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post #1 of 19 Old 03-31-2017, 3:42 PM Thread Starter
 
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My new to me 954

I bought my 02 954 in December of 2015. I remember when I was in high school in 2003 I sat on one at the dealer and said one day I will have one. Well 12 years later I found one that was decently priced at a dealer and had low miles 4400. I looked it over really well trying to find any indication that someone changed out the cluster but couldn't find anything that would indicate it. Engine was clean, fairing are OEM, even had the original tires from 2002. With that being said it wasn't perfect. Had a dent in the tank, some scratches from someone not using a handle bar strap to keep the tiedowns off the fairings. It wasn't the color choice I wanted but for $3600 i had to buy it. First thing I did was change the plugs, oil and coolant. New 520 sprockets and chain, and new tires.

I waited for nice weather and rode the bike for a few weeks, put 400 miles on it and then one day I pull up after a 35 mile ride down the highway and see that the undertail section came undone and fell into the tire just hanging there. It banged up the license plate and somehow my wallet or phone didn't fall out. So it was then I decided it was time for changes

I didn't wanna paint ruin or paint the oem fairings so I ordered new ones from China. Ordered a new clear industries sequential tail light. Competition werks fender eliminater kit because I didn't want the blinkers in the undertail anymore. I didn't want resistors so I bought a TST flasher relay for a newer Honda that came with a short wire/connector since our bikes don't have an external relay. since I'm doing new fairings I had access to cluster connector since it was out and removed the 2 connectors from the cluster connector for the flasher relay so I can't solder the new relay connector to them.

The tank is off and ready for bodywork and paint. Got a black stainless bolt kit. Just need to get new flush mount blinkers and new 3 pin connectors so I can get rid of the 2 factory connectors and just have one for each. I'm going to do the same with the rear taillight as well.

Once I figure out how to post pictures I will upload them. It's coming along good and withen the next month or so it will be back on the road.

Sorry it's a little long, but this is my first post since I joined last year.
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Re: My new to me 954

I'd rate this post a 5% out of 100.

As soon as you discover how to post images (use Photobucket), I'll award you the other 90% or so

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Re: My new to me 954

Let's see if this works, she's a work in progress but she's coming along. I didn't want the stock graphics design so i ended up going with this scheme. I alike it a lot better.









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Well done, That's gonna look very good I believe. Here's the other 95% for good taste in style, patience and choice of a Honda. Best of luck and welcome to the site. Jay

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Re: My new to me 954

So I was able to get a little more work done. Got the dent almost complete gone but since I'm going to paint it im going to just glaze the last tiny spot of the dent, it's wasnt easy trying to get to it from inside the tank. Also I have 3 wire flush mount turn signals. The one is stretched so the nut keeps popping so it won't get tight. I've searched everywhere and can only find just the flashers without the running light but I would like to get the running light if anyone can come across them. I got the flasher relay soldered in and the harness taped back up as well. Slow progress but I'm still waiting on parts.











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That dent removal tool is very clever
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Good work. Is that an auto-flipping rear plate I see? Always wanted to do that......
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Itching to see the new fairings on, I think I'm going to like the color scheme. Great job on the dent.

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Re: My new to me 954

So I have searched and can't find the answer. But does anyone know if the flashers from an early 1000rr will fit the 954? Or Even the flashers from a 600rr. I like the Motodynamic flush mounts. I just need them to fit and I'll redo the wiring.
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yup.

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Re: My new to me 954

Is that an aftermarket fairing that came in that paint scheme, or did you get originals painted? Love the new color!
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I didn't want to paint the originals as they are 15 years old and hard to come buy if wrecked. . So I put them away and ordered aftermarket ones. Although the paint job isn't %100 perfect, I would say it's a 90-95 and I'm ok with that. The rear subframe is out getting powdercoated and the fuel tank is getting stripped. Still a few more weeks or so before I can be back on the road
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So it's been a few weeks since I posted. The seat subframe is out being powdercoated, the tank is being stripped and painted. I ordered flashers from an 04 1000rr and they fit like crap. So let's get started. I ordered all new foam for inside the fairing. New foam for under the fuel tank, an adjustable kickstand. And then I decided to do the euro lights inside the headlight. I ended up ordering the correct Honda bulb harness for the euro lights along with a new headlight harness from a euro bike as well because I wanted it to all look factory. The euro bikes don't have running lights in the side flashers so I removed both side running light connectors from the old harness and untapped the new harness and routed the old wires directly to the new ground connector on the new harness and just snapped the pins in(no cutting or splicing which was even better). I did have to cut out the flasher relay that I soldered in the old harness to put it in the new harness and soldered that in as well. Taped everything back up and even taped the part number label back on. I'm gonna upload some pics later. I'm happy with the progress but I'm at a stand still until the subframe and tank are back

Old harness vs new harness, new harness had the euro light connector. The two grounds from the old harness for side light were removed to add to the new harness along with the flasher relay.



Removing the grounds for the side markers from the old harness



New harness done, notice the extra ground and flasher relays. Only needed to solder in the flasher relay connector.



Factory euro bulb pigtails.



Ground down the nipple from the light socket and drilled a pilet hole



Used step bit and drilled out to 9/16.



Just showing the bulbs I used. Phillips 194A led amber.



End result, I may pull it back apart and move the flasher relay to the back so you don't see the gray. Or tape it up. Not sure yet.



And my license plate came in. NJ must use 3 letters minimum and up to 5 letters/numbers. so I couldn't do 954RR
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So I made a mistake when moving the running light grounds from the old harness to the new euro harness. I couldn't figure out why just the side flashers would work and not the running lights on the sides. So to the wiring harness diagrams I went. The correct way is to remove the grounds from both side marker connectors (blue and orange) and insert them wires into the white single wire connectors.

Then this orange/white wire needed to be removed from the old harness and snapped into the same location on the euro harness and to the Orange connector slot where you removed the ground.



Blue/white wire needs to be removed from old wiring harness and snapped into the new euro harness in the same pin location and the other side snapped into the Blue connector where the ground was removed.




Removed the motodynamic 3 pin connector and replaced it with the old blue, orange, and white factory connectors.





New foam for the inside of fairing




Seat frame is back from powdercoating and looks 10 times better. Not a perfect match but it's fine by me.




Here's the lights. Sides aren't in the fairing since the stud were too short to put the nuts on so I'm waiting on barrel nuts.

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Are you painting the original fuel tank, or have you sourced a spare?

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