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CBR-F3 vs 2002 Yamaha YZF600R - September 5, 2006, 03:44 PM

I laid my F3 down and I'm looking to replace it with a 2002 Yamaha YZF600R. I rode a 98 version of the same bike with a jet-kit and it just didn't seem to pull like my F3 did.
The only mods the F3 had was a D&D exhaust system. How good of a bike is the 2002 Yamaha YZF600R. ADVICE PLEASE!!!!!!
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September 5, 2006, 03:54 PM

Its a great all round bike its a little more long ride commuter oriented than the F3. They still make the thing so parts are a plenty. Power wise they are close enough that its gonna be the rider not the bike. Brakes the YZF is the winner any day.


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September 5, 2006, 03:56 PM

I rode my friends 03 YZF thundercat 600 things pulled like my R6 was more comfy but maybe the bike was not jeted right?? Many thing could have gone wrong grab the YZF
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I may be biased. I got my first bike (02 YZF 600) a couple of months ago and I'm loving it. Of course I don't have anything to compare it to but all of my friends (fellow sportbikers) stated that it handles well and rides smooth as well, also has the go-go juice when needed. "It's definitely a very good street bike" someone told me.




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September 5, 2006, 04:21 PM

An improperly installed, or poorly tuned jet kit can make a bike run much worse than the stock jetting.

The YZF is a great bike, not a race replica so, as noted above it is more comfortable for the longer hauls. It is however a bit heavier than your F3, but you could put it on a diet; (ditch the stock signals, get rid of the snowplow fender, exhaust, 520 chain/sprockets, etc.....) Power wise they are very close.

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September 5, 2006, 05:05 PM

I have had 2 of them. (still have one)
The Honda is nice but IMO, the YZF600R is nicer. 26,000 mile valve checks vs. Honda's 16,000, a little more midrange stomp than the honda and it's physically a little bigger. 220 plus miles per tank is also nice. One thing I HATE about the YZF600R is the BAJILLION fairing screws you have to remove to change the oil.


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I have had 2 of them. (still have one)
The Honda is nice but IMO, the YZF600R is nicer. 26,000 mile valve checks vs. Honda's 16,000, a little more midrange stomp than the honda and it's physically a little bigger. 220 plus miles per tank is also nice. One thing I HATE about the YZF600R is the BAJILLION fairing screws you have to remove to change the oil.
haha yeah, I had a heck of a time getting the fairings off, and when all was said and done I was missing a few screws because there were so many. The next time i went to take the fairing off, when i put it back on i ended up with an extra screw. So i'm just waiting for my fairings to fly off while i'm riding. In any case, back to topic...I have an 01 600r and i love the thing. It's comfy and it performs well.
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Having ridden both and owning 2 F2s I can say the F2s are more flickable, the YZF 600R are a lil more stable due to their weight. I thought both had that laid back sport bike feel. YZF Felt stronger but put them side by side and it will be too close to call. 1 or 2 mods, rider weight and experience will determine who is out in front.

The Yamaha transmissions aren't as bulletproof as the Hondas, hondas will get the nod for racing and stunting. A buddy put a shift kit on the yzf and he swore it made a huge difference.

If it were my $, unless I was touring a LOT I would go with the Honda.

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ZX14: 222 mph
ZX12: 229.6 mph
ZX10: 202.8 mph

ZX9: 177.6 mph
ZX6R: 180.8 mph
EX650: 130.7 mph

EX300: 114.7 mph
EX250: 122.4 mph
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CBRF3>YZF600.


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CBRF3>YZF600.
+1 although I've only ridden the
yzf a few times and have owned multiple f2,f3,f4i it's apples and oranges to
compare those two. You can pick good and bad off both. What type of rider are
you? Do you commute? The Yamaha would be the better daily driver, the bar
placements are out and up as opposed to a more down position like the f3. For
balls out fun and twistie roads the occassional wheelie I'd take the F3 and its a
very forgiving bike if you make a mistake.I know a dude selling multiple f2's and F'3's at
great prices.pm me if you want his #. Just mho.


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November 30, 2006, 11:09 PM

THIS is the review you Want!!!

http://www.motorcycle.com/mo/mccompare/top600s.html


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ZX14: 222 mph
ZX12: 229.6 mph
ZX10: 202.8 mph

ZX9: 177.6 mph
ZX6R: 180.8 mph
EX650: 130.7 mph

EX300: 114.7 mph
EX250: 122.4 mph

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November 30, 2006, 11:14 PM

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I rode my friends 03 YZF thundercat 600 things pulled like my R6 was more comfy but maybe the bike was not jeted right?? Many thing could have gone wrong grab the YZF
Not suprising there. The FZR and the YZF 600R make more power, rev for rev, than the R6. R6s are notoriously torqueless but really come on strong up top, right where the fzr and yzf600r have to shift or hit the limiter.

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ZX14: 222 mph
ZX12: 229.6 mph
ZX10: 202.8 mph

ZX9: 177.6 mph
ZX6R: 180.8 mph
EX650: 130.7 mph

EX300: 114.7 mph
EX250: 122.4 mph
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