There's what looks to be a good 1995 on the market locally to me, want to act quickly! Reason for the brash title, my apologies.
I'm trying to figure out the early Fireblade's generation differences, and I'm a bit confused.
What exactly are all the differences between the 1993 900RR and the 1995 900RR?
Is the 1995 "fox-eye" model an SC28 or an SC33?
I initially thought 1995s were an SC33 due to the front upper cowl, but now see that I may be wrong.
Therefore, if I were to change the upper cowl and associated parts (fairing stay, mirror support, etc), I should be able to convert a 1995 into what looks like an early model dual headlamp SC28. Can someone confirm if this is true? I know the early front upper cowls in good shape are rare as hen's teeth. It appears the rest of the fairings on the 1995 match the 1993?
If I'm figuring this out correctly, I should be able to make my dream SC28 by just swapping front fairing parts (double adjustable front forks, magnesium head, etc.). Yes I know I'll have to do something about the paint and decals but mechanically I should have the best factory SC28 with my preferred dual headlamp fairing?
Any information greatly appreciated, sooner the better!
SC28 for the US encompasses 93-95.
SC33 for the US encompasses 96-99 (with changes in 98-99).
SC28 for the US in 93-94 were basically identical round eye blades, with no visual changes other than colors.
SC28 for the US in 95 changed to the foxeye upper headlight fairing, aluminum mirror stay, compression damping on the forks, the electronic sprocket speedo sensor, and the updated gauge set with the row if idiot lights versus the top and bottom one. Frame and swingarm were the same as 93-94.
SC33 for the US in 96-97 saw the new frame and swingarm, minor interior engine changes, TPS on the carbs, the same foxeye fairing as the 95, although the fuel tank shape was changed and the upper mirror stay now bolted to the tank mounts.
SC33 for the US in 98-99 saw a revised frame stiffness back to replicate the SC28, anther new upper fairing and fox eye headlight (more angled), a new tail section fairing, more internal engine mods, an all electronic dash set, speedo sensor on the crankcase, larger front brake disks (310mm), better front calipers, more trail, wider spaced forks in the triple clamps, and a more plush seating position.
All of these models 93-99 had the 16" front wheel, although different versions throughout the years.
I may be late, but I hope that helps you.