Hey guys, not exactly new to the forum (I look around, ALOT), or to R1's at that, but this is probably one of my first big posts..(so it's probably not going to be very pretty)
But I'll give you a bit of background information on the bike that I'm going to be asking you about.
I bought this 2004 R1
about a year ago, had about 25,XXX or so miles on it? Maybe closer to 27,XXX? I’m not exactly sure, but I rode it over my leave time when I got to be back home for awhile and I have brought it to about 29,XXX
However it IS a salvaged
title, but I’ve never had any problems with it whatsoever, runs like a charm. It does have some scratches on the fairings though (girlfriend knocked it over on accident), but nothing too serious at all (@ more than 10 feet away or going more than 10 MPH you can’t notice them at all) Granted it needs a tune up, so I’m going to get a tune up when I get back home to it in about 3 weeks, fluids, plugs and all that (not valves or anything).
I bought some new parts for it also
-new mirrors that have integrated turn signals in them
-integrated tail light
-carbon fiber seat
-carbon fiber hugger and chain protector? (if that’s what it’s called).
-shorty clutch levers
-New baffle kit for stock exhaust
(None of these parts are in the pictures since I’m not able to be with the bike, currently stationed somewhere else) Other than that it’s pretty much bone stock, aside from the HIDs up front.
These are all parts that I plan on putting on the bike when I get home along with the tune up.
My big predicament is whether to
1. Keep this bike and just ride it till it dies…
2. Mod it to hell and see what happens….. (what the hell could I do to it that won't dig too much of a hole in my pocket, I'm in the army.... HAHAHAH)
3. SELL IT (how much could I get for it?) and go with my dream and get a S1000RR or 1098/1199. (I know I know, but I just love those two bikes to death)
So if you guys could give me an input on that it’d be greatly appreciated.
PS. Hometown is Inland Empire, California. So the bike is there, and I'd be selling it there.
Please and thank you!
Be safe out there, and have fun on your bikes for me!