New Rider in Maine.

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  • #77077
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    rusticcreations
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    Hello everyone, just thought I’d introduce myself, new Rider from maine, just picked up a 96 cbr 600 f3 for $500 runs and drives good but previous owner was a moron and cut the seat, removed the fairings, and put a stunt cage on it. Also he half destroyed the wiring harness to install new blinkers n headlights.

    I’ve been riding it as is and once it get a Lil bit colder I plan to do some serious work to it, including but not limited to, replace the wiring harness, put a new seat and fairings on it, adjust the valves, possibly sandblast and paint the frame, and do a ton more to get it back to almost stock.

    #77079
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    nueyf4i
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    welcome!

    my 1st bike was a 94 f2 and the guy before me chopped of the headlight plug to mount a pair of blue oval foglights, and had a set of racing fairings that didn’t even fit the bike well..I put it back to stock with used oem plastic. . .took about a year to get it back to stock. . .good luck!

    #77089
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    rusticcreations
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    Thanks, I know it will be a decent amount of work but I like the bike and not scared of the work.

    Also previous owner cut the seat in half and called it an f4 seat lol, I was like really….

    #77090
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    nueyf4i
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    I was fortunate to get a full stock seat, lol. . the only mechanical part I had to replace was the water pump.

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    borderline4laska
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    @rusticcreations welcome! The F3 is a great bike. I had one for 7 months and put 17k miles on it. A great bike and had a lot of fun on it.

    Cheers to making her a beauty again! Keep us updated with your progress :)

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    #77166
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    fishfryer
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    Rustic,

    Welcome. Don’t worry too much about cosmetics. Make the bike reliable and safe, chances are if you are new, you will probably scuff it up a little.

    Have fun.

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