03 Honda Hornet CB600F

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Bike passed MOT on Saturday morning. Managed to get a good clear run to get over and back too which was nice!

Have everything ordered ths I need for a service it as well. Just going to tackle it myself as it seems fairly straightforward

4lts Motul 10W40
Hiflo oil filter
Hiflo air filter
4 x NGK CR9 plugs
Magnetic sump plug

Hopefully get this done in next weekend or two
 

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This is going to be for sale shortly if anyone is intester in a low milage and very clean bike.
Super bike and a thrill to ride but I think I'm after something less powerful tbh.

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Have been wrecking my head over my bike dilemma. I have started looking for some lighter/smaller engined bikes and I know it is very much what I want... most of the time. But I might just want something quicker now and again and do like the idea of having options.

In short I think I need 2 bikes so looking at options and something that is light and fun to go with this. Like the idea of a BMW g310gs / Svartpilen 401 / maybe even a monkey or a cub trail if they get released in the UK

Any ideas or thoughts welcome. Hoping to jump on a baby GS at the weekend
 

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Have been wrecking my head over my bike dilemma. I have started looking for some lighter/smaller engined bikes and I know it is very much what I want... most of the time. But I might just want something quicker now and again and do like the idea of having options.

In short I think I need 2 bikes so looking at options and something that is light and fun to go with this. Like the idea of a BMW g310gs / Svartpilen 401 / maybe even a monkey or a cub trail if they get released in the UK

Any ideas or thoughts welcome. Hoping to jump on a baby GS at the weekend

You need to get the Hornet away for a good blast south of the border with a couple of others, you'll not want less power then. That's what I think
 

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The Drz400 is cool. Was also looking at the CRF300 which is similar I guess.

Ninja is the wrong direction for me. Would I be mad to buy a 125 cub? They look cool
Had a DRZ400 after I sold my hornet strangely enough! Big step back. I wouldn’t advise. If you want something slower but still fun look at a ‘proper’ road going supermoto like a KTM 640/660/690 ( I had a 660). Also had a new Honda Monkey as well I parted with at the start of the year. The novelty wears off quite quickly though.
Bit of a curveball but do you have any interest in classic bikes? Maybe the likes of a Honda 500/4 or Kawasaki Z650 could be interesting. Something to tinker at and still fun and nippy enough to ride without the speed of the Hornet?
Another curveball, any interest in Cruisers? Harley 1200 or something would be considerably slower but they are an acquired taste admittedly.
 

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@Lee I agree totally and want to keep the hornet for that sort of thing but my main use would be my short commute or sadly enough just having fun on my own tbh lol. The hornet would be nice kept mega fresh and taken out for a longer trip like that as you suggest for sure!

@mikey A classic would be cool but only to replace the hornet maybe some day. Defo don't want another 'proper' bike. Something smaller, nimble that can be ridden flat out.

I am looking forward to trying out this baby GS actually and think it could be a good option to have alongside the hornet.

Which one of yous feckers on this forum got me going on bikes FFS 🤣 I only wanted one!
 
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@Lee I agree totally and want to keep the hornet for that sort of thing but my main use would be my short commute or sadly enough just having fun on my own tbh lol. The hornet would be nice kept mega fresh and taken out for a longer trip like that as you suggest for sure!

@mikey A classic would be cool but only to replace the hornet maybe some day. Defo don't want another 'proper' bike. Something smaller, nimble that can be ridden flat out.

I am looking forward to trying out this baby GS actually and think it could be a good option to have alongside the hornet.

Which one of yous feckers on this forum got me going on bikes FFS 🤣 I only wanted one!
The number of bikes you need is whatever you have +1:laughing:.Couple of wee 400 bandits for sale on facebook and gumtree.
 

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Down getting a puncture sorted and there's some sort of cruise thing being moved about the yard just sounding amazing. Need one of those too now flip sake.... 🤣🤣
 

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I had an MSX125 for a year or so when they first came out, my first ever road bike. Was seriously good craic, just riding it flat out everywhere. I used it to commute into Belfast too and it was so handy for that. Sold it because the novelty kinda wore off, plus I got back what I paid for it brand new, so couldn't really turn it down.

I'd say if I had a bigger bike for the speed thrill, I'd absolutely love another wee MSX125 for blasting about on
 

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The Drz400 is cool. Was also looking at the CRF300 which is similar I guess.

Ninja is the wrong direction for me. Would I be mad to buy a 125 cub? They look cool

I have a drz and it's class for blipping about on, as said it is a step back but with a system, rejet and 3*3 mod opens it up rightly.

Cubs are cool/ retro looking not sure I would want to drop as low as a 125 again though. I've actually been looking at Suzuki burgmans recently for cruising about on but I know I would miss the drz
 

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I have a drz and it's class for blipping about on, as said it is a step back but with a system, rejet and 3*3 mod opens it up rightly.

Cubs are cool/ retro looking not sure I would want to drop as low as a 125 again though. I've actually been looking at Suzuki burgmans recently for cruising about on but I know I would miss the drz
My drz had the full works, cams, FCR carb, ‘E’ base gasket to raise compression, super sticky race only wet tyres (sorry officer) and other wee tweaks. I bought the bike like that so could never compare to what it was standard. Don’t get me wrong, a fun wee bike, but my standard KTM 660 made it feel like the brakes were stuck on but then they are two different beasts. Couple of pics of my DRZ with my Hornet too!
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