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Old 06-23-2017, 08:06 AM
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Happy Birthday, Merry Christmas, Happy Birthday....

Got this for myself and it got here Thursday...



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Old 06-23-2017, 09:08 PM
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Its a 1989 Honda CBR600F. The first year of the CBR instead of the Hurricane name. This is a fairly rare color combo as it was only an 89 color for the model. Even better is that despite being old...it only had 8340 miles on it when I got it on Thursday afternoon. I just got back from a ride here on Friday evening and turned over to 8400.6 in my garage where I park it at night.
I really have nothing to do to this bike other than ride it. Often. I'm still doing the shakedown and get used to it runs before I head out on longer trips. I LOVE my jacket and my helmet. Its been awhile since I had a helmet this sound dampening. The jacket is really for my Dual Sport bike but it gives me greater confidence of resisting road rash.
I still need some decent gloves and will look at those soon. I will start looking for tires too. Hope to wait until winter to install them so I don't lose down time while the weather is nice for riding.
Yes I have the other bike...not the point thank you..... haha
Only real modifications are the Vance & Hines exhaust, and the Lockhart tank cover. Otherwise I think it is stock. And FAST. In town its a 2nd gear machine. Out of town, she'll get up and go if you let her run.
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Old 06-23-2017, 09:52 PM
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delivery truck to my door. GREAT company to use for shipping FYI. Best price too from quotes I got. (thought the name showed up better--Haulbikes.com)







in my garage next to the other one in for repairs.

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Old 06-24-2017, 05:08 PM
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Wow! They even delivered it to your home!?!?!?
Looks like new!
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Old 06-25-2017, 08:01 AM
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it is like new. and yeah door to door service. Was an easy company to deal with for me. All they do is haul bikes/trikes. Couldn't do it myself for the price.
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Old 06-25-2017, 01:04 PM
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Gotta love the cover on the back side of the tank!
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Old 06-25-2017, 09:24 PM
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yeah I do,
I also product tested my jacket today, it rained, it repelled water, I stayed dry. face shield needs rain x wipes or something
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Old 07-25-2017, 09:59 PM
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Well I have put about 350 miles on this bike in about one month. The only modifications I have done to it are to install a pair of Grip-Puppies over the existing grips. The original grips allowed my hands to get numb after about 25 mins of riding. Not cool or safe. So for $18 shipped to my door....and a 5 min install....I have the problem corrected. Now I have a larger diameter grip, that is more vibration dampening and extremely easy to install. Product comes from the UK, via Pennsylvania.

I can see myself taking a trip on this bike. Already looking into a luggage system. But tires are likely a first purchase this winter. Its due for the first service since ownership...I have to get a filter first.

I LOVE THIS BIKE. First street machine I've owned. It is not very gravel friendly but taken slow it is doable. 5 miles worth is about all I want to do in a day on it though. Did 100 mile ride a week ago....95 smooth-ish tarmac and 5 gravel. I could do double the tarmac miles without the gravel. Maybe some different tires are needed for it to be a better gravel bike....or just stay the heck off gravel.
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Old 07-25-2017, 10:06 PM
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oh yeah....I have added some protective gear. On a whim before a long ride...I tried my dirt gear knee and shin guards on under my jeans (for looks sake) and they fit quite well. While jeans are not riding pants and I don't really need the shin protection....I'm happy to have it to wear incase of the unfortunate. I am sorta waiting until winter to pick up some bargains on last years style/colors of riding pants when it goes on sale. I don't have last years hay sales to play with this year...drought and all.
I'm still looking for some good riding gloves...I have insulated winter leather work gloves right now.....again, better than nothing.
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Old 08-25-2017, 05:02 PM
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I have been riding the bike to work the last few days so I can ride a little after work. Its been working great....except for today. It rained just as we were finishing up some roofing. I got to really product test my riding jacket in this stuff. It worked great. Hands down the best jacket Ive had for riding. Nothing got wet in the outter pockets (cell phone, wallet, mail, microfiber towel for my glasses). I wish my jeans worked that well in the wet. I have 8800 miles on it now. ...well it might be closer to 8798 or like that. I am getting comfortable enough now that I would really consider a long trip on this one. Like 1000 miles or more.
The Grip Puppies I added to the handle bar grips was a super modification that I would recommend. Almost totally eliminated my numb hand issue with the old grips.
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Old 08-25-2017, 05:20 PM
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Oh...yeah. I picked up a pair of gloves. From Menards by Stanley. Fat Max with touch screen fingers and knuckle protection and easy on and off. Not real sure how well they will work if I have an unintentional dismount...but I'm sure they will work better than the skin on my hand versus the tarmac. They were only $15 after the coupon I got in the mail, so it was worth the chance.
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Old 08-26-2017, 03:59 AM
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So your riding back to So Cal?
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Old 11-07-2017, 09:21 PM
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Tonight I took my coolest ride on the coldest ride of the season to date....19*.
I'm sure there is a joke in that sentence somewhere lurking around.

Anyway it wasn't nearly as bad as I was expecting. I didn't even put my "winter" gear on. Just helmet, gloves and jacket as normally I do. Insulated jeans. Jacket is likely only reasonable to about 15. I may break out the snowmobile suit and ride until it hits Zero. Only if there is not any ice with that...Not fond of ice and two wheels....or four for that matter.
Is that a reasonable limit? I know Ed went across Canada on a stinking CT90 or 110? IN WINTER. So he has me beat by a long shot. Who says you need a big BMW to adventure ride??? Not me.
I currently have 9030 miles on it and am wondering if I can get to 9338...to make 1000 miles since ownership in Mid June.

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Old 11-07-2017, 09:25 PM
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Oh yeah. I recently picked up some panniers (saddlebags) very reasonable. They are soft sided and from a Yamaha as Genuine Equipment....but who cares if the name doesn't match the bike. I am still fiddling with how to use them on this bike as I really bought them for use on the XL600 dual sport that I have not even ridden this year.

Maybe I can snap a shot of the them temp mounted to each bike.
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Old 11-08-2017, 08:42 AM
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yes you do.....will do tonight.
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Old 11-08-2017, 10:36 PM
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yes you do.....will do tonight.
Its 9:37 at this hour in Los Angeles?
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Old 11-09-2017, 10:58 AM
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sorry. fell asleep in the recliner after a long day in the cool weather. TWICE! Once at the folks after supper...and once with the dog at my place. I did get photos though when I went out to run errands on the bike. another 21F ride...and it felt great. still need to fiddle with the mounts for the panniers but they stayed put well up to about 45MPH.
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Old 11-09-2017, 11:12 AM
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Yes that is the remnants of the 2-3" snow from a couple days ago in the background next door.




Looking into a tank bag next.
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Old 11-09-2017, 07:48 PM
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Such a beautiful bike really!
& the Bags look great with the black tank cover.

Might not so much without that.

But so nice!
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