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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-16-2019, 01:21 PM Thread Starter
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05 CBR with non inverted forks?

I recently bought an 05 CBR600RR. The title and vin both confirm itís an 05 and. However, it has regular/non inverted forks and the plastics look more like the ones from an 03-04.

Did all 05s have inverted forks/updates fairings? Are there any other differences between the modle years I can check? What do yíall think about the situation?

A few pictures of the bike https://imgur.com/a/koEPosg
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It's likely either an 05 that was crashed and rebuilt with previous generation parts, or a previous generation that was stolen and had a clean 05 vin stamped on it.
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from wiki;

"In 2005, the CBR600RR received a major revision with new bodywork, fully adjustable inverted front forks, disc brakes with radial-mounted four-piston calipers"

Clean 2005 FS for $4900
https://ventura.craigslist.org/mcy/d...919372757.html

looks as if they've been swapped....
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How can I tell if itís a stolen bike with a faked vin or just some Franken-CBR? Are there any noticeable differences between the 03-04 and 05-06 frame or engine? Will the earlier bodywork bolt up to an 05?
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that i can't speak to. you'd be better to do your own research there.

if the bike looks perfect i'd bet on a re-stamp
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Maybe it's a 2004 model that wasn't sold until 2005 and hence is registered as a 2005 model. Happens all the time in the UK.

I have an RR5, but it wasn't registered until 2006 and so all documentation say it's a 2006.

I'd be surprised if it's been changed as you'd need yokes, forks, calipers, mudguard minimum.

If the bodywork is 2004 then I'd suggest it is. Is the seat unit 2004 too, as they differ from 2004 to 2005?
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That swingarm is a 2003-2004 piece as well; the 2005-2006 swingarm has a slightly different mold that has a raised portion.

Under the passenger seat should be a decal on the subframe plastic that has some codes on it; one is a paint code and it can reveal the year of the bike since most paint schemes only exist for one model year
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The bodywork, front end and swingarm point to 03-04. There's a mistake in the paperwork somewhere because that's definitely an 03-04.
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I didn't look at the pics initially. Yup, definitely a 2003/2004 model.
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My personal opinion is that the 05-06 600rr's are the best looking out of them all!!!
I have an 03 myself and once I discovered the different front fairing on the 05/06 I didn't even want to look at my 03 anymore! I hated the black air intake pieces on the front and I wanted to do the change once I found out the swap was possible. I still have plans on doing 05/06 fork swap and also probably change the front master cylinder as well.

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2003 - 2004 has non-inverted fork, 2005+ all have inverted forks. The fairing on your bike is not an 2005 model.
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