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Old 12-04-2018, 01:50 AM
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Hey,
I have a 1995 CBR900RR I bought new in... 1995. The odometer reads 6.5k miles and has been sitting dormant in my garage since 2003. It has actually weathered its hibernation fairly well. After finishing up some cosmetic mods (conversion to leds and tidying up the tail), I am very much looking forward to scaring myself on it again like I was so fond of doing in the late 1900s.
 

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Old 12-10-2018, 09:40 AM
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All may look well but the tires dry out over time. I'd replace them to be on the safe side.
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Old 12-10-2018, 11:11 AM
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Thanks! As soon as I tried to move it, I discovered both tires had permanent flat spots, so good advice for many reasons! In addition, flushed & replaced all fluids, thorough carb cleaning / resync, lubed all moving parts, replaced all hoses (brake, cooling, fuel). Now trying to fabricate brackets for a steering damper (since I can't find any for this model year that I can justify or that have gotten favorable reviews).
 
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Old 12-11-2018, 09:53 AM
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Why do you think you need a steering damper? Perhaps replace the tires and have them balanced properly. If that doesn't work, the biggest cause of head shake is improper head bearing adjustment. Perhaps replace them with All ***** Racing tapered set and see if it still shakes.
 
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Old 12-11-2018, 11:04 AM
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Actually, I'm not adding a damper to solve any problems (no headshake). I've never needed a helmet, but the added layer of protection is cheap insurance considering the possible outcome of not having one. Same with the damper. Will I ever 'need' one? Most likely (and hopefully) not. But with little to no negative ramifications for adding one (other than cost/time/effort), and its potential for keeping a particular situation from literally getting out of control, it too is cheap insurance.

I do very much appreciate the advice and suggestions!
 
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Is helmetless riding allowed in the States?
 
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Old 12-15-2018, 06:42 PM
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just googled, it's not. Wow!
Oh and welcome to the forum.
 
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Old 12-15-2018, 06:59 PM
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Originally Posted by ceebeeaarguy View Post
Is helmetless riding allowed in the States?
Each state has their own laws regarding it. Some require a helmet, some don't. But if you are in a state that doesn't require a helmet and travel to a state that does, you best don one or be prepared to be ticketed and forced to park the bike until you have one.
 
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Old 12-15-2018, 07:01 PM
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Thanks!

Not all States have helmet laws (but California does.) Not a problem for me since I wear as much protective gear as I can, although I know it's an issue for some.
 

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