Re: 1996 CBR900RR revived. Aloha from Hawaii.
And now hereís everything put together. Again, not pictured is a lot of sweat, tears, cut hands and scraped knuckles. Being in Hawaii, rear DOT approved signals are required, along with reflectors. Being the original rear fender a one-piece with the underbody plastic, I had to improvise. Turned out a lot better than I expected.
Other interesting things I learned about this bike:
1) One of the POs changed the vacuum petcock to a gravity petcock
2) The bike may actually have more than 16181 miles, after I fixed the cluster, the speedo still didnít work. Turns out the speed sensor made poor contact with the nut on the sprocket. A couple of washers later and the speedo works just fine.
3) The crash bars worked wonders and truly saved this bike from certain death
4) One of the POs really liked green. It came with Green LED underbody lights
5) Whoever did the custom bodywork/lighting done messed up. There are LEDs on the back wired for brakes and turns, but they crossed the left and right signals. YeahÖ attention to detailÖ
Anyway, that's my bike. The work never ends (there's still a couple of things I need to work on, including getting the beefier 96+ fenders on) but the bike runs and drives. All said and done, calculated 2700 sunk in the project (along with my blood, sweat, and tears). But you can't put a price on a hobby. Plus, that's a great deal for a sport-bike in Hawaii. At least that's what I keep telling myself.