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Hornet 600

Postby timmyboynorwich on Sun Aug 12, 2012 12:59 am

In December I moved onto my third Hornet 600, I can't remember if I've posted since then so I will just give you all the information I can remember :P

This is how she was when I first got her home,


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Filthy in my opinion, well probably not that bad but for me it was!

Cleaning began,

Round 1 of attacking the downpipes,

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A short while later I paid attention to the polished areas and gave them a good seeing to and after lots of elbow grease they came out nicely,


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That was all for a while, she sat in the garage until the weather perked up.
Owned: Peugeot Speedshite 50, Honda XR125L, Kawasaki GPZ500S, 01 Honda Hornet 600, Honda CG125, 04 Kawasaki ER-5, 98 Hornet 600, another 98 Hornet 600, 54 CBR600Fi
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Re: Hornet 600

Postby timmyboynorwich on Sun Aug 12, 2012 1:08 am

Nothing really changed for some time, I made the odd change as follows,

Fitted a new nicer looking horn,
Removed the fly screen,
Fitted KOSO mirrors.

July quickly came around so I treated her to a service including oil + oil filter, air filter some iridium spark plugs and also the dreaded valve clearance check.

I swapped the Micron for my old ART exhaust off Taveres on this very forum (cheers),

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The steering was a bit wobbly and later found out that it was the front tyre so looked into getting the tyres replaced, unfortunately the 16" front wheel restricted me and landed up getting some Pirelli Diablo's for £184 fitted, haven't quite scrubbed them in yet so still taking it easy.

The rear hugger malfunctioned and was rubbing on the tyre so I promptly removed that and am now back to the original chain guard, you can see in the following picture where it was rubbing.

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Another update is the shock tube I put over the rear shock, hides away the fugly rotten shock,

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After

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Got a new helmet from the gf for my birthday 8-)

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Finally, I had to replace the chain and sprockets too as they were also knackered, I went for a quality DID one as I've heard only good things about them, £87 off eBay and £42 to fit it.

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Not much else to report, think I've got everything in!
Owned: Peugeot Speedshite 50, Honda XR125L, Kawasaki GPZ500S, 01 Honda Hornet 600, Honda CG125, 04 Kawasaki ER-5, 98 Hornet 600, another 98 Hornet 600, 54 CBR600Fi
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Re: Hornet 600

Postby timmyboynorwich on Sun Aug 12, 2012 1:11 am

My previous two Hornets,

First,

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Second,

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Also now I've thought about it, I removed the Scottoiler as I had no intention of using it to it's full potential,

The indicators were also changed, the LED ones caused nothing but trouble so I just reverted back to some standard bulb indicators,

Removed the red rim tape and went for white instead,

Today I reverted back to the original "Mickey Mouse" mirrors purely because they give so much better vision, the KOSO ones were cheap eBay jobbies and just vibrate to hell when you ride a long.

That's all for now folks!
Owned: Peugeot Speedshite 50, Honda XR125L, Kawasaki GPZ500S, 01 Honda Hornet 600, Honda CG125, 04 Kawasaki ER-5, 98 Hornet 600, another 98 Hornet 600, 54 CBR600Fi
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Re: Hornet 600

Postby stillstrange on Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:34 pm

Would you like to clean my bike???

If you think yours was filthy when you got it you would have fits seeing mine :lol: :lol:
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Re: Hornet 600

Postby spikezx14 on Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:57 am

Snap you made such a good job fancy cleaning my 14. It has not been washed since April and I have been using it to get to work everyday :oops:
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Re: Hornet 600

Postby Phil_Norwich on Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:31 pm

Clean as always, bet you cleaned it after Whitwell last night :lol:
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