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Re: Worth reviving a 1993 Honda CBR900RR that's been sitting for four years?

I'll probably buy some fuel adjustment screws. The current screws are destroyed. Adjusting them is *very* difficult (near impossible?).

If I can get something like a set of 4 of these for cheap, that'd be amazing. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Easy-Adjust...sAAOSwTUVZsOeo

Throttle broke recently in some weird way. Not sure what happened. Can turn towards myself and it'll retract. (to accelerate) But then it can freely spin about 1/4-1/2 turn away from me after the 0-position. So... not good. Not end of world but pretty annoying.

Choke and choke cable are also acting up. Almost impossible to get the choke going.

After I get the bike nearly fully perfect - I think I'm going to sell it. I'm about to sell my other motorcycle. Once that's sold, I can see myself selling this one too. I'll very likely pull some of the aftermarket parts off and sell them here (or elsewhere) since they're pretty expensive and OEM will be cheaper. (And more desired by the general audience)

I'm just ready for something that's a bit lower maintenance right now. I enjoy the motorcycle but after this journey and doing it all on the street or my patio - I can't take it much longer. With travel, my SO, my stressful job, and many other things taking up my time... I can't realistically do this stuff so often w/o a garage.
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I'll probably buy some fuel adjustment screws. The current screws are destroyed. Adjusting them is *very* difficult (near impossible?).

If I can get something like a set of 4 of these for cheap, that'd be amazing. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Easy-Adjust...sAAOSwTUVZsOeo

Throttle broke recently in some weird way. Not sure what happened. Can turn towards myself and it'll retract. (to accelerate) But then it can freely spin about 1/4-1/2 turn away from me after the 0-position. So... not good. Not end of world but pretty annoying.

Choke and choke cable are also acting up. Almost impossible to get the choke going.

After I get the bike nearly fully perfect - I think I'm going to sell it. I'm about to sell my other motorcycle. Once that's sold, I can see myself selling this one too. I'll very likely pull some of the aftermarket parts off and sell them here (or elsewhere) since they're pretty expensive and OEM will be cheaper. (And more desired by the general audience)

I'm just ready for something that's a bit lower maintenance right now. I enjoy the motorcycle but after this journey and doing it all on the street or my patio - I can't take it much longer. With travel, my SO, my stressful job, and many other things taking up my time... I can't realistically do this stuff so often w/o a garage.
I will take first pick of the rearsets on the 900 if you decide to sell.

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Re: Worth reviving a 1993 Honda CBR900RR that's been sitting for four years?

Been riding the bike for commuting. Decided to rail in first gear just for the sake of it while on an onramp and then decelerate at the meter. Smack into redline (a bit aggressively, didn't intend to) and I experience what feels abnormal for the first time: it felt like something slipped aggressively that wasn't supposed to. Like the chain skipped. And then, after that, the bike starts sounding funny after 4-5k rpm. And not like ha-ha funny but like oh-no-this-is-not-a-happy-sound funny. Weird metal ticking/clacking type of sound. It just gets louder and more aggressive as I rise the rpm. I didn't go past 4-5k rpm much after that. I could cruise on the freeway or decelerate from 6k+ (downshifting) and there'd be no sound but when I apply throttle it just clacks weird.

Maybe I'll add a video with some sound. I suspect maybe engine knocking and a spark plug gave up? But it sounds pretty normal below 4-5k.
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Been riding the bike for commuting. Decided to rail in first gear just for the sake of it while on an onramp and then decelerate at the meter. Smack into redline (a bit aggressively, didn't intend to) and I experience what feels abnormal for the first time: it felt like something slipped aggressively that wasn't supposed to. Like the chain skipped. And then, after that, the bike starts sounding funny after 4-5k rpm. And not like ha-ha funny but like oh-no-this-is-not-a-happy-sound funny. Weird metal ticking/clacking type of sound. It just gets louder and more aggressive as I rise the rpm. I didn't go past 4-5k rpm much after that. I could cruise on the freeway or decelerate from 6k+ (downshifting) and there'd be no sound but when I apply throttle it just clacks weird.

Maybe I'll add a video with some sound. I suspect maybe engine knocking and a spark plug gave up? But it sounds pretty normal below 4-5k.
A video would be great with sound. I would say if it’s more pronounced at the front right side of the engine it would be the cam chain tensioner (CCT). They fail over time. Check your drive chain and sprockets for wear and signs of worn teeth etc. depending on the state of the header, it could also be an exhaust leak. Get the camera phone going and get some good video with the middle and lower fairings off.

Worst case scenario would be that you spun a crank or rod bearing. Let’s hopefully not go there.

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Re: Worth reviving a 1993 Honda CBR900RR that's been sitting for four years?

Added a couple sound clips. It's the tack-tack-tack-tack sound that kind of sounds like clacking two bits of metal together. (Sounds similar to lifter tick/tap)

In the second clip, I rev the bike a bit higher (maybe 10k) and then decel and it just shakes and makes a weird turbo-whistle sounding noise. That was a slightly new noise/experience.
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Added a couple sound clips. It's the tack-tack-tack-tack sound that kind of sounds like clacking two bits of metal together. (Sounds similar to lifter tick/tap)

In the second clip, I rev the bike a bit higher (maybe 10k) and then decel and it just shakes and makes a weird turbo-whistle sounding noise. That was a slightly new noise/experience.
I want to see pictures of your wheels, tires, chain and sprockets.

Then put it up on stands somehow (or at least a rear end stand) and take a video of it while idling in gear.

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Re: Worth reviving a 1993 Honda CBR900RR that's been sitting for four years?

Been busy with stuff - haven't been out on the bike since. However, I washed it and was trying to see what was wrong with the throttle. One of the throttle cables had broken off. I figured that'd happened. Sadly, in the process I accidentally snapped the other. So---, yeah, gonna have to replace both of those. >_< I can't even find one of them on one of the parts websites I use.

I was also trying to replace the grips and whoever put the last ones on basically ultra-mega-glued them on. No way to remove them completely. Tried a heat gun and razors and everything. It's completely bonded. It'd take a couple hours to remove all the crap just from one. So - I'm gonna see if I can get new tubes while I'm searching for parts.

EDIT: Yeah - a lot of trouble to find these cables. I'm probably going to make my own. Still having trouble finding plastic tube for the non-throttle side. MotionPro sells a generic one for the throttle but don't see the clutch side.
EDIT2: Find it weird that this bike has a sleeve for the clutch grip. I'm not seeing that for many other bikes and in the diagrams for this bike. Not sure why they did that other than ease of slipping on and off grippy/non-grippy grips.
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I dunno if you're on the wrong side of the pond but there's plenty of the cable b available in the us
https://www.partzilla.com/product/honda/17920-MW0-000
Cable a is a bit harder and might gotta go in eBay but there's this.
https://www.cyclesrus.net/cart.php?s...4-aa2c9cb036c3

Also, I've found sticking the bars in the freezer then giving them a hard twist breaks most glues. If they used a 2 part, good luck.
I've got a spare set of clipons you're welcome to but they've got the red aluminum clip with a polished / chrome bar.
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Re: Worth reviving a 1993 Honda CBR900RR that's been sitting for four years?

My tip for grips which I’ve using on mountain bikes for years is to use hairspray. It gives enough lubricant to slide them on and just enough stickiness when dry to hold them in place, but a squirt of WD40 between the bar and grip will release them.

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