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The John Norwich Riders Corner In honour of our fellow moderator: John Norwich R.I.P. September 17th, 2014
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Old 06-28-2012, 04:42 PM   #401
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Thanks! The bike sat in a collector's living room for 20+ years!
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Same here I'm looking at a 1993 Honda CBR600 f2 from 2nd gear motorsport but the 'engine swap' is worrying me. Sold my scooter! Boo ya

@bcrdukes - What bike do you have now?
what do you plan on getting
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Hm ... not too sure yet. I'm looking at: Honda CBR 600 f2/f3, Yamaha FZR 250/400. Worried about getting older/grey bikes though. I see a few right now but none of them are replying to my emails. What's up with that?
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I would suggest against getting grey market bikes. When/if you need parts and/or service - you are screwed.
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I would suggest against getting grey market bikes. When/if you need parts and/or service - you are screwed.
Yea. That's one thing I was worried about. I asked the sellers about this and they said it's pretty easy to find non-cosmetic parts. That being said, are CBR600 f2/f3s grey bikes?
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Old 06-28-2012, 08:47 PM   #406
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Yea. That's one thing I was worried about. I asked the sellers about this and they said it's pretty easy to find non-cosmetic parts. That being said, are CBR600 f2/f3s grey bikes?
Nope. The CBR600 F2/F3/F4s are North American. Just keep in mind they run off carbs, not electronic fuel injection.
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Nope. The CBR600 F2/F3/F4s are North American. Just keep in mind they run off carbs, not electronic fuel injection.
Yea It's unfortunate. I think only the newer bikes are fuel-injected, no? My scooter was fuel-injected too. Are carbs really, really bad or are they tolerable?
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most of the sport bikes didn't switch to EFI until early 2000's. carbs are a little less efficient, and a little more finicky. they don't adapt to major environment changes as well as EFI. (like altitude or humidity)
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Ah, I see. I wonder why the newer Ninja 250s didn't change to EFI in the early 2000s. The CBR250 is EFI and in the lower insurance bracket. I'd pick that over the ninja 250 but there aren't that many available on craigslist.

Right now, my dream bike is the 2012 Suzuki SV650s white
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i got my eye on the Smokin' Joe

just wondering, is there a diff between regular CBR600 F2/F3's and Smokin' Joe editions? or are they all the same but diff fairings
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OH! Smokin Joe! I was looking at one too but it got sold I'm also looking at a 1993 CBR 600 F2 but the engine was swapped. I wonder if the original one died or something. Should I stay away from that bike? It's so nice looking. I actually prefer older looking bikes ...

Sorry, I don't know how to answer the second half of your question. Fellow bikers may be more helpful than me

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yeah they're less common but so coooool
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Ah yea, I'd prefer to take the road test right after the course. Who knows, maybe RIGHT after the last road ride at PRS ...

I'm not sure if it's a "group test" though. I'm guessing it's one examiner bringing one rider out at a time. If the examiner is observing three riders,
he/she might miss a mistake or something but I agree that group tests sound easier :P
You probably won't be able to book a road test that soon after at this time of year. Remember, there are still the other students from classes before you that are booking their road tests.
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OMG just got back like 30 mins ago, did first ride in the lot and it was a blast. learnt soooo much from just one day god dam. i also might be reconsidering my 600cc choice, lets see how well i improve by the end of the course. excited for part 2 tomo

i would recommend this course to everyone who wants to get into riding, best 800$ ive ever spent
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^ haha just wait til you get out onto the road, that's when it really gets fun
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OMG just got back like 30 mins ago, did first ride in the lot and it was a blast. learnt soooo much from just one day god dam. i also might be reconsidering my 600cc choice, lets see how well i improve by the end of the course. excited for part 2 tomo

i would recommend this course to everyone who wants to get into riding, best 800$ ive ever spent
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taro? toro? awesome guy its me and 4 others in the class

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So, anyone here do the road rides this weekend?
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I just registered!

For the night classes, are you supposed to bring your own food/snack or do they have breaks in between?
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I just registered!

For the night classes, are you supposed to bring your own food/snack or do they have breaks in between?
Congrats!
You're encouraged to bring your own snacks.
They'll send you a PDF with all the information. You'll probably receive it tomorrow morning
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Awesome! I'm taking night classes so I guess some snacks or a sandwich of some sort unless there's something close by... lol
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There isn't a lot of choice in the area without having to go far, given the lack of time you will have. I highly suggest you bring a snack or pack your dinner given that you are taking evening classes.
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yea bring you own food the breaks are only 5 - 10 mins
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