My first bike: '92 Honda CBR600F2 :)

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  1. Quickstrike

    Quickstrike New Member

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    I've had it for about a month now. I just love the thing.

    I don't ride it as much as I'd like to, but have around 1500km's on it so far.

    It has a full Yoshi exhaust system on it that sounds amazing!


    Overall I am very pleased with this bike! The speed is pretty good compared to the 125CC's at the MSF course :p. Just screams nearing redline.

    I am 6'3" and it is so comfortable to sit on for long hours.

    Think it will last me a couple years atleast -- so I can get used to riding.
     
  2. MJG

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    It looks really good. How much did you pay for it?
     
  3. Quickstrike

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    $3000 CDN

    Seemed like a good deal. I went to see another F2 going for $3500 and it was all scratched up, fairings cracked, had double the mileage, stock exhaust... It looked like shit. Everything was loose and wobbly.

    This bike was originally owned by my neighbors good friend who got me on the deal. Dealership said he should sell it for $4500, but he is a nice wealthy guy that went down on his initial asking price. -- I'm sure if he listed the bike publicly (he just mentioned the idea of selling it to my neighbor), he would've got the full price.

    It also has brand new tires on it, and aftermarket Showa suspension.

    He took really good care of it. Babied the thing.


    Oh yeah, forgive the condition in that pic. I hadn't washed it in a week. Bugs all over it. I just lubed the chain the night before so the rear wheel is covered in overspray.
     
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    3000 canadian is a good deal, as it looks to be in great shape. How many KM's are on it? I would guess low 30's just by looking at that picture
     
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    Looks cool. I'd ride it. And $3000 is good for a first bike. Good work.
     
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    2K-2.5RS No caffeine - No function

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    Damn that's clean!
     
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    Clean bike :)
     
  8. diaper eater

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    ive got an f3 :wiggle: us tall folks dont have many other comfortable options. im 6'6" :hs:

    edit: i still cant believe that fucking thing looks brand new for 14 years old :big grin: good find
     
  9. CasualSex

    CasualSex Stan Smith

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    I just bought a 91 CBR 600 F2 that I'm picking up tonight. Its also my first bike (I have take the msf course). Did you feel comfortable going from the bike in the MSF course to the CBR? Was it considerably more jumpy in first gear?
     
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    SBandit4 If shit hits the fan, just make sure you have a go

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    Congratz.:bigthumb:
     
  11. Cachee0

    Cachee0 OT's Technical Recruiter, Send me your resume

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    great bike looks like you can ride it all day..
     
  12. Quickstrike

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    Yeah, it was comfortable since day one.

    Just remember to take it easy on the front brake. It will be more powerful than you are used to. Also, the rear brake will lock up a lot easier on this sort of bike. So, you learn to rely almost solely on the front.

    These bikes make most of their power 10,000 rpm to redline. If you are afraid of the sudden power increase, just shift at lower rpms. Not that much oomph in the lower revs, so it won't be as big of a leap.

    It does get jumpy in first gear when in high revs. You have to learn smooth throttle control for a smooth ride. In the city though, just kick it into 2nd in most scenarios and you can take those corners without worrying about it lurching back and forth :p.

    Another thing you might not know (which is by no means specific to the F2, but is found in bikes from the 90's up), when you put the kick stand down in first gear, the bike will shut-down -- or if you have the kick stand down already and move into first gear the same thing will happen.

    Other then that, have fun!

    Be sure to leave comments later on after you have ridden the bike for a little longer. :)
     
  13. CasualSex

    CasualSex Stan Smith

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    Thanks for the words of advice Quickstrike. I'm going to pick it up tonight :) and Ill be sure to create a thread with the pictures. It looks kind of similiar to yours.

    And one thing I've noticed is that the F2's look good in pictures, but way better in person.
     
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    Good choice thats was my first bike also
     
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    Very Nice bike .. :big grin:
     
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    Whats the major differences between the f2 and f3? I'm just wondering if its a noticeable difference to pay a premium for.
     
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    nice, my first bike was an F4, those old honda's are the most comfortable sportbikes
     
  18. diaper eater

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    f3 advantages:
    diff fairings
    full floating rotors
    wider rear wheel (i think?)
    aluminum passenger pegs.
    upgraded suspension (adjustable up front)

    f3 was basically just more refined and modern than the f2
     
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    Wow that bike is clean, nice find!:)
     

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