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Old 08-22-2016, 12:27 PM   #1
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Default Hi there! This is Michael from Germany

Hi to everyone,

this is my very first thread at honda599.com, so I guess it would be a good idea to introduce myself.

My name is Michael, and my username "Flyingbrick" is dedicated to my BMK K100 I owned a couple of years ago. I sold that one in 2015.

Since 2008 I owned quite a lot of Hondas CB500 and 500S; a reliable twin that wasn't sold in the USA afaik. I still have two of them, a strictly original CB500S '02 and a sporty custom CB500S '99 with lots of modifications.

Nevertheless, I have been after a Hornet for ages as the Hornet combines the CB500 weight with the K100 power plus, she's a real beauty in my opinion.



Last week I bought one of the first Hornets that were sold , an early 1998 CB600F (that's what they called the 599 in Germany). It is in a mint condition with only 9400 km on the clock and except from crash pads, no modifications have been made.

But see for yourself:
https://goo.gl/photos/txu3PVuBWWoasw6s9

Today the bike has been registered, the licence plate shows "H-PC34" (not sure if the US bikes are a PC34 type as well, but that's the manufacturers code for the first Hornet over here).
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Old 08-22-2016, 05:12 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum!
I think the 599 is a PC36 over here.
I've only driven a car in Germany, and wished I had the hornet at the time. You guys have great roads!
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Old 08-23-2016, 04:51 AM   #3
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Oh, you have been to Germany already? I wish I could say the same about Canada -I saw a Video about BC on an old ATI graphics driver disk a long time ago and it was sooo beautiful

The Hornet was introduced in 1998 as "PC34" in Germany. That was the one built in Japan. In 2002, the production went to Italy and the Hornet was continued as "PC36" until 2007, when the successor PC41 was presented.

Are the model codes similar in Canada and the US?
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Old 08-25-2016, 08:58 AM   #4
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Welcome and congrats on the great find. She looks gorgeous!
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Old 03-20-2018, 12:26 PM   #5
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I just wanted to let you know that I recently bought another 'Hornet', the bigger 919. It was dropped by the previous owner while parking. Gas tank, engine cover and handlebar have been replaced, so the bike is now back in 'showroom condition'. The bike has done 20,400 km (12750mls). Reg plate reads H-H9190

By the way: I just learned that the 919 has been restricted to 96hp in North America (according to https://onewheeldrive.net/2004/03/15...19-hornet-900/). In Japan, it has been 88 hp. The 'German' model had 109hp, the 'European Direct' one 110hp. So, while they are saying 'Somehow though it’s lacking a bit of spice, maybe the cayenne.', I can asure that the unrestricted engine has the desired punch, doing none to sixty in just 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 230 kph which is still remarkable for a naked bike in 2018


I'm going to keep both, the 599 and the 919.
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Old 03-20-2018, 02:43 PM   #6
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Hi and welcome here too
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Old 03-21-2018, 04:53 AM   #7
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Old 03-22-2018, 11:57 PM   #8
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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.
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Old 03-23-2018, 07:46 AM   #9
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Thank you, sfive99!
They are made of stainless steel, so they can be polished with some effort. It took me some hours to get them shiny again. Apart from stainless steel polish, I use "Autosol Anti Blau" which is available in the US as well: https://www.amazon.com/Autosol-EO129...osol+anti+blue
Over here, you'll pay about 13 Euro per unit.
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Old 05-02-2018, 03:29 PM   #10
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Michael.
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