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Old 05-04-2007, 04:17 PM   #1
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I want to get a 600, but here is where i need you thoughts. When i do move up to the 600 class, i most likely will buy it used and would like to know if i should go with something like a 2006 zzr600, which is carburated. Or should i go with something older like an honda f4i or kawi 636, which is fuel injected and a few more miles than the zzr? Thoughts on fuel injection?
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Old 05-04-2007, 04:18 PM   #2
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never had carburated so i wouldnt know. but hondas are very stout bikes.
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Old 05-04-2007, 04:33 PM   #6
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No real diff between the two, providing the carbs are tuned correctly. Get what fits you and your budget, but be sure and be honset with yourself that you are ready to step up.

LARGE difference in weight and power going to a 600-650.
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I want to get a 600, but here is where i need you thoughts. When i do move up to the 600 class, i most likely will buy it used and would like to know if i should go with something like a 2006 zzr600, which is carburated. Or should i go with something older like an honda f4i or kawi 636, which is fuel injected and a few more miles than the zzr? Thoughts on fuel injection?
Fuel injection is great especially when dialed in correctly with a Power Commander and custom map.
Do not be afraid of a carbureated bike. Most of them have a tendancy to be "cold natured" in stock form because they are jetted lean from the factory to pass EPA crapola. If you re-jet the bike, and allow more fuel to the carbs, you will get rid of the "cold blooded" issues with carbs.
Do not let the carb-no carb issue be the deciding factor in your purchase. Both types of fuel delivery have their merits and since you will want to customize your new toy eventually, any problems with either FI or carbs will be sorted out anyway.
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dont get the carbed bike. get a 636 =)
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F4i is always a good choice...Get a 2001ish, before they went back to the bananna seat.
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Forget the 600, you will be tired of it in a month. Buy a Yami R1. Twist the throttle and be superman.
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Old 05-04-2007, 07:04 PM   #15
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sv650's or ninja 650r's are good step up bikes. Lots of options when steping up...take your time and sit/test ride anything you can get to.
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F4i or zzr.

The 636 is made out of tin foil to make it light for the race track. Not a great street bike.
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Old 05-04-2007, 09:07 PM   #18
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F4i or zzr.

The 636 is made out of tin foil to make it light for the race track. Not a great street bike.

Weird, last I heard the 636's actually crashed fairly well compared to most of its competitors.
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deff fi, me myself i would get a nother gixxer 600 between 2002-2005, fast and fun! but like everone says get what is comfortable and afordable for you.
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Weird, last I heard the 636's actually crashed fairly well compared to most of its competitors.


No offense, but since I work in a shop that specializes in crashed bikes, I see them by the hundreds. The 636 bodywork survives ok, but the frame is weak as ......

Bikes least likely to survive a crash
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