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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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?
  6. 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.
  7. Locomotive Breath will always be one of my favorite rock-n-roll songs.
  8. 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?
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. I paid $600 to ship a new FJR1300 from Colorado to South Florida in Sept. 2017
  13. My bad, I read it like it was stating it was a 2002 - I will edit
  14. Might get more consideration if there was a price
  15. You really do have some issues. At no place in this thread did I refer to you as an idiot that I can find. But then again you have called myself and others "idiots" so many times that it appears that you don't understand the difference between your posts and other peoples posts. You keep falsely accusing others of exactly what you are doing. I did refer to you as a Truck Driver and an expert in metallurgy but not an idiot as you have done quite a few times Here are 5 quotes of you doing exactly what you falsely accuse others of doing. Leave the aftermarket skeleton type sprockets and the R1 Sprockets out of the discussion and lets find the correct weight of a 45 tooth BlackBird OEM sprocket and compare it to the SuperSprox alum/steel 45T equivalent Blackbird sprocket and then see what the weight difference is, if there is any. Leave the name calling out of it and lets look at the facts.
  16. So I was mistaken. the 2000 model I parted out, that the picture came from, was possibly not the OEM as the owner claimed. I did sell it as OEM and it was installed on another Blackbird with no issues. The discussion here is about the weight of an OEM rear sprocket on 1999-2003 CBR1100XX’s verses the weight of an early model year SuperSprox alum/steel sprocket for a ZX12. Many of us bought them with Northman’s group buy for the purpose of reducing weight, if you have both, could you weigh them both up and post the results? Tomek keeps referring to R1 sprockets or Vortex skeleton sprockets to validate his claim that Blackbird OEM steel sprockets are lighter weight than a ZX12 alum/steel SuperSprox. If you disagree with Tomek then you are full of shit and if man enough must apologise!
  17. My claim that he says is full of shit and I am to apologize for is that my 2001 OEM sprocket is significantly heavier than the SuperSprox alum/steel I installed back in the day before the steel skeleton cut steel sprockets even existed.
  18. WOW! You have some serious anger issues. So what is the weight of that so-called Blackbird OEM sprocket?
  19. I believe it had OEM numbers engraved but I could be mistaken. My original (2001) factory sprocket I thought had the small cut-outs like this but don't remember seeing additional (5) holes as pictured.
  20. John01XX

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    Here is a picture of the 5mm ride height spacers that I sold. I supplied Jaws with them for most of Europe as well. The Europeans played around with 3mm, 4mm, 5mm & 6mm spacers but decided that the 5mm was ideal for the Bird. Many other Honda's used various sized spacers but the Bird seemed to be best fitted with a 5 mm. I had them made on CNC machines where I worked and sold somewhere in the neighborhood of 1500 of them over 8+ years. I had them made up in batches of 100. The company I worked for manufactured aluminum car wash tunnel equipment so the cost of the aluminum raw material was cheap and as an employee the labor was almost nothing.
  21. For clarification, back in 1999 thru 2003 the rear OEM sprocket was very heavy and had minimal cutouts. Below is a picture of the OEM rear sprocket I took off a 2000 Blackbird that I parted out a few years ago. Back in the day there was no skeleton steel rear sprockets available like there is today. The SuperSprox that many of us bought in a group buy headed up by Northman was a replacement for the OEM Kawasaki ZX12 as there were none made for the Bird at the time. Again at the time there was a big weight savings to go to the SuperSprox that probably is not the case today which would be a good reason that SuperSprox now makes light weight all steel sprockets that are also lighter than the original Alum/Steel sprockets. As stated the bling factor on my Red Bird with all gold accents was the deciding factor when it came time to replace my original SuperSprox alum/steel sprocket. Back in 2000/2003 the weight savings was significant when going to the alum/steel SuperSprox and it looked cool. The original OEM BlackBird rear sprockets were heavy, ugly and had minimal cutouts but they were strong.
  22. John01XX

    Fork Oil

    I do not understand the geometry of a motorcycle and may have been told wrong. It was explained to me that the shim is placed above the shock resulting in the raising of the subframe. I do know for a fact from hundreds of applications that a 5-6mm shim will not put the rear tire on the ground while on the center stand.
  23. John01XX

    Fork Oil

    I may be wrong but I didn't think the shim affected the rear tire clearance while on the center stand. I sold many hundreds of 5mm shims to BlackBird owners all over the world. I supplied Jaws with them for a few years.
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