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  1. Stu, I am good friends and business associate with John (Jaws) myself. I also know a bunch of the BlackBird riders/owners in England very well. John actually sold his business (Jaws Motorcycles) and retired but is still active on the forum and organizes annual Blackbird Bash get togethers the last week of May, (Bank Holiday) in Thetford. I attended 6 times myself back in the early 2000's. He is a wealth of knowledge on the BlackBird and has helped out many blokes over there.
  2. stupid money but this is one from ebay" https://www.ebay.com/i/372683316969?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-117182-37290-0&mkcid=2&itemid=372683316969&targetid=882497019982&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc=9011841&poi=&campaignid=9248481111&mkgroupid=93538209803&rlsatarget=pla-882497019982&abcId=1141156&merchantid=137699108&gclid=Cj0KCQjwyPbzBRDsARIsAFh15JbKxsxBezjBsVePuPCe3zW9UkK49UqXbJnDjG8uhrXzFzVthERZx3saAub2EALw_wcB
  3. Pyramid Plastics used to make a rear seat cowl for the Bird. Not sure if it is still available but was pretty nice and had a small pad on the front side of it to cushion your tailbone if you slide back on the seat.
  4. Post up on the forum at www.superblackbird.co.uk and you will get lots of replies about the Jaws model offered since Jaws is a Mod for the that forum. John (Jaws) is a straight shooter and will give you good info and help if needed. I have bought many items from Jaws and always very satisfied with the products and always have help available if questions or issues come up.
  5. Absolutely! The smuggler concept is awesome, I just never liked the comfort level of any corbin seat that I have ridden on. I will be doing a custom build seat with Sargeant Seats in Jacksonville. for my FJR. Make an appointment, ride in at 0800, pick out materials, take measurements while sitting on the bike, sit down on a fake seat that has like a memory foam top layer that leaves an impression from you butt to use as a mold to custom form the new seat. Ride home on the new seat in the afternoon.
  6. I had a Corbin Smuggler and made a couple trips on it. Hated it and sold it. I bought an embroidered seat condom in England. Used an electric turkey knife and panned out my stock seat, then stretched the new cover over it and stapled in place. Love it far more than the Corbin.
  7. Unfortunately I can not easily get a sample from my mother. Yes I know my sister's real father but suspect that there may have been an affair or rape that produced me. I wish that Dad could have done a DNA test before he passed away in 2001 but it was just not very well known or publicised back then. Mom is 93 and not receptive to the subject at all, unfortunately. to add; My sister and i both carry a genetic gene that comes from my mother so we know for sure we are both from the same mother. All three of us have a genetic defect called the Nail Patella Syndrome that is a dominant gene in my mothers side of the family.
  8. Strange question for those of you in the know! I am suspect that my deceased father is possibly not my real blood father. If I compare DNA ancestry samples from my sister and my own is it possible to determine if we had the same father from birth? Or do I have to have a sample from my Dad?
  9. You and your wife should fly down for a quick vacation and attend RacerXX along with a bunch of other forum members. There will be extra CBR250's and a GSXR600 to ride in a safe and controlled environment and a whole lot of fun as well. Do the rock star fly-in and ride as many others have done and Chris is doing this year from Washington State.
  10. Locomotive Breath will always be one of my favorite rock-n-roll songs.
  11. Anyone ever heard of verifying the R/R is good to go when the Stator is know bad? Is it even possible to check the R/R without a good Stator?
  12. A stator from ebay?? That would not be my choice to install. Curious, your are replacing the Stator but not the Regulator/Rectifier? How can you check the R/R if the Stator is bad? Just my opinion but there are many here with much more experience than I have but here is my .02. Raw AC voltage is generated by the stator dependent on RPM of crank. That large amount of AC voltage is then sent to the R/R to be rectified to DC voltage and then regulated to 12-15 VDC . Many times when the R/R goes bad (usually from heat) it just stops working and shunts everything to ground or possible even cooking the connectors but rarely causes damage to the stator since it is electrically after the stator. On the other hand when the stator goes bad it usually has a short which often takes out the R/R after it. Personally I have replaced the R/R many times without an issue to the stator but have never replaced a stator and found that the R/R was still good with the new stator. I don't know of any way to check the R/R without having a known good stator first but other may know better.
  13. I have a Slime brand 12v pump and repair kit that I take on all travel trips. I have used it once in the approx. 10 years of ownership. Saved my butt with about an hour delay getting back on the road again. Available most anywhere for about $25.
  14. Check the date and if relatively current, plug it while still on the bike, double check for leaks and ride like the wind. That is unless you just happen to have a couple hundred extra dollars laying around for a new tire mounted and balanced.
  15. I paid $600 to ship a new FJR1300 from Colorado to South Florida in Sept. 2017
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