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post #1 of 6 Old 04-19-2018, 09:13 PM Thread Starter
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My Big Black Girlfriend Pt. 2

Well, I really need to stay off certain websites if you know what I mean...

I bought another Honda CBR1100XX Blackbird today. My previous blackbird was 'the one that got away' and it was the only bike I ever missed or regretted selling (I've owned 22 motorcycles and it was the top of the list.)

Here's the story of the first Blackbird-

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It was about two years ago when I sold the blackbird and I could never find a clean replacement for even close to the same price as I had given. Then, I started mindlessly browsing facebook marketplace and instantly recognized a picture of a blackbird. After immediately clicking, I sent the guy a message and told him I had cash in hand and want that bike since I missed my last CBRXX really bad. He replied and said that someone else was going to look at it this afternoon and if that fell through I was next in line. I then told him that if he offers any less than asking price I will be there. He then said that if I paypal him a deposit that he would hold the bike for me. So I fired off a deposit and couldn't wait for work to end. Same year model, same color, yet lower miles, and even cleaner! All for the same price as I sold my last XX for

After throwing a leg over and waking the bird, it was like seeing an old friend. The bike just felt right. The heli-bars and risers were set up just for me, and the engine is just so silky smooth and powerful. With only 14k miles on the clock and a handful of mods, I'm beyond thrilled to have this bike.
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Looks clean! Nice find!

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Congratulations! That’s a heck of a bike!

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Sensational love story! Miracles really do happen.
I thoroughly enjoyed my one and only ride on a blackbird in the early 2000's.
Reading your post I could feel that locomotive type torque taking me down Highway 101!
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They make a fun pair. The GPZ is a gritty character and the blackbird is a no-nonsense piece of precision machinery. It's amazing how technology makes leaps and bounds in performance since both of these bikes were the fastest back in their day, and yet neither one of them stand a chance against my buddy's crossplane R1.
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