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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-25-2003, 09:53 PM Thread Starter
 
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I've got a 94 CBR F2 with 13k on it. It's my first bike and I have been riding since April of this year. I have gotten used to the performance of the bike and have seen videos of turbo f2's online. I wanted to get some thoughts from more experienced riders on the turbo issue vs getting either a newer 600 or even moving up in bike size to a 750 or 900. Thanks for your time!!
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-25-2003, 10:02 PM
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Have you ever even driven a turbo car? And do you have any idea how much a full turbo set up costs? Also, I don`t really see the point of turboing a 600 since it has extremly high compression, you couldn`t run shit for boost.

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-26-2003, 03:10 AM Thread Starter
 
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Actually I used to drag race an Eagle Talon turbo a few years ago. I figured that a pre-fab kit would be in the range of 3 to 5k. I really wasn't worried about the cost as much, I had just seen some bikes like that and wondered if anyone saw any advantages to doing something like that instead of just going with a faster bike.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-26-2003, 05:43 AM
 
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You're gonna dump $5k into a 10 year old bike? For that smack, just buy a new 600...it'll whip the 10 yr old turbo in every way but a straight line mile long drag anyway!
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-26-2003, 03:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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Yeah you guys are right, it would be a huge waste of money and your still riding a 10 year old bike. Good point!!
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-18-2004, 01:20 PM
 
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not to mention the whole turbo kicking in while you are leaned far in a corner... doesnt that sound like fun?



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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-18-2004, 01:48 PM Thread Starter
 
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man, you brought this one back from the dead!! actually over the winter i picked up an 02 954 RR. It was a little scary at first but i have grown into it and i'm lovin' every minute of it!
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-18-2004, 02:11 PM
 
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yeppers i had a feeling this one was long dead... bored rbowsing throu forums...
glad you like your new bike, enjoy it, and try to keep the rubber down



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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-18-2004, 05:29 PM
 
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I was riding a 93 f2 and the bike was awsome, and i still ride it some times, but when i got my r6 i put it away. Its still a 600 but I dont know to me it SOOOO much faster then my f2. I rode my r6 for a week and then went back to my f2, and i wanted to cry. The f2, when your in a turn you have to push it down in the turn just to get the bike to lean over, my r6 does it by its self thats prob the biggist differnce so I think if you get a new bike you will see a BIG differnce!
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