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Old 07-02-2018, 01:33 AM
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Hey all, I thought I would introduce myself.
I have been wanting to get a CBR F1 Hurricane for years now and the perfect deal popped up and I jumped on it.

Quick story about the bike - 2nd owner bought the bike in 1994, rode it until 2003, parked it in his storage unit until he pulled it out in 2018 to sell it to me. Needless to say, it needed some TLC! Its an 88 cbr600f "hurricane". Its only got 15k miles on it and looks great from 15 feet away.

Quick history of me - The biggest bike ive ridden (including dirtbikes) was a grom, so im pretty green in the riding department. However on the mechanical side ive been building road race cars for years, have a mechanical engineering degree, and LOVE motorsports!

Hopefully i will be able to share my progress on the bike here and get some usefull tips along the way! Thanks for reading!
 
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Old 07-02-2018, 02:21 AM
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Welcome to the forum
 
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Old 07-02-2018, 04:57 PM
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Hi! Welcome, you should fit right in
 
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Old 07-02-2018, 11:18 PM
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Thanks!
A couple pictures:


 
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Old 07-02-2018, 11:37 PM
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So it turns out when fuel sits in the carbs for 15 years, they dont work very well!
Over the weekend I installed a new battery, fuel pump, fuel cut relay, washed out the tank, new fuel filter, coolant flush, oil and filter service. And of course, pulled the carbs out and cleaned the hell out of them. Annoyingly, I had to do this a few times before they were clear enough to run good. But alas, it runs!!!

I am still a bit away from being able to ride the bike, it needs new brake pads in the front, and new pads and rotor in the rear. All the calipers need pulled off and make sure theyre not seized and make sure the slides are working properly. The rear brake was stuck on a bit making the bike difficult to move around.

The gear shifter was pretty sticky. at first it would not shift out of neutral at all. After some heavy cleaning and lubing of the exposed linkages, it moves into first okay, but doesnt spring back well, and doesnt want to go up to second (or higher). I am praying it just needs some use and keep working the lube in!

Other than that there isnt much i need to do before i can start enjoying this thing!

Question though, where do you guys buy parts for these older bikes, other than ebay? Looking for high quality replacement or upgraded parts (brake pads, lines, rotors, etc etc. )

Thanks!
 
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Old 07-03-2018, 12:03 AM
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Here would be a good place to start
https://www.partzilla.com/catalog/ho...-hurricane-600
 
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Old 07-03-2018, 12:38 PM
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Welcome to the forum!
Cheap cycle parts or Ron ayers are also good for some parts if not found at partzilla.
 
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