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post #1 of 43 Old 07-19-2007, 09:50 AM Thread Starter
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Well, I got bit by the 600rr bug....

Yep, trading in the 919 for a new Honda 600rr. Dealer gave me 4500 for my 9'r. I didn't think that was do bad considering it has 35k on it. Went with the black 600. And don't worry, I'm now going anywhere.

I do have some stop exhaust cans if anyone wants them. Shoot me a price...

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Yep, trading in the 919 for a new Honda 600rr. Dealer gave me 4500 for my 9'r. I didn't think that was do bad considering it has 35k on it. Went with the black 600. And don't worry, I'm now going anywhere.

I do have some stop exhaust cans if anyone wants them. Shoot me a price...

Congrats on the new scoot Adam! Let the mods begin




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Very nice! Pics?

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There are more than a few of us that have owned the RR's. Feel free to ask if you need any help. Congrats, and change your avatar.

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Dealer gave me 4500 for my 9'r.
That's a lot for a trade in! When I read that, I assumed it was an '06 or so. Dang, I might have to go to the dealers and see if they'll buy mine!

Let's see some pics of the RR.

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Adam - You have/had a unique 919, did you let it go with all the mods.?

That new RR has gotten good reviews. Post up a pic or two when you get it.

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Congrats on the new ride Adam.

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Sweet new ride! BTW, I've been to your site many a time admiring your 9er, and trying to glean ideas, but never had any idea you spent time here. Awesome ride, and glad you got a great price for it. Please don't take your 9er pages down! I still need references.

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Nice! The reviewers sure do you love that new RR. Please post pics when you get her!

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congrats on the rr...they are fun rides

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Thanks guys. I just got a call and the dealer said they should have it by Saturday morning. Keeping my fingers crossed. I'll get you some pics as soon as i get my bike.

Mike, Yea, I did keep all the mods on the bike. And really I had no intention of selling the 9'r. Went in yesterday to a dealer at lunch just to look around and mentioned i wanted a 600. Salesmen saw my bike and wanted to know if I wanted to trade it in. I said sure if you give me enough(thinking they wouldn't offer me a lot). So then I went to another dealer and they gave me even a better deal for a loan. Never thought I would get rid of this bike, but funny how things happen....

And my site isn't going anywhere. I need to update it but haven't had the time....

All i can say is you guys have been a great help with my bike. You all are a great bunch. I'm sure i'll have plenty of questions for you guys about the new ride. Which mod first?!?!?!?! I'm thinking suspension.........That and powder coating stuff black....

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Congrats Adam! Looking forward to seeing pics of the new steed. That is one drool-worthy bike you picked up, IMO.

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Yep, trading in the 919 for a new Honda 600rr. Dealer gave me 4500 for my 9'r. I didn't think that was do bad considering it has 35k on it. Went with the black 600. And don't worry, I'm now going anywhere.

I do have some stop exhaust cans if anyone wants them. Shoot me a price...

I sold my built up 2005 Team Honda Formula Extreme 600RR Replica. . . a GREAT track bike that begged to scream its heart out. . .



More Pics:
http://www.ema-usa.com/bow/bike_of_w...1506_roy.shtml

Now I ride a preowned 919. . .a GREAT comfortable all around sportbike that you can ride two-up with the nice torque of a big bike. . .



And yes, the mods have begun. . .but it won't be as crazily mod'd as my RR!! Check out my first mod. . .the seat. J/K!! I'm just anal. . .I cover the seat whenever the bike isn't being ridden.

Congrats on the new 600RR, which is even a GREATER track bike out-of-the-box than the 2005 and on RRs (2003 through 2004 RRs were too heavy and less refined). . .enjoy it and take it to the track where it truely is at home. Ride safely and responsibly on the street especially with the RR.

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I expect the new RR to win many a "Bike of the Year" comparos, it's awesome!

'Fess up with some pics!


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Wet Weights:
600rr=400lbs.
919=485lbs.
That should be nice!

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Man, I can't handle waiting till Saturday to pick it up.....I'm going insane!!!....lol..

Well, I know it won't be as comfortable as the 9're going to work, but i think i'll be able to manage. But as for the track, look out. I ride with 2 other guys that have rc's. Should be fun to ride with them now!!!! My next track day is August 19th. It will be my first track day without an instructor. I'm wondering how easy or hard it will be to hang with the RC's on the track......

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Congratulations! That RR is a sweet machine. A local dealer has on sitting on the floor about 1/2 mile from my work. I spend at least 1 lunch a week with it. Just post up some stock photo so we at least have that to drool on.

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I'm wondering how easy or hard it will be to hang with the RC's on the track......
Depending on your level of ability Vs. your buddies, you could be passing them at will. The RR is a very track capable bike, and is as precise as a scalpel in the right hands. The new 600's are producing nearly the same amount of horsepower as the RC, but you have to keep the revs up, and really stay in the powerband. You are definately on the right track with your first mods being suspension. Get it dialed in for your weight, and riding style, then wave as you pass everyone on the track.

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You definately need to write us all a review of how you like and dislike it. Now look how far away Saturday is ;P! I'm thinking about getting a second bike for the track.

p.s. How much are lessons?

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I'm wondering how easy or hard it will be to hang with the RC's on the track......
Shouldn't be a problem as long as they don't catch you in the wrong gear.

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Here is what I bought....Back in black...lol..

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Great, now I need to replace yet ANOTHER keyboard. Way to go, man.

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Rock it. Or rocket. I love 600cc bikes. They just want to be revved.

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Congrats, you beat me to it. I'm hoping to get mine around Feb. The local dealer wanted my bike plus $4400, so in effect they were giving me $4300 for the bike. Aint no way..... I'll keep it and save up for a few more months.

The new 07 supposidly has decent midrange for a 6. It has decent legroom and reasonable ergos. I like the idea of 406 lbs, with 109 hp. I like seeing the tac needle in the red on the 919, so i think I'll adapt well.

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My only problem with modern 600's is the price. $10k for a lil bike i'm just not willing to pay.

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My only problem with modern 600's is the price. $10k for a lil bike i'm just not willing to pay.
It's a little bike in some ways.
And a bike that goes Big in other ways.
The 600 class bikes aren't what they used to be.
With a top speed equal to a liter bike, that's say'n something.
Horsepower too. More horsepower than 750's & some 1000's just 10 years ago.
So it says 600RR. Twist that throttle & it will make you smile & shake your head in disbelief.

Don't forget, You probably have more than $10,000 tied up in that 9'er,or at least close to it,And in no way will it come close to the performance levels of that 600RR.


Did I convince you to get one yet?

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It's a little bike in some ways.
And a bike that goes Big in other ways.
The 600 class bikes aren't what they used to be.
With a top speed equal to a liter bike, that's say'n something.
Horsepower too. More horsepower than 750's & some 1000's just 10 years ago.
So it says 600RR. Twist that throttle & it will make you smile & shake your head in disbelief.
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Sweet bike, I would like to own a more full on sport bike someday. However I don't see myself wanting to part with my 9nr. For those that ride full on sportbikes how do you get used to that lean angle for extended street riding? Since you are supposed to keep weight off the bars, doesn't it getting rather tiring to ride sport bikes for extended periods of time?

When I was shopping in late 2004, I really didn't like the look of standards but after sitting on a 2004 600RR I realized I didn't think I would want one for day to day riding.

So I love the 600/1000 sportbikes but can't see myself on them for around town. For those that ride them, can you comfortably cruze on them without fatigue from the extreme riding position?

Nice bike bud, have fun with it.

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OK, It's Saturday now. What, did you want to ride the bike before posting pics? Geesh..... I am hoping by time you read this you have a eating grin on your face and maybe some actual photos to share. Congrats on the bike!

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Congrats on the sweet 600RR Adam!
Your going to tear up the track with that thing!

I'm like you, I didn't expect to ever get rid of the 9er, but it happens...

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For those that ride full on sportbikes how do you get used to that lean angle for extended street riding? Since you are supposed to keep weight off the bars, doesn't it getting rather tiring to ride sport bikes for extended periods of time?

For those that ride them, can you comfortably cruze on them without fatigue from the extreme riding position?
I guess you just get used to it...
I rode to Monterey/Laguna Seca and back about a month or so ago, 975 miles in 3 days, two weeks ago I did 3 trackdays in a row, my GSXR 750 sure ain't 919, but it's not that bad, I guess if you enjoy riding, you just ride... and I do a lot of riding, street, track, dirt biking, it's all good!

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Picked it up yesterday. Rode 130 miles. This thing is great.

The good:
1.) I sit more upright than I thought i would. After riding yesterday, my back and wrists don't hurt at all.
2.) They said it was light, but damn, I didn't think it was this light.
3.) Suspension is unreal. LOVE IT!
4.) Did I say it was light?
5.) Just when i think i'm out of motor, I'M NOT. After 7K this bike lights up!!!
6.) This bike will be great for Track days. But after riding it, I'm going to like it a lot for the street too.
7.) Cheaper insurance
8.) Best headlights on a bike that I have owned. I feel a lot better riding at night on this.

The Bad
1.) Less storage than the 919. (will be using back pack a lot, no biggie)
2.) Gas milage won't be as good, but i knew that going into it.
3.) Tail light in the rear fender ugly to me. Love it when it was above the exhaust. Thier is a mod for this I guess.

Comfortable, Light and rev's to the moon! Need I say more....

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When are you going to lean it over?

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Nice choice, dude. Enjoy!

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What a beauty. I'm very jealous. I know a guy in my town with the white one. I think I'm gonna ask to take it out sometime.

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