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Old 08-04-2017, 11:56 PM
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New member to CBRForum but not new to forums....

My name is Paul, I'm a retired Veteran of the US Navy and US Marine Corps. I spent 6 years on Nuclear Submarines before crossing over to the Marines where I became a EOD Specialist for an additional 10 years. I served in both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans on various missions. I currently work as a Maintenance Mechanic for a locally owned chain of Fully Automatic and Full Service Car Washes of which our Orem, UT location is the Largest Car Wash in North America. I love the game of Golf, Dodge Chargers of which I own 2 and have been riding motorcycles since before I could ride a bicycle at age 3 and have been a licensed motorcycle rider since the age of 15 where in Colorado it was legal to get a motorcycle license before you could get a Car license which was age 16 back then.

I'm now 41 and recently started a new build on a 93 CBR900rr "basket case" that came to me through a partial trade for a work truck I was selling. Long story short, I received a rough 900rr missing all of the fairings but came with a running 900rr motor in the original frame. However the gas tank is moshed badly and I would really like to find one in better shape. It also came with a complete 600f2 motor, f1 front forks, f2 rear wheel/swingarm assembly and f2 exhaust header.

This bike has a complete f2 front assembly and triple installed so that the 17" wheel is up front but the guy put a f2 rear wheel/tire on the 900rr swingarm and it doesn't have the correct wheel spacers so I'm looking for a 900rr rear wheel/tire to put on it. It came with lots of spare parts as he was piecing together something custom but I have no use for most of them. I have an original 900rr passenger seat for it also.

So my dilemma is that I have decided to build a Street Fighter 900rr on a small budget so that I have a really cool ride for small drives up mountain curves and something to commute 17 miles to work with on good weather days. I will be searching the forums as much as possible to gain knowledge and to share my experiences along the way. Please bear with me as I work a lot of hours and I'm getting ready to leave on a vacation with my family for a couple of weeks so I will really be getting busy on this project the end of August/beginning of September.
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Old 08-05-2017, 01:59 AM
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Welcome to the forum , and respect for your Service, I'm sure there's plenty of info here to help you along
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Old 08-05-2017, 09:16 AM
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Sweet, I'm all about fighters. Have fun, keep us posted! Thanks for your service as well!
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Old 08-05-2017, 04:30 PM
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Thanks CaBaRet and Conrice.....

I wasn't sure I would really get into the "Fighter" scene as I've been a "crotch-rocket" fan my whole life but as I get older it seems that less is more!
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Old 08-05-2017, 06:25 PM
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How many posts until we are able to see pictures in other threads and be able to post without moderation?
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Old 08-05-2017, 09:00 PM
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Firstly, welcome to the CBR Forum.

Now to answer your question re moderation. The Administrators have to be sure you're not here to spam or cause trouble so it can take a few posts.

Patience, Grasshopper, will be rewarded!

Cheers, SB
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Old 08-12-2017, 01:18 PM
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Thank you Sebastionbear! The wait wasn't too bad.....
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Old 08-16-2017, 09:45 PM
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so what hosting site does everyone use to post pictures into their threads? Photobucket's 3rd party hosting costs are outrageous!!
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