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Old 03-16-2010, 09:44 AM   #1
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Question CBR Discussion..

I've been looking for a new 600cc bike for the upcoming season and would prefer a CBR. I was looking to get a newish one, like a 2006, But a friend of mine is selling his. It's a 2003, but the engine has been rebuild so it only has 5000 KM's on it. He'll sell it to me for what he paid, $4500 CAD

Now, I was thinking that this would be my plan B bike (it's yellow which im not thrilled about). I figured if I found an 06 with similar KM's for $5500, I'd rather get that.

But then he showed me this website where u can compare bikes as reviewed by users:

Honda CBR 600 RR engine performance, reliability, maintenance costs, etc. rated by riders

according to this, the 03 is rated better than 05's, 06's and 07's.

So is an 03 the best option after all? Or are these reviews missing something?
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Old 03-16-2010, 09:48 AM   #2
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Why the hell is anybody rebuilding a motor with so few miles on it? I'm not sayin', I'm just sayin'.

Reviews by users are subjective like the rest of reviews. I can name you 100 Kawasaki guys that would dog Honda supersports. Ask a HIGH volume dealer which model used bike has the least headaches. Tell him your model year range and he'll point you towards the right selection.
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Old 03-16-2010, 09:54 AM   #3
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the other engine blew up so they rebuilt it and since then it only has 5000 kms.
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Old 03-16-2010, 10:06 AM   #4
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the other engine blew up so they rebuilt it and since then it only has 5000 kms.
they don't blow up w/o help. I'd steer clear of a new motor in a new bike. New motor in an old bike is a different story. If you have EVERY document of the new motor install then maybe, but I wouldn't even consider it a plan B bike. More Like plan d-g.
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Old 03-16-2010, 10:13 AM   #5
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the other engine blew up so they rebuilt it and since then it only has 5000 kms.
Well, if it just "blew up", I'd be all for avoiding anything that used that particular engine. If someone abused it until it blew......... I'd avoid that particular bike like the Plague.
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Old 03-23-2010, 06:55 PM   #6
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ok so they didn't actually 'rebuild' the engine, they put a new one in. Does this change anytihng?
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Old 03-23-2010, 07:16 PM   #7
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Dude? Seriously,...Blown up, new motor, motor has scratched off serial numbers?

Listen the simple fact of the matter is the Manufactures improve models each year, look at the differences one off the top of my head is the radial mount brakes on 04 or higher. You'd be very gulible to believe a site the seller points out to you don't cha think?
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The proof is in the pudding when compairing older model years against newer ones. You dont even see privateers racing older model years.
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