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  1. been years since ive had to replace dash bulbs but pretty sure i just removed the screen and could access them easy enough
  2. i use one from roadstercycles on one of my blackbirds. https://www.roadstercycle.com/
  3. slime powersport compressor and tyre plug kit.pumping up the tyre on my vfr800 in georgia back in 2013.plugged 2 punctures from 3 inch nails
  4. ive run with 4 plugs in a rear tyre with no problem but have never had to put one in a front yet.
  5. had the hose from thermostat to water pump fail on my 99 bb.luckily spotted it before it burst.a section of it was bulging as i revved the engine.replaced it with a hose from a datsun 120y till the new hose i ordered arrived from japan.bike was about 4 or 5 years old at the time.
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    Fork Oil

    blackbird forks are undersprung and over damped.if you go to this site https://www.racetech.com/ProductSearch/12/Honda/CBR1100XX Black Bird/1997-2003 and find the right spring rate.i have a stiffer spring with 7.5w oil and it improved the handling.bought the springs from sonic springs.they can recommend the oil weight and air gap with the new springs.
  7. if the cam chain tensioner is stuffed,resetting it won't help.if you take the 8mm bolt out of the end of the cct and insert a small screwdriver into it gently tighten it while running the engine and listen if the rattle stops
  8. push down on the left hand side of the clip where it hooks under the bracket and swing it over to the right so its out of the way.do not undo the screws or try to remove it completely from the headlight assembly.they are a bastard to put back in.
  9. High beam is the bottom bulb,nothing needs removing to change that one.top one is low beam.was able to remove the bulb without removing anything but installing the new bulb i found it easy to just remove one half of the under dash trim
  10. i had to replace mine recently.i removed the trim panel that sits under the dash and that gave me enough room to swap out the bulb.
  11. have the pilot road 5' on my 2006 .have around 7000klms on them so far and am impressed with them
  12. I hope your happy with what you started here Steve Smith
  13. + 2 on ebc hh sintered.no brake squeal and no chewing up of rotors. front rotors lasted 263,000 klms before needing replacing
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    Chain reaction

    Are swampnut and superhawk having mental breakdowns ?
  15. it could be the slider pin is gummed up.years ago the one on mine was full of crud.it has a 14mm bolt head. i recently replaced front and rear brake pads and the rears were sticking with the new pads.slider bolt was clean so gave the pistons a clean by pushing them almost all the way out and cleaning them with a rag dipped in brake fluid.made no difference so ended up refitting a half worn set and that was enough to bypass the problem.am interested in hearing others responses to your question as im stumped where to look next to fix them.
  16. haynes manual has exhaust downpipe nuts 20nm
  17. what side are you seeing the leak from?left hand side,side stand side...could be either a hose not tightened enough or the water pump seal starting to fail.put the bike on centre stand and have a look around using a bright torch for signs of any leaks.right hand side could be the overflow hose not sealing on the radiator properly.remove the side fairings if you can
  18. the vfr 750 and early 800,s are still a great looking bike and so comfortable.the vfr750 was a bike i was looking at buying 18 years ago till i test rode a blackbird.
  19. cheers for that.the whole braking system came up for sale cheap so i ended up grabbing it for spares.
  20. just wondering if calipers from a 2001 blackbird will fit a 99.looking at the parts list they have different part numbers
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    Vacuum leak???

    starter valves sounds about right.yep activated by the wax unit.i think they restrict air,hence runs rich when cold.once the wax unit heats up the starter valves,or what i called plungers move back letting more air through.not sure what caused one on my bike to stick.i had shipped it back from europe and when i picked it up from the shippers depot it was running like a pig.took me a while to find out why but eventually tracked it down to one of the starter valves not opening when warm.i had a post on here back then asking for any ideas what what causing the rough running and sooty plug.will have a look for it.found it http://www.cbr1100xx.org/forums/index.php?/topic/73866-running-rich-in-no-4-cylinder/
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    Vacuum leak???

    i had one of the plungers sticking on mine a few years back.fouling number 4 plug and backfiring when closing throtte
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    Vacuum leak???

    a few possibilities that are easy to check,maybe a weak spark.is the battery charging ok? check the connectors going to the coils. the auto choke,enrichment system may be sticking. i have a 99 as well and havnt had a vacuum problem with it as yet.
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