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1998 FireBlade; 49000 miles...

I'm looking at a 98 FireBlade (CBR900RR-W) that's apparently a US import (to the UK).

I'm told that its headlights are hard-wired on: was this a common feature of that model in the States?

Also at 49000 miles, what should I be wary of?

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Re: 1998 FireBlade; 49000 miles...

All motorcycles in the US are required to have their headlights on at all times, so they are all like that...

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Re: 1998 FireBlade; 49000 miles...

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All motorcycles in the US are required to have their headlights on at all times, so they are all like that...

Thanks for the welcome. Looks like the wiring hasn't been botched by the owner then.

Any thoughts on that mileage?
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Re: 1998 FireBlade; 49000 miles...

Here in the US that'd be considered high. But in the UK, you guys seem to do lots more miles.

Condition is very dependent on the care the bike has had, but the 900RR was certainly known as a very reliable motor, and it is a Honda!



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Re: 1998 FireBlade; 49000 miles...

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I'm looking at a 98 FireBlade (CBR900RR-W) that's apparently a US import (to the UK).

I'm told that its headlights are hard-wired on: was this a common feature of that model in the States?

Also at 49000 miles, what should I be wary of?

Oh and hello!
49000miles may be a worry,check the history and at the end of the day it comes down to price
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Re: 1998 FireBlade; 49000 miles...

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49000miles may be a worry,check the history and at the end of the day it comes down to price
There's a few too many owners for my liking, but the price looks about right for a UK model and still cheap-ish for an import.

I'm more concerned about the Doohan Repsol paintjob: if I drop it, it'll be more expensive to replace and I'm mainly buying for trackday use.
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Re: 1998 FireBlade; 49000 miles...

With 49000 miles I'd at least do a compression check. Also, you should probably take a look at the cam lobes. They tend to wear down on Hondas. I replaced mine at 48k, I'm now at 56k ('01 929RR).

If it's for a track bike, you may want to replace the cams with Erions or something anyway.

You may also want to switch to a 17" front wheel so you can have a better tire selection.
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Re: 1998 FireBlade; 49000 miles...

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You may also want to switch to a 17" front wheel so you can have a better tire selection.
Thanks Joel. That was my concern with anything earlier than an RR-Y.

I may well let this one go due to the mileage. An older UK -spec. RR-W with fewer miles is around the same price at the moment.
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