New Member / New Registered ? Please Read

Discussion in 'Coffee Shop' started by Clive, May 25, 2003.

  1. BrynS

    BrynS Registered User Read Only

    Another new owner

    Hi folks.. After more than 100 bikes managed to land myself a 2003 Blackbird with 25000 miles on it. Only got it yesterday so not had the chance to get out on it yet...hoping this is 'the one'@tu*

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  2. sr71caspar

    sr71caspar B̶a̶n̶n̶e̶d̶ Club Sponsor

    Welcome. The best year, best colour and best fuel delivery system.@tu*

    Ignore any comments saying slow red ones or gay blue ones are better.:-0)
  3. noobie

    noobie Clueless in most things Club Sponsor

    Welcome sir, a few in here also belong to ukgser so saw your bird over there
  4. BrynS

    BrynS Registered User Read Only

    Thanks..Been on UKGSer since 2003... Addictive over there R#?
  5. BrynS

    BrynS Registered User Read Only

    :-0). Black's best
  6. typan

    typan Registered User

    Great site been browsing a doubt I will be picking your brains in the near future.
  7. Jaws

    Jaws Corporal CockUp Staff Member

    Welcome to the loony bin !
    Once you get past the piss taking we are a helpful bunch:)
  8. Squag1

    Squag1 Been there, and had one Club Sponsor

    At least you had the sense not to picture it in front of house..........
    You would have got a free critique of the house and garden.

    You see, everybody in here has a perfect place, especially Andy:buitre:.
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  9. andyBeaker

    andyBeaker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor


    Looks like you live in a prefab??
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  10. ricardo52

    ricardo52 Member Club Sponsor

    hello new to this club, just got my third blackbird a 2000 in black, had not had one for over ten years, had a few bikes in that time, i feel that nothing can match the bird hope to meet up one day cheers
  11. andyBeaker

    andyBeaker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    My commiserations.

    But welcome anyway!!:)
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  12. ricardo52

    ricardo52 Member Club Sponsor

    could you please help me i have dyslexia trying to find out about someone that has done the straight bar convertion down towards the swansea area could possibly swing my leg over there bike, what im i doing wrong help
  13. Jaws

    Jaws Corporal CockUp Staff Member

    Hi @ricardo52 , and welcome to BIRD
    I will copy your post as a new thread for you :)

    Hopefully someone will pick up on it ..
    Please do not worry about dyslexia, you are not the first on here and will not be the last :)
  14. Squag1

    Squag1 Been there, and had one Club Sponsor

    You obviously can't spell either - it's dementia that's the problem here :rolleyes:o_O

    I'm ok, I take the tablets.
  15. nickp1975

    nickp1975 New Member Club Sponsor

    not long been riding, not long bought my bird, 05 in silver, LOVE it, so planted and so fast, think its a keeper
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  16. Jaws

    Jaws Corporal CockUp Staff Member

    Great stuff Nick.. Any questions just ask.. they have all been asked before and this cynical lot will no doubt take the piss, but give as good as you get and you will fit right in ! :)
  17. Chug-Chug

    Chug-Chug Member Club Sponsor

    Hi all,

    Great forum, signed up a few days ago as just purchased my first Blackbird. I’ve had sports bikes before TL1000R, R1 & Aprillia RSVR, “I was slimmer & younger” got a BMW R1200gsa now, but miss a sports bike so thought I’d get a real sports bike “THAT SORT OF FITS”. Funds are tight so purchased a 2003 Blackbird locally “cheap-ish”.

    Good points: Black, Akrapovics, Power Commander set up by HM Racing, ok miles 42k, rides nice. Bagster saddle, tank cover & bag.

    Bad points: It’s been a commuter, corrosion on forks.....and everywhere :( , sketchy history.....loads of bills & receipts but not for the last few years. Slight marks & scuffs. (I think I will put it in for a full service for peace of mind).

    I’m sure it hadn’t been properly cleaned for years, give it a good going over and to my surprise come up pretty good, going to strip off fairing next weekend to clean and see what needs sorting.

    I will hopefully see you all at a meet soon

    Kind regards,

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  18. Cougar377

    Cougar377 Express elevator to hell Club Sponsor

    Hi Liam, Welcome to the Dementia Ward.

    Sounds like someone spent some decent moeny on it at some time. The corrosion on the forks is a common problem.
    Don't use a Honda stealer unless you absolutely trust them. They'll charge you to do the valve clearances and it won't need it at 42k. They'll also slap synthetic oil in and that's a no-no.

    AndyBirdless will be a long in a minute to convert you to four wheels. He is from the Dark Side so you must resist at all costs.
  19. Jaws

    Jaws Corporal CockUp Staff Member

    Hi and welcome :)
    Like Cougar said, do NOT use a Honda dealer.. and who even does it tell em not to touch the valve clearances.. First time they need checking is 100,000 mile .. After working excusively on Birds for 17 years I have NEVER found a clearance out .. Yet every time a Honda main stealer checks someones valves they always need adjusting..... funny that.... What is even stranger is they manage to adjust the clearances without lifting the cam cover !!! Amazing !!
    Oh, and the XX thrives on semi synth and often dislikes fully synth in them
  20. sr71caspar

    sr71caspar B̶a̶n̶n̶e̶d̶ Club Sponsor

    It seems like you have the good points and the bad points the wrong way round.

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