My new CB600FA Hornet

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Forde, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. Forde

    Forde Been here awhile

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    Well guys just got home with my new ride its a CB600FA Hornet dont know if you get these in the USA.

    It has 14 miles now i just picked it up and brought it home like an hour ago but cant go riding cos ive gotta sleep for night shift later.

    Its the ABS model.

    Going to order some tasty parts this week.

    Thanks for lookin!


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  2. dogjaw

    dogjaw plays well alone

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    that is a sweet looking bike! makes me miss my 919, no doubt about it.


    Ride naked....
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  3. jas67

    jas67 Been here awhile

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    Congrats on your new Hornet. They did sell the CB600F Hornet here in the US in the early-to-mid 2000's, don't know when we stopped getting them, but I'm pretty sure Honda doesn't sell them here anymore.

    I watch craigslist daily for a good deal on a pre-owned one, it is definitely on my wish list.

    I may have to push it back further, as a friend just offered me his pristine '95 VFR750F at a can't-be-refused price.
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  4. jon_l

    jon_l Long timer

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    Very nice! Sad to say, we don't get them over here.

    I'd order a fender extender soon, it'll keep a lot of grunge off your engine, headers. This is on a CBF:

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    Powerbronze fender extender

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  5. ardbeglily

    ardbeglily Been here awhile

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    Nice bike, rode one in Rome a few years ago and had a blast. The closest thing here is the 919. Where are you from in N. Ireland? I am originally from Newry.
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  6. Paebr332

    Paebr332 Good news everyone!

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    They sold them in the US a few years back. I know of three listed on Craigslist within 100 miles of me right now.
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  7. Cos

    Cos Re-Greekified

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    Not this breed of Hornet. It's night and day compared to the older model.
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  8. Forde

    Forde Been here awhile

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    thanks for the replies guys!


    sweet yeah its a lot of fun, im from portadown dude not far away!
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  9. Forde

    Forde Been here awhile

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    they sold the facelift version of the old model in 04-06 in the usa

    the new style model came out in 07

    and mine is the newest model which was released in 2011
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  10. Forde

    Forde Been here awhile

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    yeah it would be a good investment, i usually dont fit them cos i dont like how they look, but then again usually my bikes are old. i want to keep this one nice.
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  11. Gham

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    I would take a nap and call in sick if it were mine
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  12. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    That is a really nice looking bike.:lol3
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  13. Forde

    Forde Been here awhile

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    thanks guys!

    got about 90 miles on it now! went out for a ride last night to visit friends about 35 miles away and the rain was lashing down the whole way home so my 2 day old bike is now super dirty, itll never be 100% clean again!

    sourcing a hugger atm after seeing the amount of water that got sprayed around the shock etc. i like the ermax one atm.

    also going to look into a fender extender lol

    other things on the shopping list for the near future include

    a pipe (asap)
    undertray
    new indicators
    small plate
    renthals
    seat cowl
    new mirrors
    verious crash protectors
    brighter headlight bulbs
    smoked tail light
    tank pad
    fuel cap cover
    levers
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  14. Forde

    Forde Been here awhile

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    well just purchased my first items for the bike!

    a colour coded ermax hugger
    carbon HRC tank pad and fuel cap cover

    ill post pics when i get them
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  15. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze Long timer

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    very nice! congratulations!
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  16. Buellrunner

    Buellrunner Been here awhile

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    Wicked bike brother!

    Enjoy in good health.
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  17. Forde

    Forde Been here awhile

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    thanks guys :freaky
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  18. ardbeglily

    ardbeglily Been here awhile

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    It will always be filthy living in Northern Ireland. There is a great scene in an episode of 'Mrs. Brown's Boys" on BBC, where she has the Mormons in the house talking about Noah's Ark and they mention 40 days and nights of rain and Mrs. Brown says "sure that's the summer here". Enjoy the bike, it looks great.:clap
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  19. danny danko

    danny danko im warped man

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    Beauty of a bike! Any modding plans?

    The CBF series is such an awesome line of bikes. I love my 919.
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  20. Forde

    Forde Been here awhile

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    lol yeah i got it home last tuesday with 13 miles after my test ride, took it for a blast to warrenpoint and got poured on for a solid 40 miles coming home lol!! bike was sitting completely stinking with not even 100 miles on the clock hadnt even had it for 24 hours yet LOL got her all washed up though.... mrs browns boys is awesome too

    cheers danko i have just fitted a HRC tank pad and fuel cap cover and recived my colour coded ermaxx hugger today. ill put a pic up tomorrow when i fit the hugger! think a pipe and tail tidy are next then some renthals and small details like indicators and mirrors. also a set of black levers and some crash protection too.
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