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Old 10-14-2011, 07:33 PM
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I'm new to riding and picked up a beautiful 2006 F4i Blue/Black with only 1400 miles on it. I know a lot of people go either way about if it's a good starter bike, etc. I know my limits and definitely respect the bike. I think I'm still getting "one" with it to take turns quicker but that will come in time.

It definitely had been knocked over in a parking lot from a previous owner. No biggie really. I picked it up from a dealership and they did use scotch tape to hold the right front turn signal on but I'll be replacing those next week with Proton flush mounts. Those things look fantastic and bright. Something I need riding around in the city. I'm also going to install Keiti Frame Sliders as my "Phase I" of mods.



I've been racking my brain over what type/color undertail I want to go with. I think I've decided on the Hotbodies undertail that keeps the original tail light but integrates the turn signals. Now I'm not sure if I want to keep it blue underneath or go with gloss black to add a bit more black on the bike. I know first world problems here! So perhaps what do other F4i owners think?

Other mods I'm planning on:

Exhaust (Yoshi RS3 slip-on) to be heard, the stock on these bikes are quieter than a Prius at low RPM.

Fusion LED light kit

Puig Blue Windscreen
 
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Old 10-14-2011, 08:56 PM
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Hey now! I like the "stealth mode" the stock pipe gives! Prolly the reason cops don't harass me

Dunno the brand but here's my 06 with a blue under tail.

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The license plate "mount" is 2 L brackets and screws from Home Depot. I also have the Fusion MC-6 led kit.
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You'll prolly want at least 8 strips else you'll have big dark areas. That's with 8 but gonna go up to 12 during the wintet
 
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:03 PM
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I think you should skip everything but the slip on and turn signals and spend money on suspension. Front suspension to be exact. My f4i was my first street bike also, you made a wise choice.
 
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Which dealership did you buy it from? I'm in VA and currently in the market for an f4i.
 
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Old 10-15-2011, 06:29 AM
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I think you made a great choice! I went from a 2003 Ninja ZX-7R to my current, 2003 600 F4i and I am not missing the Ninja at all!

Have fun with it, respect it and always Search, Evaluate and Execute!
 
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Old 10-15-2011, 06:23 PM
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Kuroshio, thanks for the tip on the LED lights. I do like how the blue looks on the undertail too.

Scottyyy, I got the bike over at Clinton Cycles in MD. In fact, they've got another blue 4Fi as well that's a 2006 and has some mods already done to it. It's got closer to 15k miles on it but is in fantastic shape.
 
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Old 10-22-2011, 11:24 AM
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Congrats!!
Nice find,bike is in good shape
 
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Old 10-24-2011, 01:21 PM
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Don't know if it was mentioned or not I didn't see it, but to install frame sliders on our f4i's you gotta cut/drill holes through the side fairings.
 
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Old 10-24-2011, 05:37 PM
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My 1st bike was and still is my '04 F4i. I will never sell this bike. Will I buy another? Yes. But this baby stays with me!
 
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Old 10-25-2011, 08:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Jmclmorrow View Post
Don't know if it was mentioned or not I didn't see it, but to install frame sliders on our f4i's you gotta cut/drill holes through the side fairings.

Yeah part of my "phase I"

I've got some Keiti Frame Sliders that I need to get a friend of mine to install. I don't have the tools to do it. The other F4i the dealership had, had frame sliders already install but not cut into the fairing. Not only did it look horrible (besides the fact it was that really horrible imitation carbon fiber) but it wouldn't have done a thing if the bike fell over.
 

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