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 Space Riders Discussion board. In looking for final week’s submit, just a few gems stood out and I knew I needed to get to this one after final week’s Gold Wing submit. Why? Nicely, right here’s the story behind this 1993 Honda CBR900RR, straight from the vendor himself:
All of us love a very good story: First engine blew up and removed that. Put in one other 1993 CBR900RR engine – unknown mileage nevertheless 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 should be tuned/cleaned. It has had points getting began and not using a bit of additional gas thrown in nevertheless it began up simply high-quality on Nov 4. The choke cable must be changed. The choke cables appear to return pre-rusted from the manufacturing unit.
It has almost new Bridgestone S22s. Registration is paid up via 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 effectively.
$1000 takes it and I’ll throw in a bike cowl, any spare components I’ve, manufacturing unit service guide and the aftermarket service guide. I would like it gone. I restored this bike at one level and had it working fantastically 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 persistence to get it working completely)
The CBR900RR was a cool bike for its day. As the opposite producers had been resorting to larger displacement of their sportbikes, Honda thought it may go a special path with a motorcycle 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 might 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.
If you happen to’re a kind of individuals who appreciates them – and you understand your means round a toolbox – this may very well 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 may very well be a enjoyable little toy for not some huge cash. The unknown historical past of the engine principally axes your probabilities of getting any vital cash in the event you had been to promote it once more, however in the event you’re mechanically competent and in search of a (doubtlessly) straightforward flip, this may very well be the ticket.
Granted, it doesn’t seem as if the vendor has been very responsive on the discussion board currently, however nonetheless, if you would like a crack at it you possibly can test it out right here.