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Old 10-15-2009, 07:55 AM   #21
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I have an 06 F4i, the one with the lazy boy seat.. Its comfortable as to me, i generally don't ride less than 100mi when ever i start it. As far as mileage goes, it only matters if it was operated in a retarded manner or not taken care of maintenance wise.

As far as I've seen Hondas are pretty much bullet proof. I was also looking at an R6 when I was in the market to replace my 250. I don't know what year the new body style came out on the r6, but i can tell you the 08 r6s style SEEMED comperable comfort wise.
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Old 10-18-2009, 07:29 PM   #22
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honda is the way to go, i regret not buying one
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Old 10-18-2009, 08:11 PM   #23
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Honda is very dependable but I don't know about the f4i so I say go with the r6.. Or a 600rr.
My 636 has been great to me so you might want to get a kawi..?
Just test ride as many bikes as you want see which one you like
F4i is probably the most dependable sport bike ever. I had a 2003 R6 and it was nothing but problems. Complete piece of . WOuld just die randomly and yes, it was new. Once died while I was on i-35 on the left lane and was stuck in the little shoulder lane against the wall with only about a foot of clearance and almost got hit by a semi before I ran up to where it widened. Left a sour taste in my mouth about Yamaha.I have a friend with one and its a piece of with something always going wrong.

I have had an f4i for years and not a thing wrong ever. I know guys with F4i's that have over 50,000 miles and not a problem ever.

Heads up on the R6, there is a huge design flaw on a tab that is cast onto the engine case that the front sprocket cover bolts onto. If for any reason the chain or anything else down there fail, it will easily break that tab off along with a chunk of the cover. You will have a big hole looking into the bearing in the tranny. If you do get it, get a saw and chop that thing off. Back when they raced those bikes, first thing they would do was to cut it off, same thing when they would rebuild them for racing, the shops would cut that thing off before shipping them to customers.
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Old 10-19-2009, 10:15 PM   #24
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GSX-R600. Easiest to find and get parts for. And probably cheaper than all of the other similar year/mileage bikes.

You can't go wrong with the GSXR line...
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Old 10-20-2009, 03:00 PM   #25
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His bike currently has 170,000 miles on it.
Enough said.
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Old 10-20-2009, 03:09 PM   #26
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at what point do they need valves done

For the R6, the valves will need to be at least checked and possibly redone at 24k. At 16k suggested maintenance is to have the bearing re packed. Not neccessary, but suggested.

Don't know about the F4i.

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Old 10-21-2009, 01:15 AM   #28
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Again, 2003 R6= complete pile of . Have not heard anything bad in later years at all.
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get the f4i, its a solid bike that wont break and is plenty fast enough, mine outran plenty of the newer bikes and all it had was sprocket. the yamaha is gonna give you plenty of including bent shift forks and probably engine problems. hondas got their together goodluck
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