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Old 11-12-2009, 09:21 PM
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I know what your thinking from the title, no I'm not a stunt rider. I do a wheelie from time to time but not an actual stunter. I really like the 636 but really like the F4I. I'm selling a Graffitie RR and going to buy one or the other. I comute to and from work. I plan on doing a track day in the spring. Other than that my gf likes to ride on back. Here are some pro's and con's of each bike in my eyes.

F4I

Pro's: Comfy seating (ridding singe or 2 up, clip ons are comfy as well), endless supply of aftermarket parts, its a honda so its bullit proof.

con's: Dated styling compared to other current bikes, lacks power compared to others, old style forks.

03-04 636

Pro's: Styling a head of its time, nice power, inverted forks, wont need to gear or at most -1 in the front.

Con's: uncomfy (will have to buy LSL Spiegler dirt bike bar kit), its not a Honda, known for transmisson issues, aftermarket world is ok but nothing compared to the Honda.

I cant seem to decide, I've found 2 really clean specimens on each and am having trouble deciding. However I love Honda and always will! I've had GSXR 1000 and other really fast bikes so my ego trip has gone and passed. Any advice?
 
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your post has me a bit confused.....you already have a newer generation 600rr..correct?

why would you get rid of a newer generation 600rr for either a f4i or a 636?

imho both are taking a step backwards.....especially if your planning on going to the track
 
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Originally Posted by dwschultzy View Post
your post has me a bit confused.....you already have a newer generation 600rr..correct?

why would you get rid of a newer generation 600rr for either a f4i or a 636?

imho both are taking a step backwards.....especially if your planning on going to the track
Yes I do have an 08 600RR. I only do one track day a year. My point is I'm not comfy on the RR but I'm not ready to go to a cruiser. At the same time if I put the bar kit on a 636 it would be equally as comfy. I dont want a sport tour due most are just watered down and a Busa or ZX-14 wouldnt be as much fun to throw around. I get your point on stepping back but to me its not stepping back...
 
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got it

then the f4i would be my choice out of the two

buuuuuut.....if you get the kawi and put bar risers on it....why not just put bar risers on the 600rr?
are they not available for the 600rr?....i ask cuz i have never looked into them for my 600rr....my 600 is a track only bike
 
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if you have to put money into a bike to be comfy, then i dont thnk its worth it. buy a bike that you can jus get up and go if ur looking for a cruiser.

and plus by the sound of ur post, you already made up ur decision. the 636 has more cons than pros
 
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Originally Posted by dwschultzy View Post
got it

then the f4i would be my choice out of the two

buuuuuut.....if you get the kawi and put bar risers on it....why not just put bar risers on the 600rr?
are they not available for the 600rr?....i ask cuz i have never looked into them for my 600rr....my 600 is a track only bike
I could do a Heli bar on the RR at the same time it wouldnt remidy when I ride 2up. Also the newer bikes seem really small and flimsey. I'm 6' 200lbs.

Originally Posted by NYKnick1015 View Post
if you have to put money into a bike to be comfy, then i dont thnk its worth it. buy a bike that you can jus get up and go if ur looking for a cruiser.

and plus by the sound of ur post, you already made up ur decision. the 636 has more cons than pros
I get what your saying but a cruiser is just not what I want yet. A cruisers (in my eyes) dosent wheelie, it dosent track day, etc. The F4I wouldnt need risers...
 
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Originally Posted by Monstrosity View Post
I could do a Heli bar on the RR at the same time it wouldnt remidy when I ride 2up. Also the newer bikes seem really small and flimsey. I'm 6' 200lbs.
you've got an internal battle you need to deal with.....going to a forum isnt going to help


a. none of the "cbr's" or any sport bike for that matter is meant for 2up riding.....period
b. you have a perfectly good bike for what you want except the 2up part



my suggestion would be to look into the sport/cruiser world then

like a vfr for example.....perfect bike for what you want



but once again

none of the bikes in the "sportbike" class are designed for 2up riding.....none...zip zilch nada
 

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Originally Posted by dwschultzy View Post
you've got an internal battle you need to deal with.....going to a forum isnt going to help


a. none of the "cbr's" or any sport bike for that matter is meant for 2up riding.....period
b. you have a perfectly good bike for what you want except the 2up part



my suggestion would be to look into the sport/cruiser world then

like a vfr for example.....perfect bike for what you want





but once again

none of the bikes in the "sportbike" class are designed for 2up riding.....none...zip zilch nada
But some are better than others... VFR and the others are wattered down IMO. If the economy didnt take such a **** and cutbacks at work hadnt occured i'd keep the RR and buy a cruiser. As the "Boss" says, you cant have both...
 
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i didnt mean that by a curiser... a cruiser in my eyes is a bike that you zip around town in to get from here to there. No fancy bells and wistles... my f3 is my cruiser because i use it to get to work, to get home, sometimes go to the store etc
 
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get a 636 for the power. plus the f4i spring limit on rear is 200lbs front is like 180 lbs so if you really want a bike that can handle your weight alone go with 636 plus it makes way more power then a f4i. on the other hand a F4i is very cheap! around here there about $2500-$3500 the other flaw is the CCT on the f4i.
 

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