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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-06-2003, 08:58 PM Thread Starter
 
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I got my girl finally!

hello everyone i wanted to tell ya'll that i finally got my bike....a '98 honda CBR 600 F3..it has 14, 000 miles on it and slight scuffs but it sounds wonderful and runs like a dream....i test drove it around my block today also my first time ever on a sportbike and it was amazing.....handles well and ride well and feels great....i will definately post pics up as soon as i get my digi camera

thanks to all of you who have helped me in the past and answering my questions....thanks again
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thanks to all of ya'll for the support.......tonight i am brushing up for the endorsment test and going get it tomorow....i rode her around the parking lot today handles nicely. at 20 mph
thanks again..but before i go.....could ya'll give me some pointers on things i might need to do to my bike maintence wise? thanks

pics will be soon
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If there aren't any gripes as of yet with cosmetics or performance, not too much.

Make sure you have good tires goin first, very important, almost caused me to spill once or twice when I rode old crappy tires for almost 1000 miles till I got my stands in to get new ones.

If your previous owner didn't say (or you don't trust them) when the oil was done, assume the worst and do it. Only costs me $8 + filter (every other time) + initial MC stand cost. Very few tools necesary, very little time too (under and hour for the first time, 30 minutes after that).

Brake pads are important as the tires, though require lest maintance and are cheaper. If you are iffy on them, don't ride it out, get new ones. One hour and less than $100 has you riding new top of the line pads up front.

Chain good? Clean/lube/tighten/loosen?

Buy a manual, maybe MC stands (rear at least), and any tools necesary first, makes things better, faster, easier, but more expensive (less than a mechanic by FAR !).

I find doing maintance fun, as well as time and money saving.

Though I was pretty much a noob, I failed my first 2 MC endorsement tests, and that was after 1000 or so miles, and ~ 6 hours doing manuverability type practices, mostly after I failed the first time. I still find it fun to do tight turning and quick stops, though it is unbeleivably crucial to have them down pat without thinking. Practice more and more, get the test done asap IMO. Saved me from getting a ticked once for sure so far.

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