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F2 CBR600 weak points?

now, like all bikes, I know the F2 model has some weak point or other. anyone care to tell me some? I'm going to look at one soon in orlando thats reasonably priced for me, with 24k on the clock. as far as I know, it hasnt been stunted or raced, though it was laid down and needs a new tail fairing, and maybe a little paint work.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-11-2006, 04:20 PM
 
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no weak points that i know of. i've raced an original hurricane 600, CBR F2, and F3. They are capable track bikes and comfortable street bikes. Only thing about the F2 is the automatic cam chain tensioner. I replaced those with a manual from an F3.

with that many miles, I would check and most likely replace the steering head bearings, rebuild the front forks, not sure if the rear shock is serviceable (never had a stock rear shock), and clean out the carbs. also, recheck the valve clearance.

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thats about what I figured, and EXACTLY the info I was hoping for too. I'll get all the other stuff done too.
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IMO just the CTT. Its one of the best bikes ever built and still remains competitive in the right hands. The F2 can be updated easily to a wider rear wheel (from a F3) that makes it easier to find tires for too.

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for me, nothing less than rock solid design will do. NOTHING LESS. nice thing even is that about the only real difference from the Hurricane, up to the last F3 is that I cant see much difference, other than power and a wider rear wheel.
and I love that nobody really has a problem with reliability on these machines either. anyone know what they weigh? I already know power output figures, just curious what the weight is on one.
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CCT is it.

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I had a CBR 600 F2 and never Not Once did it have so much as a belch. It was perfect from the day she was bought to the day she was sold. Very quick for its year. I never had a complaint other that getting rid of it when I did.
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KING....tater here.... i rock an F2... it is a great bike.. however it is not fuel injected so the fact remains that you will have to turn on the choke when you start the bike.. not a biggie.. also there is not a low fuel indication light so you have to remember to switch it to reserve if you run out of fuel and then remember to flip the seitch back once you fill up... the only problem I have is the cam chain does make some noise... this is my next project... plus even if you have the stock wheel on it i went up one size from a 160 rear tire to a 170 rear tire... it handles great and i have over 25k on the clock...

get it! what color is it... mine is all black with yellow wheels and yellow f2 and CBR decals..
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My FZ is carbed and I usually cant tell with finnes and getting used to it you learn to be smooth. I still want to Ivens jet kit it but doont really trust anyone to do it. I requires some drilling in the venturies.
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carbed isnt a big deal at all, and basically what I gathered from y'all is that its just not a trouble prone bike unless you really abuse or mistreat it to the EXTREME. that puts me at ease about a bike's design.

someone tell me, did honda INTEND for the F2 to be this tough, or was it just a stroke of luck that they're so great? the F is pretty much the same bike, as I understand it, as is the F3, except for a few things that are updated, or changed a little.
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carbed isnt a big deal at all, and basically what I gathered from y'all is that its just not a trouble prone bike unless you really abuse or mistreat it to the EXTREME. that puts me at ease about a bike's design.

someone tell me, did honda INTEND for the F2 to be this tough, or was it just a stroke of luck that they're so great? the F is pretty much the same bike, as I understand it, as is the F3, except for a few things that are updated, or changed a little.
It's a Honda... Honda intends for all of their products to be tough...
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