On the date I pass my MSF course, I took my bike home. A 1998 Honda CBR600 F3 for 3.2k It is the best bike I can find in months and I don't want the season to slip away while waiting for a bike.
I've been riding now with "escorts" such as friend's car in back and biker friend leading up front. So far so good as I'm getting comfortable on the bike. Honestly, the low-mid throttle of this F3 is not much different from the 250cc standard bikes I rode in MSF, it pulls from 8k upto redline, but that's a territory I seldomly visit.
Here is a pic,
Yes, my cage's license plate says CBR just out of coincidence, it's destiny, lol!
and here are my gears, what not shown are Icon Aanthem jeans and Icon Super duty 2 boot. I don't want to take these pics butt naked.
Ok, now, what I'm worried about is the condition and hidden flaws of the bike. First of all, I notice the chain doesn't look very pretty, and I follow advice on this forum to WD40 it first. But still doesn't look good. Do I need to tighten it or replace it? It' a bit loose, and Sprocket?
I managed to change oil myself, but I have no idea on other aspects of bike's maintanance. For example, how do I check brake pads?
Last but not least, the bike makes a squeeling noise when I turn the handle bars, in comes from the center of the handle bars, my friend said it's the steering bushing or something. This bike was downed before doing an endo, so there might be things I need to check out.