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Old 9th October 2018, 10:48 AM
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Hi guys,

Pretty much decided on the Blackbird as my next bike. Any issues apart from standard Honda Reg/Rec?

How are they for starting over the winter?

Any reason not to get one?

Was thinking of having a look at this one:
https://www.donedeal.ie/motorbikes-f...-mint/19671744
Anyone know/own it?

Thanks,
Ian
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Old 9th October 2018, 12:53 PM
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Watch the oil cooler lines on m they're prone to corrosion if they pop your in bother they use a drop of oil if ridden enthusiastically, tyre pressure needs to be watched as it seriously affects handling if its off by a psi or 2 other then that I found m to be a great bike. If they brought out a new one with nothing more then the clocks updated it would still be a better bike then most of the modern stuff. That bike your looking at looks the business
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Old 9th October 2018, 07:48 PM
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Looks like a nice example, don't be afraid of mileage on them I've 70kmiles on a 96 and she's all good.
The valve clearances should have been checked at that mileage so make sure that's done.

Oil cooler lines as mentioned.
Some people report issues with the combined brake system wearing at higher mileage I've delinked mine, a bit of a pain in the hole but a good improvement.

Radiators can suffer weather a fender extender is a good idea.
They only take iridium plugs so make sure they haven't cheaper out on that.
Jaws motorcycles UK carry a lot of bird specific parts .

They are a great do it all bike. Hard to beat really.
Mines never failed to start but they bump easy anyway.
They are no out and out sports bike but are very fast and capable.
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Old 10th October 2018, 08:33 AM
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one of the best bikes i ever owned,massive power even by todays standards.i went from Wex to Northwest many a time i never had an issue just keep her clean and serviced,cheap bike to service and run
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Old 10th October 2018, 10:20 AM
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Thanks guys. Didn't know about the oil lines and radiators so I'll look out for that.

Cheers!
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Old 10th October 2018, 10:35 AM
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That looks like an un-molested example...Superb machines.....comfy, fast and bulletproof
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Old 10th October 2018, 02:45 PM
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Decent price for that one, especially with the panniers. The main issues are:

* Oil lines as said; HEL do some decent replacements
* R/R or Stator failure
* A corroded test port in the loom, mostly affects 99/00 bikes. Causes electrical failures or Fi warning lights.
* Failing o2 sensors causing crap performance under 4k rpm. Easy to bypass
* Overheating: radiators clogged up, thermostat or radiator cap failures
* Cam chain rattle
* Mirror damage
* Expensive fairings
* Linked brakes. I like them, but some people don't
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Old 11th October 2018, 02:53 PM
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Default Re: Honda Blackbird advice

Originally Posted by Ianasauras View Post
Hi guys,

Pretty much decided on the Blackbird as my next bike. Any issues apart from standard Honda Reg/Rec?

How are they for starting over the winter?

Any reason not to get one?

Was thinking of having a look at this one:
https://www.donedeal.ie/motorbikes-f...-mint/19671744
Anyone know/own it?

Thanks,
Ian

Fantastic looking example.
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