Buying a higher mileage CBR300rr

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Old 02-28-2009, 05:33 AM
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I'm currently in Korea and am a new rider. Right now I'm on a Hyosung 125cc Exiv, which is... kinda slow considering my 97kg weight. Although I was considering upgrading to a Hyosung 250cc Comet, it was suggested to me that a Honda CBR 400rr would be a better choice. I haven't been able to find one that's newer than a '99 and they've all got around 15-20k miles or more on them.

I've been told both that it's high mileage and that it's not that bad considering it's a Honda. I know much is dependent on the way that the pervious owners rode them, but considering that the engine doesn't make any particular clacking noises and the frame seems to be intact, should I consider a bike that's going on 10-15 years with 15k+ miles on it? Anything particular to that model I should look out for? Seeing as how I've managed with a few kinks in the bike I'm riding right now, I've built an eye for frame dents and leaks.
 
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Old 02-28-2009, 10:57 AM
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There was no CBR400RR made after 1999. Infact, I think production stopped earlier then that but the bikes were sold a little longer. Same as the CBR250RR's, which stopped production in 1994 but were available 'new' from a dealer till 1998ish.

Every single CBR400RR is used, most are around 15-20 years old and SHOULD have 15-20 thousand K on them. My CBR250RR had 14000km on the clock when I bought it, but a lot were rolled back. CBR250's and CBR400's were also not sold in Korea by Honda, or anywhere else other then Japan (and Australia for a short run of 250's). Any one you find there in Korea was probably brought over by someone and the clocks may have been rolled back. I'm sure some might have even higher mileage. The CBR250's and 400's have been reported to EASILY hit 100 000km (yes, one hundred) with proper care. They really are bullet proof motors.
 
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Originally Posted by Syphen View Post
There was no CBR400RR made after 1999. Infact, I think production stopped earlier then that but the bikes were sold a little longer. Same as the CBR250RR's, which stopped production in 1994 but were available 'new' from a dealer till 1998ish.

Every single CBR400RR is used, most are around 15-20 years old and SHOULD have 15-20 thousand K on them. My CBR250RR had 14000km on the clock when I bought it, but a lot were rolled back. CBR250's and CBR400's were also not sold in Korea by Honda, or anywhere else other then Japan (and Australia for a short run of 250's). Any one you find there in Korea was probably brought over by someone and the clocks may have been rolled back. I'm sure some might have even higher mileage. The CBR250's and 400's have been reported to EASILY hit 100 000km (yes, one hundred) with proper care. They really are bullet proof motors.
Hi... I just signed up here. I'd like to tell you that I'm in China and I build my own engines. My parts include Chinese made OVERSIZE CBR 250 Pistons and rings, as well as bearing shells. Currently my biggest OS is around 262 cc. It'll do around 190KMH. I'd like to know if you know of any others who can get O.S. CBR MC 22 and so on KAZ Ring kits as I have big problems in this area.
 
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