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Old 04-21-2010, 06:54 PM   #1
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Reliability? Which bike?

Hey guys and gals, so I recently put my bike up for sale and sittin around waiting for calls/interests sparked a question in my head..

So first of all I am torn between 3 different bikes (cbr600rr, F4i, 636) that I really really want. I plan on keeping the next bike until the end of time or if it just finally wants to lay to rest.. so my question is..

Which bike is notorious for taking abuse/lasting long? I heard F4i's engines are almost bullet proof.. Is this true or is this just a hype? I really like the F4i's but they're a bit sluggish compared to a 636 or a cbr600rr. Now I know the ol' saying that if you maintain your bike they will return you the favor, but I just wanted to know if there is a motorcycle "2jz" engine out there.

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Old 04-21-2010, 06:55 PM   #2
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F4i man. they last till you put a bullet through it.
haha so not necessarily bullet proof, but some where near? I really like the looks of the F4i though..
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It's hard to beat a honda. Especially an F4i. I would never consider any of them "sluggish". They are all fast sportbikes. Believe it or not, many would say that the F4i will beat a 600rr in acceleration 0-80 any day of the week.

The Kawi's are good but you can't beat a Honda.


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You will like the rider comfort on the F4i over the 600rr or the 636. They can't touch the F4i.
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This is gonna sound really lame but I have a kawi and the seats are really nice. lots of cushion. Hondas have hard seats. not great for long rides.
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It's hard to beat a honda. Especially an F4i. I would never consider any of them "sluggish". They are all fast sportbikes. Believe it or not, many would say that the F4i will beat a 600rr in acceleration 0-80 any day of the week.

The Kawi's are good but you can't beat a Honda.
Haha I would assume so.. Honda's are the king of reliability when it comes to cars, watersports, and lawnmowers.. So I would assume the same for motorcycles.

Then I looked at your bikes..





and I saw 3/3 Hondas! lol!

Anyone know of any other bikes other then the three i mentioned?
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It's hard to beat a honda. Especially an F4i. I would never consider any of them "sluggish". They are all fast sportbikes. Believe it or not, many would say that the F4i will beat a 600rr in acceleration 0-80 any day of the week.

The Kawi's are good but you can't beat a Honda.


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You will like the rider comfort on the F4i over the 600rr or the 636. They can't touch the F4i.
The banana ones (04+ correct me if i'm wrong) or the split ones? (<03)
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This is gonna sound really lame but I have a kawi and the seats are really nice. lots of cushion. Hondas have hard seats. not great for long rides.
Haven't rode any other bike except an R6 for about 5 mins and I really didn't feel the difference.. I guess I have to go down richmond for a true test!
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636 has a very cushy seat, but honda is know for its planks for seats.... I would go with the f4i.
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Old 04-21-2010, 07:36 PM   #11
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Again, Which ones? Banana seat or the split?
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I think if they made an up to date f4i, I woulda bought that over a 600rr.

I have heard too that the f4is were basically as good as the 600rrs, but I doubt an 05 F4i is gonna beat an 07 CBR.

Start looking on the roads for old kawi ninjas. There are some of their sport touring models still around, but look for old sport bikes... ya just don't see em very often.

I see old CBR f2s and f3s all the time running like champs. I see a few rare ninjas running like champs.

I owned a kawi 500r and a kawi 650r as my first 2 bikes and both were fantastic and never gave me any problems. I ran my 650r pretty hard... I think it actually produced oil cuz I hardly needed to change it, nor did it get too dirty fast lol.

Never had an SS Ninja though, so I really can't speak much about them.

I would say just about any modern bike is good for 100k if you treat it right.

Hondas do have their reliability behind them though more than any other bike.

I rode an 03 zx6rr and just was unhappy with it myself. As soon as I took off on the 08 cbr600rr, I knew it was for me.

Just go out and try some out. Reliability is def a factor to pay attention to, but it is just 1 factor.

How the PO took care of it is probably the single most important factor to take into consideration when buying a used bike. If you aren't buying used, then ignore that.

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i've had an 05 f4i banana seat and swapped it out for the split seat the banana is WAAAAY more comfortable. that being said they both are great and I enjoy the f4i more then the 07 600RR

Even the breaks were way better on my f4i then the 600RR
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Even the breaks were way better on my f4i then the mazda miata i have now
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Miada... boxster... same thing right?


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Now that NEW spyder boxster... hmm....
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I'd go Honda. I've known some people with them that have tens of thousands of miles on them and have just followed the maintenance schedule half . They are the most comfortable too. Hondas are geared more towards street riding when it comes to ergos. A set of helibars and a new seat and it becomes a sport touring bike (almost). I have a buddy with a 71 cb750 and has put a ton of miles on it in the last five years and it has never broken down. The engine was gone through back in 2000, but that was a long time ago. I had a Triumph that was close to a 71' and I couldn't ride it 300 miles without something breaking. I think that says a lot.
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Old 04-21-2010, 10:54 PM   #18
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i like the 01-03 f4i. it's very comfortable. Wheelie machine too. I would go with a Honda. You can drop it, crash it, ect and you'll just pick it up and ride it lol
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