Wednesday, December 22, 2004

New tyres and oil change for the CBR1100XX

Today I got new tyres for the CBR1100XX. Expensive! but worth every penny.
I purchased the Bridgestone BT20's for front and rear. I also purchased an oil filter and 4 litres of semi synthetic engine oil.
I thought I was going to have to take the fairing off to change the filter but no!
The first thing I did was use Google to see if there were any instructions out there on how to change the oil filters.
Forget crappy manuals written in half english!
I found a bunch of sites. The most useful one was Super Blackbird. Here I found comprehensive instructions. I took photos as I went so that I could add to his great instructions these photos.

[Photos didnt come out sorry!]

I also found some great write ups on the bike.
Buying a used CBR1100XX Super Blackbird in Australia
Ciao - a review of the bike