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Is this a good deal on a 599?

Its a 2006 with less the 200 mi.
Asking $5000

http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/868552963.html

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Its a 2006 with less the 200 mi.
Asking $5000

http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/868552963.html
Nope.

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Are you bored of the 919 already?

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Might be a bit high but it's virtually a new bike. I like the black, paint those side panels black and do some powercoating, that would be a sharp machine!

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NADA book on that bike is 4520 for a clean one and 4020 for rough.. if he was trading it to me i would offer him 3500 and let him work up... and i wouldnt go over 4500 total.. argue with him its the american way



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I'm going out on a limb here, so if I'm wrong, just me.

If you think you've bought too much bike in the 919, give it a little more time. Maybe it feels like allot of machine--it is. But the more you ride, the more comfortable you will get. Just ease into it. Take your time getting to know the capabilities of your bike without putting yourself at risk. In a year, or much less, I don't think you'll regret keeping it.

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I'm going out on a limb here, so if I'm wrong, just me.

If you think you've bought too much bike in the 919, give it a little more time. Maybe it feels like allot of machine--it is. But the more you ride, the more comfortable you will get. Just ease into it. Take your time getting to know the capabilities of your bike without putting yourself at risk. In a year, or much less, I don't think you'll regret keeping it.

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I agree with Brev if that's the reason for interest in a smaller bike. I do have to say that the 599 is a joy to ride in its own right though, wouldn't trade my 919 for one but they are lightweight and quick, great fun to toss around.

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Are you bored of the 919 already?
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If you think you've bought too much bike in the 919, give it a little more time...
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I agree with Brev if that's the reason for interest in a smaller bike...

Blasphemy!!!!!

I love my 919!! I wouldn't trade her for anything! Keeping her till the end of the road for sure. Gonna have to pry her from my cold dead fingers along with my .45 H&K. She never ceases to amaze me no matter the gear I am in. I used to dread going to work, now I look forward to each morning commute. When my bro came over the other day, he took her for a spin and pulled a power wheelie at low revs. (just to show me what the bike had, he said) I had these jealous emotions and I hated the way he looked at all her nakedness and the perverted way he touched her. I never had these kinds of feelings before.


My daughter is interested in riding. She is very petite though, so I think my HD Sportster at 600 pounds is not a good choice for her until later. She likes the Ninja 250. I was just thinking maybe she'd like the 599 and I could possibly borrow it for a quick trip to the corner store or something like that.

Motorcycle prices in Denver are overinflated for some reason. I see a lot of people from the South and East paying way cheaper then here.

BTW, I am off work today so heading over to the Triumph dealer to check out the Street Triple. When I bought my 9er I had been looking at getting one of these too but, they were all sold out. The dealer called me to let me know the have one now, so I just want to check it out for the heck of it.

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...I love my 919!! I wouldn't trade her for anything! Keeping her till the end of the road for sure. Gonna have to pry her from my cold dead fingers along with my .45 H&K. She never ceases to amaze me no matter the gear I am in. I used to dread going to work, now I look forward to each morning commute. When my bro came over the other day, he took her for a spin and pulled a power wheelie at low revs. (just to show me what the bike had, he said) I had these jealous emotions and I hated the way he looked at all her nakedness and the perverted way he touched her. I never had these kinds of feelings before.


My daughter is interested in riding. She is very petite though, so I think my HD Sportster at 600 pounds is not a good choice for her until later. She likes the Ninja 250. I was just thinking maybe she'd like the 599 and I could possibly borrow it for a quick trip to the corner store or something like that.

Motorcycle prices in Denver are overinflated for some reason. I see a lot of people from the South and East paying way cheaper then here.

BTW, I am off work today so heading over to the Triumph dealer to check out the Street Triple. When I bought my 9er I had been looking at getting one of these too but, they were all sold out. The dealer called me to let me know the have one now, so I just want to check it out for the heck of it.

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Thanks for the morning laugh! Yeah don't let your daughter learn on something bigger than a 250. The bigger the bike then bad things happen too fast and the penalties are high.

The Triumph dealer won't be too happy with what you ride up on!

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Yeah don't let your daughter learn on something bigger than a 250. The bigger the bike then bad things happen too fast and the penalties are high.:
I dont fully agree with that, my wife never rode a motorcycle at ALL until this season! We sent her to the local Harley dealership to go through their riders training for newbies and they did a fantastic job taking her from nothing to street ready in a week!!! All for $250, the best $250 we ever spent!!! When she completed her course she had an awesome 2004 Honda 599 and has done an excellent job with it, I am very proud of her and dont think you need to start on anything as small as a 250! The 599 is an excellent choice for the novice while still able to offer the more seasoned rider quite a thrill!!


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didnt know the 599 had an inverted fork

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Honda added a few new things on the 599 for 2006.

http://www.motorcycledaily.com/08sep...6honda_599.htm

2006 Honda 599- Features


New for 2006

* New 41mm inverted HMAS fork with a new triple clamp and steering stem for superior handling and stability.

* Fully integrated lightweight instrumentation includes asymmetrical analog-style tachometer, LCD speedometer, six-segment fuel gauge, a/b tripmeters with countdown function and clock. A separate LCD built into the tachometer displays engine coolant temperature.
* New two-piece mini cowl surrounds instrumentation and features a tinted flyscreen for an aggressive look.
* Newly designed front fender improves styling.
* Dual texture seat has low-slip material and adds to rider and passenger comfort.
* Gold finish on the front and rear brake calipers plus gold anodized front disc carrier add distinctive look.
* New silver colored wheels.
* New Metallic Black color.

A lot of us were hoping that the instrument cluster would also migrate to the 919, but it never did.

2006 Honda 919
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They forgot that it's the 21st century and put carbs on it. crying_on_floor.gif

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They forgot that it's the 21st century and put carbs on it. Attachment 8049
That's the one downfall of our 599 in my eyes, it is one cold blooded machine. Tough to start on a cool morning, takes forever to warm up. Once going it's fine, guess I'm just spoiled by the 919's fuel injection.

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That's the one downfall of our 599 in my eyes, it is one cold blooded machine. Tough to start on a cool morning, takes forever to warm up. Once going it's fine, guess I'm just spoiled by the 919's fuel injection.
Besides what you listed: it's a pain to synchronize 4 carbs.
Also, it does not adjust mixture for elevation changes; a big issue for someone that lives in CO.



EDIT: I would've bought one back in 05 if it was fuel injected. Good thing it wasn't.

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Glad your not getting rid of your 9er My friend started out on a SV650 and it was a good starter bike, but he grew tire of it quickly. It has a little less power than the 599 but newer ones are fuel injected.

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That's the one downfall of our 599 in my eyes, it is one cold blooded machine. Tough to start on a cool morning, takes forever to warm up...
Oh, I didn't realize it wasn't fuel injected, kinda seems weird. I used to have a carburated Honda Shadow and that thing was such a PITA on cold mornings. Sometimes I warmed it for what seemed like forever, only to have it die down the block after I rode off (or tried to.) Or I'd forget to turn my fuel on.

Maybe the ninja 250 is a better deal for her.

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Maybe the ninja 250 is a better deal for her.
I think the SV650 is what you're looking for.

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how bout a ninja 500 for her... that little 250 isnt strong enought to get away from anything like we know we sometimes have to do (stupid drivers in cars) but the 500... it will get up



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I think the SV650 is what you're looking for.
the sv650 is kinda long legged..as in a tall bike.. and slow very slow.. of course thats my opinion and i could be wrong... but i rode on the other day and i'm not



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My daughter loves her SV650 and it is only about an inch taller than the Kawi 500 but much more power (she had me do the test rides for her) and tons of aftermarket goodies.

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Found this while looking for an F4i:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Motor...=p4506.c0.m245

Anyone interested?

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