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Decided to try my luck at an insurance auction and ended up winning this slightly wrecked 2011 . Pix are the day I got her home, took off the plastic and gave her a preliminary washing.

The first mystery was pointed out to me by a forum member: She's got 2009 fairings. Those are easily changed, but she also has a black swingarm when the 2011s were silver. According to title and running the VIN through Honda and the Insurance Burea online VIN checkers she's a 2011.

Mileage on the title is 9,000 as of 2/12/18. But the auction place broke the instrument cluster during their handling and so the 'not actual mileage' box is checked. I knew this going in but it's annoying.

Doing the overall forensics today. Hoping for only pleasant surprises
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Congrats on the new bike! I got my 2007 the same way
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Swingarm is easy to change as well, though. I swapped mine on my ‘11 when I had it because it “completed” the look. It’s a common thing to do on these bikes as well as powder coating it.

If the frame checks out and the engine is matching, you should be fine. Not sure where you are located but some countries don’t consider a bikes year by its manufacturing date but instead when it’s first titled. Honda wouldn’t, though.

Have fun with it, I’m a big fan of that vintage RR.

Another popular mod is 07/08 lowers that show the engine off. As long as you’re replacing fairings, it’s just a $5 bracket.

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This was mine right before I sold it.
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Results of the forensics:

The good:
Fully functioning integrated tail light
TST levers, undamaged
Chain and sprocket excellent condition
Rear tire like new
Yoshi exhaust undamaged and properly installed
And most importantly of all ...

After much needed oil change, new gas, a shot of Marvel Mystery Oil and battery she started up on the first try, after coughing a couple times.

The Bad
Front tire past replacement point
Right fork seal leaking
Bank sensor eliminated (on purpose, wired off)
Radiator deformed on right side I think due to overtightening of mounting bolt. (Torque specs matter, especially on aluminum.)
Missing headlight wiring loom
Side stand leg broken
Previous owner was likely a newbie and really liked the back brake (most worn I've ever seen, needs replacement).

Checked the engine number but from what I can determine these don't map to VIN for most motorcycle manufacturers.
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Swingarm is easy to change as well, though. I swapped mine on my Ď11 when I had it because it ďcompletedĒ the look. Itís a common thing to do on these bikes as well as powder coating it.

If the frame checks out and the engine is matching, you should be fine. Not sure where you are located but some countries donít consider a bikes year by its manufacturing date but instead when itís first titled. Honda wouldnít, though.

Have fun with it, Iím a big fan of that vintage RR.

Another popular mod is 07/08 lowers that show the engine off. As long as youíre replacing fairings, itís just a $5 bracket.


His bike most likely has the ABS and he would probably need the newer lower to cover it. Correct me if I am wrong ?


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His bike most likely has the ABS and he would probably need the newer lower to cover it. Correct me if I am wrong ?


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Looking at the pics with no bodywork I donít see the ABS module, but what do I know. Donít see ABS rings on the rotors either.

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Looking at the pics with no bodywork I donít see the ABS module, but what do I know. Donít see ABS rings on the rotors either.


Ok I thought it was standard and not optional. But I am new to the cbr600 so what do I know ;-)


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Ok I thought it was standard and not optional. But I am new to the cbr600 so what do I know ;-)


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ABS has been optional in the US since Ď09, never standard on any model Iíve ever seen.

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From what I read ABS only came on the black clad 2011 model. But since this seems to have had a fairing swap that's no indicator.

Ordered all the parts I need. I'm at $650 plus a fairing set and not counting labor for the forks seals (which I may attempt to do myself for the first time).

I'm conflicted on what to order as to fairings since I may not keep this bike for long (it's a bit small for me and I have two other bikes I really like). If I were to keep it long term I'm partial the the olive green flying tiger shark face look.

The younger crowd (i.e. likely buyers) probably isn't keen on that though. The yellow and lime green Corona racing livery must not be selling well since it can be had for $300 a set. Very flashy though. You really stick out, always a good thing on a motorcycle.

Then there's the cheapass route: $170 for all white. Maybe another $30 for stickers ;)
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Go factory OEM colors, the red/black for that year. OEM will sell better and won’t highlight the fact it’s not OEM.

It’s a small bike but that’s the beauty of it. I’m 6’3” 240lbs and it was a blast to ride, even two up after I fixed the rear seat. Embrace its size and it will reward you with a great handling ride.

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Show us which fairing sets you are considering and get opinions ! I am assuming Chinese fairings right ?


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Go factory OEM colors, the red/black for that year. OEM will sell better and wonít highlight the fact itís not OEM.

Itís a small bike but thatís the beauty of it. Iím 6í3Ē 240lbs and it was a blast to ride, even two up after I fixed the rear seat. Embrace its size and it will reward you with a great handling ride.
You're likely right about factory OEM being best for saleability. But if I keep her I like to do something unique. With fairings you can always go back.

I'm 6'2" 180 so I'll reserve judgment until I put some miles on her before deciding the bike's too small for me. I had a Kaw 650r last year that just made my knees hurt after about an hour. The geometry just didn't work for me.

I've attached pix of my fairing finalists. Let me know which of these would float your boat if you were in the market for this fine machine.
Green Yellow is Corona
Red White Blue HRC
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HRC or OEM 09. Or do OEM ‘11 like the bike should be.

Again I’ll suggest you go with a kit for an 07/08 with the exposed lower cowls, it’s a much sportier look and highlights the engine. It’s a single $5 fairing mount that needs to be swapped, plenty of info on here already.

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I like the red white and blue. The second one. How much is that run for


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Fairings Chosen Launch Day Approaches

The R/W/B fairing is $305 or best offer on fleaBay.

I think I'm going the route Miweber929 suggested: 08 style fairing from Summit Fairings. I have the 09-12 wrap-around lowers in all black that I could sub in if I wanted. I think that would work, though I don't see myself doing that.

From what I can tell Summit are Chinese made but they have a warehouse in Atlanta so ship quickly. I'm only about 3 hours away so should get them within a week. Pic below. They offer members of this forum a discount but I don't know what it is yet.

Took the right shock where I had a seeping seal off the bike but after looking at the service manual procedure on how to change it I decided to let the dealer do it for $70 (off the bike and I provide the seal). That will get this baby on the road faster.

Changed all brake pads today (check out that rear brake pad wear vs. new), plus foot peg upgrade, new nose/fairing bracket and instrument cluster.

Launch day is set for Friday.
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Nice fairings

The brakes are wow ! Lol




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Just thought I'd post a close to the thread.

I've put about 400 miles on the bike and she runs like a dream, coolest running of all the racers I've had.

Decided to go with the OEM red look as the r/w/b fairings cost a bit more and I was trying to stay under $1k to fix her up.

The Yoshi pipe is a bit loud for my taste but the handling and even the comfort have exceeded expectations.

Appreciate everyone's input.

I have a used fairing set if anyone needs one or pieces therefrom. Shoot me an offer. Pix here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/O1lj2sDgmXQXC4DF3
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