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Well... After a week or two working on the R6 project with my friend (http://sbw.sportbikes.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=56557), I wanted another bike as a project bike.

So, I found this 2004 Honda CBR600 RR for $2000. Bike has less then 3500 miles on engine and runs beautifully. Frame untouched, subframe straight, forks straight, brakes good, and engine cases and block are all good.

The Bad: Front stay bar is broke in two, needs new front upper cowl piece(s), new headlights, new left handle bar, new left foot bracket, needs new rear tire and various small things that I've yet have to account for (pretty much cosmetic shit).




 

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wrecked liter bikes still go for 4 grand. I was going to get an 03 gixxer 1k for 4300, but I'm sure that would have killed me. I'll stick to 600's for another year.
 

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Ok, bought all the parts right now.

left front foot peg: $34.95
Headlights: $157.50
faring bracket (front stay bar): $51
left rear foot peg: $30
left clipon handle bar: $59.95

That comes out to $333.4 + shipping for new parts. Add the rear tire ($187.23) and I've spent $520.63 so far.
 

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Finally got all but one part in this week (left handle bar). So I started some work on the RR.



My bikes. As you can notice, no more huge globs of glue on the headlights as everything up front is replaced. I got a new front farings as well, but in the works of sanding it down and repaint. I forgot to pick up some plastic weld so I couldn't do much cept fiberglass some stuff. I think it looks evil without the farings IMO.


Honda's 03+ RR bikes are radically designed now that the air box and gas tank are split instead of the usualy gas tank ontop of the airbox. This way, you don't need to take the gas tank off (which is a pain when you have a full tank of gas) to change the air filter (which is a snap now). Took 15 mins to get access to the filter and replace the stock one with the KN.


Since I'm still waiting on the handle bar, I decided to JB weld it for the time being. I had zip ties on there, but they kept shifting around.


Also, upcoming is yet another motorcycle project. A 2004 Suzuki GSXR 600 that needs some lovin'.



This bike needs some serious TLC compared to the RR. Needs a lot more parts, but I'm certain the cost of the parts should be around 1,000-1500 or so. What it needs are front rotors, upper stay bar, headlights, gauge pod, front faring, side farings, lower side farings, new rear rim, and left side pegs and brackets. Cost of the bike should be 2300 + 125 for shipping.
 

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JBaz, I so envy you.:D I wish I had the ability to do that type of stuff. I'm so not mechanically inclined. It's A labor of love rebuilding those bikes, and then when you.re done you get to ride 'em. :thumbs2:
 

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I'll be broke by the end of next week, but atleast I have enough money to cover the cost of rebuilding the RR and gixxer. I plan on reselling the gixxer to make some money.
 

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if I get a liter bike, I know I'd kill myself. Besides, crashed 600's are cheaper to find and easier to fix since most people who crash 1000's are nubs who don't know what they are doing and a lot of shit is broken. Atleast in my area. I'll stick with bikes with just dmged plastics and minor things that needs to replaced. If I get more funds and time, I might get more tools to take on even more daunting projects.
 

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JBAZ, I will be returning from this hellhole they call recruiting shortly. Back to good ol fort bragg! So buddy... you wouldn't happen to know where some lowly little, wheelie loving Sergeant can get a 636 do ya? Its time for a new stunt bike. I feel the itch for the 06 636. You know, that rediculously sexy blue color that they have for this year. But I most definately don't need it. Keep an eye out for me if ya would! :thumb:
 

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06? Nope, but I can find you a 636. Theres two in Raleigh that I know are for sale. Not sure if they are sold already though.

This guy has relisted atleast 3 times so I'd say he still has it.
http://raleigh.craigslist.org/mcy/129683729.html
Sounds good, but I was looking more for the trashed project bike style. No point in buying a nice bike like that for what I plan on doing to it. If you notice anything though, let me know. THANKS!
 

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Stain - you get a lot of flack from your COC for riding a rocket?
hear it all the time. Lots of military guys are hog riders too... They tell me it's "unamerican" to ride my "rice burner". But while they're busy shining thier chrome and whiping of that oil that thier overpriced hunk of shit is dripping, I'm laughing at them and droppin a knee. To each thier own. But no matter what Top has to say... I love my machines!
 

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Project update:

So after searching on ebay for the night, I picked up a set of replacement radiator hoses for 25 bucks shipped and planning on buying a power commander 3 and maybe a steering damper. Thursday I'm going to the shop and buying another M-3 metzler tire (front this time) to match the rear and buying another dunlop 208 for the f2 as I found a damn nail in the tire (only 1500 miles on the tire too). So I just practiced my rolling burn outs and locking the rear tire and sliding 90 degrees.

Anyhow, 600RR project is going good. Only spent about an hour working on her tonight. Got the handle bar today and replaced it. Then added the plastics back on, repainted the new front faring plastic with primer black temparily.





I have to wait till the morning to put the front faring and headlight back on as the primer is still wet.




And here's me doing a one-hand stand pose a few hours earlier...
 
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