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Old 01-03-2013, 02:56 AM   #31
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Unfirtubetly a sports bike the sub frame isnt strong nough for hard luggarge. Had soft paniers a ventura rack with bag on the back. I dont think any company makes hard luggage for them but ive seen people modify them to fit.
SHAD makes a topcase carrier.
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Old 01-03-2013, 03:07 AM   #32
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I will bitch and moan about it even when if I get the Bandit.
Yeah, but you'll at least have it. Right now, all you're doing is bitching and moaning minus bike. Plus bike is much more satisfying.
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Old 01-03-2013, 04:39 AM   #33
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Yeah, but you'll at least have it. Right now, all you're doing is bitching and moaning minus bike. Plus bike is much more satisfying.
I'm gonna go with not trusting you on that one and try to find out by myself!


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Old 01-03-2013, 04:44 AM   #34
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Had an '02 F4i for the wife. Great bike but it would toast the inside of her thighs medium rare every ride. Hot! Otherwise, great bike. Sounds like you'd be better off waiting for the Bandit, though. A torque-monster the F4i is not. It does great but it's not a big-bore machine. Not nearly as comfy as the Bandit, either. I'd say "patience is a virtue" in your case. Or, sell a kidney and get 'em both.
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Old 01-03-2013, 04:47 AM   #35
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Had an '02 F4i for the wife. Great bike but it would toast the inside of her thighs medium rare every ride. Hot! Otherwise, great bike. Sounds like you'd be better off waiting for the Bandit, though. A torque-monster the F4i is not. It does great but it's not a big-bore machine. Not nearly as comfy as the Bandit, either. I'd say "patience is a virtue" in your case. Or, sell a kidney and get 'em both.
I hate it when people respond with something that makes sense.


The heat is a deal-breaker I'm afraid.
Oh well..
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:00 AM   #36
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My first bike was a 2002 F4i. I loved it but the seat was like a plank. 2001, 2002 still had the split race style seat, not the "banana" style seat of the newer F4i. I never liked to be on mine for more than about 2 hours unless I was in really good twisty bits where I was moving around a bunch. My wife never once complained about her thighs being toasted like was mentioned but she also found the split plank to be uncomfortable. I actually still wish that I had mine but I've added a VFR to the garage for touring on now and a supermoto for the good twisty stuff so I'm not sure when I'd actually ride it but I do wish that I had it back.

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Old 01-03-2013, 06:13 AM   #37
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My first bike was a 2002 F4i. I loved it but the seat was like a plank. 2001, 2002 still had the split race style seat, not the "banana" style seat of the newer F4i. I never liked to be on mine for more than about 2 hours unless I was in really good twisty bits where I was moving around a bunch. My wife never once complained about her thighs being toasted like was mentioned but she also found the split plank to be uncomfortable. I actually still wish that I had mine but I've added a VFR to the garage for touring on now and a supermoto for the good twisty stuff so I'm not sure when I'd actually ride it but I do wish that I had it back.

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This one has the banana seat!

So.. the VFR is a lot more comfortable?
How about heat from the engine, while we're already comparing them?

Don't know anyone else who owned both so..
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:18 AM   #38
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SHAD makes a topcase carrier.
There ya go. I couldnt find one in the day

send on a small touch screen by a guy with fat fingers

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Old 01-03-2013, 06:25 AM   #39
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There ya go. I could n

send on a small touch screen by a guy with fat fingers
You need a bigger touch screen.


The question was more if I'd be exposed to a beating by other sportbike riders
at the first set of red lights then if it can actually be mounted and how.
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:29 AM   #40
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The question was more if I'd be exposed to a beating by other sportbike riders
at the first set of red lights then if it can actually be mounted and how.
Yep i do. If ya wana sports bike tge f4i if ya want a touring bike the bandit

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Old 01-04-2013, 02:20 PM   #41
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This one has the banana seat!

So.. the VFR is a lot more comfortable?
How about heat from the engine, while we're already comparing them?

Don't know anyone else who owned both so..
The VFR is definitely more comfortable than my F4i was but I had the plank seat. There was never any noticeable engine heat from the F4i. The VFR has an obnoxious amount during the summer if you aren't moving. I've never noticed it in cooler weather or when above 30mph.

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Old 01-04-2013, 04:14 PM   #42
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A Suzuki GSX-R600 feels and looks like a mini-Hayabusa.

A Honda CBR600f feels and looks nothing like a Fireblade.
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:47 PM   #43
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My only comment:

A Suzuki GSX-R600 feels and looks like a mini-Hayabusa.

A Honda CBR600f feels and looks nothing like a Fireblade.
At the time that it was a current tech bike it did. If you compare the '02 F4i to an '02 929 they were quite similar. In '03 Honda added the 600RR as their new super sport 600. However, the "F" series bikes had been so successful that they decided to keep it in the line-up. The only change they made was to switch from the split rear seat to a more comfortable banana style seat. For the rest of the F4i production run they left it unchanged while they developed the 600RR. During that time the 929 evolved to the 954, and then became the 1000RR.

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At the time that it was a current tech bike it did. If you compare the '02 F4i to an '02 929 they were quite similar. In '03 Honda added the 600RR as their new super sport 600. However, the "F" series bikes had been so successful that they decided to keep it in the line-up. The only change they made was to switch from the split rear seat to a more comfortable banana style seat. For the rest of the F4i production run they left it unchanged while they developed the 600RR. During that time the 929 evolved to the 954, and then became the 1000RR.

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i donno about that, my 02 f4i with the split seat had all the adjustable suspention, the f5i they dubbed it here, had non adjustable suspension and the banana seat.

long long ago, in about, um 2002, when i was bike shopping it came down to the cbr600f4i, or the vfr800fi due to the price difference of about 5000 extra, i wen the f4i.

spin on 10 years, i now ride a 2011 vfr800 which ive put about 5000 bucks into mods on it, and still climbing as i wana redo the entire suspention.
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:36 PM   #45
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Unfirtubetly a sports bike the sub frame isnt strong nough for hard luggarge. Had soft paniers a ventura rack with bag on the back. I dont think any company makes hard luggage for them but ive seen people modify them to fit.

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SWmotech makes a hard luggage kit. The in the US you can find them where I found this image
Twisted Throttle. I don't know about in Europe, but SWmotec is out of Germany I think,
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