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More comfort......What to get

I had a CBR 600 F4. Actually, I loved the looks and power of the bike. But for me, it was uncomfortable. I like a little more leg room and bars that don't make my wrists and neck sore. I want a Honda with an inline 4 and sport type appearance. Is there such a beast? Would I be happier on the bigger CBR's like the 900,929,954 or 1000? The year doesn't mean anything to me, condition does. Unless there is a model that is a problem bike, but I am not sure Honda made many bikes like that. Oh, experienced rider with somewhere around 500,000 + bike miles under my 54yrs. of age.Any ideas?
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Re: More comfort......What to get

if you found the f4 uncomfortable,dont even try the other bikes you are thinking.
What you are looking for is a CBF,check it out.
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Maybe a 599 or 919? The bars are higher and I think the pegs are lower.
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....not an inline, but just as smooth



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Re: More comfort......What to get

Hmmmmm, I was hoping there was a sport faired bike, instead of a naked bike. Maybe what I am looking for doesn't exist in an inline 4 motor. I just love the sound of an inline 4 on the pipe.
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Re: More comfort......What to get

919 Great looking bike that could be considered a sport-standard. Nice power too, but not as much power as a 900rr... just a little less.
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Re: More comfort......What to get

Fully faired you may want to sit or test ride on a VFR.
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Re: More comfort......What to get

I think that there are some fairing kits out there for the 919.
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Well, I will have to look for those fairing kits. Any good place to look?
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Re: More comfort......What to get

have you thought of something like these?

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Re: More comfort......What to get

I am quilty! I had not thought of those. It may be just what I am looking for. Has anyone here used the? Did it do what you hoped it would and allow clearance for the handlebars?
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I have not used the heli bars but several friends have although not on a Honda F4/F4i. The installation is pretty clean and there is definitely a difference in how far up and back you can get compared to stock.
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I have helibars on my 929. if you thought the F4 was uncomfortable the bigger bikes even with helibars still won't be comfortable.

something like this might be a better option ConvertiBARS the little animation is on a 929.

if you can't convince them, confuse them.
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Re: More comfort......What to get

get a VTR firestorm.. Im pretty sure there going to be a 1250 for 08.. The 2008 VTR1250 Firestorm I saw looked like a big CBR 1000RR.. It was pretty awsome looking
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Re: More comfort......What to get

What type of riding? Long distances? The F4 is pretty comfy by sportbike standards. I agree with CBR929RE, even heli bars on a 929 or 954 won't help much. The 1000RR has even more aggressive ergos, I believe.

I vote to check out a VFR. Still plenty sporty, very comfortable for the long hauls. I have one of those and a 929, and for the long rides, the VFR leaves the garage. It has Genmar bar risers on it to make it a bit more comfy for me. The sound is awesome...have you heard a V-four? Get a pre-2000 model and enjoy the whine from the gear driven cams.....Mmmmmmm.
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