954rr Common Issues
Hey everyone, new to the 954RR boards, not new to riding. This will however be my first 954. Ive been on the fence about the jump up from a 750 for a while now and decided that the new Fireblades are just too much money and IMO owning a 954 or 929 makes you somewhat of a rare breed and a connoisseur. That being said I have found a bike and need to know some of the common issue. Before I get flamed, I have used the search button and done some research, what I came up with is that we face transmission issues, predominately with 2nd gear and bent shifter forks... this seems like it could be an issue on any bike though if not properly ridden and according to the previous owner has already been fixed with a shifter upgrade kit.
secondly, I found that we suffer(like most early 2000s Hondas) from fuel pump, fuel regulator, and rectifier issues... thus far on this bike I have found no problems with it and when asked the previous owner had none either.
thirdly, Block leakage issues... I haven't seen very many recorded cases and I highly doubt Honda has acknowledged it in any TSBs so Im not even gonna try but if anyone would care to elaborate on the issue please do...
Lastly my 2cents, I have checked it over for frame cracks, oil/grease build up behind the block and stator cover from wheelies, tires for chicken scratch, no dents in header... thus far the bike seems clean and with only 14k on the clock the owner seems legit when he says he has babied it.
If there are any other known issues with 954's that I should look out for let me know before I finalize the deal this week.