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Project - 2002 CBR954RR

So i think it might be time to start my project thread.
Unfortunately it will be a little slow, but it will be moving.

I got my 2002 954 with 30k on the clock, (like 16k miles for you Americans) as part payment for my wifes Nissan Skyline.
In the end i paid like $1500 AUD for it.

The guy before me was a bit of an odd character, and the bike was not in the best condition, though it certainly rode well.

It had cheap looking LED indicators in the front, that have since been broken (me and my wife during moving), a few broken bits of fairing, and a broken bracket on the headlight assembly.
It has a Yoshimura exhaust...i need to look at it a bit more and make sure it isn't a full exhaust...
Some minor scratching on the chassis...so not a pile of crap, but not how i wanted it.

The plans (for now):
New paint job
New Akrapovic EVO Titanium exhaust (if i can find one...)
New Brembo calipers, disks, lines, MC, pads, etc.
Redo suspension internals and new rear suspension
Single Seat Cowl...but won't be removing the pegs as my wife will shoot me if i can't take her for a ride.
New headlight assembly (considering LED lights)
New mirrors
New Flushmount indicators
New Michelin Tyres
Steering stabilizer/damper
New mirrors
PC3 (or newer?)
New Dash
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28March2019

Took the bike in for a major service.
Making sure all is good.
All fluids, filters, etc. replaced...regardless if needed at my request.
Engine pulled down and everything made sure to be within spec. All good.
Front calipers dragging...piston lubed and working much better...will be replacing anyway.
I was very happy with this result, as i had to admit i felt the cost of a major was a gamble with the way it was looking...

Also bought a single seat cowl.
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01April2019

Bike taken to the paint place.
Spoken with the owner, to make sure we are on the same page for the design.
When i walk in, he just so happens to have posters of the bike i want to emulate somewhat all over his walls.
Turns out the livery is his favorite of his all time icon...I guess i would have to assume it's in safe hands...

The place comes highly reccommended...and he has two Hondas of his own there...a SP1 Fireblade is his personal bike, airbrushed and looking mean.
Also has an older mid-90s Fireblade which was his old race bike. Still looking great, despite the layer of sanding dust covering it.
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02April2019

At the recommendation of one of your very own, bought a set of Proton LED flushmount indicators.
I was looking everywhere for the right set and everything looked either too cheap or too bulky.

I hope they suit the livery.
Also have to wait a month or so for them to come to me from in the great US of A haha.
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Some good progress, looking forward to seeing how this turns out


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Yes can't wait to see more.

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Nice to see your project here, I am thinking to change my old fashion 929 to new fashion bike here...
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05 April 2019 (I thought I had already posted this)

Not much to update.
I bought another headlight assembly as the current one had a snapped bracket on the left side.
It was solid, being held on with a 'custom' bracket, but I don't intend to accept that.

Almost bought a custom LED Angel Eyes setup, but in the end, I couldn't picture it suiting the styling I am going for.
Ended up paying just $300 for a new housing, which should arrive in another day.
I might still end up upgrading to LED bulbs, but that will have to wait until it is on the road as the initial inspection won't accept aftermarket LED bulbs as roadworthy.


I have also since found a supplier who can get me the Brembo set up for the bike. Almost all current Brembo kits available now have gone to Radial mounts, and I don't see the need to upgrade from my Axials. At my skill level, I would guarantee that I would never know the difference.


On a side note, my wife just bought her first bike to learn on. An old 1994 Virago XV535 with just 22k kilometers on the clock...I have never ridden a cruiser before...compared to the sports bikes, I feel like I am just learning again!
When she gets her licence this weekend, I hope she enjoys it as much as I did.
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12 April 2019

So I have decided to scrap the idea of Akrapovic for the exhaust due to my inability to get one.
There was one on ImportMonster which would have totalled over $2500 for one in not perfect condition.
Since then, I have decided on Hindle, as I love the sound of it, and the look is classy, and I can get brand new still.

I will be getting the Evolution muffler, in Titanium/Black Cap.

The question then, is either Low Mount, or High Mount.
I prefer the looks of High Mount, however I need to be able to get my wife on the back still, so I need to be able to keep the rear pegs.

Is it possible to keep pegs with a High Mount? Any disadvantages?

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So I have decided to scrap the idea of Akrapovic for the exhaust due to my inability to get one.
There was one on ImportMonster which would have totalled over $2500 for one in not perfect condition.
Since then, I have decided on Hindle, as I love the sound of it, and the look is classy, and I can get brand new still.

I will be getting the Evolution muffler, in Titanium/Black Cap.

The question then, is either Low Mount, or High Mount.
I prefer the looks of High Mount, however I need to be able to get my wife on the back still, so I need to be able to keep the rear pegs.

Is it possible to keep pegs with a High Mount? Any disadvantages?
Get the high mount, Honda never should have put a passenger seat on the 954. Your wife will thank you for not subjecting her to that torture anymore
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Get the high mount, Honda never should have put a passenger seat on the 954. Your wife will thank you for not subjecting her to that torture anymore
Tempting...if I get the inevitable divorce that would be the result of a permanent single seater, then I would have more money to spend on the important person....me!

She lost her mind when I ordered a single seat cowl...I had to calm her down by showing her how easy it is to swap between the single cowl and the rear seat!
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Re: Project - 2002 CBR954RR

my lady gets on the 954 here and there. but i keep the second seat only on standby lol. I just used longer bolts and was able to mount ok with my high mount remus. but i always take it off and go back to the single seat setup..
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16 April 2019

Another small progress update.

My Proton 500 flushmount indicators just arrived from the USA, so hopefully they will look good on with my paint.
If they end up suiting, and can be mounted appropriately, I will order another set for the rear.

My only concern is that the 9 LEDs are extremely visible through the clear lens, so I have sent off an email asking if they will still be bright enough if I get some spray-on tinter (for tail lights), which hopefully should make it less obvious.


I have also ordered a new set of black aluminium bar ends. They are black with a white CBR logo on them. Not expensive, just off eBay. I hope they look decent in real life. I have been unable to find any I liked in local shops.


Also, my personalized plates should arrive any day now!
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16 April 2019

OK, so today ends up quite expensive...

The bill for today includes the following:

Scotts Performance Steering Damper
Dynojet Power Commander V
Brembo Front Caliper Pair
Brembo Rear Caliper
Brembo Disks - Front & Rear
HEL ADR Approved Braided Lines
Brembo Master Cylinder Kit
Brembo Pads (Street Spec only)

I will still need to organize the brackets for the Brembos as the mounting spaces are different.
I will also be seeing my bike on Thursday to drop off the new headlight assembly...hopefully there is something to see!
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OK, so today ends up quite expensive...
Bloody hell. That's some upgrade! Well done.

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