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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-23-2006, 06:23 PM Thread Starter
 
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CBR 600 F4 vs F4i

I just bought a 600F4. I was curious how much I'd notice not having gone with a fuel injected bike. Or, more importantly, what differences will I notice?

The F4 I picked up is a '99.

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What type of difference are you concerned with?

Will you need to let it warm up? Yes.

Should you anyway even if its FI? Yes.

Will the FI throttle be a bit more responsive at the first sense of a wrist twist? Yes.

Will you have a choke and need to use it? Yes and probably.

Will it be just as reidable as a FI bike? Most definately.

Could you potentially have more problems with the carbs? Yes but it could go the other way as well with more technology.




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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-23-2006, 10:59 PM
 
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If I was going to get a used 600, I would get the F4. And not just because I'm familiar with their carbs. The F4 was probably the best all-around 600. When Yamaha came out with their upstart R6, all the other manufacturers had to start making peaky engines to compete and it's been going higher each year. Plus, Honda had some drivability issues with their fuel injection the first year for all of their fuel injected engines.
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Easier cold start is the biggest difference.

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Yeah. I've been driving my F4 around for a little while, and I like it a lot. Great bike.

I was just curious what the differences were.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-26-2006, 12:01 AM
 
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What type of difference are you concerned with?

Will you need to let it warm up? Yes.

Should you anyway even if its FI? Yes.

Will the FI throttle be a bit more responsive at the first sense of a wrist twist? Yes.

Will you have a choke and need to use it? Yes and probably.

Will it be just as reidable as a FI bike? Most definately.

Could you potentially have more problems with the carbs? Yes but it could go the other way as well with more technology.
You hit the nail on the head with that reply!
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-26-2006, 06:07 AM
 
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You hit the nail on the head with that reply!




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