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Tis the season

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    Tis the season


    Iíve been on the lookout for a good deal on a winter project for a while, even went to look at 4 or 5 bikes over the last few months. Facebook marketplace has been the only advertising source Iíve been watching.
    I initially wanted an 04-07 cbr 1000rr repsol, but it seems most are rebuilt wrecks littered with Chinese replacement body kits. Anything that was decent, and priced reasonably, was sold within a few hours of listing it.
    Last Friday evening, an 07 R1 popped up that looked super clean. I messaged the seller almost instantly, and went to look at the bike first thing the following morning. I came home with an almost perfect 07 R1 with only 5,800 miles on it. The guy handed me a box of receipts for aftermarket stuff he bought for it less than 6 months, the receipts totaled more than I paid for the bike.. lol

    Full Akra titanium exhaust with carbon cans
    Power commander/tuner
    Swingarm extender (removing that)
    New tires
    Etc

    My plans are to take the bodywork off, clean up everything and replace any missing fasteners, remove the swingarm extender, put it back to normal ride height, and ride it for a year or so before trying to resell it.

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    Re: Tis the season

    Quote Originally Posted by R7 View Post
    I’ve been on the lookout for a good deal on a winter project for a while, even went to look at 4 or 5 bikes over the last few months. Facebook marketplace has been the only advertising source I’ve been watching.
    I initially wanted an 04-07 cbr 1000rr repsol, but it seems most are rebuilt wrecks littered with Chinese replacement body kits. Anything that was decent, and priced reasonably, was sold within a few hours of listing it.
    Last Friday evening, an 07 R1 popped up that looked super clean. I messaged the seller almost instantly, and went to look at the bike first thing the following morning. I came home with an almost perfect 07 R1 with only 5,800 miles on it. The guy handed me a box of receipts for aftermarket stuff he bought for it less than 6 months, the receipts totaled more than I paid for the bike.. lol

    Full Akra titanium exhaust with carbon cans
    Power commander/tuner
    Swingarm extender (removing that)
    New tires
    Etc

    My plans are to take the bodywork off, clean up everything and replace any missing fasteners, remove the swingarm extender, put it back to normal ride height, and ride it for a year or so before trying to resell it.

    Tis the season-e7e628cb-cbcc-47f9-87e6-080db40c4a08

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    Sweet!! Pretty much the same thing I had but a year newer!

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    Re: Tis the season

    swingarm extender makes it a drift bike. Pin it to win it!

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    Re: Tis the season

    In the 3/4 profile shot, the bar-end is like trying to look at a super model who's got pink eye. All the beauty in it's orbit is being vacuumed up by an ugly appendage.

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    Re: Tis the season

    Love those grips/bar ends, DANGEROUS...

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    Re: Tis the season

    [_QUOTE=csmutty;1587918]Sweet!! Pretty much the same thing I had but a year newer![/QUOTE]

    Yes, just slightly different body work. 04-08 is still my favorite generation of the R1

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    Re: Tis the season

    Quote Originally Posted by R7 View Post
    [_QUOTE=csmutty;1587918]Sweet!! Pretty much the same thing I had but a year newer!
    Yes, just slightly different body work. 04-08 is still my favorite generation of the R1[/QUOTE]

    That bike was so easy to ride. Total hooligan machine. I still miss your RSV4 that you traded me for a week. That bark from the quick shifter was unreal!

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    Re: Tis the season

    Quote Originally Posted by aldend123 View Post
    In the 3/4 profile shot, the bar-end is like trying to look at a super model who's got pink eye. All the beauty in it's orbit is being vacuumed up by an ugly appendage.
    Quote Originally Posted by FriskyDingo View Post
    Love those grips/bar ends, DANGEROUS...
    I should have mentioned, the bar ends will be replaced with the original black ones that came in the box with other stock parts.

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    Re: Tis the season

    "I’ve been on the lookout for a good deal on a winter project for a while"


    "My plans are to take the bodywork off, clean up everything and replace any missing fasteners, remove the swingarm extender, put it back to normal ride height, "

    Your idea of a winter project differs a lot form my idea of a winter project.......lol

    Good find. Should be able to flip it easily in spring 2022 for more $$

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    hmmmm......

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    Re: Tis the season

    Okay, serious question: what's the longest you've ever gone without buying a toy?

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    Did you grit your teeth and try to look like Clint Fuckin' Eastwood?
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    Re: Tis the season

    Quote Originally Posted by Stoneman View Post
    Okay, serious question: what's the longest you've ever gone without buying a toy?
    What day is it today?

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    Re: Tis the season

    Quote Originally Posted by tsorfas View Post
    What day is it today?

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    Did you grit your teeth and try to look like Clint Fuckin' Eastwood?
    Or did you lisp it all hangfisted like a fuckin' flower?

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    Re: Tis the season

    Quote Originally Posted by Stoneman View Post
    Okay, serious question: what's the longest you've ever gone without buying a toy?
    I think there was a time when I built my house, I went almost 2 years.. lol
    Still hard to believe I still have my 06 Raptor 700 I bought new august of 2005

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    Re: Tis the season

    My winter project. I like my old girls. I am hoping to be trolling the street around April. It doesnt need much but even finding a spark plug for it is a several month ordeal. Got it cheap and i doubt i will ever sell it.

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    Re: Tis the season

    Iíve spent a little time with the R1 the past week or so, itís definitely had some hackers working on it in its life. Nothing Iíd consider major, but several little things. As I was taking the body work off, it was long before I noticed half the body fasteners were missing. I also noticed ďLEDísĒ glued to the insides of all the body panels, so my guess is they just didnít put stuff back together correctly.

    It was refreshing to pull the body work off and find a clean, rash free engine.. lol

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    I was able to order all the new fasteners and pins to put everything back together properly.

    Next step was to get rid of the 9Ē swing arm extender. Another hack job install, rounded over bolts, over tightened to the max. I would have finished that project, but need to order a new rivet link for the chain.

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    I forgot to order new grips, but did remove to spiked bar ends and replaced them with OEM. Also, got rid of the red windscreen and have a Puig double bubble in dark smoke on order.

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    Final issue, I noticed a slight oil leak at the drain plug. It doesnít look like the stock bolt, so Iím guessing itís been stripped and had a heli coil installed. I havenít pulled the plug to investigate yet, but a replacement OEM oil pan is $75.00 on partszilla, so not really a huge deal.

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    Re: Tis the season

    I didnít take any pictures yet, but the R1 project is almost complete. The last of the parts needed to put the body work back on, arrived today.

    Also the oil leak that had me a little worried was only a drain plug with a cracked gasket. Someone installed an aftermarket magnetic drain plug. I just replaced it with a new OEM drain bolt and gasket.

    Iíll be taking it out tomorrow for a test ride and to get a vin verification at the local Police Department. I must be getting old, my insurance premium only went up $68 per year adding the R1 onto the Tuono policy.

    Iíll try and get some daylight pictures tomorrow.

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    Yeaahhhhh that means you're old.

    Glad they were easy fixes Mark!

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