Anyone had a Fireblade ('99) ?

Got a spanner in the works? Post your motorcycle problems here.
User avatar
soho
Posts: 231
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:56 pm
Location: Westminster
Has thanked: 86 times
Been thanked: 226 times

Anyone had a Fireblade ('99) ?

Post by soho » Sat May 30, 2020 7:53 pm

I'm replacing one of my tired old work bike's and don't want to use one of my nice ones really. I've been offered a low milage blade that may fit the bill.
Any owners here with tips or stories to tell ?
(only downside I can see so far is the shell suit colour of it !) ;)
Last edited by soho on Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:38 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Pre-order your limited edition ABR T-shirts
User avatar
boboneleg
Posts: 4916
Joined: Tue Sep 13, 2011 5:52 pm
Has thanked: 1716 times
Been thanked: 981 times

Re: Anyone had Fireblade ('99) ?

Post by boboneleg » Sat May 30, 2020 8:00 pm

I think Hudders had one Nick ?
one-legged adventurer

User avatar
soho
Posts: 231
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:56 pm
Location: Westminster
Has thanked: 86 times
Been thanked: 226 times

Re: Anyone had Fireblade ('99) ?

Post by soho » Sat May 30, 2020 8:21 pm

Cheers Bob, ain't spoken to him for ages !

I was across the top of Bristol both Thursday and Yesterday to Cardiff again. I remember what you said about meeting up, but with the Pandemic I couldn't afford to catch your accent. I think it's still 14 days quarantine for that in London ? :D :D :D

OnHellas
Posts: 2410
Joined: Sat Oct 18, 2014 2:12 pm
Location: By the sea, Kent, UK
Has thanked: 400 times
Been thanked: 781 times

Re: Anyone had Fireblade ('99) ?

Post by OnHellas » Sat May 30, 2020 8:35 pm

Not had one myself but I knew a chap that had a ‘99 model (dark blue) that made it to 210,000 miles. He bought it at 2000 miles when it was 6 months old.

Another chap I knew had a 94 model that he sold at 165,000. That one he bought new.

Maybe that helps, maybe it doesn’t.

User avatar
soho
Posts: 231
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:56 pm
Location: Westminster
Has thanked: 86 times
Been thanked: 226 times

Re: Anyone had Fireblade ('99) ?

Post by soho » Sat May 30, 2020 8:43 pm

That's what I'm talkin about, my old 600 has done 170 plus thousand without even a sneeze. This blade has 30000 on it, and for the money I'll be happy if it gets to 100,000 with out major surgery and only consumables.

Thanx.

daveuprite
Posts: 3483
Joined: Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:47 pm
Location: Limousin France
Has thanked: 1762 times
Been thanked: 2321 times

Re: Anyone had Fireblade ('99) ?

Post by daveuprite » Sat May 30, 2020 8:50 pm

I took a 98 Blade (same as a 99) as a part-ex on a Gixxer once. It's the least desirable blade, because the R1 had just arrived and changed everything (like the blade did in 92). But the 98/99s have some of the nicest paint schemes in my opinion, and they are very comfortable. You can tour round Europe on a 99 Blade, no problem. Huge storage place at the rear. Stunters buy them quite a lot, so watch for that, and they are wheelie bikes so check head-race bearings obviously. Walk away from anything with frame damage (sometimes hidden by stickers). Regulator and stator issues are cheap to fix, and so is the cam-chain tensioner, which can need replacing. It really benefits from a can, a good air filter, dyno time and carb adjustments - makes a big difference to the thrust curve and the whole fueling feels so much better when it's sorted. You can fit a 17 inch wheel from later bikes (2000 onwards FI bikes) with a bit of fiddling and spacers, which helps handling but not vital. They love fresh tyres and hate worn ones. They can do fairly big mileages and they're well built and nice to ride. Good bike.

User avatar
cozi70
Posts: 561
Joined: Sat May 31, 2014 8:46 am
Location: Belfast
Has thanked: 27 times
Been thanked: 74 times

Re: Anyone had Fireblade ('99) ?

Post by cozi70 » Sat May 30, 2020 8:57 pm

I had a 1 year old1998 cbr900,same bike just different colours.
I liked it. 3 years and no problems.
The 16" front wheel makes for quick handling.
I only really noticed it when I rode the 2000 model and it seamed more progressive with the 17" front,but the smaller fairing and average fuel injection wasn't appealing to me then.

brianswm
Posts: 3
Joined: Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:09 pm
Location: blackpool
Been thanked: 2 times

Re: Anyone had Fireblade ('99) ?

Post by brianswm » Sat May 30, 2020 9:50 pm

i had an RRS , loved it. toured on it and found it quite comfy. sold it with 60,000mls on it to a friend who later sold it to one of his mates with 90,000mls on it. its still going strong at last count. change oil at 3,000mls and it'll run for ever. voltage reg/rect failure common issue. would i have another...yes.

User avatar
cozi70
Posts: 561
Joined: Sat May 31, 2014 8:46 am
Location: Belfast
Has thanked: 27 times
Been thanked: 74 times

Re: Anyone had Fireblade ('99) ?

Post by cozi70 » Sat May 30, 2020 10:07 pm

I remember lovely 99 colour scheme nicknamed Cadbury.
Attachments
IMG_20200530_220526.jpg
IMG_20200530_220526.jpg (73.85 KiB) Viewed 902 times

User avatar
cozi70
Posts: 561
Joined: Sat May 31, 2014 8:46 am
Location: Belfast
Has thanked: 27 times
Been thanked: 74 times

Re: Anyone had Fireblade ('99) ?

Post by cozi70 » Sat May 30, 2020 10:08 pm

I had the similar 1998 colour
Attachments
IMG_20200530_220601.jpg
IMG_20200530_220601.jpg (67.02 KiB) Viewed 902 times

Post Reply

Return to “TECHNICAL”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 101 guests