• 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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Beardybiker

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Just joined up and paid my subscription, so thought it only polite to introduce myself (y)

My name's Gaz and I'm currently "birdless" although hopefully not for long! I've been and looked at 3 today but they just wernt quite what I was after, so back to searching.

I've had a few bikes in my 20 years of riding, with my last one being a GSX1400, which tbh I really liked. However due to circumstances I had to sell, but now I'm back in the market and definitly looking for a bird.

So I apologise in advance for all my future questions and queries, but I look forward to hopefully having some pics of a "New ride" to show off soon :cool:

Gaz
Welcome Gaz
Keep looking there's lots about eBay and MCN etc.
I managed to get a v low milage carby at a decent price and have done over 8 k miles never missed a beat
The bird really is a smooth fast reliable beast
Wish I'd kept my previous one years ago but back in the fold and loving it.
 

Gaz78

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Well I'm still looking for "the right one", but I'm sure it will come!

I have viewed a few but they seem to be a bit tatty really, and the price hasn't been right to allow for this, or they have been lacking any sort of service history (We want something that's been well looked after).

Anywat, Me and my wife are going to view another shortly, so let's see what happens :cool:

On another point.....I'm wasting far too much time reading all the hilarious posts on here. I think if I've got it right:
* Jaws has got all the knowledge/info you would need regarding the blackbird
*and AndyBeaker is the nice polite one :rolleyes:

Gaz (y)
 

ogr1

I can still see ya.....
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Well I'm still looking for "the right one", but I'm sure it will come!

I have viewed a few but they seem to be a bit tatty really, and the price hasn't been right to allow for this, or they have been lacking any sort of service history (We want something that's been well looked after).

Anywat, Me and my wife are going to view another shortly, so let's see what happens :cool:

On another point.....I'm wasting far too much time reading all the hilarious posts on here. I think if I've got it right:
* Jaws has got all the knowledge/info you would need regarding the blackbird
*and AndyBeaker is the nice polite one :rolleyes:

Gaz (y)

Hi Gaz and the errr Missus.
Welcome to the forum and good luck finding you're perfect Bird, don't tell her indoors though.
Remember, it's got to be red and a carb (the fastest....fact.)
Jaws is the walking/talking encyclopedia regarding Birds.
Andybreakwind..is errrrm...just that!:D
 

Cougar377

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On another point.....I'm wasting far too much time reading all the hilarious posts on here.

You've got to admit, it's worth the entrance fee just for that.
Shit, most on here wouldn't know a motorbike if it fell on them....but they're damn funny. :D
 

Jaws

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I just want a well looked after one.
As mentioned elsewhere Gaz, try to avoid anything that has 'full Honda history'
I spent a good part of 16 years or so sorting out problems specifically caused by having a Honda main stealer doing the servicing !
 

Gaz78

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As mentioned elsewhere Gaz, try to avoid anything that has 'full Honda history'
I spent a good part of 16 years or so sorting out problems specifically caused by having a Honda main stealer doing the servicing !

Yep I'm aware of "full dealer history" and it's woes. Would much prefer one that has paperwork to show independent or owner servicing carried out on a bike. I always do my own servicing so I know it's done correctly.....or at least I tjink I'm doing it correctly :)

Gaz
 

andyBeaker

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Yep I'm aware of "full dealer history" and it's woes. Would much prefer one that has paperwork to show independent or owner servicing carried out on a bike. I always do my own servicing so I know it's done correctly.....or at least I tjink I'm doing it correctly :)

Gaz
Personally I wouldn't worry too much about 'paperwork' in terms of servicing - I like to think I serviced my bikes really well (mainly as I did:D) but bugger all to support it come the time of sale. A Blackbird that has been with the seller for some time is usually a pretty decent bet - despite the Brunel engineering they were quite aspirational and as such generally well looked after.
 

Jaws

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Yep I'm aware of "full dealer history" and it's woes. Would much prefer one that has paperwork to show independent or owner servicing carried out on a bike. I always do my own servicing so I know it's done correctly.....or at least I tjink I'm doing it correctly :)

Gaz
Good man..
If you would like a word doc of the service item that I developed and used before I retired and Jaws Motorcycles moved to new owners, just ask :)

And as Andy says, if you find what you want do not get hung up on service history.. You will no doubt service it and put any issues to rights
 

Gaz78

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Good man..
If you would like a word doc of the service item that I developed and used before I retired and Jaws Motorcycles moved to new owners, just ask :)

And as Andy says, if you find what you want do not get hung up on service history.. You will no doubt service it and put any issues to rights

Pm sent :)
 

Hodges

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Hiya everyone I am looking at getting a bird in the next few weeks and was wondering what things I needed to look out for any advice will be a big help also how do I go about chipping the £5.50 for the sever cost?
 

Cougar377

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Hiya everyone I am looking at getting a bird in the next few weeks and was wondering what things I needed to look out for any advice will be a big help also how do I go about chipping the £5.50 for the sever cost?

Welcome Hodges.

For a "bird" know this:

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For a "Bird" on the other hand, know this:

Read the 3rd post down, by Jaws, in the link below. Covers just about everything and if you've still got questions then just ask on here.....

https://www.superblackbird.co.uk/in...e-looking-to-join-the-fold.70579/#post-758416

There's tons out there, so don't buy the first one you see.
Buy a well looked after Bird, from a knowledgable owner, who's added all (or most) of the good extras listed by Jaws in the thread above.
High mileage is nothing to be scared of as the engine's bulletproof. Properly looked after Birds regularly top 100k and more.
If you're prepared to wait then good bikes come up on here.
 

andyBeaker

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Hiya everyone I am looking at getting a bird in the next few weeks and was wondering what things I needed to look out for any advice will be a big help also how do I go about chipping the £5.50 for the sever cost?
@Jaws .... re above.....

John, I may be being stupid here...where is the button to become a sponsor these days...I can't se it??


Edit...DoH!!

Just seen it..Hodges it's the 'Account upgrades' button at the top left, quite well hidden.

Oh...and welcome!!(y)
 

Anthony willson

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Hi I joined last night and have payed to upgrade and keep the lights on
I'm hopefully getting my first bird next week it's a 1999 injection in blue, I've had bikes all my life but fireblades were killing me knees and back. Looking forward to chipping in when I can thanks .
Anthony
 

Cougar377

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Welcome aboard. There'll be an IQ test to follow. If your score is low enough then you'll be among excellent company. ;)
 

andyBeaker

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Hi I joined last night and have payed to upgrade and keep the lights on
I'm hopefully getting my first bird next week it's a 1999 injection in blue, I've had bikes all my life but fireblades were killing me knees and back. Looking forward to chipping in when I can thanks .
Anthony
Welcome.

And commiserations.
 

Squag1

Can't remember....
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Welcome Anthony from the sunny west of Ireland.
Don't mind Andy he's just jealous.
His Mammy took his bike from him.
 
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