I've got a Honda Hornet 600 with some nice mods. It's my first bike and I'm loving it (there's a pic on the Hornet page).


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  • Motorbike Tyre Guide - This page contains some information about motorbike tyres. Basic codes The year 2000 Honda Hornet 600 requires tyres bearing the following codes: FRONT: 120/70ZR17 (61W) (Michelin/Bridgestone) REAR: 180/55ZR17 (73W) (Michelin/Bridgestone) Lets ...
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  • Honda Hornet CB600F-Y - I bought a Hornet Many of these notes are specific to my bike, e.g. choice of tyre. Model Honda Hornet. CB600F-Y (Y indicating it’s the 2000 model). Electronics Battery Type: YTX7L-BS Rear lights For my Ermax undertray, the rear light bulbs...

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  • For a bike service or MOT in Manchester, try Mr Pig's. Ask for Ian. He did a great job on my bike and I can honestly say I rode away noticing a world of difference. I particularly value his honest, no-nonsense approach. Call him on 0161 272 6088. Other contact details should be on the
  • If you get a puncture you could try a company called The Cavalry. A friend of mine used them recently and was very pleased with the service replica Breitling. A guy arrived on a bike laden with gear and fixed the problem at the roadside in 1/2 hour. The number is 07974 260 311. They may only be available near London though.

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