Ten-year-old Honda Blackbird

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by Rudy Lacchin, Apr 22, 2011.

  1. Rudy Lacchin

    Rudy Lacchin Guest

    Hi Chaps,

    Someone please put me out of my misery and convince me that £4800 is far too
    much to pay for a very clean 51-plate Blackbird with 13k on the clock
    (Frasers of Gloucester).

    Or if you can't do that, let me know if there's anything to look out for in
    particular?

    Thanks,
    R.
     
    Rudy Lacchin, Apr 22, 2011
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  2. It is indeed.

    It's at least £1000 over the odds.
     
    The Older Gentleman, Apr 22, 2011
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  3. Rudy Lacchin

    Gyp Guest

    You really need convincing that that's too much..?
    N/A

    Looking on auto trader though, asking prices are all over the shop at
    the moment.
     
    Gyp, Apr 22, 2011
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  4. Rudy Lacchin

    Rudy Lacchin Guest

    No... not really...

    Well... a bit perhaps...

    I'll check AutoTrader.

    Thanks.
     
    Rudy Lacchin, Apr 22, 2011
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  5. Rudy Lacchin

    Krusty Guest

    Way, way too much. There's a few similar on Biketrader for under 4k
    asking price (so probably buyable for 3,600 - 3,700).
     
    Krusty, Apr 22, 2011
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  6. Rudy Lacchin

    Nige Guest

    Way over the odds, over a grand over i reckon.

    The brakes are SHIT.

    --


    Nige,

    'That's shot the fox'

    Eunos Roadster (for summer)
    Grand Cherokee (for winter)
     
    Nige, Apr 22, 2011
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  7. Rudy Lacchin

    Salad Dodger Guest

    I got £3k w/o value for 99-er with 32k on it two years ago. It wasn't
    very clean, though.
    Thinks back over 9 years of ownership ........ er, no.
     
    Salad Dodger, Apr 22, 2011
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  8. Rudy Lacchin

    Tosspot Guest

    Oh Dog, the CBS brakes. I must find and kill the idiot that came up with that idea.
     
    Tosspot, Apr 22, 2011
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  9. Nige escribió:
    Not that load of old uninformed arse again.
     
    Paul Carmichael, Apr 22, 2011
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  10. that idea.

    <Small voice>

    IMHO, they work quite well on the 'Bird.
     
    The Older Gentleman, Apr 22, 2011
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  11. The Older Gentleman escribió:
    Yeah, but they're crap on racetracks.
     
    Paul Carmichael, Apr 22, 2011
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  12. Rudy Lacchin

    zymurgy Guest

    <groundhog day >

    Agreed ....

    Tho' the purists disagree ... :)

    Paul.
     
    zymurgy, Apr 22, 2011
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  13. Rudy Lacchin

    zymurgy Guest

    Way, Way over the odds.
    I'd love another one, but I wouldn't be paying £4800 for it.

    The collector boxes do rust, so make sure you get right down under it
    and take a look.

    Watch for any panel damage, as the engine casings punch out through it
    from the inside if it has a lie down.

    Camchains can get rattly on high mileage ones (but prolly true of most
    bikes)

    That's about it, they're pretty bombproof. It's an 'onda innit ..

    Paul.
     
    zymurgy, Apr 22, 2011
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  14. Rudy Lacchin

    Tosspot Guest

    Perzackerly, hammering down the Parabolika into the hairpin in the wet. Rear
    wheel locks, presenting those behind me with an interesting vista. Only way to
    unlock it, come off the front brake. Now, back to that hairpin...

    It's shite. I had spare braking capacity on the front which I couldn't use
    because of the back locking up! Aarrgghhh!

    That was the day I went around Sachs with both wheels locked up. Well, when I
    say around, for a given value of :-(
     
    Tosspot, Apr 22, 2011
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  15. Rudy Lacchin

    zymurgy Guest

    <puzzled>

    Why would you want to take a Blackbird on a trackday. The 12R was a
    big enough handful when I took it around Mallory Park ... ;)

    Paul.
     
    zymurgy, Apr 22, 2011
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  16. Rudy Lacchin

    Nige Guest

    Mallory park is suited to 600's really, i took the BMW round it, did OK, but
    it was hard working round the hairpin :)

    The 12r is off to Silverstone Monday :)

    --


    Nige,

    'That's shot the fox'

    Eunos Roadster (for summer)
    Grand Cherokee (for winter)
     
    Nige, Apr 22, 2011
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  17. Rudy Lacchin

    zymurgy Guest

    Watch out for the rear tyre, mine was absolutely fucked after Mallory.
    Enjoy :)

    Paul.
     
    zymurgy, Apr 22, 2011
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  18. Rudy Lacchin

    Tosspot Guest

    Well, it was that or a Triumph Trophy. Saw a Sprint being carried off. It must
    have hit something very solid very fast, because only a bit of wiring was
    holding the front half to the back half.
     
    Tosspot, Apr 22, 2011
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  19. Rudy Lacchin

    Nige Guest

    It will be, i have raised the backend by 22mm & it's made a big improvement
    in turn in, my wrists hurt like **** mind...

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    Nige,

    'That's shot the fox'

    Eunos Roadster (for summer)
    Grand Cherokee (for winter)
     
    Nige, Apr 22, 2011
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  20. Rudy Lacchin

    Krusty Guest

    Has it got a separate ride height adjuster, or did you do that with the
    pre-load?
     
    Krusty, Apr 22, 2011
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