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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-28-2012, 03:33 PM Thread Starter
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FZR600 R6's older brother

I purchased an Fzr600 about a month ago and have been working on it and it is finally in the shop getting fork seals and inspection. I am wondering what everyones thoughts are on them. I like taking it out on twisty roads. I am wondering if anyone has had one of these before and everyones thoughts on them.
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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-28-2012, 03:51 PM
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I used to race FZR400's and loved them.....even more than my CBR600F2 race bike. The FZR600 was a better bike for the street than the 400. The one time I put lights on one of mine, I felt like I was announcing myself a mile ahead because you had to have the RPM's above 9000 to be moving at any rate. The 600 has more torque so you don't have to wind it up like that, and they still handled OK.



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post #3 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-28-2012, 04:23 PM Thread Starter
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Any pictures of the old 400 and if anyone chimes in any pictures of yours would be cool too
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I had a 91 fzr 600 (Genesis). Didnt like the back tire it was very narrow. I was gonna put a YZF-600R swing arm on with the wider tire but i sold it before it ever happened. No pix of it i can find sorry. It was pretty beat up when i first got it (was my first bike)

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THe rear tire is narrow I just had one put on the other day but I am not sure how I feel yet when riding it before it made it feel really nimble and flickable
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I have a 94 in my garage, someone please come buy it and get it gone! lol

It was fun reliable first bike to learn on.

Newer bikes just feel completely different and muuuch better IMO.



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I used to own a 91 FZR600. This is a pic of my then gf, now wife, on it. (before all the flames come in, she didnt ride in that clothing)


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Any pictures of the old 400 and if anyone chimes in any pictures of yours would be cool too
I had a few 400's an '89 and a couple of 90's here's a couple:

1989


with lights and signals (the one time I put them on)


and a couple of one of the 1990's:




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post #9 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-28-2012, 07:50 PM Thread Starter
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Re: FZR600 R6's older brother

Yea it is a fun bike sure I would like a new R6 with fuel injection and all the nice perks I dont have but atleast Im out on two wheels once i get out of college however I will have me a nice R6 but for now I would like to hear as much as I can about them from anyone who has had them
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Re: FZR600 R6's older brother

I had a 92 for my first bike. Loved that bike!


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