• 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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rajamenteng

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Hello from Jakarta, i own CBR1100XX 2000 UK spec.
Best bike i ever owned, thanks for letting me join the Biggest BIRD community.
 

Cougar377

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Welcome. I bet you spend a lot of time in traffic watching the temperature gauge...!
 

rajamenteng

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Welcome. I bet you spend a lot of time in traffic watching the temperature gauge...!
at noon, but not at night.. LOL. i'm planning to upgrade my cooling system to tackle the traffic, such as bigger radiator and brushless fan.
any suggestion?
 

Jaws

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at noon, but not at night.. LOL. i'm planning to upgrade my cooling system to tackle the traffic, such as bigger radiator and brushless fan.
any suggestion?
Hi and welcome to the forum :)
The volume of air shifted by the fan is really pretty huge.. Rather that change the fan have you considered waterless coolent ( sometimes called water wetter )
Might well be a better option
 
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Malone

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Hello all. I’ve just joined, I’m without a Bird right now, I bought my first around 1997/8 and had it 2 years before moving on. I’ve now got an itch to get another, but I’m going to have a look around the site for a while picking up pointers first.
 

Malone

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FWIW, looking at the previous post about waterless coolant as a suggestion. I’d agree, I tried it in my turbo Hayabusa that was always running hot. I added a higher pressure rad cap and Samco hoses. It helped very well. Not cheap but £10k in engine work alone made the price of the coolant cheap in comparison
 

Jaws

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FWIW, looking at the previous post about waterless coolant as a suggestion. I’d agree, I tried it in my turbo Hayabusa that was always running hot. I added a higher pressure rad cap and Samco hoses. It helped very well. Not cheap but £10k in engine work alone made the price of the coolant cheap in comparison
Welcome to the forum Malon, and thanks for the input re coolant :)
 

Roymac

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Hi All. I'm Roy from Dublin , driving a Blue 2002 Blackbird and loving it. Waiting on a.few mods to arrive, the jaws forks upgrade and the shock spacer. I've a.set of vfr bars and pegs lower kit so far
 

Jaws

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Hi All. I'm Roy from Dublin , driving a Blue 2002 Blackbird and loving it. Waiting on a.few mods to arrive, the jaws forks upgrade and the shock spacer. I've a.set of vfr bars and pegs lower kit so far
Welcome aboard Roy, you should arrange a meet with @Squag1 our other Irish member... @Centaur has just moved back to NI too
Was in Dublin a while back.. Lovely city, but the fookin buses are a nightmare !
 

Roymac

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Welcome aboard Roy, you should arrange a meet with @Squag1 our other Irish member... @Centaur has just moved back to NI too
Was in Dublin a while back.. Lovely city, but the fookin buses are a nightmare !
Welcome aboard Roy, you should arrange a meet with @Squag1 our other Irish member... @Centaur has just moved back to NI too
Was in Dublin a while back.. Lovely city, but the fookin buses are a nightmare !

Thanks for the welcome,
 

Louie

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Hi all.
Louie here from Sevenoaks, Kent.
I've recently replaced my "broken" red '98 carb 'Bird with a 2001 Silver Fi model. Would have preferred red again, but just had to grab what was available. I guess we all know that red ones are best.
The new one is pretty standard. It has risers (of course! I am 57 after all....) custom seat, gear indicator, Scottoiler, heated grips and Givi rack.
Probably should add some better crash bungs in case we slide down the road again! I don't think the tiny ones on it would be much help at all.
And I've even managed to convince the thieving bastards at TFL that it DOES meet the emission standards for the London ULEZ. Took a while, but we got there in the end.
I'm currently riding like an old fart as the result of picking up 9 points for speeding in two months, so not quite as much fun as before. But still manage to odd mad moment when I know I have a clear road!!

[GALLERY=media, 78]IMG_2396 by Louie posted Sep 26, 2019 at 10:55 AM[/GALLERY]

[GALLERY=media, 77]IMG_0001 by Louie posted Sep 26, 2019 at 10:55 AM[/GALLERY]
 

andyBeaker

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Hi all.
Louie here from Sevenoaks, Kent.
I've recently replaced my "broken" red '98 carb 'Bird with a 2001 Silver Fi model. Would have preferred red again, but just had to grab what was available. I guess we all know that red ones are best.
The new one is pretty standard. It has risers (of course! I am 57 after all....) custom seat, gear indicator, Scottoiler, heated grips and Givi rack.
Probably should add some better crash bungs in case we slide down the road again! I don't think the tiny ones on it would be much help at all.
And I've even managed to convince the thieving bastards at TFL that it DOES meet the emission standards for the London ULEZ. Took a while, but we got there in the end.
I'm currently riding like an old fart as the result of picking up 9 points for speeding in two months, so not quite as much fun as before. But still manage to odd mad moment when I know I have a clear road!!

[GALLERY=media, 78]IMG_2396 by Louie posted Sep 26, 2019 at 10:55 AM[/GALLERY]

[GALLERY=media, 77]IMG_0001 by Louie posted Sep 26, 2019 at 10:55 AM[/GALLERY]


Welcome.

At 57 it's nice to see some young blood on here(y)
 

jerryt

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Hi all.
Louie here from Sevenoaks, Kent.
I've recently replaced my "broken" red '98 carb 'Bird with a 2001 Silver Fi model. Would have preferred red again, but just had to grab what was available. I guess we all know that red ones are best.
The new one is pretty standard. It has risers (of course! I am 57 after all....) custom seat, gear indicator, Scottoiler, heated grips and Givi rack.
Probably should add some better crash bungs in case we slide down the road again! I don't think the tiny ones on it would be much help at all.
And I've even managed to convince the thieving bastards at TFL that it DOES meet the emission standards for the London ULEZ. Took a while, but we got there in the end.
I'm currently riding like an old fart as the result of picking up 9 points for speeding in two months, so not quite as much fun as before. But still manage to odd mad moment when I know I have a clear road!!

[GALLERY=media, 78]IMG_2396 by Louie posted Sep 26, 2019 at 10:55 AM[/GALLERY]

[GALLERY=media, 77]IMG_0001 by Louie posted Sep 26, 2019 at 10:55 AM[/GALLERY]
Your quite right! Red ones are the Best!(y)
 
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