Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Sliders & Integrated tail light on the RR

Okay... my LP order came in, so I finished up some more mods to the RR.Bolted on the swing arm spool-sliders and the bar-end sliders, which only took about 10 minutes or so. Then removed the lower body work and got busy installing the offset frame sliders. Process was straight forward and they fit where factory spacers are mounted between the frame and the motor. Pictures are here.After that was done, I removed the tail section and the tail light again and removed the factory rear turn signals...

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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Power outlet added to the RR

Added a 12v SAE power outlet on the bike.  Mostly used for my electric gear in the cold, but also useful for powering other devices as well.  Total cost was about $10 or so.  Pictures are here.

Monday, October 29, 2007

First few mods on the RR

Pulled the tail of the 600RR off and used Todd's method of doing a fender eliminator (thanks Todd!).  I will remove the rear signals later when my LP tail light arrives.  Also got the throttle lock installed too.  It doesn't line up as easilly on this bike as the old F4, so we had to modify it just a bit for it to work properly.

Pictures are here.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Late morning SMR

Led a short ~150 mile loop ride this morning with 4 of us from TSBA.  Great weather since we waited to head out at 10:30am.  Bike is running good, and chicken strips are long gone.

 After stopping for gas, I figured I got right at 37mpg.  Better then the first tank, which was closer to 31mpg.


1st Oil Change on the RR

With 170 decent miles on the new RR, it was time to change the oil.  Since I am leading another short ride today, I wanted to get it done before that ride.  The oil was definately black, and luckilly the filter for my F4 is the same as the RR, which I happened to have.

Total time to change was about 30 minutes or so... since it was my first time taking the lower fairing off.  Pictures are here.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Saturday break-in ride

Me and a few guys from TSBA went out and rode this afternoon.  I just led our Wolf City loop, as I wanted to put some break-in miles on the new RR.  Weather was good, and I got to put 140 miles or so on her today.

Definately feels different from the F4.... just need a bit more time on her to get acclimated.


Friday, October 26, 2007

07 Honda 600RR has arrived

Well, after trying to make a deal with a few local dealers, and no one wanted to match the deal I could get at Bartlesville Cycle Sports (Oklahoma), I ordered the 600RR yesterday on the phone from them. Then a friend and I headed up today to pick it up.They were great, and it only took us about 20 minutes from the time we arrived until I loaded up the bike to leave!I saved from between $600 on the lowest local deal I had, and about $1600 from the worst deal. I also saved about $500 and didn't...

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Sunday, October 21, 2007

F4 Updates and New Motorcycle?

Apparently, I forgot to post an update on the F4 problem I had in Arkansas. It seems that the fuel pump decided to give out. It was a bit intermittent for a while, but it decided to quit on that trip. Ordered a new and installed it... that problem solved. I've got a touch over 31K on the odo now, and the bike is still great.But.... I think I've decided to sell her, and get a new bike. The only real reason is that I came into quite a bit of money almost out of no where, and I can easilly afford...

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Haven't ridden much as I've been busy on the weekends, etc.  I was able to get out this morning with the TSBA for the SMR though.  12 of us... me on the DRZ today.  Poor thing was in the redline most of the day, but did great.  Nice weather and did around 210 miles.

Here is my Motionbased GPS Map/Log