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Review of the 1996 Honda CBR 900 RR Fireblade:
Author: Sean-Lloyd Leon Roebuck , 2015-08-06|
Safest bike to build a radical ride! Quick, agel, power to weight ratio, 126hp to only 400 pounds! Excellent handling, massive front discs and one rear equipped with ABS! Complemented with a 919cc, 6 speed power train!
I took this crazy machine off a track in southern California and since I wasn`t the type to ride a ´crotch rocket´ decided to do a bit of reengineering on this safe, dependable, and true legacy of Honda Motorcycle Works! |
First, thing, got rid of the plastic. The second step was to lower everything lower than thought possible. Now, instead of the rider being a head higher than the driver, I lowered the passenger 8 inches, and the driver 6 inches. Then dropped the center of the bike another 3 inches.
Added some stock Harley exhaust to give it attitude! Now I´m tucked nicely behind the tank and my passenger can hang on to my ass instead of their own. Moved linkage for brake and shift 8 inches forward. Added a 16 inch lift to handle bars swung back slightly, creating this witches brew set of handle bars complete with spiderweb gussets to make a stronger, safer, and more comfortable ride.
For the rear fender kept the underseat portion because it saved me prefabricating all the holders for the battery and electric. Married it to 2 ft of 1/10th inch sheet steel cold forged into a 9.5 in wide, flaired fender.The front fender I cut smaller to make it more delicate.
The tank and both fenders were coated with black undercoat and hand applied 10 different color glitters including crushed pearl. 1/4 inch of clear coat of the top of the tank and around a 1/8 inch thick for tank sides and fenders. Over 150 hours of labor in on tank. More than double that on all three pieces and over 30 quarts of clear coat acrlic was applied then rubbed smooth creating over a foot deep finish that you can read your straight ruler into the paint!
From every vantage point, you see into this dimensional paint with suspended colors that makes it look like you are looking into a clear black sky with colored stars dancing through the almost 50 layers of clear finish!
Not to mention over 40 inches of hand applied double thick silver pinstripe on the tank alone, sporting a double comet on the rear of the tank, all working into multiple stripes on the top around the gas cover working forward to a checkerboard pattern on the front of tank!
Fenders also sport a comets coming and going. The headlite was a stainless steel cerial bowl with hand cut 1/4 inch bevel lense, then a small halogen on each side excentuates the, Brando/James Dean look.
The directional lites are chopped from a Yahama frame and are hung low. A restored tail lite from the 30´s accommodates the licence plate for more viability and to lite the plate. Added a 6 in. sissy bar sporting spiderwebs, a spade, and a #13 in the center hosting almost 50 hand brazed pieces.
Below the tank there is the skull from ´Sids´ tee shirt and a # 13 on it´s forehead. Oh almost forgot, 8 talley marks on the rear fender for lives I have already spent! Named it ´Dark Horse´ and lit undercarriage with red and yellow LEDs.
Ghostrider step aside for this one! Want to see pictures, email this Outlaw at the below email address. All hand done black leather/fringed seats. Yes, it is for sale too, but not for the weak at heart!
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