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post #1 of 9 Old 06-21-2015, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
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From bee to bird...

Been a while since I posted here. Between the marriage and moving into a new house I had to sell the Hornet which to this day haunts me. It was 5.000 miles when I got it and around 50.000 when I sold it and it was as clean as the day I bought it. I heard the guy crashed it after 2 weeks and it was beyond repair... Stupid kid...
Anyways... After 2 years it took me about 5 days to decide and find the new bike and boy it was a miracle find once again.
I happen to find a 2007 1100xx Blackbird bone stock with 8.000 miles. It even had the original 2007 tires on it. The owner was a rich lawyer, he kept it in his garage with with 2 more rare beauties, a bone stock Yamaha XJR 1200 and a Ducati 999 with some mods on it. I had no idea I would see such a sight I was there for the Blackbird only but I was about to change my mind and make an offer on the XJR but I have been wondering about the blackbird for so long so I bought it.
Here are some pictures of it. First thing I did was to raise the handlebar so it's ok for touring, second designed a sissy-bar for my wife which can easily be taken out in 2 minutes. You can barely see it in the pictures under the black helmet...
I dont even want to do anything else to it like I did to the hornet... I seriously want to keep its originality.


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post #2 of 9 Old 06-21-2015, 05:25 PM
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Cool! Hope you get many happy miles and memories from it!

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Good to see you back old friend!
I think you have done well to buy the XX. What a locomotive! Power a plenty.
My 2 cents is leave stock except maybe for an exhaust.
I enjoyed greatly the time I got to ride the Blackbird.

So, we going to see a bit more of you here now that things have slowed a bit for you?

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Congrats on getting the bird! I also made the switch last October and love the power and near-comfort it provides. Did you go with HeliBars or VFR bars?

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post #5 of 9 Old 06-22-2015, 08:59 AM Thread Starter
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Cool! Hope you get many happy miles and memories from it!
Thanks, I am sure I will.

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Good to see you back old friend!
I think you have done well to buy the XX. What a locomotive! Power a plenty.
My 2 cents is leave stock except maybe for an exhaust.
I enjoyed greatly the time I got to ride the Blackbird.

So, we going to see a bit more of you here now that things have slowed a bit for you?
Hey man, good to be back and good to see you here again. For now I really dont want to touch the exhaust because with it I will want to add a power commander and a better rear suspension. Maybe in time if I get bored and have the extra cash... I have 4 more years of mortgage

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Congrats on getting the bird! I also made the switch last October and love the power and near-comfort it provides. Did you go with HeliBars or VFR bars?
Yea compare to most bikes this things is a beast but wants experience from its rider for sure. Not the most mistake forgiving bike. I got these European riser called GBmoto.

About 85$ brand new. I am pleased no complaints. Was very easy to fit and just the height I wanted.

I changed the tire the day I bought it but I was wondering if I should go 190 on the rear next change?

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I thought this thread was going to be about how we are now going to have to call you Caitlyn

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I thought this thread was going to be about how we are now going to have to call you Caitlyn
call me ishmael...

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post #8 of 9 Old 06-22-2015, 11:37 AM
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Congrats on the bike and marriage. Hope they both last a long time!

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post #9 of 9 Old 06-22-2015, 01:10 PM
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