• Welcome to the new B.I.R.D. Forum. Please be sure to read the "New Member / New Registered ? Please Read" thread in the Coffee Shop. This contains some important information. To become a full member ( £5.50 a year ) simply click on your user name near the top on the right I hope you enjoy the new site ................ Jaws ( John )

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Rocker

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Hi everyone, just joined as I’ve just bought myself a ‘bird’. It’s a non runner (apparently electrical but we’ll see). Pick it up Friday so I’m relying on you guys if there’s any common foibles that I need to look into before completely dismantling the whole thing only to find there is a common little nugget I could have tried like maybe while turning ignition key, always have your index finger in the opposite ear while standing on one leg kind of scenario.
 

Jaws

Corporal CockUp
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Hi everyone, just joined as I’ve just bought myself a ‘bird’. It’s a non runner (apparently electrical but we’ll see). Pick it up Friday so I’m relying on you guys if there’s any common foibles that I need to look into before completely dismantling the whole thing only to find there is a common little nugget I could have tried like maybe while turning ignition key, always have your index finger in the opposite ear while standing on one leg kind of scenario.
Hi Rocker and welcome :)
What year / model is the one you bought ?
 

andyBeaker

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Hi everyone, just joined as I’ve just bought myself a ‘bird’. It’s a non runner (apparently electrical but we’ll see). Pick it up Friday so I’m relying on you guys if there’s any common foibles that I need to look into before completely dismantling the whole thing only to find there is a common little nugget I could have tried like maybe while turning ignition key, always have your index finger in the opposite ear while standing on one leg kind of scenario.
There are indeed…one of two …… or three……. or four…..common issues come to mind depending on the answer to the above question…..

Is it totally dead?
 

Minkey

Ok it was me
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Welcome to the mad house I'm sure people on here will we happy to help, most importantly what colour is it
 

Cougar377

Express elevator to hell
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The commonest answers..... you figure out the questions. ;)

Loom fix
42 psi
Blue
Seat, handlebars, taller screen and maybe footpegs
Never use synthetic oil
Forget about the shims
Stay away from Honda dealers
It's the topbox that does it
Squillions of miles
 

andyBeaker

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Hi everyone, just joined as I’ve just bought myself a ‘bird’. It’s a non runner (apparently electrical but we’ll see). Pick it up Friday so I’m relying on you guys if there’s any common foibles that I need to look into before completely dismantling the whole thing only to find there is a common little nugget I could have tried like maybe while turning ignition key, always have your index finger in the opposite ear while standing on one leg kind of scenario.
By the way this thread will be moved to Help when the suggestions start rolling in…..
 

Malone

Been there, and had one
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It also depends which finger is in the ear as you turn on the dead ignition switch buggered by rotting wires here, there and everywhere. Carbed Birds should be titanium aka beige, otherwise FI Birds should be blue, the fastest colour.

Welcome to the madhouse/fount of knowledge, delete as desired (y)
 

Squag1

Can't remember....
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Welcome from sunny West of Ireland - actually I'm in the Midlands down by the lake for a few days
 

ogr1

I can still see ya.....
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Welcome & take absolutely no notice of poo cow...he get's a little jealous over the faster red ones.:sisi1
 

derek kelly

The Deli lama
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Welcome to the site, when you get used to the bird you will want to upgrade to one of the faster colours,
Enjoy the banter.
 

sr71caspar

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The clue is in the name.....BLACKbird.
Red is slow.
Blue is gay.
Titanium is brown, like poo.
 

Cougar377

Express elevator to hell
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Black is for those who couldn't afford to buy a colour
Red is slow.
Blue is best.
Titanium is beige..... the colour of choice for the elderly
Corrected version.

And don't forget silver..... or as it's better known....Primer Silver. These are the ones that the QC dept. missed.
 

Rocker

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It is black but I could add some ‘go-faster stripes’. That should work right?
Or maybe it was another colour originally and went so fast the colour came off in the turbulent air and I’m left with the black undercoat.
 

Cougar377

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It is black but I could add some ‘go-faster stripes’. That should work right?
Or maybe it was another colour originally and went so fast the colour came off in the turbulent air and I’m left with the black undercoat.
No such thing as turbulent air around the Bird (unless it's caused by the fat bastid on it) as it's the worlds most streamlined production bike.

Unlike that fugly jellymould made by Suzuki. ;)
 

sr71caspar

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Corrected version.

And don't forget silver..... or as it's better known....Primer Silver. These are the ones that the QC dept. missed.
It's sad that you are jealous.

You should have bought the right colour bike in the first place.:p:sisi1
 

andyBeaker

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Why..? He hasn't asked for help.....yet.
The reason I moved it is information that should be in the Help section for sponsor access only has inevitably appeared.

I see someone has moved it back.

I really couldn’t care less.
 
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