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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 03:58 PM Thread Starter
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Well as the title says I am new here and thought I would start off on the right foot. My name is Kyle. I am 25 years old and married with 2 kids (6yr old daughter and 3yr old son). I have been riding all my life. I started riding at the age of 3 on a KTM 50 with training wheels, I started racing at the age of 6 and continued racing motocross until 2005. When I turned 16 I was all about Suzuki so I got a GSXR 600. It was fun but as you can figured I wanted some thing bigger and better so I traded up to a 06 GSXR 1000. In 07 I joined the Navy so I passed on my bike to my dad. He turned around and traded up the a Busa.

Well my career in the Navy is ending and I am gonna be moving back to Colorado (currently reside in San Diego CA).

The Navy is giving me some nice money for leaving the military so I am gonna use that to get me a toy.

1 day sitting at my house I heard (what I thought was a V-8 racing around my house) well one day my wife got a look at this "race car" she informed me that it was a white crotch rocket. Since then it was my mission to figure out this amazing bike. I spotted the guy and waved him down to pull over. He informed me that it was a 2010 R1.

I now want one of these dream sounding machines!!! I have figured out that the cross plane crank R1 is from 09+ and I know I like the look and sound of the TOCE exhaust.

Where I need your expert minds is any thoughts on what is better in the 09+ years? Do you suggest a certain year out of these bikes?

I look forward to being part of this community.
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oh btw.... get a 02-03. They are the fastest
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post #3 of 41 (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 04:03 PM Thread Starter
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Hi lobster
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post #4 of 41 (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 04:21 PM
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I thought 07-08 was the best especially in black
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post #5 of 41 (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 04:28 PM Thread Starter
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07-08 was pre cross plane crank though... I under stand that it's like a 45hp drop from 08-09. I have done the standard in line 4 bike. Believe me I loved the GSXR1000. The sound of these R1's is just amazing and I ready they also did all sorts of other upgrades with the 09 from 08.
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Team Blue 09+ is the best!!!! what ever year 09+ just get it flashed and have fun!

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post #7 of 41 (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 04:35 PM Thread Starter
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Nice bike how much did getting that bike flashed raise the HP? Curious question, do you always ride around with an empty can of cat food?
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Nice bike how much did getting that bike flashed raise the HP? Curious question, do you always ride around with an empty can of cat food?
Never dynoed it! but the flash allows full throttle and cleans up the engine braking and jerky throttle. I also did the -1 front sprocket so that it was smoother on take off. (The cat food can) Sure it's great for catching Pussy!

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09-13 are a more refined rider friendly bike. Sorta like a bike with training wheels.

04-08 a more "intermediate skilled" riders bike. Not as rider friendly as the 09-13 but not bad either

98-03 the last of the unrefined beast. Imagine if you will the power of 4,000 bulls harnessed in the elegant frame of a 2 wheeled tornado from hell. In the hands of a skilled rider (Rossi, Hayes, Stoner, Myself) It is a weapon of unimaginable potential. However if your new to riding. You may want to stick with the crossplane
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09-13 are a more refined rider friendly bike. Sorta like a bike with training wheels.

04-08 a more "intermediate skilled" riders bike. Not as rider friendly as the 09-13 but not bad either

98-03 the last of the unrefined beast. Imagine if you will the power of 4,000 bulls harnessed in the elegant frame of a 2 wheeled tornado from hell. In the hands of a skilled rider (Rossi, Hayes, Stoner, Myself) It is a weapon of unimaginable potential. However if your new to riding. You may want to stick with the crossplane


Oh my

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BTW Toce is one of the few exhausts not made for performance..you can get the sound out of other exhausts that are MUCH better and performance focused. Leo/Akra/Graves/etc

If you are a straight line rider the 09+ isn't going to be the bike for you...If you race on HP numbers, the 09+ isnt' going to be the bike for you....If you like the twisties or show up to a track and want to be faster than the next guy...the 09+ will do you just fine.


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BTW Toce is one of the few exhausts not made for performance..you can get the sound out of other exhausts that are MUCH better and performance focused. Leo/Akra/Graves/etc

If you are a straight line rider the 09+ isn't going to be the bike for you...If you race on HP numbers, the 09+ isnt' going to be the bike for you....If you like the twisties or show up to a track and want to be faster than the next guy...the 09+ will do you just fine.

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I love my 09

Nothing sounds like it



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I love my 09

Nothing sounds like it
well.....another 09 R1 probably sounds like it
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well.....another 09 R1 probably sounds like it
No... Nothing sounds like mine

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09-13 are a more refined rider friendly bike. Sorta like a bike with training wheels.

04-08 a more "intermediate skilled" riders bike. Not as rider friendly as the 09-13 but not bad either

98-03 the last of the unrefined beast. Imagine if you will the power of 4,000 bulls harnessed in the elegant frame of a 2 wheeled tornado from hell. In the hands of a skilled rider (Rossi, Hayes, Stoner, Myself) It is a weapon of unimaginable potential. However if your new to riding. You may want to stick with the crossplane
You been breathing bad air my friend!

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You been breathing bad air my friend!
Its been a bit quiet around here lately
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Its been a bit quiet around here lately
Ain't that the damn truth! Where the hell did everybody go? They all eat bad turkey!?

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Ain't that the damn truth! Where the hell did everybody go? They all eat bad turkey!?
Maybe they are all here but the cold weather has them down?

Time to reinstate Gravity or Rico
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Maybe they are all here but the cold weather has them down?

Time to reinstate Gravity or Rico
don't forget Imaboss!

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