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Old 02-21-2014, 08:42 PM   #1
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Anyone ride sport bikes?

I'm ganna be getting an r1 soon and I just wanted to get some more info on them
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Owned a 2004 R-1, a 2006 CBR 100RR, and a few older sport bikes. Loved them. CBR being the favorite. Had to sell off the sport bikes. Back wont let me ride anymore
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Old 02-21-2014, 11:43 PM   #3
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I have a bad back 2 how hard is it on your back?

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And why was that your favorite?
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It was awful on my back. 30 minutes tops and I was done, simply couldn't ride any longer. And I paid for that ride dearly that night. So it was time to part with them.
As far as the favorite part.....A) the CBR was simply faster than the R-1 was, B) CBR had better safety items from the factory, as in an electronic steering stabilizer that corrected a potential "tank slap" before the driver ever felt it happening. C) In my opinion it looked better both in styling and color choices, D) historically far more trouble free.
I owned both liter bikes at the same time, and rode them both a lot, but the CBR was definitely the favorite, hands down. Also had a pretty nice resale value when it came time to sell it

This was the CBR I owned.


These pics were in dead stock mode. Many small, mostly appearance mods, were done to it, including Pazzo levers, smoked windscreen, etc. You get the idea. I apparently never uploaded any of those pics to photobucket though.
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OP, have you ever rode a liter bike before? I read in one of your other posts that you had a YZ250 dirt bike before and are now jumping to a 1000cc street bike.

A newer R1 will go 100 MPH in first gear (at the limiter), stock. Have no issues powering the front end up until about 140. Until you have ridden one, they are incomprehensible.

Liter bikes are terrible commuters at least for me (6'3). After about 30 - 40 minutes I start to cramp up. I would recommend something like a new Yamaha FZ09. They are fantastic bikes, my friend picked one up last year. They are fast, comfortable and cheap. I have seriously considered picking up one for myself.

Also, make sure you have good safety equipment. Helmet, gloves, jacket etc..
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Look at a Yamaha warrior. My back won't let me ride sport bikes for more then 45 mins without stopping and taking a break. I now ride an 07 Yamaha warrior which is the best of both worlds. Its a sport cruiser with an r1 fork and rear suspension. 1700cc yet its easy to handle. They were Yamaha's purpose built drag bike, but also eat canyons.
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It'll be fine for your back! Just sack up brother . Hehehe I only got a 600, but 120 something hp out a 350 lb bike is ridiculously fast anyways. Makes your heart sink to your assshole at wot. It's fun
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Anyone ride sport bikes?

Surely your back wont feel as bad as his will lmao

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Thanks for the input guys. I plan on meeting with 3 guys today all with bikes they wanna sell. An r1, a gsxr1000 and a cbr I'm ganna try them all and see how I like them. And I kno it's a big jump to go from a yz 250 to a 1000cc bike. But iv always wanted one. I fell like a 600 would be to small. I'm 6ft and 305 pounds (not fat) but maby I'll drive a 600 today and see how it fells
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Thanks for the input guys. I plan on meeting with 3 guys today all with bikes they wanna sell. An r1, a gsxr1000 and a cbr I'm ganna try them all and see how I like them. And I kno it's a big jump to go from a yz 250 to a 1000cc bike. But iv always wanted one. I fell like a 600 would be to small. I'm 6ft and 305 pounds (not fat) but maby I'll drive a 600 today and see how it fells
don't bother. If you weight almost as much as that 600 you should go up to 1000. They don't weigh much more and some are actually lighter because of how much more sophisticated they are (lighter frames and aluminum blocks) . The 1000 will give you the power you'll want and the size might be more comfortable. They are roughly the same size but definitely a little wider all around.
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don't bother. If you weight almost as much as that 600 you should go up to 1000. They don't weigh much more and some are actually lighter because of how much more sophisticated they are (lighter frames and aluminum blocks) . The 1000 will give you the power you'll want and the size might be more comfortable. They are roughly the same size but definitely a little wider all around.

Ok thanks for the info. Is a bike expensive to own as far as parts go? As in of a motor went or something how bad is it ganna hurt the pocket book? I would assume that they would cost less then a car to properly take care off. The reson I ask is becouse I'm setting myself a budget of 4gs and I'm looking for bike that might need light work
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If you are buying a used sport bike, get one that is as close to stock as possible. If they have cheap aftermarket exhausts, the bike is likely ragged out or not well maintained.

Cost of a basic rebuild on a sport bike if you do the work yourself is around $600. That does not include any machining or re-plating of the Nikasil or Alusil cylinders. Boring and re-plating typically costs around $500 - $700 depending on where you live.

So figure around $1200 for an engine rebuild assuming everything is in good shape and you do it all yourself. If you have a dealership or mechanic do it. Expect at least $600 - $800 in labor.

Here are some things to look for on a used bike..

Check the bar ends with your hands, if they feel smooth on both sides, the bike probably either has new bar ends or has never been down.

Check the pegs for grinding.

Check the exhaust for dents.

Check the sprockets are nice and new. Rounded or bent teeth means they will need replaced and the bike was likely not taken care of.

Check for unusual idle. Factory idle is set between 900 - 1100 rpm. Erratic or high idle means the bike is likely not tuned correctly. If they say otherwise, walk away.

Check stickers on the bike. Several stickers are on bikes to cover deep scratches or holes. Put pressure on these and rub over them to see if they are hiding something.

Check inside the fairing for putty or expoxy, this is a clear indication of a crash.

Look the frame and swingarm over for stress fractures. A polished frame is more likely to have these.

Ride the bike at 20 mph put it into neutral and release your hands from the bars to see if the bike pulls to either side. This will indicate bent forks.

Check for leaking fork seals.

Check for a rusty chain or overly loose or tight chain. This is about the best indication of whether the owner did not take care of the bike. If things don't seem correct, walk away.

Inspect the reservoirs for the brakes and clutch if applicable.

Ensure the shifter lever moves properly and doesn't have any side to side motion. If it does, tighten it down, if it still does, walk away.

Check for bent rims, a good indication the bike was either wheelied or ran with low air pressure.

Look for missing, replaced or mismatched screws in the fairing or seat section. Good indicator of a crash.

Check oil to make sure it's a nice color.

If you find anything wrong, bring it up and negotiate a cheaper price. You are shopping in the price range of shiesty bastids.
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I kno my price range sucks. I looked at an r1 and here are the problems I noticed

First of it was left on there storage locker and was abandoned so they have no background on the bike. Or history

There's no key ( ignition needs to be replaced)

Broken front brake handle

Hole on the back fender (coverd by sticker)

Idles at 4k rpms

Drives straight

Shifts fine

Has 45 k miles

Small dent on front rim

Rear sprocket is a little rounded but not ruined

He's asking 4gs but refuses to go below 3k
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That is way to much for that bike without knowing any history. Also, seems like it could be more trouble than it's worth.
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Run like hell from that bike bro
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Anyone ride sport bikes?

See I told him I would give him 18 and he got all offended so I just said screw it and walked away
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I would save some more money. You could get a better 600 for that price.
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