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I’m a new member from Perth, Western Australia. I’ve ridden bikes for the past 10 years and have recently bought a 1994 Fireblade. The bike I used to look at in the shop when I was a teenager working across the road. The bikes in pretty good nick for an old girl but i will be restoring her to the original glory. Any help and advice along the way would be much appreciated.
 

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Hi Shotty and welcome.

Plenty of help and advice for that model on here.

Congrats on the purchase!

Perhaps load some pics of before and afters?
 

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That's friggin' gorgeous. My second fave colour combo.

Can't help with the name. I couldn't live with my bike(s) being named by someone else. What if I later found out the guy's a complete nutter - I'd be mortified!!:eek:
 

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My new gal.. we’ve always named our vehicles. Open to suggestions?
I’ve always liked that colour scheme although for the European models that’s a 1995 model, the 1994 version had the CBR script in red.

I’ve owned an identical bike but changed it into an Urban Tiger as it was too tatty to save. Lots of experience and help available on this forum especially for the 893 engined bikes, post plenty of pictures and please keep us updated with your progress.

I’ve never really names bike although my 1994 was affectionately known as “Tony”



Current one hasn’t got a name yet.

 

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Hi Gunk... thanks for the welcome and advice. Beautiful bikes. I’ve been researching the colour schemes for the 1994. There’s conflicting info out there but I believe you’re right. The 1994 red black has the CBR and Honda lettering in red compared to the 1995. The build date on mine is 10/94 and was sold here in Australia. I’m told it is is original condition but I’ll check the colour numbers when I receive the bike from the dealer. I work away in the mines here and won’t be back for a month to bring her home. She has a 6 month warranty from the shop but I plan to gradually overhaul her from the inside out. This will be a forever bike so time and money I’m willing to part with. At this stage I’d like to do an Urban Tiger as it is a 1994. I have limited mechanical knowledge so I’ll do what u can, ask advice and learn where I can and trust a professional when something is beyond me. I’ll keep you posted and once again Thanks mate
 

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Hi Gunk... thanks for the welcome and advice. Beautiful bikes. I’ve been researching the colour schemes for the 1994. There’s conflicting info out there but I believe you’re right. The 1994 red black has the CBR and Honda lettering in red compared to the 1995. The build date on mine is 10/94 and was sold here in Australia. I’m told it is is original condition but I’ll check the colour numbers when I receive the bike from the dealer. I work away in the mines here and won’t be back for a month to bring her home. She has a 6 month warranty from the shop but I plan to gradually overhaul her from the inside out. This will be a forever bike so time and money I’m willing to part with. At this stage I’d like to do an Urban Tiger as it is a 1994. I have limited mechanical knowledge so I’ll do what u can, ask advice and learn where I can and trust a professional when something is beyond me. I’ll keep you posted and once again Thanks mate
I would be interested in knowing your VIN, as I can tell you what year the frame is. Maybe the bodywork is second hand?
 

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Hey @ShotFire , would you mind revealing what you paid for that? It really does look in superb condition, with no corroded bolts/nuts, but because of new footpeg and brake lever rubbers I'm wondering if it might be a good restoration?
 

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Hi guys.. cheers for the interest i’d be happy to know any info you can find out. I paid AUS$4500. It does look in really good nick. The shop I bought it from specialises In older models. There’s a Katana.. old eighties yamahas and Suzuki’s.Ducatis.. Moto Guzzis... even a RGV 250. Id say some restoration has been down.. it’s really clean. The fairings do have some scratches and chips so I will replace these when the engine and running gear is smicko. The VIN is J42SC28U5SM300171. Thanks
 

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Hi guys.. cheers for the interest i’d be happy to know any info you can find out. I paid AUS$4500. . .
For what it's worth, that's a steal in UK currency (£2460). For an equivalent bike we would be paying £1000 more!!

Here's a couple I looked at recently:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1995-Honda-CBR900-RR-S-Fireblade-Sports-Classic-RR-S-CBR900RRS-Blade/293043372382?hash=item443abf015e:g:E0UAAOSwZJBYBKFt

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HONDA-CBR900RR-R-1994-L-SUPERB-CONDITION-21-871-MILES-FSH-3495/183687411011?hash=item2ac49f7543:g:4WMAAOSw7ttcZvVT
 

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Cheers for that Nigel.. there have been a few for sale here over the past 12 months for roughly the same price but mostly from private sellers. The fact that this girl is from a reputable shop that sells old school bikes and has a 6 month warranty.. I’m very happy. At the same time I’m willing to invest time and money knowing that I’ll probably never recover the cost. But this one will be a keeper so I’m not worried about that. I can’t wait to give updates and share pics. This seems like a good community and I appreciate people like yourself reaching out.
 

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The early Fox Eye bikes are finally starting to climb in price, however with some haggling you can still get a very good RRR or RRS for £3000, that’s got to be a bargain.
True, Gunk, but the problem for us enthusiasts is finding one with low miles. There are many that have turned over 20 - 30,000 and that, to me, is high. Strange thing is though, if I saw a 1994 car with 'only' 30,000 miles, I'd snap it up!!

Ironically, I'm presently negotiating with a seller for a 25,000 miler (95 - 96 'N' reg). :grin
 

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Hi guys.. cheers for the interest i’d be happy to know any info you can find out. I paid AUS$4500. It does look in really good nick. The shop I bought it from specialises In older models. There’s a Katana.. old eighties yamahas and Suzuki’s.Ducatis.. Moto Guzzis... even a RGV 250. Id say some restoration has been down.. it’s really clean. The fairings do have some scratches and chips so I will replace these when the engine and running gear is smicko. The VIN is J42SC28U5SM300171. Thanks
Thanks for th info, the VIN is actually "JH2SC, and the S before the M denotes the model year, so it is 95 model. Back then Honda used the alphabet for their year designations in VIN's. the 92 was an N, 93 a P, 94 an R, 95 S, etc. So the person /dealer selling it just went with the 10/94 manufacture date to advertise as a 94, but I think as Gunk said it was probably a 95. So even better for you :wink

I love the OZ VIN's, as they are unique to that part of the world. When I typed it in to Google the ad came right up from where you got it from. Looks really nice. You'll love it.
 
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