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Cheerfulgrin
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PostPosted: 22:31 - 19 Apr 2023    Post subject: Making my return after 10 years on a '98 CB600F Hornet Reply with quote

So I've been out of the biking fraternity for a few years now and today I planned my return after buying a '98 Honda Hornet CB600F

I've been looking for a bike for a few months and couldn't resist when I saw this beauty.

Picking it up on Saturday, it will be my first time in the saddle for about 10 years, I'm a tad apprehensive, but looking forward to it.
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PostPosted: 12:20 - 20 Apr 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

what horrors lurk beneath the bagster? Laughing
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PostPosted: 14:36 - 20 Apr 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

trevor saxe-coburg-gotha wrote:
what horrors lurk beneath the bagster? Laughing


Funnily enough, my old bike had a tank cover on, but the tank was in great condition underneath. I removed it as it was the wrong colour and I didn't have the bag to fit it.

I'll be sure to check this out though I'm sure it'll be fine and it comes with the bag.
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PostPosted: 19:50 - 20 Apr 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

if i had a Hornet id want it to be green.
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PostPosted: 13:11 - 21 Apr 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

to v or not to v wrote:
if i had a Hornet id want it to be green.


Yellow with black stripes surely?
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PostPosted: 14:03 - 21 Apr 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

A100man wrote:
to v or not to v wrote:
if i had a Hornet id want it to be green.


Yellow with black stripes surely?


https://wiki.tarantino.info/images/thumb/Greenh.jpg/350px-Greenh.jpg
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PostPosted: 19:21 - 22 May 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

You'll have great fun. I did my DAS on a Hornet, really good bike.
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PostPosted: 18:52 - 01 Jun 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

How you getting on with it, OP?
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PostPosted: 19:04 - 02 Jun 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

i quite like the new 750 Hornet. looks like a bit of a bargain.
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PostPosted: 20:42 - 02 Jun 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

to v or not to v wrote:
i quite like the new 750 Hornet. looks like a bit of a bargain.


It's gonna outsell MT07 this year if they have plenty of units available right away or with minimum delay. If they're
suffering the same delay between order and delivery as Yamaha are then maybe not. Can't argue it's a great spec for
the dough and it's reviewing well, it even sounds alright. Another one on my radar is the ZX4RR 400cc 4 pot. Looks brill.
sensible money and 150mph from a 400. Impressive.
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PostPosted: 21:38 - 02 Jun 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

grr666 wrote:

. Another one on my radar is the ZX4RR 400cc 4 pot. Looks brill.
sensible money and 150mph from a 400. Impressive.


and a 15000 redline apparently Shocked
had a go on an FZR400 back in the day, was a fun bike. not much bigger than a 125 with some grin inducing power.
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PostPosted: 23:12 - 08 Nov 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

trevor saxe-coburg-gotha wrote:
what horrors lurk beneath the bagster? Laughing


I had the tank cover off and it's like it's brand new underneath, looks like the cover has been on it the whole 25 years!
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PostPosted: 23:23 - 08 Nov 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

MarJay wrote:
How you getting on with it, OP?


Apologies, I didn't realise I'd had replies.

It's been a great bike, lots of fun rides over the summer, even had my GF on it, her first motorcycle pillion experience.

My 15 Yr old son too, he was very reluctant but loves it, he wants a bike now, have you any idea how hard it is to find a geared 50cc, it's shocking!

One slight issue with the old hornet, it seems it doesn't generate enough charge to have the lights on.
It's making about 11.5v with lights on and about 13v without, so I'm guessing the regulator rectifier is goosed.

I had a quick search on here and it seems others have had similar problems with them.
https://www.bikechatforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=283660

I'm tempted to get the Haynes manual and do it myself.
Thinking I'll get it ready to be stored over the winter as I don't want it to get scrapped up with all the salt from the roads and it's not needed for daily transport, just to entertain me.
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--CBT -Feb '11, Theory -Nov '11, Mod 1 -Jan '12, Mod 2 Feb '12


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PostPosted: 09:22 - 09 Nov 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

Regulator Rectifier units are a common fail since they need to be in an exposed spot to dissipate heat.
Relatively inexpensive and once you find correct one will probably be an easyish thing to change yourself.
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PostPosted: 12:48 - 09 Nov 2023    Post subject: Reply with quote

to v or not to v wrote:
i quite like the new 750 Hornet. looks like a bit of a bargain.


My mrs has one, surprisingly nippy, although its very snatchy on low revs, hopefully something they sort out on first service
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PostPosted: 00:13 - 15 Apr 2024    Post subject: Reply with quote

grr666 wrote:
to v or not to v wrote:
i quite like the new 750 Hornet. looks like a bit of a bargain.


It's gonna outsell MT07 this year if they have plenty of units available right away or with minimum delay. If they're
suffering the same delay between order and delivery as Yamaha are then maybe not. Can't argue it's a great spec for
the dough and it's reviewing well, it even sounds alright. Another one on my radar is the ZX4RR 400cc 4 pot. Looks brill.
sensible money and 150mph from a 400. Impressive.
ZX4RR

400cc 4 pot really? wow. My need to sell my silly cruiser.
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PostPosted: 20:03 - 15 Apr 2024    Post subject: Reply with quote

struan80 wrote:

400cc 4 pot really? wow. My need to sell my silly cruiser.

are you not enjoying the Rebel?
im tempted to demo the 1100.
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