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My 1999 CBR900rrx

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Just thought I'd share a pic of my old girl - I've just finished upgrading her and I think I've reached a point where I'm happy with everything apart from the stock headers, which will probably be replaced with a full Akra system next year. Here's what she's had:

- CBR1000rr forks, brakes and front wheel with CBR929 upper and lower yokes
- Accossato radial master cylinder
- Gilles rearsets
- Nitron road and track rear shock
- Powdercoated wheels
- Eazi-grip tank pads
- Yosh end can
- Needles adjusted one step to improve fuelling
- all LED lights apart from headlights
- The Carbon King carbon front mudguard

Performance: she pulls 117.9 at the wheel so the engine is healthy in spite of its 50,000 miles. I think in another 10-15k I'll get it rebuilt as I do use all the revs and I hate the thought of some 20 year old component letting go at the wrong time

Would love to know what you think of the old dear

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That Sir, looks fantastic
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^^ Agree with Ian
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Re: My 1999 CBR900rrx

lovely.... If i may offer a suggestion? The colour of the wheels don't blend with the bodywork... Pick a colour from the bodywork to do them in...

maybe the orange colours of the RR graphics?

just my 2cents... Great tweaks so far though, keep up the good work

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lovely.... If i may offer a suggestion? The colour of the wheels don't blend with the bodywork... Pick a colour from the bodywork to do them in...

maybe the orange colours of the RR graphics?

just my 2cents... Great tweaks so far though, keep up the good work
Thanks, this is the second colour I've had on the wheels and it won't be the last

I've seen this bike with orange wheels though and believe me it does not look good. I think next time I'll go for a better shade of gold with a bit of a flake in it
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Gorgeous. Love the hints of carbon fiber.
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Re: My 1999 CBR900rrx

lovely bike mate, just a suggestion though, i would change the rear wheel to a three spoke to match the front.
firestorm and cbr600fx rear wheels are a straight swop and cheap as chips to get.
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lovely bike mate, just a suggestion though, i would change the rear wheel to a three spoke to match the front.
firestorm and cbr600fx rear wheels are a straight swop and cheap as chips to get.
They sure are, it's the next job on the list 😀 we're moving house shortly so I'm doing it after that's out of the way
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I've seen this bike with orange wheels though and believe me it does not look good.


Had lots of positive comments about my RRX. Each to their own though.

The full Akra system coupled with a Factory Pro jet kit and modified airbox makes a big difference to performance, well worth while if you can track a system down for a reasonable price.
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Had lots of positive comments about my RRX. Each to their own though.

The full Akra system coupled with a Factory Pro jet kit and modified airbox makes a big difference to performance, well worth while if you can track a system down for a reasonable price.
Sorry man, just my opinion

Yep I think I do want the Akra system, much less restrictive. They're about £800 on eBay for new old stock which is a lot but I may go for it if I don't find a used one
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Re: My 1999 CBR900rrx

Nice work there! Would love to know how it handles with 17" front end / 1000 forks over the 16" front.
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Nice work there! Would love to know how it handles with 17" front end / 1000 forks over the 16" front.
Thanks! Feels very similar but turns quicker - the 1000 wheel is lighter than the 900 one. I wish I'd weighed them to find out how bid the difference is but handling them it was pretty obvious

The brakes are the biggest difference. They're designed for a bike over 20kg heavier so my little 900 stops incredibly well now
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Re: My 1999 CBR900rrx

I know Lambchops did a 1k front end on his 900, how would you describe the weight on the wrists compared to stock, as the 1k forks are a bit shorter?

USD forks and radial brakes would be great for my 99 track bike, just don’t know if the added forward position is that much more crushing on the wrists.

Thanks for your input.

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I know Lambchops did a 1k front end on his 900, how would you describe the weight on the wrists compared to stock, as the 1k forks are a bit shorter?

USD forks and radial brakes would be great for my 99 track bike, just don’t know if the added forward position is that much more crushing on the wrists.

Thanks for your input.
Lambchop's build and the excellent YT video diary of it was the inspiration for my front end swap. He was also kind enough to answer my questions when I messaged him on FB, so I really appreciated that

I haven't noticed any more weight on my wrists tbh, and I'd already lifted the rear by 25mm beforehand. It doesn't feel very different in terms of riding position or comfort but I may be the wrong person to ask as I've done the rear lift, front end swap and new rearsets all in quick succession so it's hard for me to pin cause to effect. I love the result though
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Lambchop's build and the excellent YT video diary of it was the inspiration for my front end swap. He was also kind enough to answer my questions when I messaged him on FB, so I really appreciated that

I haven't noticed any more weight on my wrists tbh, and I'd already lifted the rear by 25mm beforehand. It doesn't feel very different in terms of riding position or comfort but I may be the wrong person to ask as I've done the rear lift, front end swap and new rearsets all in quick succession so it's hard for me to pin cause to effect. I love the result though

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