Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Aurora, CO USA 80013
Whoaru99 pretty much got it right.
Frankly, you're fighting a losing battle trying to build build enough horsepower into your RF-600 to keep up with current 600's. Just look at the math- your bike puts down about 80-82 rear wheel horsepower. New 600's are at 105-110.
On top of that, at 469 lbs wet weight, your bike is relatively light, but it's still 30 lbs heavier than the new 600's.
But so what? Who cares if you are a few bike lengths behind on the straights? They're only about 5-6 tenths ahead of you in an all-out 1/4 mile dragrace. And from a rolling start, the difference is even less noticeable. Appreciate your bike for what it is, there's still plenty to like. There aren't that many RF-600's out there, the styling is unique and (in my opinion) pretty cool looking, and the RF is much more comfortable than a lot of the newer bikes. And you probably spent a 1/3rd as much for your bike than a new one.
Besides, any chump can go fast in a straight line. The real fun is in the twisty stuff anyway- show them your taillights when the road gets tight.
"Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life son." - Vernon Wormer.- Dean, Faber College.