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Old 11-07-2012, 09:16 AM   #1
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New to the forum and first R1, gotta few ?'s

New to the forum and first R1, gotta few ?'s I hope you guys can help me with.
I just bought a 2006 R1 with 3,894 miles on it and it looks and runs like new, it was owned by a female and I think she was a little scared of it, but for good reason. Anyway it's my first R1 and new to Yamaha as well, I have been riding off and on for 37 years so I've been around the block a few times. I've always been true to one make and finally decided to make the change to Yamaha. This bike is stock with duel yoshi exhaust, I'm gonna go with a power commander before spring but need to know if three is anything that needs to be done to it just for better running, power, handling, I guess tips and tweaks that should be done. Most all bikes require these changes and new to this bike so I'd really appreciate any and all help you guys can offer.
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:36 AM   #2
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Congrats on the 06! Post some pictures asap. The first thing you should look into is settimg the suspension up for your weight and riding style. For myself, i made my bike more comfortable by going with a double bubble windscreen, modified the seat foam, and installed heli bars. To get into the power quicker, alot of guys regear their sprockets by going down one tooth in the front and up two in the rear. Also, most replace the turn signals with flush mount led signals and intergated tail light/ turn sinals. Fender eliminator is a must. I could go on and on, but im post on my phone while at work. Good luck.
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:53 AM   #3
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Thanks for the info...much needed. My only problem as we speak is the SNOW that just started falling 10 min ago. too cold for my blood...thinking of putting her in the spare bedroom before the wife gets home!!!
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:55 AM   #4
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I think youll fit in here just fine.
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:04 AM   #5
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I hope as well as my bike WENT IN the spare room. lol
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:39 AM   #6
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:52 AM   #7
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Got busted wife came home to get warmer cloths before I could get pics. Back to the cold, Lost that battle but not the war **to be continued** it WILL go back in that room and pics will be in.
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