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    Default Had my blade for over a year now, may as well join the forums!



    Bought my blade Feb last year, absolutely brilliant bike. Time to do some of the fun bits on her.

    After going over tonnes of posts on the bike about the front wheel conversion I thought I would post up my experience.

    I have a 1997/8 CBR900rrv with the 16" front wheel.


    Swapping it for a 17" front from a 1997 CBR600F3.



    Using the 900 wheel spacers, and rotors, the wheel slotted into space perfectly. Nothing is binding or rubbing.

    Wheel spins freely until I put the brakes on, then seems to be a bit stiff, however it was the same on the 16" wheel, so will be replacing the rotors when I get some spare cash, and rebuilding the callipers with new seals and fresh fluid.

    Have a YouTube channel under RCChurchy for anyone who wants to waste a few moments of their life! But I've got to share this bike, she's gorgeous!










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    Great looking bike. 1998 model (RRW) is Best Of The 'Blades in my always humble opinion.

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    Default Re: Had my blade for over a year now, may as well join the forums!

    Quote Originally Posted by ghbzorro View Post
    Great looking bike. 1998 model (RRW) is Best Of The 'Blades in my always humble opinion.
    It's a nice look, bit sharper. But can't beat the fox eye styling. It's the best looking front end of them all, if you like the classic styling. These new bikes are all too sharp and pointed, no character anymore! I know they go faster but whenever I go out to my blade I get that "I get to ride that, and it looks fantastic!" Feeling.


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    I hear ya Churchy, I am a fan of the double headlight on as people often wave to get my attention to tell me I got a head light out
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    Got some shiny new mirrors!



    And also got some mankey old corrosion in my starter solenoid connections....



    Have just had to transplant a dud regulator rectifier and ordered a battery as the current one has been boiled to death. Found some pretty nasty corrosion in the wiring loom for the starter and charging systems. Will have to strip it all back and see just how far the corrosion hole goes. Until then, bump starting the blade! (It's bloody easy!)


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    Purdy, still have my 16" front wheel, even after its days on the track. Always wanted to do the swap, just never did.
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