My R1 eats me.
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1999 Yamaha Yzf-r1 Rare European Edition
I am thinking of selling this one and getting a 05. This has been imported from Europe. DO yall think its worth selling it and getting an 05 instead because this is probably the fastest R1 i have ridden up to date.
Just made this great wheelie.. did you see it?!
Join Date: May 2005
Location: DC AREA
I would keep it as a hobby bike or maybe a trackback. Keep it! It's not worth selling it or trading it in.
Ohlins shock - $500
Fork kit (Ohlins/FG) - $300
Fork springs - $100
Full system - $600
Filter - $50 or RamAir box - $150
Jet kit - $100
Flo Commander - $160
Velocity stacks - $100
Performance Bikes improved their R1 less, for 2000 pounds, and ran it against the new one. Was faster in turns, only lost on a long straight. Upgraded like this, it'll be at least on par, losing some power, leading in handling.
I eat my R1
Join Date: Mar 2002
keep the bike but break the hand of the person that colored in the tread grooves in the tires.
I eat my R1
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Pomona, Ca
I have the 99 u s edition of your bike. I have put a few mods into her in the last few years. I say just keep her if you can I dont see very many in that color around here. Look on ebay you can find some nice stuff for her thier.
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Turn an original 98R1 into something that can whip and 05 R1
Check out the dyno of the 98 and the 04. The modded 98 crushes the 04 in the low and mid range. There's no denying that. The modded 98 will most likely be a better, i.e. more fun, STREET bike. The 04 may be better suited for the track. Sport Rider did a similar article a while ago, although not as involved or as detailed as the one from PB.