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Re: Thinking of buying a F4i or 600RR

I sold my wife's F4 in Feb after we were pregnant, and now it is time to get her a replacement...I know the F4i is a proven bike...and very strong and reliable, but I was thinking of getting her a newer bike so that she can keep it longer. But I am a bit unsure of buying the RR, due to the first year production, and smoking issues from the exhaust, and mystery delay at release time.

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Buy the RR, you'll love it. I guarantee you you'll be spending more time on it then your 'Blade
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I rode the RR trough the gap, and did enjoy it...but the F4i is cheaper, and a bit more comfy. Did you have any problems with your RR?? Did you get smoke out of the exhaust??

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I've had no problems to speak of. It does smoke a littlebit, which I thought was oil burning, but it's not, it's just the extra fuel. Remember, it does have 8 fuel injectors. I've had no comfort issues either. I went on a 4 day, 1300 mile ride and had no problems at all. I admit, the seat is a bit on the harder side, but it's not as bad as my 929 was. Trust me, go with the RR. Check out 600rr.net for more info on them.
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i agree. just put on a JARDINE. sweet.

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ND4SPDSHO : I've had no problems to speak of. *It does smoke a littlebit, which I thought was oil burning, but it's not, it's just the extra fuel. *Remember, it does have 8 fuel injectors. *I've had no comfort issues either. *I went on a 4 day, 1300 mile ride and had no problems at all. *I admit, the seat is a bit on the harder side, but it's not as bad as my 929 was. *Trust me, go with the RR. *Check out 600rr.net for more info on them.
1st I have heard of the smoking. What color is it and when does it do it? I would figure Honda to map it on the lean side from the factory.
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Black and when I'm laying into it...
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That should not be normal...right?

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Dealer checked it out, and they said it was fine so I'm not worried about it anymore.
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That is good that you had the dealer check it out, but I would insist on a good explanation regarding the smoking. It just seems very odd that Honda would intentially tune an engine that would do that. I don't remember whether or not you've mentioned in the past, but did you buy the extended warranty?
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Bacchus : I don't remember whether or not you've mentioned in the past, but did you buy the extended warranty?
Not yet. I still have 'til July to decide. I never buy it initially 'cuz I never know how long I'm gonna keep the bike
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Re: Thinking of buying a F4i or 600RR

And how tall are you guys with the 600? Do you have a problem of your knee getting in the way and touch the fairing too much?

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I'm 5' 11 1/2'' No probs whatsoever, perfect sized for me
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Re: Thinking of buying a F4i or 600RR

And what is good price...and what is a cheap price for a used 600RR?? Is 5,000 a deal or is that just ok?

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I've seen them being sold for mid 7's. I couldn't get mine for a penny under MSRP. 5k is a steal, granted the bike is in good shape. Check out 600rr.net, they pop up for sale quite often
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