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Forum: General 07-13-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 92,945
Posted By Joelittel
Re: Is Honda 599 a "Newbie Friendly" bike?

I’ve never done this but I hear jets aren’t too difficult to swap out. If you’re running rich you’ve probably got the wrong jets in your carbs.

Have you looked into an idle air/fuel ratio...
Forum: General 07-11-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 128
Posted By Joelittel
Re: Track Day

Which track were you at?

I too was pleasantly surprised by the performance of my 599 on the track. If you’re willing to tickle the redline the 599 is a very capable track bike.

After my first...
Forum: Random Stuff for Sale 06-25-2018, 05:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 427
Posted By Joelittel
Re: WTB 599 headlight. Stock bar weights

Pat,

If you’re still interested I’ve found the stock handlebar weights.

PM me for pictures
Forum: Motorcycles for Sale 06-19-2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 557
Posted By Joelittel
Re: 2006 Honda 599 $2900 15500 miles Raleigh, NC

Chicago is rough but not as bad as the news would lead you to believe.
Forum: General 06-13-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By Joelittel
Re: Possible purchase of low mileage 599

I love mine. It’s a great performer and can practically be neglected if kept dry. Try finding those two qualities in another bike.

Bikes.com does a great job rating bikes. I suggest taking a look...
Forum: Accessories and Modifications 05-23-2018, 07:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,379
Posted By Joelittel
Forum: Accessories and Modifications 05-21-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By Joelittel
Re: Barracuda Moto Headlight

Nice!

Thanks for the input.
Forum: Accessories and Modifications 05-18-2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By Joelittel
Barracuda Moto Headlight

I've been trying to fit a Barracuda Moto headlight to my bike.

I'd be in love with it if I could find a smaller replacement for the gauge display.

I'd love to find a gauge setup that had the...
Forum: Accessories and Modifications 05-18-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 159
Posted By Joelittel
Re: Tail tidy

I’ll fix the links when I get home
Forum: Accessories and Modifications 05-18-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 159
Posted By Joelittel
Tail tidy

Been working on a new tail section.

It’s all custom fiberglass. Nothing is quite finished yet but wanted to show you guys what I’ve done with it so far.

LED taillight with integrated signals.
...
Forum: Welcome to the new Honda 599 Forum 05-18-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 653
Posted By Joelittel
Re: Greetings from Indiana/Ohio

JB weld would fix any cracks in the part
Forum: Welcome to the new Honda 599 Forum 05-18-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 653
Posted By Joelittel
Re: Greetings from Indiana/Ohio

Ouch, those don’t show up very often.

Sometimes I search eBay UK for the hard to find parts. It’s not always economical but they have more options than we do.

There was a guy on the forum...
Forum: Welcome to the new Honda 599 Forum 05-17-2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 153
Posted By Joelittel
Re: Greetings from so cal

Sounds like you scored big, the 919 is a great bike.

Check out wristtwisters.com for tons of info on the 919.
Forum: Repair and Maintenance 05-14-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By Joelittel
Re: Low end bog right off idle.

How is your air filter? No obstructions? All the boots properly seated on mouth of carbs?
Forum: Repair and Maintenance 05-14-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By Joelittel
Re: Low end bog right off idle.

I don’t have any real advice, just questions.

Could something be sticking?

Is that a recent picture of your bike? It looks showroom new.

Where did you get your seat cowl?

Can you post a...
Forum: Welcome to the new Honda 599 Forum 05-14-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 653
Posted By Joelittel
Re: Greetings from Indiana/Ohio

Mixar

Bikebandit.com has all sorts of OEM parts, there’s another site that gets mentioned often too but I don’t recall the url or name at the moment.

Something like Jason’s...
Forum: Motorcycles for Sale 05-11-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 557
Posted By Joelittel
Re: 2006 Honda 599 $2900 15500 miles Raleigh, NC

Well... when you get your next bike come ride with us.
Forum: Repair and Maintenance 05-11-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By Joelittel
Re: Shifting into neutral problem?

This happens on my ‘06 every so often.

When it does I usually put it in first, let the clutch out enough to engage, then try to put it in neutral again.
Forum: Motorcycles for Sale 05-11-2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 557
Posted By Joelittel
Re: 2006 Honda 599 $2900 15500 miles Raleigh, NC

Bring the bike to Chicago and join us on weekend rides!
Forum: General 05-08-2018, 06:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 328
Posted By Joelittel
Rates High Every Time

Every time I find myself fantasizing about getting a newer bike I go to bikez.com and use their ratings comparison tool.

Surprisingly, the 599 scores better than every bike Iíve ever compared it...
Forum: Random Stuff for Sale 05-07-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 427
Posted By Joelittel
Re: WTB 599 headlight. Stock bar weights

Pat, I didn’t find anything over the weekend, but I have a few other places to look.
Forum: Pictures 05-04-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,641
Posted By Joelittel
Re: Finished Product? 2006 'Esmeralda'

Other than wrapping material and ceramic coating I havenít seen anything that will hold up to the heat of a header.

Ceramic is cool but dulls over time if it exceeds a certain heat range.

A...
Forum: Pictures 05-03-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,641
Posted By Joelittel
Re: Finished Product? 2006 'Esmeralda'

Looking good. What’s next on the list?
Forum: Random Stuff for Sale 05-03-2018, 07:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 427
Posted By Joelittel
Re: WTB 599 headlight. Stock bar weights

Pat, I might have the outer portion of the bar weights. I’ll look this weekend and report back.
Forum: Accessories and Modifications 05-03-2018, 07:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 306
Posted By Joelittel
Re: Stock Headlight replacement

What about a 919 headlight?

Itís not exactly like the Ď06 599 light but it is close, and there might be more available.

Iíd also look into other Honda models that were/are similar.

Can you...
Forum: Repair and Maintenance 04-27-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 325
Posted By Joelittel
Re: Gas Tnk Heat Shield

Farely, I paged through my aftermarket manual last night but did see anything about the heat shield. I imagine that it has to be referenced somewhere in the book but I did not see it nor could I find...
Forum: Accessories and Modifications 04-27-2018, 07:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By Joelittel
Re: 06 Suspension Upgrade questions

I’d have to look at my documentation for the model number but my shock is the one without all the bells and whistles. I could easily see this one being their base model. But their base model is a lot...
Forum: Accessories and Modifications 04-26-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By Joelittel
Re: 06 Suspension Upgrade questions

I recently put an Ohlins shock on mine and love the difference.

I plan to upgrade the fork springs as well so Iíll be watching this thread with great interest.
Forum: Repair and Maintenance 04-26-2018, 07:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 325
Posted By Joelittel
Re: Gas Tnk Heat Shield

I havenít had a chance to dig out my book yet, but hopefully sfive99 has already found what you need.


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Forum: Repair and Maintenance 04-25-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 518
Posted By Joelittel
Re: Carbs overflowed after rebuild. Gas in oil now

Glad to hear you’re up and running.
Forum: Repair and Maintenance 04-25-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 325
Posted By Joelittel
Re: Gas Tnk Heat Shield

Haven’t gotten a chance to dig out the book yet.
Forum: Repair and Maintenance 04-25-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By Joelittel
Re: Changed plugs & air filter, now bogs and eventually dies after fully warmed up

What about your local Honda mechanic? Here in Illinois every shop I’ve been to seems to know, and love, the 599.

Sorry you’re having a rough go of it, that sucks.
Forum: Random Stuff for Sale 04-24-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By Joelittel
Re: WTB: Center stand for Honda CB600F (Hornet 599)

Iíve seen this mod mentioned on wristtwisters.com a few times. You might start there.
Forum: Accessories and Modifications 04-23-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By Joelittel
Re: Dyno Test Results = 79.1 HP

I have mine geared the same way and love the difference it made in low end torque.

I’ve been riding at local track days and have no issues running with the pack, so my assumption is that I am not...
Forum: Repair and Maintenance 04-23-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 325
Posted By Joelittel
Re: Gas Tnk Heat Shield

Iíll look in my book tonight but in the meantime check out bikebandit.com. They havgreat diagrams of all oem parts.
Forum: Accessories and Modifications 04-20-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 229
Posted By Joelittel
Re: Passenger pegs that will fit the 599?

Iím hoping someone chimes in too, as Iíd like to do the swap too.
Forum: Random Stuff for Sale 04-12-2018, 06:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 436
Posted By Joelittel
Re: WTB: Stock rear fender splash-guard

Iíd bet most people cut them years ago.


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Forum: Motorcycles for Sale 04-06-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By Joelittel
Re: 2004 Spun bearing on cylinder 2 Part it out or sell whole?

If you part it out Iíll take the upper triple tree and probably a few other bits too.

Just let me know.
Forum: Motorcycles for Sale 04-04-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By Joelittel
Re: 2004 Spun bearing on cylinder 2 Part it out or sell whole?

Iíve been parting out bits for my project car for a couple years now. Sometimes parts fly out the door and other times months go by without as much as a question. If youíre the patient type parting...
Forum: Accessories and Modifications 04-04-2018, 06:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By Joelittel
Re: Dyno Test Results = 79.1 HP

I really like the black detail on your side panels. As soon as it’s warm enough to paint I’m doing the same to min.
Forum: Accessories and Modifications 04-04-2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By Joelittel
Re: Dyno Test Results = 79.1 HP

Where did you get your protective cage?
Forum: Accessories and Modifications 04-03-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By Joelittel
Re: Dyno Test Results = 79.1 HP

Your bike looks great. I think Iím going to do the same paint job on mine. Can you post a few detailed shots for us?

Donít worry too much about the dyno results. High numbers are only numbers on...
Forum: Accessories and Modifications 04-03-2018, 07:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 311
Posted By Joelittel
Re: Danmoto Carbon GP MK2

Nice can man.

Have you cemented your pipes yet? If not you might be able to adjust it to be a little closer to the bodywork by changing fiddling with how the pipes connect.

There are a couple...
Forum: Accessories and Modifications 03-30-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 398
Posted By Joelittel
Re: MIVV X Cone Slip On

I was really impressed with what I got for the money. I actually based my decision on the review of another forum member who had a similar opinion of the Delkevic.
Forum: Accessories and Modifications 03-30-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 398
Posted By Joelittel
Re: MIVV X Cone Slip On

Sorry dachand I misspoke. I have a Delkevic on my bike.

Way less expensive. The link below is my same setup.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00LOZE24K/ref=ya_aw_od_pi?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Forum: Accessories and Modifications 03-30-2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 398
Posted By Joelittel
Re: MIVV X Cone Slip On

I have a carbon fiber akrapovic on my bike and am very happy with it.

The fit and finish are high quality. It doesnít rattle at all and feels very solid on the bike. It also feels/looks to be very...
Forum: Accessories and Modifications 03-29-2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 398
Posted By Joelittel
Re: MIVV X Cone Slip On

I found a listing on amazon, of all places.
...
Forum: Group Rides 03-22-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 316
Posted By Joelittel
Autobahn Track Day 05/28/18

Is anyone interested in joining me on Monday, May 28th for the Autobahn track day event in Joliet Illinois?

All skill levels are welcome.

The day consists of a 20 minute classroom session on...
Forum: Honda 919 Specs & Resources 03-21-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,792
Posted By Joelittel
Re: CB900F / 919 resources...

I like wristtwisters.com

From time to time a 599 gets mentioned but for the most part it’s all 919 all the time
Forum: Random Stuff for Sale 03-15-2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 436
Posted By Joelittel
Re: WTB: Stock rear fender splash-guard

Youíre probably already aware of bikebandit.com but in case you are not I suggest looking there. Theyíve got reasonable prices on some of the less glamorous oem bits.
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