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Forum: General 06-14-2018, 12:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 165
Posted By sfive99
Re: Possible purchase of low mileage 599

Ratchet, that's something I didn't consider - service. Mine was turn-key, and I rode it as soon as I got it w/ no extra costs really... it came fully serviced.

That does change things a bit, that...
Forum: General 06-12-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 165
Posted By sfive99
Re: Possible purchase of low mileage 599

I already have one, but if I saw another one w/ those miles, in near-new condition, for that price, I'd be on it. I flew from SF to LA to pick up mine for $3500, then rode it back to SF - and mine...
Forum: Repair and Maintenance 05-29-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 361
Posted By sfive99
Re: Low end bog right off idle.

Darrell, didn't see the pricing on this thread before asking on the other.

For winterizing, I believe you can use a fuel stabilizer and run until it's mixed w/ all the gas, then drain the carb...
Forum: Accessories and Modifications 05-29-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,255
Posted By sfive99
Re: PAIR valve removal and block off plate install

Thanks Sundog! I'm just trying to pay it forward when I can - this site has helped me w/ my bike a whole lot.
Forum: General 05-29-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By sfive99
Re: Looking for front brake lever.

Darrell, sorry to hear about your bike/shoulder.

T-Rex makes brackets that fit on the swingarm w/ spools attached, if you were interested. No drilling required, it looks like.

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Forum: Welcome to the new Honda 599 Forum 05-20-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 489
Posted By sfive99
Re: Greetings from Indiana/Ohio

BTW, you got any pics of your DR? I got a 96 w/ the intention of making a scrambler build, but I've recently figured that, after nearly a year of not riding it very far, this project needs more time...
Forum: Welcome to the new Honda 599 Forum 05-20-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 489
Posted By sfive99
Re: Greetings from Indiana/Ohio

Welcome, Mix - nice bike, looks good! And, $2500 is an amazing price, man!

I use Partzilla for OEM stuff, they seem to be slightly cheaper than everywhere else.
...
Forum: Accessories and Modifications 05-20-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 155
Posted By sfive99
Re: Barracuda Moto Headlight

Joe, you could try to fit a Trail Tech Vapor speedo - shows everything I believe. Time/MPH/RPM/ODO/Temp...

https://www.trailtech.net/752-x

And here's an Amazon review of one w/ some guy saying...
Forum: Repair and Maintenance 05-05-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 189
Posted By sfive99
Re: Idle confusion

Sounds lean to me. Poor start, hanging revs when you open your throttle ...

Check this out, it's very helpful:
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Forum: Pictures 05-03-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,411
Posted By sfive99
Re: Finished Product? 2006 'Esmeralda'

Thanks, Joe! Most likely going to try to paint the wheels - I've got some Blitz Black paint leftover from a project that I want to use. It's a matte black that people use instead of the Harley black...
Forum: Repair and Maintenance 05-02-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By sfive99
Re: Battery issue?

http://www.bayarearidersforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=394141

Darrell, the above may help although it kind of sounds normal-ish? The link includes step-by-step instructions for troubleshooting.
Forum: Pictures 05-01-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,411
Posted By sfive99
Re: Finished Product? 2006 'Esmeralda'

New LED turn signals, styled after the EU Africa Twin's turn signals, but made in China. Note: I believe you cannot use the OEM Honda signals - the AT people tried and the voltage needs to be pretty...
Forum: Accessories and Modifications 04-27-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By sfive99
Re: 06 Suspension Upgrade questions

Who did you call prior to creating this thread, Dachand? What did they say?

Racetech and Ohlins will both fit, along with any other springs that are made for the 2006. The only thing that may...
Forum: Repair and Maintenance 04-26-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 287
Posted By sfive99
Re: Gas Tnk Heat Shield

I didn't see anything in the manual that looked helpful either... Removal/replacement didn't have further instructions other than "remove" or "replace".
Forum: Repair and Maintenance 04-25-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 287
Posted By sfive99
Re: Gas Tnk Heat Shield

https://www.partzilla.com/catalog/honda/motorcycle/2006/cb600f-ac-599/frame

#1?
Forum: Random Stuff for Sale 04-25-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By sfive99
Re: WTB: Center stand for Honda CB600F (Hornet 599)

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=2004+cb600f+center+stand&LH_PrefLoc=2&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.Xhornet+600+center+stand.TRS0&_nkw=hornet+600+center+stand&_saca...
Forum: Accessories and Modifications 04-20-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By sfive99
Re: Dyno Test Results = 79.1 HP

Alright, so I've just read this article that sheds light on what the discrepancy may be for the difference in HP I feel exists.
...
Forum: Random Stuff for Sale 04-05-2018, 11:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By sfive99
Re: WTB: 599 Stator Side Engine Cover (LH side)

https://www.partzilla.com/catalog/honda/motorcycle/2006/cb600f-ac-599/generator-cover

$70 for OEM, it seems...

The Chinese part could be quality, but for an extra $30ish you'd know for sure.
Forum: Accessories and Modifications 04-05-2018, 11:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,255
Posted By sfive99
Re: PAIR valve removal and block off plate install

All removed - you can see that this thing attaches to the bike at the two valve covers in the front, at the vacuum tube in the middle section, and to a hole on the right/top side of the airbox....
Forum: Accessories and Modifications 04-05-2018, 11:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,255
Posted By sfive99
Re: PAIR valve removal and block off plate install

Thread resurrection!

Hi all, I did this to my bike today and thought I'd share for anyone considering it. I used the Driven pair block off plates which come with a vacuum cap for the air box. The...
Forum: Accessories and Modifications 04-04-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By sfive99
Re: Dyno Test Results = 79.1 HP

Joe, I got the cage from Ebay

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Honda-CB600-Hornet-2005-2006-Engine-guard-Crash-bars-Black-Mmoto/253517113246?hash=item3b06cc279e:g:kTEAAOSwn3VatopO&vxp=mtr

Highly...
Forum: Pictures 04-04-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,411
Posted By sfive99
Re: Finished Product? 2006 'Esmeralda'

Zaz, not OEM, it's SW Motech and it's not just bolt-on. I had to grind my retaining bolt on the bottom in order to remove it from the left side of the bike. If you have a California bike, you also...
Forum: Accessories and Modifications 04-04-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 176
Posted By sfive99
Re: Givi Case Frame?

Looks like that's for the top rack only, and it looks like they're out of stock. Also looks cheaper on Ebay, if you don't mind ordering from outside the country.

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Forum: Accessories and Modifications 04-03-2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By sfive99
Re: Dyno Test Results = 79.1 HP

Hey, thanks Joe - right, I get passed by bikes w/ half the HP (390 Dukes, DRZs, etc...) all the time over here so the 599 is more bike than I need at least for the moment. It's just a liiiittle...
Forum: Pictures 04-03-2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,411
Posted By sfive99
Re: Finished Product? 2006 'Esmeralda'

Ok, so I wasn't finished. Actually did more stuff to the bike since the last post, can't stop won't stop.

-Renthal Ultra Lows w/ Progrip Dual Sport grips and Ariete bar ends (pretty much zero...
Forum: Accessories and Modifications 03-31-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Posted By sfive99
Re: Danmoto Carbon GP MK2

Nice! Clean-looking bike, man. Maybe you could cut the fender to make room? It's not too hard. Also, does the rain get into anything from the rear grab bar holes?
Forum: Accessories and Modifications 03-31-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By sfive99
Re: Dyno Test Results = 79.1 HP

Side note: I upgraded all lights to LED - headlight bulbs, front turn signals, and installed the integrated tail which cleaned up the rear pretty well. I also painted the bottom fins and inside areas...
Forum: Accessories and Modifications 03-31-2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By sfive99
Dyno Test Results = 79.1 HP

Hi, all - so I had the opportunity to do a free dyno test at NorCal Cycles by San Francisco.

Overall, I'm a little disappointed as I was expecting maybe around 85 HP based on dyno results here in...
Forum: Accessories and Modifications 03-31-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 353
Posted By sfive99
Re: MIVV X Cone Slip On

The Mivv X-Cone is great, top quality. I got mine on Ebay through the Canadian site (ebay.ca), because it was cheaper overall.

It looks like the prices are comparable to the US sites now, but I'd...
Forum: Welcome to the new Honda 599 Forum 03-22-2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,283
Posted By sfive99
Re: Hi there! This is Michael from Germany

Wow, beautiful bikes, nice red/blue combo. How do you keep you keep your headers so shiny/clean? I've been thinking of painting mine black because of the bronzing.
Forum: Motorcycles for Sale 03-15-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 258
Posted By sfive99
2006 for sale in San Francisco ($3500)

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/mcy/d/honda-599/6531808376.html

Not mine, but I thought I'd post in case anyone was interested. I haven't seen any for sale in a while, and this one's only got...
Forum: Random Stuff for Sale 03-15-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By sfive99
Re: WTB: Stock rear fender splash-guard

https://www.babbittsonline.com/oemparts/a/hon/5053ea76f870021c54be3f1d/rear-fender

The OEM fender portion's only $20 before shipping... you still have the other parts (signals, reflectors,...
Forum: Accessories and Modifications 02-23-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 371
Posted By sfive99
Re: New headlight?

Oh, hey! I just posted in your welcome thread - would you be willing to sell that screen if you change your headlight?
Forum: Honda Dealerships & Service Shops 02-23-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 841
Posted By sfive99
Re: Recommendations for mechanic in Austin, TX

I know this is late, but any Honda shop should be alright. You could also ask if they have experience w/ the CBR600F3 - I believe the engine is the same (per one of Steve's posts?), carbs are...
Forum: Welcome to the new Honda 599 Forum 02-23-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 430
Posted By sfive99
Re: Greetings from The Netherlands!

Wow, yeah - that belly pan looks pretty sweet.

That fly screen looks good as well, I'm pretty jealous. I've been looking around, but that screen has been discontinued apparently (OEM).

...
Forum: Accessories and Modifications 01-05-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 568
Posted By sfive99
Re: Barracudamoto Headlight Mod

You probably know this but, if you didn't, you can remove the cowl completely. It doesn't look too bad w/out the cowl, I think. My first 599 didn't come w/ the cowl, I didn't really mind. The gauges...
Forum: Accessories and Modifications 01-03-2018, 11:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 568
Posted By sfive99
Re: Barracudamoto Headlight Mod

I think Steve brought this up before... How's the clearance between the headlight and front fender?

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Forum: Welcome to the new Honda 599 Forum 01-03-2018, 11:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 356
Posted By sfive99
Re: New yellow Hornet owner in N. California.

Which part are you in? What kind of riding do you do?

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Forum: Repair and Maintenance 09-12-2017, 03:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 573
Posted By sfive99
Re: Inconsistent idle and high speed cutting out issue

https://mechanics.stackexchange.com/questions/732/symptoms-of-lean-or-rich-carb-settings-on-a-motorcycle

The above link has helped me a lot, just generally. BUT, geez, according to this - it...
Forum: Pictures 09-03-2017, 10:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,411
Posted By sfive99
Re: Finished Product? 2006 'Esmeralda'

Well thanks, gents! I've put most of what I've done in posts and I'm always up for helping out if I can.

That said, I recently got the gold chain. And convinced my gf to join the (motorcycle)...
Forum: Pictures 08-26-2017, 08:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,411
Posted By sfive99
Re: Finished Product? 2006 'Esmeralda'

http://www.hondahornet.org.uk/messageboard/viewtopic.php?f=62&t=30767

Joe, the above link is a how-to for the forks. This is an incredibly easy mod, just requires a spring compressor tool, and you...
Forum: Repair and Maintenance 08-25-2017, 05:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 577
Posted By sfive99
Re: New vibration in rear, 2006 599

Yikes. I'd definitely opt for re-checking everything I did, if I were you. Check the shock to ensure the bolts are tightened to spec, check to see if you misplaced the wheel spacers or put them back...
Forum: Pictures 08-25-2017, 04:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,411
Posted By sfive99
Re: Finished Product? 2006 'Esmeralda'

Honestly, Joe, most of my reading has been on this forum, mainly from 370Steve... some from the UK Hornet site.

Are you looking to understand how these mods work? Or, do you just want to install...
Forum: Pictures 08-24-2017, 04:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,411
Posted By sfive99
Re: Finished Product? 2006 'Esmeralda'

Joe - the Racetech springs are definitely an improvement over stock, though by how much I don't believe I'm very qualified to say. The bike dives much less, feels much better when quick stopping....
Forum: Pictures 08-03-2017, 07:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,411
Posted By sfive99
Re: Finished Product? 2006 'Esmeralda'

Hey, thanks 370steve!

Honestly, you've probably got the most input into how I've gone about working on her. From the suspension, to the carbs, to the gearing... I can pinpoint specific areas...
Forum: Pictures 08-03-2017, 11:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,411
Posted By sfive99
Re: Finished Product? 2006 'Esmeralda'

I lied! :D

I just realized a DID gold chain would look pretty good... maybe in the next couple months
Forum: Pictures 08-03-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,411
Posted By sfive99
Forum: Pictures 08-03-2017, 11:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,411
Posted By sfive99
Forum: Pictures 08-03-2017, 11:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,411
Posted By sfive99
Finished Product? 2006 'Esmeralda'

I think so - there really isn't anything else I can think of that I want to do. I think she's done. Maybe I can finally concentrate on riding her now, though I've found that I get immense...
Forum: Accessories and Modifications 07-31-2017, 10:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 697
Posted By sfive99
Re: aftermarket exhaust options for 2006 hornet 599?

There are a ton of options overseas on eBay. Search for "2005 Hornet 600 exhaust", change the search parameters to "Worldwide".

I got my Mivv X-Cone through ebay, took less than two weeks shipped...
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