Honda CBR900RRW Fireblade

Honda CBR900 RRW Fireblade (1998)

My Blade after a 2 month restoration be sold.

My old Blade after a 2 month restoration project.

My Dedicated website to the Fireblade is here… along with the full crash/rebuild story.

I owned this bike for eight years and been through everything with it, crashes, thrashes, road and race, bumps and scrapes.

The story of a Fireblade rebuild

The day was spent in my pursuit to finish the rebuild of the Fireblade. Tasks done…

  • Filled the cooling system…coolant dripped out of drain bolt…bugger…empty cooling system by removing drain plug into container, right shoe, trouser leg and garage floor, mopped up coolant, added sealant, refilled coolant.
  • New rear tyre fitted
  • Front fairing bracket & clocks attached…fairing bracket removed to untangle wiring loom catching in the forks.
  • Wiring loom tidied up, cables rerouted correctly, bracket reattached and all blasted with ‘back to black’ for that new look! 😉
  • Airbox and battery replaced
  • Attach temporary fuel container to allow carb balancing with tank off. Pour fuel into container, remove container, tighten up hoses with much tape, wait for leaked petrol now covering bike to evaporate, then refill with fuel.

I finally got to start her up after 9 months lay-up and this she did without much fuss would you believe?! As for the carb balancing process; not easy without…

  1. skinning their knuckles trying to access the vacuum plug under the manifolds?
  2. been able to attach the vacuum rods into said plug holes?
  3. knocking the temporary fuel container and spilling petrol over themselves?
  4. giving up and phoning their garage to ask ‘a favour’?

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