My 954RR Build Thread
I have been around these forums for awhile before I became a member. I purchased a 2002 954RR last year that was not running at the time. The bike was in a very poor state, mostly appearance wise but some mechanical wise. The head was off of the bike and the owner said it had a ticking noise. I watched a video of the bike running with the ticking noise and showing the mileage before I purchased it. The owner was going to take the engine apart but decided not to do so which is why the head was off. I think the CCT is the reason for the ticking problem.
The bike has 10,121 miles on it and seems to have been severely abused over the last 11 years. I purchased the bike for $1,700 knowing that it ran and what the bike could be worth. The 954 has always been a dream bike for me and I really just could not leave the bike behind in the condition it was in.
So I completely disassembled the bike and started working on the bike since day one. Here we are a year later and I am starting to finish up the bike and get it reassembled. The engine has not been touched other than cleaning up the head, re lapping in the valves (in their original location), new valve seals, re surfacing the head, new O-rings and seals for the entire engine, pair mod with driven plates, flapper mod with htev delete plug (made by me with the help of this forum), and a manual tensioner.
I have purchased $1,200 in OEM Honda parts due to missing parts or just getting parts that needed refurbished. I am replacing just about every nut and bolt on the bike with new OEM Honda parts because the PO had either lost or misplaced bolts and nuts and replaced them with whatever he could find. This could not be safe for too long.
So this is the backstory of the bike and I could go on and on about the condition of the bike when I bought it but this has already went on and on. So now I will start posting up some pictures because that is what you really want. So here we go and I will tell some horror stories along the way.
Last edited by msebastianCBR; 07-23-2014 at 12:02 PM.