Powercommander Dyno-tuned (remapped and ignition curve altered) for
forks reworked by Lindemen Eng. Suspesion specialists
NWS Carbon rear hugger
U.K.spec hand switched
U.K.spec rear tail light lens (eliminates liscense plate bracket and
extra light) and rear turn signals (smaller, tuck in closer and are
xenon headlight bulbs
Baglux full tank cover and tank bag
TSR brake delink kit
TSR billet top fork bridge
TSR billet rear sets
Hyper-Pro steering damper (custom fabbed brackets to fit)
Custom fabbed rear can hangers,
TSR billet sprocket cover.
Corbin Seat (Gunfighter & Lady)
Electric Vest Hook-up (Widder Vest)
Ventura Bike Rack
Eclipse Interstate Soft Saddlebags
Kimpex Heated Grips
a Mini-Disk Player with handlebar mounted remote control. I
have the Mini Disk Player mounted on the dash (the Givi shield gives
me some extra room between the gauges and the shield) in a neoprene
pouch designed to hold a walk-man type tape player. It's hard-wired to
the bike's electrical system for power when the ignition is
"on". The remote is also hardwired to the unit and mounted
on the left handlebar. The headphone output from the unit is wired to
a headphone extension cable which is stored under the seat when not in
use. When in use, I run the cable between the seat & tank and plug
in the headphones (which are in the helmet). I have a
"Communicator" on the helmet which accepts a music input
source, and amplifies it. I connect it to this for now, but I have
plans to install the Honda-line CB Radio (originally designed for the
Valkyrie), which also accepts a music input source, and uses J & M
Headsets. I will then connect the Mini Disk player permanently to the
CB Radio so both CB & Music will be delivered through the headset.
I have used CD Players in the past, but the Mini Disk performs WAY
BETTER. No skipping, smaller size, easy access to change disks-even
while riding (at your own risk).
Helibar 1" riser bars. And his opinion:
"Man I thought I could ride the bike long distance before, you can now ride for days
straight and hundreds of miles and feel nothing I am in love all over again."
Ventura pack rack
Nep throttle lock
changed head bearings to roller type.... they are much
better an more durable. This modification is a snap and a must for
those of us that prefer to ride on one wheel!!
readjust airscrews on the carbs and shimmed up needles up a bit,
this really seems to help the 6 to 7 grand bog.
full Yoshimura race exhaust
a set of Yoshimura stage 1 cams
The front sprocket dropped on tooth. Awesome performance gain.
Honda ST 1300 Heated Hand Grips
2001 factory windshield(double bubble)
Spiegler superbike bar kit
coated s/s clutch line
Kisantech headlight/brakelight modulators
Corbin C/F gunfighter
MagKnight C/F tank protector
Givi E360 saddlebags and traffic topcase
Ohlins rear shock
Racetech goldvalves, forksprings and forkoil
Corbin C/F gunfighter and lady
Spiegler brake line kit (9 lines $440.00)
Las Vegas, Nevada
Seattle - WA
Dyno Jet kit
Vacaville - CA
NWS Wheel hugger.
Heli-risers to be installed.
next: tall windscreen.
San Diego, CA
Santa Cruz, CA
Modification Two Brothers Racing 4-2-1 full header system
AirTech racing tail and
modified the tail by replacing the turn signals with smaller aftermarket ones and lifted plate.
Zero Gravity windscreen
Venture Pak bags
Lockhart-Phillips tank bra
Michelin Macadam 90 tires."
Two Brothers Dual Slip-on Ovals
Corbin Gunfighter Saddle in Black Leather (with the removable backrest)
GIVI Monorack system" with the 300 series top case in painted black.
Valentine One Radar mounted on top of a "Saeng" tank mount with "Valentines" head phone accessory jack
plan on Heli Bars and 4:1 pipe.
Modification: two brothers 2-1-2 carbon fiber slip-ons
San Jose CA
Yoshimura 4 into 1
Factory jet kit.
K&N - filter
Frank J. Bridges
Zero Gravity windshield
removed rear fender
Juneau - Alaska
1997 & 1999
Ventura bike pack system
Throttlemeister throttle lock
Southern, New Jersey
Scott A. Campbell
Two brothers Stainless 4 to 1 to 2 on right side, Sound is a cross between a 4 to 1 and slip-ons.
Vance and Hines Carbon fiber slip-ons
Factory Jet kit
Lockhart tank bag
Black Lever Skins
Gorilla Alarm system
Santa Fe - NM
Corbin Gunfighter & Lady
Givi luggage system
Two Brothers Full System-Carbon Fiber Can
Irving - Texas
Vance & Hines 4 into 1 carbon fiber exhaust,
stage 1 jet ,
dark smoke wind screen
head light cover
Santa Cruz - CA
Modification: V&H SS2R Slip-On's
Lockhart Euro windscreen
Full Vance & Hines header, carbon fiber race can
16 tooth front sprocket
+2 degree Factory ignition advancer
No jet kit, shimmed the needles .060 thousands, 3 turns out on the air/fuel mixture screws, 145 main jets on the outside, 147.5 on the inside cylinders.
Lowered the rear 2 1/2" by redrilling the struts.
Lockhart cbr signature half tank bra.
Jackson - California
Carb. adjustments I've made so far: I've replaced the stock washer under the needle with 2 brass #4 washers, available at Orchard Supply (osh # 9081746) (or any reasonable hardware store) having a combined thickness of a little more than 1mm. The stock washer has a thickness of just under .5mm, measured on my vernier caliper. I dressed the washers on a sheet of 300 grit wet/dry paper laied on a flat surface to remove burrs and ensure uniform thickness. This, in combination with the K&N filter, provide creamy throttle response from idle to 7k rpm. I haven't wound it out yet (where can I do that?) so I don't know how it runs to redline. Not bad, for a $75 filter and 39 cents worth of brass washers. Oh, yes, I'm working with a California spec. bike.
Factory jet kit (tons of power, wheelies at 65 mph).
Scottsdale - Arizona
D&D carbon fiber slip-on mufflers (sound great!)
custom radar detector mount designed by Saeng/TA. The mount will screw in to the existing mirror hole underneath the right side mirror
Valentine One detector.
a pair of their Quick Scan mirrors.
Virginia Beach, VA
Yoshimura RS-3 Exhaust,
Yoshimura Tank Skin
Rapid City, SD
Charles J. Duray
1997 + 2000
Yoshimura 4-1 exhaust
190/50 Dunlop D207
190/50 Dunlop D207
Greer, South Carolina
full Erion racing exhaust system
jet kit in the carburetors
Charlotte, North Carolina
Erion full 4-1 titanium exhaust system
I've no RWHP ot T figures to give you for comparison, but can tell you it out accelerates stock \'02 & \'03 YZF-R1s, is easier to get off the line due to its increased wheelbase, and has a higher top speed.....with an old 67 year old fart under the paint.
Such a great sportbike that can be used for limited touring (at least as far as I\'m concerned). Very good passenger comfort. Still runs like a spotted ape with 2-up.
Carson City, Nv
Micron full exhaust system
K & N filter.
cleaned up the back end by cutting the plastic and taking out the license plate light.
Ohlins type 4 shock
carbon hugger/chain guard
custom tail section (turn signals in body)
Texas Fairing under seat pan
carbon front fender
Vance & Hines Carbon cans
carbon tank guard
Race tech fork springs and oil.
Erion carbon exhaust
Corbin beetle bags
Corbin gunfighter and lady saddle
Erion Racing slip-ons
Erion Jet Kit
K & N air filter
speed screen (smoked in color)
Dynojet stage one kit
own ram air modification + NO2 kit!!"
Carl J. Freed
Two Bros 4-2-1-2 C2 Carbon fiber exhaust
Givi Rack system with E360 side bags and a E460 top bag.
1/4 mile Best ET 10.41, Best MPH 135.6, stock height and wheelbase.
Shortened rear fender and turn signals.
Ignition anti-theft system.
Erion Bros. headers and titanium can
removed the rear signal lights in the two holes in the rear cowling.
Modification: Vance and Hines Carbon Fiber Slip-Ons
ZERO GRAVITY Sport Touring Windscreen, Smoke color (part #
12-425-02). In addition, I've added some Saeng/TA "Stealth
Edging" to further reduce the wind noise
raised handlebars about 3/4" just by unscrewing the main hex
bolt on the "riser" and sliding it up, the re-tightening the
bolt. This helps keep the weight off my hands due to my 6'2"
frame, plus it's cheaper than getting the $130+ Heli-Bar riser.
I've replaced the stock handgrips with some inexpensive
thicker foam grips,
Vista Cruise throttle lock by making one or two modifications to the
TourMaster TB-17 Tail Bag and the TB-12 Magnetic Tank Bag. These are
very good investments for the 'touring' part of the Blackbird.
TWO BROTHER'S C-5 Oval Titanium slip-on's. "This has been
the best modification to my bike yet. The sound is AWESOME, it adds
more horsepower in the high-end (I can actually get the front end to
lurch from 4-5-6 gears). Plus, these pipes deleted 15 pounds off the
bike - handles a little better now, not to mention the color goes
excellently with the Titanium color of the bike. Overall, I'm VERY
pleased with the pipes."
And last, not really a "modification," but I got a
personalized license plate which says "FIRFX." This is in
reference to the 1980's movie starring Clint Eastwood where he steals
the Russian plane, the MiG-31/Firefox. In the movie, it's the fastest
plane in the world with some very interesting technology. All the
other good ones, BLKBD - SR-71 - DBL X, were taken here in Arizona.
Hot Grips heated hand grips
modified license plate by removing the license plate light/mount,
drilled two holes in the plastic and moved the license plate flush
with the bottom of the red reflector. "I did this because no one
makes a good fender eliminator kit for our bike yet".
With the remaining wire from the license plate light, I've modified
a car cigarette lighter AC/DC adapter to power my CD player in my tank
bag, which I have hooked up to my HJC-FRS Chatterbox communication
Givi E52/E41 on Five Stars rack
Power Plate (5 accessories/1 battery)
Power Plug (wired to battery port)
Headlite Modulator (Signal Dynanmics)
Tankbag (Oxford Ultra)
Tankbra (LP 1/2)
Service Manual (Haynes)
Jewett, New York
Givi Removable Hard Bags
digital gear indicator
double bubble screen
Mag-Knight tank bra
Erion 4-2-1 exhaust (doesn't give as much hp as they claim)
Factory jet kit needles
Serdi Valve job
milled head surface (to get compression back to stock from valve
K&N air filter
Tsubaki chain (doesn't stretch after every night at the dragstrip)
The result is 139 brake hp on the Factorypro Eddy current dyno.
That's about 149 on a Dynojet 150 model. Best quarter mile time
(uncorrected) is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Corrected was email@example.com.
The stock clutch is extremely grabby above 4000rpm from a dead
stop. Future mods include a MRE lock-up clutch so I can run
softer springs to hopefully smooth out the launches for the dragstrip,
aftermarket rear shock, and Yoshimura camshafts. I intend to
surprise quite a few Suzuki 1300 Hayabusa owners. Bike has 12,300 miles
and over 120 dragstrip runs with zero failures (not even a burned out
1997 + 1999
Two brother pipes
Corbin Beetle Bags
Corbin Gunfighter & Lady Saddle
Indianapolis - Indiana.
Modification: D&D slip-ons
Lake Elsinore, California.
Orland Park, Illinois
Armed Guard alarm .
Corbin Gunfighter seat
Venture Bike Pack
turn signal clear,
mufflers replaced with aftermarket made by twobrothers..(awesome..)
Jardine RT-1 Slipons (quiet)
FactoryPro Stage 1 Jetkit
Corbin Beatle Hard Bags
Corbin Smuggler Solo Seat
ThrottleMeister Cruise Control
HyperPro Front Fork springs
HyperPro Rear spring
Double bubble screen
Two Brothers 4 to 1
fender eliminator kit
lowered front and rear
Carbon Works tank pad
Akropovic full exhaust
Dynojet stage 1
Wesley H. Johnson, Jr
William C. Jones
M. Scott Journigan
San Rafael - CA
Erion slip on's and
Fred: Definitely increased the performance.
a Lockhart-Phillips tank bra
RKA 3 point mounted tank bag.
Eclipse sport pak soft luggage
Magical Racing Carbon Fibre rear hugger
Ohlins rear shock
a '01 Blackbird windscreen
Magical Racing's wide-angle super blue rear view mirror lenses
Corbin Beetle Bags
Corbin Gunfighter seat
accessory plug for Aerostich's Kanetsu heated vest
"I eliminated my back fender and put some Lockhart Phillips
lights for turn signals. It sort of looks like batman. Some people
love it, and some hate it. So far I haven't seen another that looked
quite like it!" '97 XX
fiberglass fender kit this kit actually goes the whole way under the
fender, it cleans up the back end, and shows off the fat tire.
Yoshimura rs-3 full header
K&N stage1 jet kit
K&N air filter, enabling the needles the be shimmed up 1 more
Erion 4 into1 full race system
Stage 1 Jet Kit
Gen-Mar Bar Risers
Magical Racing windscreen
Race Tech Gold Valve Kit (along with the springs).
crushed velvet seat
Micron fade black into red 4 into 1 full system
swingarm powde coated black (near future)
Robert C. Kirby
turn signal-brake signal integrator kit (no ugly turn signals on
rear to look at)
the license plate frame has been bobbed up as high as it can go
(just under tail light), cut out the bottom of the tail light lens and
re-attached an acrylic lens for license plate light.
Lockhart Phillips tank bra but am looking for a carbon fiber 'stick
Just for kicks I added some blue neon&strobes inside the engine
compartment to give spectators something to think about when I do a
a 190 section Bridgestone Battle Axe rear tire.
carbon fiber hugger & front fender (probably from ART).
a turbo kit.
handlebar risers (Heli bars?) a tad too tall for her (6'05").
PIAA 910 Driving Lights with BLM Accessories mounting brackets
Kriss Headlight Modulator
Philips VisionPlus bulbs
VTEC VFR800 Bars raised an additional 3/4" with GenMar risers
321Ignition brake de-linking kit
HyperPro fork and shock springs
Street Pilot GPS with Touratech/Ram mount
Mag-Knight Tank Bra
Russell Day-Long saddle
Scottoiler with Touring reservoir and Dual Injector
SW Motech removable luggage racks
Givi E360 Sidecases
Bobbed Rear Fender
Michelin Pilot Road tires
Pyramid Hugger and Fenda Extenda
Electric Connection Power Strip
Two Bros. pipes,
Cary - North Carolina
Front and Rear turn signals tinted
Rewire of Tail light to support LED/Spinner bulbs
Removed licence plate light
dumb reflectors front and rear
Houston - TX
Vance & Hines SS2R slipons.
Las Vegas NV
Modification: Two Brothers exhaust.
Fort Lee, NJ
Yoshimura RS-3 pipes,
re-jetted the carbs
K&N air filter.
Modification: American Turbo System (204 hp at 9 lbs of boost)
K&N Air cleaner
2nd Look tank bra
17 tooth front sprocket
This is the best all around motorcycle I have owned (14 to date) It is
between an 929 and ST1100 It has so much torque I went UP on the
countershaft sprocket. The reason for this is when I run the Interstates
at 80 mph she is only turning 4500 rpm. this is without sacrificing low
end. In first gear I can whack the throttle at 5000 rpm. and she will
stand up the tires are the best I've ever had on this bike. However I am
going to try those Bridgestone BT-20s. I also enjoy the long rides (500 +
miles a day) thanks to the Heli Bars And the Givi windshield.
Modification: self made handlebar risers
San Antonio, Texas
Replaced stock exhaust with Micron system
upgraded carbs with Factory Jet Kit. No more flat spot at 4 to 6m
Went one tooth down on countershaft sprocket
Rohm Ignition Advancer
San Jose, California
clear taillight & blinkers
Jaws rear painted hugger
Two Brothers X-metal exhaust
Brendan J Mcgovern
Dual SS2R pipes
K&N Air Filter
Givi Wingrack II, E360 side cases and Maxia topcase.
LP tank bra to protect the delicate paint.
K&N air filter at 12K mile tuneup.
Electrical Connection driving lights (mine was the prototype Lewis
Preston used to make his kit from).
Corbin Gunfighter and Lady.
HJC FRS Chatterbox for keeping up with the riders we've left behind.
A Throttle Rocker for those times the ThrottleMeister can't be used
RaceTech Gold Valves with springs are on the shelf, awaiting installation.
Valentine 1 radar detector
a 5-gallon fuel cell
a CB radio
Widder electrical clothes and heated grips
Bossier City, Louisiana
Heli clip-on bars
Vance & Hines SS2R slip-ons.
Michelin Pilot Sport tires
Two Bros. pipes
Race Tech fork springs
Ohlin rear shock
Corbin Beetle bags
Corbin seat custom made at Corbin
J&M intercom with a CB interface.
Targa tank bra
"L" brackets and racks for my Ventura Bikepack system
Beltronics 840i radar/laser detector
Eclipse electric vest
3-point RKA expandable tank bag.
Two Bros CF oval Slip-ons on my '99 XX. The PGM-FI accomodated them
perfectly. Throttle response is as crisp as ever with no surging,
midrange is VERY impressive. The sound is mellow, but deep and
James Alan Novey II
Santa Rosa, CA
Rene Patterson II
Vance & Hines carbon oval exhaust
K&N air cleaner
"The K&N cleaner compensates well for the extra exhaust clearance
and the PGMFI has enough variance to adjust the fuel mixture so you do not
have to add a power commander to the bike.
It is a simple way to add power to this beauty without compromising
reliability or having to constantly mess with tuning...and it sounds
Lockhart Philips tank bra
K&N Stage 1 Jet Kit
Modification: Givi rack + panniers 40l
Two Brothers exhaust
Fort Worth, Texas
Corbin Gunfighter & Lady seat
Double bubble wind screen
16 tooth front sprocket
Fender eliminator & under tray
Orange County, California
Indigo full exhaust system
D&D 530 gold chain
Two Bros. C4 Alum. Slip-ons
Second Look Seat Skin
Zero Gravity Double Bubble W/S
Harris CBR Hand Grips & Tank Pad
Modification: Corbin Saddle.
Craig W Saitto
Corbin gunfighter and lady
Givi wingrack w/2 E360's and 1 E460 W backrest
Pyramid rear hugger and front fender extender
Two Brothers Racing slip-ons
47 tooth rear sprocket
Tour Master soft luggage
Dyno Jet Stage 1 kit
Joseph D. Sanders
Installed heli bars
replaced graphics with chrome logo's from Tape Works
Polished my wheels. bike looks very nice its the best looking XX in
Corbin gunfighter & lady w/optional backrest (black weave w/red
Power comander II
US Tsubaki Alpha chain
Sprocket specialist sprockets (1 up rear - 1 down frt.)
Pyramid under tail & carbon fiber hugger
Clear alternatives LED tailight & L.P. clear signals
Mig carbon fiber cans with upsweep mid pipes
Plasma coated the header pipe
Carbon fiber "look" brake & clutch levers
Carbon fiber: engine covers, fork protectors, triple tree cover, fork
tube cap nut covers,
tank pad, gas cap cover,heel guards & lic. plate frame
Powerbronze "double bubble" windscreen in deep red
Modification: Ventura Luggage
Newton, North Carolina
Edward D. Tomsej Jr.
Zero Gravity tall smoke screen
JE 2mm oversize pistons (1195cc)
Rear Hugger from Pyramid Plastics
Bagster Tank Cover & Bag
Zero Gravity Dark Screen
Öhlins front and rear
Ermax rear turn signals
"I like the Akrapovic, because it is really quiet for an after market system. Not offensive at all."
John T. Trayne
Ben S. Treynor
Kenneth Van Sky
Carol Stream Illinois
Arrow exhaust system and pushes 151 hp at the tire and runs 9.81 @
139.4 mph (before the turbo was installed!)
HRC Turbo system
MRE Air Shifter
Hoffmister rear wheel mod
EFR Racing clutch basket and crank
Trac Dynamics 10inch over swing arm
Michelin Pilot race tires.
a photo of Ken's Blackbird
Rogelio G. Villarreal
His opinion about the seat: "The Corbin has been great! My wife likes
to ride on back sometimes and the stock seat made her slide forwards all
the time. The Corbin is far more comfortable and cured this problem".
NYC New York
Factory Dynojet kit with titanium needles
Two Brothers 4 into 2 into 1 into 2 Carbon Fiber Exhaust system (looks really trick both canisters come up the right side)
Factory Ignition Advancer (+4 deg.)
black leather Corbin Gunfighter saddle (it has the removable backrest).