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Old 19th September 2018, 11:17 PM
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Biker.ie Member No. 38160 from Galway/Monaghan
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Motorbike: Honda CBF600S
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Just saying hello, can't be rolling up looking to flog my bike without saying something

I'm a newbie to bikes, first time ever sitting on one was February of this year at the grand age of 30. Doing my full Bike test now next month and picking up a Honda CBF600 in the next week or two also, the ole 125 can only do so much :)

Living in Galway now but originally from the best county in Ireland, Monaghan

Look forward to stalking the forums and learning from you folks!
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Old 20th September 2018, 01:16 AM
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Howdy do and welcome to

Loved the old Glaslough road races
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Old 20th September 2018, 08:32 AM
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Motorbike: NSR 250s, R6 13s
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Welcome and best of luck with license prep and passing. Congrats on the Honda!
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Old 20th September 2018, 10:24 AM
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Welcome to the madhouse
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Old 20th September 2018, 10:49 AM
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Biker.ie Member No. 15745 from Mainistir Ban, Corcaigh
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Old 20th September 2018, 11:27 AM
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Old 20th September 2018, 01:11 PM
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Biker.ie Member No. 9980 from west limerick
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Motorbike: Heaps, in both senses
Modifications: Tyres, when necessary on
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Welcome to the asylum.
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Old 7th March 2019, 07:25 PM
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Any pics please,how reliable is the bike,I'm looking at a 2007 one with abs, would it suit a small rider?
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Old 8th March 2019, 02:34 PM
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Biker.ie Member No. 38160 from Galway/Monaghan
5 posts since Apr 2018
Motorbike: Honda CBF600S
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I believe the 2007 model is still the Carb version. From 2008 on the CBF600 uses Fuel Injection. Mine has been faultless and I haven't had a single issue, I've put over 4,000 miles on it or 6500KM so I've done a fair bit on it. Most sites put the MPG at around 45 and I find this to be spot on.

The seat has 3 adjustable heights. You take the seat off and there's some bolts/braket you can change that will adjust the seat height. I haven't done this as it's already on the highest setting.

I'm 5'11 and I can two foot it easily. Depending on how small you are I'd say you'll be ok. The seating position is quite upright. I did have issues with wind buffeting as I find the standard windscreen is too small, I've put an extender on it but there's still a bit. Will likely upgrade the stock one to the taller Givi 303ST at some stage. I regularly go on long spins for hours.

At the start I'd get a bit sore after 1.5 hours of riding, but I took the time to really play around with the ergonomics of the bike, adjusting the bars, pedals etc and it's been much better. My arse gets sore from the seat quicker than my body would feel uncomfortable now.

You can use this to give you an idea. (expand the options menu and it has an option to show it 2 footed on the ground)
http://cycle-ergo.com/

Both the carb and fuel injection version are generally regarded as bulletproof. I'd go with a fairing model if you are considering one, naked is all well and good but the buffeting will drive you mad eventually.
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Old 8th March 2019, 02:36 PM
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Motorbike: Honda CBF600S
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Click the image to open in full size.

That's the day I bought it. It's dirtier now but still in top condition. With a clean it looks like it was just produced.
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