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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 05-23-2008, 09:20 PM Thread Starter
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quite a dilemma

need some insight,

I have a bike to buy down at my college, WIU (it's ~3 hours away in Macomb). I originally figured that I'd just take the train down ($10-$20 is a lot better then the gas price) then I'd meet my roomy and purchase the bike. I'd proceed to familiarize myself with it and then I'd enjoy the ride home. simple?

My roomy is against me riding it home. He claims ~3 hours on the inverted forks would be rough (not to mention, he claims the 600RR seat is not that comfy) on me. Seen as how I have only had one season under my belt on a kawi 500, does this really pose a problem? Should I go the safer route and rent a u-haul down there and drive it home? How do I even safely attach my bike once inside the u-haul?

This is ideally my first 600cc bike and I really do want to bring it back for the riding season....so any tips/thoughts are appreciated.

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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 05-23-2008, 09:22 PM
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Ride it dude. WTF! You will be so pumped up about your new bike who cares if your butt is a little sore. It is only 3 hours. Its not like you are riding it cross country

Aslo what the hell does invertered forks ahve to do with a smooth ride. Doesn't mean jack. man up and ride it home.
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inverted forks?...wth?...ok...more details on the bike...year, mods done to it...etc...if its just basically a stock 600rr...there is nothing wrong with it..and dont listen about the inverted forks...just make sure the bike gets an oil change beforehand and ride her on back...nothing less then 93+ octane also...

inverted forks are nothing big...unless they did something special to the bike...1st thing to check out is take it for a ride 1st and make sure the front forks DONT leak...may be a sign that bike was wheelied alot...if they do leak and trust me you will see the oil leaking...dont buy the bike until it gets fixed...

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Ride it dude. WTF! You will be so pumped up about your new bike who cares if your butt is a little sore. It is only 3 hours. Its not like you are riding it cross country

Aslo what the hell does invertered forks ahve to do with a smooth ride. Doesn't mean jack. man up and ride it home.
+1 on everything. I recently purchased 600RR and rode it home... Close to two hours in traffic. No issues whatsoever. And if you're tired, just freakin' stop and take a break. Drink a coffee, coke or whatever floats your boat.

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It wouldn't hurt to adjust the controls before leaving... Levers, shifter, brake pedal should all be in a comfortable position. Aside from that, if the bike is mechanically sound, 150 miles is a trip around the block [for some of us].


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yeah dude, just ride it but make frequent stops if you start to get uncomfortable. make sure you're geared up and make sure you stay warm. last thing you want to be doing is shivering uncontrolably while on your bike. that seat is a little rough so i changed mine to a corbin but i've don 550+ mile trips on the stocker so it's not impossible. just be sure to make frequent stops even though it's for a coupla minutes.
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The guys clearly a pansy, three hours is nothing - heck I'll more than happily ride it back for ya.
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The guys clearly a pansy, three hours is nothing - heck I'll more than happily ride it back for ya.

liar. 150 miles does NOT take you 3 hours. more like 1 maybe 1.5 hours!
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Mike, your friend doesn't know shite about suspension, you'll be fine on that pony, just take it easy. I know you're going to want to crack it open, as long as you wait until you're on a nice open stretch of highway before you do so, you're fine. Respect the bike and take it slow for the first few thousand miles with the little bit of WOT (wide open throttle) here and there and you'll be fine.

As was mentioned, 3 hours is nothing bud, you'll be fine, if you start to get sore, stop at a gas station, refill and have a drink, you'll be home in no time.

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Ride it dude. WTF! You will be so pumped up about your new bike who cares if your butt is a little sore. It is only 3 hours. Its not like you are riding it cross country

Aslo what the hell does invertered forks ahve to do with a smooth ride. Doesn't mean jack. man up and ride it home.
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It wouldn't hurt to adjust the controls before leaving... Levers, shifter, brake pedal should all be in a comfortable position. Aside from that, if the bike is mechanically sound, 150 miles is a trip around the block [for some of us].


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For real ride the mother [email protected]

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liar. 150 miles does NOT take you 3 hours. more like 1 maybe 1.5 hours!
Indeed, someone needs to test the bikes safety and stability at 150mph+
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I'd ride it around for a week or two to get used to it. The first 2 weeks I had my '05 600rr my wrists hurt like a bitch everyday for two weeks (even days I didn't ride). After like 3 weeks, the wrist pain went away and now I can ride all I want without a problem. I started on a Ninja 250. Also, buy a corbin seat. The stock 600rr seat feels like a piece of cardboard.

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haha! thanks a lot guys, I appreciate everything. He was getting me worried over what appears to be nothing. He did complain about how much his wrists hurt and how he was not used to the inverted forks (that's what he said, something about a different position on the bike then he was used to) so I guess I'll man up and take a break or two if I needed.

thanks again

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So what are the specs of the bike your picking up... Year milage etc.
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Im always willing to ride it if ya want. Il be sure to drive really fast so the oil doesnt leak out of the forks.

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So what are the specs of the bike your picking up... Year milage etc.
2003 CBR 600RR, 10k miles.

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the 03 does not have inverted forks
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thanks again, very excited

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Schedule a lunch/dinner on your trip right in the middle. 25 minutes to have a burger will keep you very comfy. While I don't ride a sportbike I cant see 150 miles being a big deal. If you are uncomfortable early on in the trip stop and fix whatever is making you uncomfy. I ignored that for awhile and it caused me to stop frequently. Once I got all the little things sorted out I now run 250 miles at at a time (limit of the tank, have to stop for gas). Good luck and enjoy the trip. Take it easy, and take unused side roads would be my advice.
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Trust me, 600RR from an EX500? you will not feel sore or tired. Just make sure to go over the bike (tires, chain, oil, gas, title etc.) before leaving.
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