purchased at $1600, crash or stolen doesn't hurt as much.
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  7. Nytelyte

    Nytelyte Somewhere about

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  8. Hobbomock

    Hobbomock I's wide open

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    Black & Tan bump

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  9. Need For Speed

    Need For Speed Is that a cop?????

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    Just did my first out of state run for the year, the Bird runs great with 80k+ miles on the odo :raabia


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  10. Drop_Center

    Drop_Center Long timer

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    Bump for this legendary bike and I'm officially in the market for my second one.
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  11. Need For Speed

    Need For Speed Is that a cop?????

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    I just picked up a second XX, this one has had some engine work done and is a beast!

    My '99 was getting lonely!

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  12. gixxersteph

    gixxersteph Been here awhile Supporter

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    that is one clean Silver Bird - congrats
  13. Drop_Center

    Drop_Center Long timer

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    What is everyone used for aftermarket Stators and r/r's? Going to do it as a preventative measure
  14. gixxersteph

    gixxersteph Been here awhile Supporter

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    I use a R1 Mosfet RR, wiring by Eastern Beaver and hope I won't have a stator issue because of this.
  15. Drop_Center

    Drop_Center Long timer

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    I was pretty sceptical that it wouldn't be as good as I remember, it's certainly as hot or hotter than I remember but I somehow snagged this immaculate '03 with only 5700 miles. Not a trace of rust or corrosion, not even a missing fastener.

    I'm in love all over again, this is the best bike Honda ever made.
  16. Drop_Center

    Drop_Center Long timer

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  17. Hobbomock

    Hobbomock I's wide open

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    I got the dreaded FI light while doing a shake-down run prior to a 4-day weekend in the White Mountains.
    The fix seems easy enough, solder a bunch of wires together after dismantling a manufacturing pigtail beneath the seat used once after assembly. Anyway, here's my moto-camping setup:

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  18. gixxersteph

    gixxersteph Been here awhile Supporter

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    I tend to agree. A riding buddy had two while we rode together (more after he moved cross country). I got a taste but did not realize just how good a bike this was until 15 years later when I plunked down some coin on a low mileage 1999 myself.
  19. Drop_Center

    Drop_Center Long timer

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    My favorite thing about the bike is how the fueling is perfect with the stock exhaust. Nowadays if you want perfect fueling you have to remove things that make it louder, plus you can't beat the feel of straight throttle cables IMO.
  20. Drop_Center

    Drop_Center Long timer

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    Got my convertibars on, back 1 and up 3 ish, stock everything except the clutch cable but only cause I have a Brembo on there.

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