Originally Posted by AUR6
Thats a lot of miles on th 600rr and still looks great.
Yeah, the 600 has been absolutely superb. Ridden through two winters, ice, snow, hail, rain, fog - you name it. Rode 200 miles on her once in the middle of Winter in the middle of the night, ambient air temperature was -5 degrees centigrade, and she didn't skip a beat. [Edit] when I reached my destination, I had to get a mate with a hair drier to thaw me out enough to get off her. No joke, really!
Parked her outside a mates house for 2 months when I moved home and couldn't keep her at my place. She got snowed on, rained on, chain rusted solid (the sod said he'd oil it but he didn't). When I got her back, she fired up first time and after enough lube on the chain to get her to the dealer and serviced she was back on form.
She's been dropped once at 40mph when I had a minor disagreement with a bus (it was totally my fault. I wasn't riding like a nutter or anything, just made a bad judgement call on that day) and I had to replace all the body panels except one. She started fine after the drop, and I rode her (with shattered fairing blowing in the breeze!) 100 miles to the dealer for repairs.
In short, I love that blue bike. It's never let me down, is absolutely bulletproof, 28000+ miles on the clock and she STILL turns heads in town. What more can ya ask for?! She's got a garage for life with me. When she eventually won't go any more, I'm going to clean her up and mount her on the wall in my studio. Seriously!
She'll never see another owner.
She's got some minor mods:
- LED arrow indicators
- Black double bubble screen
- Micron dual-port exhaust
- The rear end (numberplate bracket area) has been reduced and tightened up
- Scot Oiler (it was her 28000 mile present - she earned it!)
She's staying on the road along with the new beasty. If the new Fireblade does half as well, it looks like I'll need another space on that wall when the day comes :-)
Eddy aka BladeFreak