94 SC28 Foxeye RR-R

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  1. Kentblade

    Kentblade Elite Member

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    So after selling my RRE to take a totally different look at biking to a buy a CB750K, after much travelling and looking, mostly at completely overpriced mutton dressed up as lamb, I have realised the hunt will be long and painful, so after a few weeks of being Bladeless for the first time in 20 years, and a rather empty space in the garage thought I would plump for something that I didn’t buy first time round for reasons that I have no idea why as I always liked them. So it was a toss up between an R1 and this, so the R1 will have to wait a little longer, but Paulos has got me trawling the ads already.

    So finally found a very clean Foxeye, after a 250 mile ride home, I realised why everyone creamed their pants over them when they changed sports bikes forever, cracking smooth and responsive engine, that just piles on speed in a way some bikes of the early 90s did but then added the essential trick of going around a corner at high speed as well which the others couldn't, coupled with a front end that don’t need much provocation to get airborne, the only thing that reminds you of it’s era are the brakes, which are compared to today’s stoppers are best described as relaxed.

    Really wanted the R over the N & P, although they were the ground breakers that twin round light setup was best left with RC30s and 1980s style and not the 90s and for me the Foxeye was the pick of the pack.

    So after a long day to Devon and back, I’ve dumped it in the garage and will give it a good look over tomorrow, but it crunches miles with ease and is quite roomy with just the wide tank that shows its age.

    Big thanks to the guys at Torbay Honda for a painless buying experience, very accommodating and helpful guys.
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  2. mk3golfcab

    mk3golfcab Well-Known Member

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    Love it, look forward to more images of it :)
     
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  3. Boothman

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    A classic that mate - love it :cool:
     
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    Love it...it’s got a choke as well, cool.
     
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  5. Kentblade

    Kentblade Elite Member

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    Yep went for the deluxe version, no expense spared when I am in shopping mode ;)
     
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    Belter. Really like that Kentblade.
     
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  7. John Tuck

    John Tuck Active Member

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    Nice colours those and nice to see an unspoiled one (original indicators and undertray).
     
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  8. Kentblade

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    Yep, fairly standard on the face of it, just a newish stainless header system as the OEMs are mild steel and rot, and the end can that is close to the obnoxious sound level, so that is going, it did not have the OEM can with it, only other obvious is the Goodridges, but after 26 years they would have been my first change.
    Don’t buy them to look at, they all get ridden, so need them to work properly, but I am not into exact as it rolled off the production line type of person.
     
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  9. John Tuck

    John Tuck Active Member

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    I’ve got an RRV which is std apart from silencer, hydraulic lines and gear indicator. My headers are ok but the collector is a bit rusty, I should take it off again and paint it as it was from the factory. My wife had an RRW and that had proper stainless headers, mine seem to be semi stainless as the down pipes don’t rust but the collector and exit pipe do.
    Where ‘bouts in Kent are you? I’m Sandwich myself.
     
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  10. Kentblade

    Kentblade Elite Member

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    Up near Brands about a mile away
     
  11. PauloHRC

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    Really nice that, would love one of those and that colour is beaut!!!! ;)
     
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  12. Selmer50mark

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    These old Blades are brilliant, the way you sit in the bike behind that big old tank and hang over it like a monkey clinging to a rock .
    Like how they come alive over 7000 rpm , nice smooth carbs .:)
    My RRV is a keeper ;)
     
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  13. Wes

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    Nice example of a good bike. Enjoy.
     
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