Aaron's '09 (Not so Budget) Build
Hey guys, I've been lurking here for awhile now and figured it was time to get my thread started.
I started riding a couple years ago after getting off active duty. Start d with a '09 SV650 and within a month traded it (at zero loss) for a '09 R6S Raven "new" off the dealership floor (it had bees sitting there since.2008 and had 7 miles on it when I got it in 2013). This is the bike I learned to go faster on, too fast actually. Ended that love affair 5 months later lowsiding into a guard rail at 55+mph.... Nothing broken but I have some scars.
This was the point where I decided to take my antics to the track and promptly replace the S with a 2006 R6 track bike. KWS did a 636cc motor for me and with over 130hp on tap I began my track only adventures. CCS lv1 and 7 track days later I'm starting to not like the cramp ergos of the 600....
And here we are 😃.
The R1 is a Frankenstein of first gen crossplane bikes. The guy I bought it from said there where parts from a couple bike to make it complete. I.e. the frame isn't matche with the motor and some minor parts from other donors.
The main interest in this bike was its Superbike gusseted frame. I do not know where it came from for sure, some guys on Facebook say it was a father's build for his son... But which ever it is, I got a good deal and with its current parts, it's not a bad start for getting on liter bike intended for track riding. Right now I'm setup for the street with the light semi permanetly fixed, ready for easy removal.
It's not a looker, but she's functional and pushes my buttons! Now for a progressive Superbike build and we'll see where it goes!
Last edited by APO2112; 04-13-2017 at 03:26 AM.