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New member to the ranks!!

So after much agonizing and wringing of the hands Ive decided (by me I mean the wife) to go tomorrow and get an 02 954.
11k miles, full Muzzy exhaust, Pro Tek rear sets, steering damper (cant tell what brand in pic), newer tires, New chain and sprokets, and the paint even looks halfway decent from the pics.

From what Ive read here over the last couple days the current K & N filter will be replaced very soon with a stock Honda filter. Ill be doing an oil change, and maybe flush the radiator out this weekend. And doing alot of adjustment to a new ,larger than Im used to, bike.

All that being said, are there any tips to owning, riding, and maintaining a 954 that arent on the last 10 pages or so? I noticed the Fuel pressure regulator has a habit of taking a crap. usually noticed by white smoke, and gas in a vacuum line under the tank. and something about CCT (Cam chain tensioner?)

Thanks ahead of time for any advice given, it is much appreciated. and if there are any tampa area riders around Id love to meet for a leisurely sunday ride after Ive put some miles on this thing!

Ill be posting pics soon as I have them!!!
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Welcome to the org...get yourself a 954 service manual and you'll be good to go

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G'day & fellow 954 owner.

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I started off with nothing and still have most of it left.
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riding experience?
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Enough to know its a big step from a 250 to a 954. but stupid enough to do it anyway lol.

I have every respect for the machine and no intentions of ever being stupid and opening it up beyond my ability.

Ive got a wife and 2 young kids that keep my wrist in check every time I ride my 250 that I bought new from the dealer and put 20k miles on. (not that its anything close to the 954)
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Enough to know its a big step from a 250 to a 954. but stupid enough to do it anyway lol.

I have every respect for the machine and no intentions of ever being stupid and opening it up beyond my ability.

Ive got a wife and 2 young kids that keep my wrist in check every time I ride my 250 that I bought new from the dealer and put 20k miles on. (not that its anything close to the 954)

better then me, i rode my new at the time 07 250 for 7k (2 months) miles...then got a 93 900rr

be careful though, more for the family
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be careful though, more for the family
Amen to that
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I think you will enjoy the new bike, just be careful with it as things can go wrong very quickly.... and make sure you wear protective gear at all times too!
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Hey springhill, I still have the 954rr, call me 727-631-8650
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So the bike I thought I was gonna get the guy sold it after I told him Id buy it today (this was monday) looking for another (and need to talk to bodybuilder)
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Welcome.... Sucks the guy sold it... Good Luck with finding your baby.... Please be safe and wear the proper gear.... I dress not for the ride, but. for the possible slide.....

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Yep, shoei rf100, jacket and at the least jeans if not riding pants, and steel toe boots. omg no leathers in florida Id sweat my off. Oh wait I have 2 kids I dont need them anymore..... (as the wife says)

Thank you for the warm welcome and well wishes everyone
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. You will love the 954!
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Ended up with a 2000 cbr 929RR 11k miles, seller fired it right up @ his house, sounded sweet looks sweet. trailered it home. went to start it you guessed it... wont start.... tries to kick over, I can hear fuel pump priming starter is strong battery is strong

Its probably something stupid thats so obvious Im over looking it but Im still somewhat annoyed, its late and Im crashing Ive been up since 3am lol
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Ended up with a 2000 cbr 929RR 11k miles, seller fired it right up @ his house, sounded sweet looks sweet. trailered it home. went to start it you guessed it... wont start.... tries to kick over, I can hear fuel pump priming starter is strong battery is strong

Its probably something stupid thats so obvious Im over looking it but Im still somewhat annoyed, its late and Im crashing Ive been up since 3am lol
when that happened to my 900rr i needed a new rectifier
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