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 Post subject: Re: buying an FR900
PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:08 pm 
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Gotta watch those FR900's! Especially ones with less than 2,000 miles on them!



I'm gonna nominate you for the 'RFOC new member liaison officer'.

What a fine welcome you've given to a potential new owner of an RF and new member. :roll:




Take no notice Ontow, and welcome along. :-bd

Look at Fastfitters and fatherzeds posts, they are informative.


If he can't take a bit of playful criticism then not sure this is the best place for him :)) Plus he ain't a member yet and hasn't reposted so may not have even bought it! :)) (that may have been my fault!)



YOU THINK!!!!!! :o :o :-w [-x [-x

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 Post subject: Re: buying an FR900
PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:18 pm 
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If he can't take a bit of playful criticism then not sure this is the best place for him :)) Plus he ain't a member yet and hasn't reposted so may not have even bought it! :)) (that may have been my fault!)[/quote]


YOU THINK!!!!!! :o :o :-w [-x [-x[/quote]

He's just being himself Suzi he can't help it :))


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 Post subject: Re: buying an FR900
PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 7:14 pm 
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Just saying it like it is, if you ain't gonna check what you wrote before ya post it then expect it :-)

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Yeah that's true alien.. We all know what a :-t WA :-t he is really. =))

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Just saying it like it is, if you ain't gonna check what you wrote before ya post it then expect it :-)



Fair enough, especially as this is the piss take hub of the web, and I'm the biggest culprit of all.

But at least give the guy a chance to get to know us first before we let rip.

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Just saying it like it is, if you ain't gonna check what you wrote before ya post it then expect it :-)



Fair enough, especially as this is the piss take hub of the web, and I'm the biggest culprit of all.

But at least give the guy a chance to get to know us first before we let rip.


:)) :)) :)) I was being nice! Could be so much funnier! :)) least I think so in the little world I live in in my head with all my special munchkin friends \m/

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 Post subject: Re: buying an FR900
PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 11:25 pm 
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Hi, im considering getting a 95 RF 900, (its stock, in very good cond, 1400 on the clock) I know they werent popular, and spares, are going to be hard to come by, (im not the most comp spanner-weilder). Any thing in particular to look for, and would this bike be a good longterm/2nd bike? Any help advice, greatly appricated. Thanks


Thanks. (should have read 14000 miles) Id like to remove the fairing, (never been keen on them) Are there lots of electrics hidden under the fairing, can they easily hidden/relocated?? (I didnt respond earlier, cos i only have a laptop, no smartphone.
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Hi, im considering getting a 95 RF 900, (its stock, in very good cond, 1400 on the clock) I know they werent popular, and spares, are going to be hard to come by, (im not the most comp spanner-weilder). Any thing in particular to look for, and would this bike be a good longterm/2nd bike? Any help advice, greatly appricated. Thanks


Thanks. (should have read 14000 miles) Id like to remove the fairing, (never been keen on them)

Are there lots of electrics hidden under the fairing, can they easily hidden/relocated??


A 14k RF is still a VERY rare find.

And, I would urge you to give yourself some time to appreciate exactly what you've got, before
thinking about changing it. The RF is one of biking's best bikes of the 90s, and a 'best kept secret' - much
more than the sum of its parts. If you'd found a 30k+ average condition machine, I'd have less reservations -
but a 14k minter is something else entirely. Worth thinking about, perhaps :-??

As for mods - anything's feasible, with enough talent/money.

But you may struggle with some aspects - cooling and oil pipes etc this would require some careful thought.
Things like Speed Triples, Zephyrs and the like - look good because they were designed to be 'naked' - the
aesthetics were part of the design planning.

Have look at some of the members 'specials' - there's a few that stand out - some that look like they
could well have just rolled off the production line, and you'll find an RF/engine built for drag racing - superb engineering.

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 Post subject: Re: buying an FR900
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Ontow wrote:
Id like to remove the fairing, (never been keen on them)


#-o x_x x_x x_x x_x x_x

Buy a bandit (or similar) then.


*Typed a lot more but then decided against it*

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 Post subject: Re: buying an FR900
PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 9:38 am 
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As said, they were designed to have all the plumbing and wiring covered up so if you take the plastics off it's all there on display.

I appreciate the cost of repairing a pranged one may force your hand, and I can appreciate the engineering that goes into (some) of them, but I just don't like them


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