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fixing up my 954

Old 04-03-2014, 04:50 PM
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Hey guys,

I bought a 954 with 16k on it in December and immediately fell in love. it has a few quirks and issues that i finally decided to deal with. and decided while i'm tearing into it ill clean it up and give it some personal touches. i figured i would ask for some insight before i get started and then keep the community updated with some detailed write ups as i go.

the two big issues i need to fix are:

1) running rich. really rich. people keep saying i smell like smoke.
i tried the test for a faulty fuel pressure regulator and may have done it wrong because i didn't see any drip. the weird thing is the guy i got it from said it has an idle adjust screw AND air/fuel mix screw. but i didn't think fuel injected bikes could be adjusted manually. any one heard of anything like that before? i tried messing with it but they both just seemed to mess with the idle.

i also realized a new regulator is way to expensive for its size and bought one of these - JDM Universal Black Fuel Pressure Regulator with Gauge 0 140 PSI Adjustable FPR | eBay
and plan to post a write up of retro fitting it since it seems to be a common problem and this is only 25 bucks.

2) there is a short in the clock/fan circuit which is killing my battery. its unfortunately been in the rain a couple times and has come down hard from a couple newb wheelies. my low fuel light went out around the same time and i wonder if something in there is shorted. anyone had that problem before?

3) the guy before me kinda beat on it so i wanna paint the fairings and swing arm and clean it up. i learned to work with composites and carbon fiber at my school and want to make some carbon fiber parts for it. any suggestions? im thinkin heel guards and ram air covers first.

i'll do some before and as i go pics. just gotta get it figured out on here. i've heard most just use photo bucket?

also if anyone has any similar problems i can get some pics and info while im in there.
Old 04-03-2014, 08:07 PM
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It does have an idle adjustment - it should be on the left/clutch-lever side of the bike right behind the fairing. You're right about the air mixture adjustment - it does NOT have that. Carb's have pilot mixture screws.

If you want that - you need a power commander.

Having said all of that ^^^ - If you have primed the motor and no fuel leaks out of the vacuum line, your FPR is most likely fine. It could still be bad if something was wrong with the spring... but that's really - REALLY - unlikely.

How are you going run the fuel lines with that FPR? And there's not a ton of room underneath the tank. I look forward to seeing it though.

The fan/clock issue is definitely related. I hope you figure it out easy. But I do not think the fuel light is a related issue to it. Check the connector and make sure your fuel pump is not having any issues either. Here's a wiring diagram:http://public.dm2303.livefilestore.c...rdrts=71196991

Suggestions on composites - DO THE WHOLE BIKE!!!! Make a CF tank with kevlar reinforced areas that could hit the ground!

I look forward to seeing it come together for you
Old 04-08-2014, 07:58 PM
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alright, busy weekend. thanks a ton for that wiring diagram! helped me get the short fixed real easy. turns out the headlamp wire was shorting on the frame. there was no issue with the clock circuit, i just forgot that there was a constant voltage to keep the time stored on the clock.

i already have the new FPR, it was 25 bucks so i figured why not. tore the bike down tonight, plan to clean and prep tomorrow, paint Thursday and install the fpr when i reassemble hopefully before the weekend.

i've seen that bike before. that's pretty sweet. i've thought about doing that down the road. but that's a lot of work to invest.

got some before and during pics for you guys

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Old 04-17-2014, 11:31 PM
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well that took a lot longer than i hoped, but she's finally done (for now). i forgot to take pics during the daylight so those will come tomorrow. i ended up throwing some l.e.d.s on it. did a pretty bad job just trying to get it finished and needs some tweaking, but it does look good at night.

to all those wondering about the FPR mod, it came out great. gonna work on the write up now and hopefully help some future cbr owners. all in all it turned out to be pretty fun little mod.

here's a little preview pic
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Old 05-05-2014, 05:43 PM
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She's been done for a little while. finally able to get pics up. the leds need some tweeking and i wasn't able to do any carbon fiber yet. but i think she came out pretty good. i really like the shorty windscreen it has but not the stunt padding on it so that'll probably be the first piece i do outta cf.

what do you guys think?
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