I'm curious why you say 07 was best year of the rr by far, am I missing something? Looking to be educamacated
That was the year when they have 1st incorporated MotoGP tech into the 600's.... plus the intro of the Pearl White version!!
Before making the purchase.. I've also asked around other CBR owners (@ Bike nights) about which is better... same answer.. "Go with the '07! It's got the power"
Also after I had bought the bike, I got a free oil change over my local TCPS shop.. the mechanic took it around for the usual inspection ride.. after the ride, he then asked if I did anything to the bike? I said no... why?... His reply was.. "It's pretty quick! Of all the 600's I've ridden... this was the fastest.. more umph factor in it!"
Actually, the 07 and 08 are the exact same bikes. So the 07 and the 08 are the best model years. I would personally say the 08 is really the best because it's a year newer of the two. :) However, everyone knows the white/silver is the hottest colorway.
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Shadoh, your thread is just awesome. Great work so far and always looking forward to your next addition. But of course you just inspired me to start modding and are fully to blame for my next shopping spree.
u got that bridge Top Triple Clamp installed yet? pictures?!
Currently working on it as I'm typing... got her apart around 6pm tonight... & I just finished installing the lowering link & adjustable kickstand.... I now FLAT FOOT the CBR! ... next job is to lower the front to match and installing that beautiful triple clamp... but I think I may need to make a visit to Sears to get the socket for the center nut @ the top.. doh!
Also on note: the adjustable lower link I got does NOT go to stock height! It's a 1" inch drop to 4" inches!!! (Not stock to 4in as my previous post listed)
I already got the bike lowered.. but thought I should do something to the down pipe.. so I prepped for the infamous rattle can action!
* 12/5/2012 *
After much debate w/myself.. I ordered the Rizoma bracket from good ol' PJ's parts..
NOTE: I've tried a fair amount of positions for this to fit the way it is supposed to.. you may have to install upside down like I have it.. still looks dope!
* 12/7/2012 *
Since I'm waiting on parts... I thought to finally use the chain cleaner I got a while back... DAMN! Works GOOD & EASY!!!
TIP: Cut out a card board backing/shield to prevent chain-grease splatter all over the bike,wheel,etc.. trust! It helps w/the clean up!
* 12/10/2012 *
Finally! After placing an order Dec 1st.. My freaking clamps arrived!! Ordered from Koolance .. their logo on the clamps is kinda kool!
TIP: use soap/water around the tube to better help slide these clamps in easier... but try NOT to get any on the inside tubing..
(I thought to use the factory clamps.. turns out they were too big... bought some other clamps off e-bay.. came wrong size! ...doh! Then pondered into these babies! Effing tight clamp!)
EDIT: Size is 10mm (3/8in)
* 12/12/2012 *
Got her all put back together! DUN! Brakes bled, clamps installed, bolts tightened, and Oil changed! ALL INSTALLED! Here are the pretty pictures....
also got some items anodized black.. like rearset spacers & washers.. had to modify the heat shield too.. I think I may just NOT make a bracket & just keep it zip-tied to the rear sets.. I'm using the heat shield to cover the rear brake pressure switch.. had to modify the cover by using a dremel to shape the groove of the lines to the plastic cover, causing it to bend oddly... Judge for yourself below..
lowered 1 inch I believe..
I officially FLAT FOOT! Can't wait for the weekend spin
Did you have any pics of what this looks like canned? any tips? any problems with flaking?
I want your bike
Don't really know about the flaking... yet! Haven't had the chance to ride yet (it's been raining here) I used the same spray can as I did for the sub frame & rear pegs.. rated for 500 degrees.. so we'll see how it goes..
I know other forum members did this as well.. c07byg is one of them..
After going for a ride today... I am pleased to say that I feel SUPER comfortable on the bike now that it is lowered 1 inch .. couldn't feel any difference between stock height versus my current set up except the sense of feeling lower to the ground. Turns and corners didn't change (I'm used to it since my scooter is lowered and extended)
Brakes had changed dramatically after switching out to the Spieglers. LOVE IT! (I didn't install the new EBC pads yet as I wanted to compare the "feel" vs. stock)
Lowered + SS braided brake lines = coming to a stop light AWESOME!
I've also tried different footing positions @ the rear sets.. I think I found a winner.
Also the paint on the down pipe started to cook "n" smoke.. it now looks super flat light-black.. none the less, still black..all good... but the 500 degree paint is a FAIL! I think BBQ grill paint should hold up better
My next on the list to-do is to change out the seals @ the forks.. been like that since I bought it... so I guess that would be my next project to tackle... how fun