CBR 1000F "Hurricane" 1987-1996 CBR 1000F

Why do you ride a Hurricane?

Old 01-15-2018, 10:50 AM
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Red Baron - your bike's immaculate condition is a testament to the owner's care. You should be proud of it. I bet it was the biggest thing on the roads in Puerto Rico. From what I've seen of Latin American roads, it would have been a whale compared to the local scoots, probably a lot of the cars too

Rhondasoul - Funny how growing up changes your riding style. I want to be doing this in my 60's, so after seeing a few friends drop out in their 20's, I'm a little more calculated in how I choose my risks now. As you say, life preservation is key. Not to mention all the other costs of reckless riding - wrecked bikes, fines/impounded vehicles, having gravel scrubbed out of your arms or legs with a wire brush by a nurse that's sick of seeing bikers in the ER...
Old 01-15-2018, 04:46 PM
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Hahahaha it amazing what growing up can do to a bloke lol yep I have the same vision as you to grow old on a bike. Oh the cost of fun lol can be quiet a big one hehehe also having kids makes a big difference to your thought process too I've found since I've been a dad I'm no where near as reckless as I once was. Tho having said that I'm still living riding the big girl I still wrap the throttle and hit the top end of the speedo every now and then lol the young fella in me hasn't died completely hahaha
Old 03-15-2019, 05:27 AM
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I ride a 89 CBR1000f as part of a mid-life crisis!
I wanted an 89 or 90 CBR as my first big bike in 1995 when I got my licence- CBRs were close to $10k for a 6 year old bike which was pretty much their new price. I ended up buying an 88 GPZ900R for $6200 which I still have and still love it too. Different kettle of fish to CBR- not as comfy or refined. Steers a bit better. (quicker)
I'm now a Motorcycle Instructor with a few bikes so CBR has filled the 24 year old desire to have one. I still rate it as one of the best looking bikes out of Japan. Love the blue/white paint scheme. Now I am old and round the bike is sooooo comfy too. Nice. GPZ is a bit hard on me.
Plan on restoring the CBR including paint. Managed to buy quite a few NOS parts from all over the world for it however a NOS right switch block has eluded me so far. Will find one eventually.
Old 03-15-2019, 10:57 AM
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Still one of my favorite paint schemes. Nice bike!
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