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  1. interested in either set of heli bars (both would work?)
  2. ptxyz

    Biker Bling

    doesn't apply much to our blackbirds as they're mostly aluminum but, i was warned not to use stainless bolts in steel as it sets up a galvanic reaction between the 2 different metals. i'm learning a bit of grease or anti-seize can help minimize this.
  3. for car / motorcycle camping, i like to cook soups (split pea with ham, potato leek etc.), vacuum package and freeze. they keep your beer cold on the way to an easy meal, just boil water. an adaptable technique for things like corned beef and cabbage (heating the bagged roast while boiling the potatoes & cabbage) and home made beef patties and rice for loco mocos, all well received by hungry biker buddies!
  4. you'll want 1/4" & 5/16", i'd get both with 90 degree fittings. old thread when i did 'em (you can see a bit much of a bend in the fuel line for the straight fitting...); i'd order these; https://www.beemerboneyard.com/cpcqkdisconktm.html https://www.beemerboneyard.com/cpcqkdiscongs2.html
  5. agree with the above about using a block or strap to get enough space under the tank for your needs. i love having quick disconnects to be able to easily remove the tank entirely. i had some plastic ones from motion pro that lasted a few years before leaking, then i found metal ones on this site; https://www.beemerboneyard.com/fuliqudise.html
  6. on a previous bird, the inner part of the fairing had been rubbing on one of the side tanks, making a pin hole over time... i ended up soldering that but, i bet jb weld would've worked too. +1 for repair or replacement with a cheap ebay unit.
  7. i had mine done a few months ago, was a bit under $300. besides the usual stuff, the shop recovered the lines to the remote reservoirs.
  8. i like the analog dash but, always thought the tach should be front & center... to the o.p., that's becoming an increasingly tall order and i'd expect to pay at least $5k. try https://www.searchtempest.com/
  9. installed this yesterday. i noticed the rubber stopper had gone missing and a bit of chain wear on one of the center stand "feet" (no visible wear to the chain). easy install (uses the right side sidestand bolt) and easy to adjust. i hear there're still several left. i'd recommend this, even if you're running pipes with the rubber stop.
  10. thought i'd shared here before but, perhaps i'm not good at searching... someone on another bird forum with less nudity and less probability of offense will be making more soon; https://www.cbrxx.com/threads/centerstand-stop.50226/#post-645962 useful for aftermarket exhausts that lack or have substandard center stand stops. one wonders why i still frequent this place... oh yeah, the nudity probability of being offended! 🤪
  11. i'm with you, zero. return it to service. one shouldn't be under anything supported by only a jack anyway... sounds like yours might just need to be refilled and bled. guy has a bunch of how to videos.
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    Fork up-grade

    this ebay listing gives the impression they could make you triple clamps (yoke) to fit most any type of usd forks; https://www.ebay.com/itm/Honda-Blackbird-Thug-Style-Billet-Fork-Yokes-to-fit-USD-front-end-Triple-Trees/162661803454?hash=item25df6625be:g:rV8AAOSwvYZZoY~v
  13. think you just confirmed what furbird and ironmike were on to. if it were just loose, you might be able to tighten. that little notch you're feeling is a dent worn into the bearing race with the steering at "dead ahead".
  14. mind sharing the particulars as far as size of the house and cost of materials / installation? here in california, cities are starting to make new construction go the other way (aka electrification). i believe berkeley now requires new construction to be all electric.
  15. if you're home to hear it, how about a wireless doorbell? https://www.amazon.com/wireless-doorbell/s?k=wireless+doorbell beyond my abilities but, couldn't something like that trigger a landline call or some other type of notification if you're not home with her?
  16. i believe it was these guys; http://daughertymotorsports.com/
  17. member of another forum is going to make a run of these; https://www.cbrxx.com/threads/centerstand-stop.50226/#post-644458
  18. no skin in the game. i'm 15 minutes away; https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/mcy/d/morgan-hill-honda-cbr1100xx-blackbird/7140896171.html
  19. +1 on the h.f. systems. i have the wired one with 6 cameras. i installed the wireless one at my dad's place. pretty easy to setup and use, although i haven't yet connected either to the web, i'm ok with just local storage. with the 6 cameras on motion only recording, i can store about a month. resolution could be better, 1080p isn't always enough to read plates.
  20. i've seen 238 fahrenheit (114c) on a very hot day in slow detour traffic. i hear the ecu will shut down the party at 250f. be sure your radiator fins are in decent shape and the inside's free of scale, new thermostat's good insurance. you can also see a few degrees of cooling by reving the motor up to a few thousand rpms. a few here have added another cooling fan. i'd want to know they don't take up all your charging voltage at idle... what you're seeing sounds pretty normal though. as has been noticed, these bikes run hot without airflow.
  21. ptxyz

    New 97xx

    +1 on a 16t front to increase low end acceleration. rears are 44 or 45t. besides a supersprox, i was unable to find other sizes for the rear.
  22. having been in this neighborhood last week trying to fit an led bulb, can you enlighten me as to how you accessed the lower 2 bolts of the cluster?
  23. i wouldn't expect too much for that poor old bike. guy's kind of a hoarder. he used to have a bicycle shop and the backyard's stuffed to the gills with the remains and overgrown with blackberry. front yard's got several bikes and a couple of project cars. nice neighborhood but, i'd bet the neighbors hate how his place (lives with mom) looks.
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