2004 CBR600RR track bike

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  • #54106
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    Weeeee……

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    #54172
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    Nice… are those CRGs, or knock-offs? Either way, you’ll appreciate the adjustability, especially if you start experiencing any level of brake fade on track, as things get hot, and you have less bar/lever gap for getting a “bite”. :wink:

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    @JNSRacing said:
    Nice… are those CRGs, or knock-offs? Either way, you’ll appreciate the adjustability, especially if you start experiencing any level of brake fade on track, as things get hot, and you have less bar/lever gap for getting a “bite”. :wink:

    They are knock-offs. I have bought similar ones for other bikes in the past and have never had any issues with them. On my 636 I bought levers from http://www.the2wheels.com and they are very nice. They are a little nicer than the ones I bought for this bike but for $24.95 I can’t complain.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/181207000457?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

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    No, no, I’m with you all the way… the levers on my race bike are CRGs, but the red ones that I had on the street bike before replacing them with the Repsol levers were knock-offs that cost about what you spent.

    I only put a couple thousand miles on the bike with them, but if they’re not broke by then, they’re probably not going to be… if you examine them right next to the CRG levers I’ve got, you absolutely cannot tell the difference, it’s like all the parts were milled with the same CNC program.

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    A little extra grip is always nice.


    #54259
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    Just made a trip to the post office. I may be freezing my ass off but at least my tires will be warm and toasty.


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    You made a trip to teh post office on that?! I guess you really had to get that package out by 3pm…. or you had mods coming in :rotfl:

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    @spdygak said:
    You made a trip to teh post office on that?! I guess you really had to get that package out by 3pm…. or you had mods coming in :rotfl:

    Well the wind chill was -8 degrees, I didn’t want my tires to get cold.

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    Sweet track bike brother. I dig the blue and white, it looks trick.

    Dammit , now i want a graphic cutter machine! those decals look really good.

    I dig the new rear sets too, they are sweet!

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    @bambam said:
    Sweet track bike brother. I dig the blue and white, it looks trick.

    Dammit , now i want a graphic cutter machine! those decals look really good.

    I dig the new rear sets too, they are sweet!

    Thank you, I appreciate the compliments.

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    Holy crap! I just took a look at the oil filter on the CBR. I don’t believe Honda could have made it any more difficult to change it unless they had put it inside the motor.

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    it never seems too bad to me except you have move the coolant reservoir out of the way Just depends on how tight it is. And I’ve never had to change the oil on another bike so….

    #54823
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    2 thumbs up nice looking bike

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    @spdygak said:
    it never seems too bad to me except you have move the coolant reservoir out of the way Just depends on how tight it is. And I’ve never had to change the oil on another bike so….

    I’m used to my ZX6R. Oil filter is right on the side, no need to remove any plastics for the filter or the plug.

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    @SDM1 said:
    2 thumbs up nice looking bike

    Thank you.

    #55292
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    Well since I have the day off work I decided to piddle around with the bike a little.

    First, I practiced my safety wiring technique. I’m not perfect but I am getting a little better.

    Next I decided to check to see if the oil drain plug and filter are wired. I am happy to say that they are. However, I now dislike where the filter is located even more. I am hoping that I don’t have to remove the header to change the filter.



    Last but not least I decided to do an easy job that I have been wanting to do, remove the hugger. Easy enough job right? Well, it should have been. I removed the only two screws that I saw with no problems at all. I then discovered that there was one more screw which the shock was blocking. No problem, I’ll just loosen the rear shock and be done with it. Well, a few seconds later I was reminded of how big of a dumb ass I actually am when shock oil was sprayed all over me and my fish room.

    Well, long story short I just packed up my rear shock and it is now on it’s way to Fast Bike Industries to be rebuilt.

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    Most difficult oil change I have ever performed but it is done now. I also flushed the coolant and added distilled water and water wetter. Only thing left is to add a little fluid to the rear brake.

    On aside note, anyone have any fairing clips they want to get rid of?

    Anyway, here is how it looks now.




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    What all was difficult on the oil change? Was it that rough getting it past the headers? I have two 1/2 gal bottles of SuperCool with water wetter if you’re interested. I haven’t posted them up for sale but I’ve gotta run antifreeze since it gets cold here overnight sometimes.

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    @spdygak said:
    What all was difficult on the oil change? Was it that rough getting it past the headers? I have two 1/2 gal bottles of SuperCool with water wetter if you’re interested. I haven’t posted them up for sale but I’ve gotta run antifreeze since it gets cold here overnight sometimes.

    It was very hard to get past the header. I even tried loosening the header up to remove it. I ended up not needing to do that but it took me 20 – 30 minutes to change the filter. I’m glad I went with the Honda filter, there was no way a K&N 204 was going to work.

    I appreciate the offer on the SuperCool but I’m in good shape with the Distilled Water and Water Wetter.

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    Not particularly pretty but all of my safety wiring is now easily removable and reusable except for the rear brake. I’ll be using clips on my oil filter and drain plug next time I do an oil change.





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    Had a great couple of days with it riding at Mid-Ohio and received my bump to intermediate. I’m hooked!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvyYAoQ2Q-Q

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    Wow! You practically had that circuit entirely to yourself!! Was that an early or late session?

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    Weeeee…….





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    Took a little time and did some work to the bike today. I installed some new to me front rotors to hopefully take care of the pulsating. I also installed a Starlane gear indicator and a Moto-D lap timer.

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    After a 70+ mph high side I had to do a little work to the bike.


    I was able to bum a clip on from another rider and I replaced my right rearset with the home made one that originally came on the bike. After that I was able to ride three more sessions to finish out the day.

    I did some fiberglass and bondo work and I was able to salvage the fairings.


    After that I sprayed the first color.

    Then I sprayed the second color. Unfortunately it had a terrible chemical reaction.

    After that I banged my head on the wall for a couple of hours and decided to sand it all back down.


    I decided to go with a different color since the purple ended up looking like Barney’s ass.


    I still have some more work to do but it is coming together. I am currently waiting for the epoxy to cure from where I had to fix the fairing stay where it broke in two places. I also plan on installing the new Vortex rearsets today. Unfortunately Vortex no longer makes replacement parts for the older rearsets I had on the bike.

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    @lowcel said:
    I decided to go with a different color since the purple ended up looking like Barney’s ass…

    Barney’s ass with a rash, you mean!! :mrgreen:

    The orange looks great, and it’s awesome just to be able to change things up a bit, though the reasoning for needing to do it sucks!

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    @JNSRacing said:
    Barney’s ass with a rash, you mean!! :mrgreen:

    The orange looks great, and it’s awesome just to be able to change things up a bit, though the reasoning for needing to do it sucks!

    Thank you.

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    First off was some redneck engineering to repair the fairing stay. I used JB Weld marine since it says it will work on aluminum.


    Next I installed the techspec tank grips.

    After that I removed it and put it on the other way. I believe they are now on correctly.

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    Finished! (For now)




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    Looks awesome man!

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