February 26, 2007 at 1:21 am #12643
i was to show you all some pic’s of my latest bike….she’s a 1996 cbr 900 rr-t fireblade..and she goes by the name of Dizzy
8000 miles on the clock when i got her, 12300 miles on her now..February 26, 2007 at 9:41 am #52549GixParticipant
Still finding it a handful at slow speeds and on faster bends? Bit different from your old 600 tourer eh? [:o)]February 26, 2007 at 7:59 pm #52550
made a few changes to her since i bought Dizzy, she’s now sporting an new Akrapovic can and a smoked grey double bubble, took me awhile to get used to the 16 inch front end and the weird sensation it caused when slow speed manouvering, was like it wanted to fold under me, at speed she was dropping into corners just as i was thinking about it. but i was given some pointers in setting up the pre load and suspention..so now is all well with my world, I’ve just got to learn how to cope with the massive power surge when she hit 8k revs, too much too soon and she’s like a bucking bronco and wants to snake her end all over the road..but everydays a learning day, and we are both getting thereFebruary 27, 2007 at 10:44 pm #52551RadarModerator
4300 miles already, clearly enjoying your new steed! Looks great Billy.February 28, 2007 at 12:30 am #52552
yes mate, i found it all a bit different, so ive been doing 400 or 500 mile runs with her, taking the blade over all different terains just to get into my comfort zone with her, and by that i mean how she handles and not my riding comfort zone..its gonna take more miles to get me out of that mate
only thing i can say now is….everyone should have a shot of riding one of these bikes, once you get used to the handling quirks its a dream on 2 wheelsMarch 3, 2007 at 8:02 am #52553RadarModerator
I must adnit that I have been toying with the idea of buying an R1 to replace both the Thundercat and XJR. Keep us informed of how you get on with the blade this summerMarch 3, 2007 at 8:51 am #52554
will do mate, pictures and write up to follow sometime in septemberMarch 4, 2007 at 8:24 pm #52555imperialdataKeymaster
Nice looking bike Billy, glad you’re using it. You need to unbolt the P sign off the rear seat though, looks a bit naff.March 5, 2007 at 11:22 am #52556
Originally posted by imperialdata
Nice looking bike Billy, glad you’re using it. You need to unbolt the P sign off the rear seat though, looks a bit naff.
oh we have to have those fitter….its to show pedestrians just how close they can stand near the kerb when we’re cornering
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