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weight limit??

am i to heavy for a 600rr? Im 6 ft 240lbs. can the stock suspension be set up/adjusted to handle my weight?
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am i to heavy for a 600rr? Im 6 ft 240lbs. can the stock suspension be set up/adjusted to handle my weight?

in stock trim, no, with new springs, yes

i was pushing 280 for a bit there, and its plenty fine

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i've always wondered how comfortable a sport bike is for "bigger" people?

I know its uncomfortable for me and im 5'7" 160lbs.

I'm not bashing im just curious what the reason behind bigger guys wanting a sport bike. I would have to think its not speed and handling because those things are somewhat lost with a bigger rider on board. Is it purely looks?

just curious

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i've always wondered how comfortable a sport bike is for "bigger" people?

I know its uncomfortable for me and im 5'7" 160lbs.

I'm not bashing im just curious what the reason behind bigger guys wanting a sport bike. I would have to think its not speed and handling because those things are somewhat lost with a bigger rider on board. Is it purely looks?

just curious
Why is it uncomfortable? I've ridden my CBR600RR at both 160 lbs and 220 lbs and I don't see a difference. The only comfort issue was my right knee from an injury, and my neck from wind pressure on my degenerative disc disease.

OP, you can set the sag for your weight temporarily (which will change over/under-steer characteristics) but at 220 lbs the suggested suspension settings from sport rider (click here) are amazing! I tried setting sag, but didn't feel right. If you want to change spring rates for your weight (if you intend on staying at that weight) the calculator at http://www.racetech.com/ is good. I will be dealing their products here soon. As in really soon. Ohlins has a good article about setting up the rear shock absorber for passengers, but with the +1 recommended by the suggested settings from sport rider feel great for me (I am down to 205 now)
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i've always wondered how comfortable a sport bike is for "bigger" people?

I know its uncomfortable for me and im 5'7" 160lbs.

I'm not bashing im just curious what the reason behind bigger guys wanting a sport bike. I would have to think its not speed and handling because those things are somewhat lost with a bigger rider on board. Is it purely looks?

just curious
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i've always wondered how comfortable a sport bike is for "bigger" people?

I know its uncomfortable for me and im 5'7" 160lbs.

I'm not bashing im just curious what the reason behind bigger guys wanting a sport bike. I would have to think its not speed and handling because those things are somewhat lost with a bigger rider on board. Is it purely looks?

just curious
I'm 6 foot and about 230 pounds. I knew my bike was right the minute I sat on it. Ride it to work everyday. Rode it to the cottage 600km away. Love my bike. I know I need to set my suspension(which will Include buying new parts) but to say I got it just for looks would be a lie. Who cares what you look like. Be safe and just enjoy riding.
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Not taking a shot but the guys that are 225 - 275lbs, you guys lean over the bike? I was just saying cuz the 600RR is a handling whore and every one of my larger friend's do NOT lean and ride 1000RRs. I rode 250cc and a kawi 500cc for $h!ts and giggles and they are stupid slow. I would imagine that with 225-275lbs on a 600 would give the same effect right? I know when I have my girl on the back my bike is alot slower and dances in the turns so I don't dare lean hard. I'm 175 without gear and she's 110 without gear so the combination is 285 without gear. Like stated earlier I think this is well beyond the 600RRs suspension. I would upgrade your suspension if you intend on leaning around some turns and that's the reason why I asked if you did indeed lean around turns cuz if you don't then I'd recommend another bike. Good luck bro.
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Why is it uncomfortable?
Because i find it un-fcking-comfortable, i don't give a **** if you don't.

I'm not saying I can't ride it and after 5 minutes i want off, im saying compared to an 1800cc crusier a sport bike sucks for comfort.

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Because i find it un-fcking-comfortable, i don't give a **** if you don't.

I'm not saying I can't ride it and after 5 minutes i want off, im saying compared to an 1800cc crusier a sport bike sucks for comfort.
Woah, bit unnecessary? pretty sure he was asking the reason for the lack of comfort ie wrist pain etc rather than suggesting you should not find it uncomfortable at all.

dunno maybe i read it wrong.
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dunno maybe i read it wrong.
Midgear and I have a history.

To sum it up he posts dumb things and i find them annoying. Even if you were right about what he was trying to go for i wouldn't care, the guys a joke. And apparently a "fat" joke if he went from 160 to 220.

If he'd spend more time at the gym and less time boosting his post count he might actually accomplish something

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Generally yes.

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Midgear and I have a history.

To sum it up he posts dumb things and i find them annoying. Even if you were right about what he was trying to go for i wouldn't care, the guys a joke. And apparently a "fat" joke if he went from 160 to 220.

If he'd spend more time at the gym and less time boosting his post count he might actually accomplish something
I don't think you understand the extent of my injuries, I couldn't even walk for 18 months. Now I can't even walk fast. I was asking why in general, since I am 6'2" and I would think a shorter person would be more comfortable on it. My wrists never hurt while riding until the same accident that made me fatter. So IDK how other people feel on it since I rode a CBR600F4i before these injuries so I am not a good person to ask if the RR is uncomfortable. Besides, I have vicodin anyway.
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Midgear and I have a history.

To sum it up he posts dumb things and i find them annoying. Even if you were right about what he was trying to go for i wouldn't care, the guys a joke. And apparently a "fat" joke if he went from 160 to 220.

If he'd spend more time at the gym and less time boosting his post count he might actually accomplish something
i'm 255 and certainly not fat , just not a lil pip squeak like yourself

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I don't think you understand the extent of my injuries,
correction. I don't think i CARE about the extent of your injuries.

Your buddy pushed you out of a truck why don't you go b**** to him about it.

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i'm 255 and certainly not fat , just not a lil pip squeak like yourself
haven't been called a pip squeak in ages. good times

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correction. I don't think i CARE about the extent of your injuries.

Your buddy pushed you out of a truck why don't you go b**** to him about it.
That's not what happened, at least that's not what they told me. I don't remember anything. Anyway WRONG accident. I am talking about the guy who purposely rear ended me on my old bike 3 years ago. Then the one 2 years before that, the one 5 years before that. All not-at-fault. Moral of the story? F*** cagers!
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That's not what happened, at least that's not what they told me. I don't remember anything. Anyway WRONG accident. I am talking about the guy who purposely rear ended me on my old bike 3 years ago. Then the one 2 years before that, the one 5 years before that. All not-at-fault. Moral of the story? F*** cagers!
That was the most boring story i've ever read and it wasn't even a full paragraph...

pssst....no......one.......cares.

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I rode 250cc and a kawi 500cc for $h!ts and giggles and they are stupid slow. I would imagine that with 225-275lbs on a 600 would give the same effect right?
Just for shits & giggles, I once gave a 300 pound guy a ride on my bike. He told me to floor it. Trust me, between the 600 & the 250, there's still no comparison.

As for a "weight limit" on the CBR600RR, I would have to say with proper suspension adjustment, within the confines of the rider being under 300 pounds,(and possibly more, just not much more) the suspension can be setup to cope with their weight. Keep in mind, that if you are ripping it around a track, with added weight you're putting more stress on your tires & generating more tire heat. Basically if you're a real big & fast guy you might overheat regular tires. You could to a size up in the back and maybe a compound stiffer all around, and keep them in their optimum heat range.

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That was the most boring story i've ever read and it wasn't even a full paragraph...

pssst....no......one.......cares.
awe, did someone hurt you? Did someone you loved not care about you or what you said? It's okay, we all still love you and care about you. *hugs-you* it's okay
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awe, did someone hurt you? Did someone you loved not care about you or what you said? It's okay, we all still love you and care about you. *hugs-you* it's okay

should i laugh just to make you feel better? I assume you probably thought this was a pretty good one.

I don't know I might have to stop posting. I don't want you to report me to the mods again cuz I huwt yow feewings :(

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should i laugh just to make you feel better? I assume you probably thought this was a pretty good one.

I don't know I might have to stop posting. I don't want you to report me to the mods again cuz I huwt yow feewings :(

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should i laugh just to make you feel better? I assume you probably thought this was a pretty good one.

I don't know I might have to stop posting. I don't want you to report me to the mods again cuz I huwt yow feewings :(
You made me cry myself to sleep and cut myself and write in my blog about you.
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