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Finally picked up another bike today. It's an '05 with 77xx miles. Looks pretty solid, never been down. Needs some maintenance. I'm super stoked.







 

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I've always liked the older cbrs, I've got an 09 and love it but there's something about the pre 08 models that just look chunky and mean. Post more pics.
 

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Today I was able to give the bike a decent cleaning. I still need to change the oil, so when those fairings come off, I'll clean as I go. I let the battery sit on a tender while it was getting a bath. After the wipe down, I'm pretty impressed with the 10 year old paint. There's only a few minor scuffs here and there, and a good cleaner/wax may hide most of them. I mounted my TST tag bracket while the battery was out. I'm happy with the lighting I got from them also. Everything was fairly priced and shipped really fast. I was going to mount my Scott's steering damper, but apparently I have the wrong part that sits over the steering stem nut. Is there a difference in the mounts from 04 to 05?!?!? Either way I'm bummed about that. I'm looking for one if anyone has it laying around. Otherwise I'll have to call Scotts. I removed the reflectors from the front fender, realizing they were incorporated into the bolt spacers. Did a quick cutoff with the grinder and smoothed out the edge to retain the spacer part, but not have any of the bracket showing. Anyway, here's a few pics. Don't mind the missing rear hugger, those bolts were stripped out real bad so I carefully removed them and waiting on some fresh fasteners to put it back on. Chain kit is next, I'm so indecisive on what gearing I want.

Not sure how I feel about the blue wheel stripes. I think silver would look better, or maybe even red.




TST smoked turns




Suspension has never had a wrench on it. I'll need to change that for sure.


Fender eliminator and smoked integrated tail. Tag hasn't been registered yet but should be by the end of the month.


The lights are pretty bright. I can recommend TST as a good vendor.





 

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Nice progress so far
 

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So somehow, I lost my only key for the bike at some point last week. I destroyed the house, my truck and looked everywhere with no luck. My local honda shop said they could cut a new key for $5.30 if I brought the ignition switch and proof of ownership in. So I did that. They cut two blanks using the code on the switch and neither key would work so I took the switch to a locksmith who was able to disassemble the switch and cut a couple copies. I'll pick it up Monday morning. I ordered a few of the 'euro style' blanks to have the locksmith cut also. And I ordered the HRC rear reservoir delete from Mani at slowboyracing. Just waiting on the mail now.

I have an 07+ front master cylinder I'd like to install and I've been looking at stainless lines to improve braking. I'm worried about fitment though, it seems like the front res will hit the nose fairing closest to the windscreen. I know it's been done but not sure if I'll need to find a new smaller res for it or just put some creative bends in the res bracket. I'm thinking Core Moto lines look nice with all the different colors available.

I want some shorty levers too. Lol

In the meantime, I was able to get the chain cleaned up to look like new and the sprox look fine to ride on until I decide on gearing so I will concentrate on the brakes before I get a new chain kit
 

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This morning I insured and registered the RR. Then I picked up my ignition and new keys and put the bike back together. The keys the locksmith cut work smoother than the original that I lost. Lol. I checked everything over one more time, aired the pilot powers up to 31F/36R, and made a couple adjustments to the suspension settings and went for a short ride. To be honest, it felt just a little sketchy leaning. I'm hoping that it's just because it's been 3 years since I've been on a bike and I'll get more comfortable soon. It was chilly outside and I've never ridden on michelins before so I really don't know. I'm sure I need a real suspension guy to tune it as well. It's hard to judge because my track bike had so much suspension work done, it was far from stock.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to more seat time, I need to find a qualified suspension tuner. And I DEFINITELY want to upgrade the brakes.
 

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It's crazy how low the miles are on some of these bikes. I bought an 11 new and have 22k+ miles already!

I plan on putting a lot of miles on this one. :cruising:
 

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This morning I insured and registered the RR. Then I picked up my ignition and new keys and put the bike back together. The keys the locksmith cut work smoother than the original that I lost. Lol. I checked everything over one more time, aired the pilot powers up to 31F/36R, and made a couple adjustments to the suspension settings and went for a short ride. To be honest, it felt just a little sketchy leaning. I'm hoping that it's just because it's been 3 years since I've been on a bike and I'll get more comfortable soon. It was chilly outside and I've never ridden on michelins before so I really don't know. I'm sure I need a real suspension guy to tune it as well. It's hard to judge because my track bike had so much suspension work done, it was far from stock.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to more seat time, I need to find a qualified suspension tuner. And I DEFINITELY want to upgrade the brakes.
How old are the tires? If they are more than 4 seasons past their manufactured date they may need replacing even though they are in good physical shape.

I've found that tires, SS tires especially, fall off after 3 or 4 years and feel very sketchy when it comes to cornering. You may want to take advantage of the Dunlop rebate and put a fresh set on there, though personally I prefer Michelin over Dunlops but for the price......
 

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The date codes are from '12. I was hoping to ride them, but maybe I should just get some fresh rubber.
 
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