It’s one other Friday, and we’re again once more with one other Honda. It’s even sourced from the identical discussion board as earlier than – the Bay Area Riders Forum. In trying to find final week’s publish, just a few gems stood out and I knew I needed to get to this one after final week’s Gold Wing publish. Why? Nicely, right here’s the story behind this 1993 Honda CBR900RR, straight from the vendor himself:
All of us love an excellent story: First engine blew up and removed that. Put in one other 1993 CBR900RR engine – unknown mileage however it works high quality. I did a compression take a look at and it was high quality. I additionally did a valve adjustment then too when changing the engine. The bike runs however the carbs have to be tuned/cleaned. It has had points getting began and not using a bit of additional gas thrown in however it began up simply high quality on Nov 4. The choke cable must be changed. The choke cables appear to come back pre-rusted from the manufacturing facility.
It has almost new Bridgestone S22s. Registration is paid up by way of July or someplace round there. The paintwork and bodywork is tough – the seat must be reupholstered. It has aftermarket rearsets (they’re good), aftermarket levers, and an aftermarket exhaust. (It’s a pleasant one however it’s a *bit* loud) It has some sliders as nicely.
$1000 takes it and I’ll throw in a motorbike cowl, any spare components I’ve, manufacturing facility service handbook and the aftermarket service handbook. I need it gone. I restored this bike at one level and had it working superbly then the engine blew and I misplaced motivation to undergo all of it once more. (Admittedly I did get it working – I simply didn’t have the endurance to get it working completely)
The CBR900RR was a cool bike for its day. As the opposite producers have been resorting to larger displacement of their sportbikes, Honda thought it might go a special path with a motorbike that outperformed the competitors as a cohesive package deal, with a smaller 900cc engine wrapped in a chassis that was extra nimble than the remaining.
Historical past tells us that the opposite OEMs responded by making bikes with 1000cc engines and correct chassis that would deal with them, however earlier than all that, the 900RR deserves credit score for being a enjoyable and succesful machine that’s extra appreciated now than it was when it was new.
When you’re a type of individuals who appreciates them – and you already know your method round a toolbox – this could possibly be the bike for you. Mechanically, it doesn’t look like a complete loss, and with slightly TLC utilized to the remainder of the bike, it could possibly be a enjoyable little toy for not some huge cash. The unknown historical past of the engine mainly axes your possibilities of getting any important cash when you have been to promote it once more, however when you’re mechanically competent and in search of a (probably) simple flip, this could possibly be the ticket.
Granted, it doesn’t seem as if the vendor has been very responsive on the discussion board recently, however nonetheless, if you’d like a crack at it you’ll be able to check it out here.
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