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Old 12-10-2012, 08:45 AM
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Hello I am new here so I hope this is in the correct spot. I am looking to purchase my second motorcycle. I recently sold my first (1982 Kawasaki AR80) that I was given by my uncle. It was relitivly slow and time to upgrade! I have looked around craigslist and im dead set on a cbr600f4. It is a 1999 with 21,000 miles. everything is stock (including muffler). the paint is emaculate. I was just wondering if there are common problems with this model and what to look for when I go to look at it a second time and ride it. Any advice is welcome. Also is this alot of miles for a used bike? my AR80 only had 2100miles when i sold it.
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:40 PM
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How much?

How old is the owner?
How is the clutch? Original clutch or 5th time replaced?
How are the sprockets and the chain?
Brake fluid dark?
Does the motor oil smell like burnt clutch?
Any signs of fork seals leaking?
Sit on the bike and grab the front brake hard. Rock the bike foreward and back. Do the steering head bearings feel good or can you feel a click?

Sorry out of time.
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:59 PM
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He is asking $2500 obo (i wasnt going to spend more than $2300) He is in his early 30's with a family. I only visually inspected it but the fork seals didn't seem to be leaking and the fluids were foggy but not dark. I have yet to ride it but i am going to see it again in the near future. Thank you for your reply.
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:38 PM
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dealer trade in is $1500
very clean street price $2200

The 600 honda motors are good. At 50 k miles mine was running strong.
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:06 PM
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I talked him down to $2000. It has its quirks though. like it has these nasty handle bars that I want a stock pair and also has these LED taillights that im not a huge fan off. Maybe some one will trade or has some for sale. Thanks for the Info though.
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Old 12-14-2012, 05:08 PM
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Did you buy it? pics, pretty reliable bike only common issues are the cctl and the stator but not on all of them. Try cbrforum.com for info on that bike.
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Old 12-22-2012, 06:02 AM
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Yes i ended up buying it for $2000. Very nice bike. everything checked out.
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Old 01-07-2013, 05:47 PM
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It came with a k&n oil filter and he only rAn castrol gtx full synthetic. I was wondering what filter to replace it with and where to get one?
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:21 PM
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Good job buying a good bike.
My 05 CBR600 has over 100k miles!
Your local motorcycle dealer will have the filter, or online. Motorcyclesuperstore or cycle gear also.
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Default Re: 99 CBR600F4 common problems to look for?

I know this thread is a few months old but:

What bars and taillights do you have?

If your bike isn't a commuter, I might be able to trade, though I can't afford downtime because my bike is my commute vehicle.

As far as oil filters, you have a ton of motorcycle and automotive oil filters available.
Check out this link: http://motorcycleinfo.calsci.com/FilterXRef.html

I use Rotella T6 synthetic in my bike (it's labeled diesel oil) after a recommendation from multiple people online, and it's a ton cheaper than moto-specific oil. With that said, let's see pics of the bike!
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Cbr ftw
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:34 AM
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Sorry about not responding! ive been super busy with school. so its a black and white 99 cbr600f4 with 21,000 miles. ive already bought and replaced stock handlebars but still have the LED tailight, its starting to grow on me but i still like the stock one. the last picture is what my tailight looks like (pic from google) also the local oreilys sells the oil for $10 a quart and carry a Wix and K&N oil filters.
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Looks pretty clean, be careful and wear your gear.
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Old 03-16-2013, 09:59 PM
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I have one more question. The brake pads are almost gone and I found some sinstered or organic pads. They are the same price and made by ferodo. Any one have opinions on which to get?
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I have a 1999 600 f4, see.
can anyone figure this out bike wont start, getting a spark, crabs clean , fuel pump OK, battery OK when turning the bike over there is no sign of life what so ever, with all the things listed above there should be some sort of life but nothing i have checked the plugs the pump and the carbs so many times now I'm at a loss. can anyone help.
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hey i have a 99 honda cbr 600f4 make sure its in first is sounds simple but easily forgotten
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First off, this thread is quite a few years old...and second, no, it should NOT be in first gear. That will only make it more difficult to start, and with the kickstand down and in gear, the bike will NOT start.
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Originally Posted by SidewaysSkinny View Post
First off, this thread is quite a few years old...and second, no, it should NOT be in first gear. That will only make it more difficult to start, and with the kickstand down and in gear, the bike will NOT start.
Having the same issue pls help
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