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Old 11-19-2012, 03:37 PM   #1
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Hey guys, I'm new to the site and was wanting to introduce myself. I go tomorrow to pick up a blue and black 06' R1 with 5700 miles on it, I'm hoping to learn a lot from you guys about the R1 and what vendors have the best prices. I started out on a 04' GSXR 600 and decided to step it up to a R1, I ain't much into the wheelie popping or stuntin', just to respect the R1 and enjoy the ride. I'll try post some pics up tomorrow but for the goodies that the owner has done: hindle exhaust, vortex clip ons, goodridge stainless steel brake lines (front and back), pilot powers 2ct, agv? Levers, power commander and I'm sure I'm forgetting stuff. A good cleaning, fresh oil change and small maintenance is the first on my list
I plan to modify and buy different parts to suite my taste. Are there any problems that I should be aware of that the R1 may have or tinkering that I should do?
I was wanting to upgrade the exhaust to the Akrapovic EVOII exhaust, but noticed that most vendors only sell for 07-08? But any suggestions you guys would have would be appreciated.
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Old 11-19-2012, 04:08 PM   #2
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Old 11-19-2012, 04:27 PM   #3
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Old 11-19-2012, 04:40 PM   #4
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:00 PM   #5
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:27 PM   #6
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Welcome aboard man, you picked the best model and colour!

There are no issues with the 06, it's rock solid.

The preferred suppliers of aftermarket kit are Motomummy, Superbike Supply, Hardracing, Sportsbike Track Gear, Superbike Toy Store to name a few.

If they don't list something, send them an email. They might be able to get it.

I got the full Akra system for my 06 from Bayside Performance, but that was in 07.

Good luck.
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:44 PM   #7
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:54 PM   #8
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:13 PM   #9
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:17 PM   #10
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Welcome. Besides being the slowest, ugliest, and heaviest r1, the 06 is mediocre at best. Good luck, hopefully it doesn't catch on fire while you're sitting on it, like 94% of the 04-06 r1's have done.

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Old 11-19-2012, 06:24 PM   #11
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:35 PM   #12
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Welcome. Besides being the slowest, ugliest, and heaviest r1, the 06 is mediocre at best. Good luck, hopefully it doesn't catch on fire while you're sitting on it, like 94% of the 04-06 r1's have done.

Lol, by far prettier and faster than my gixxer and weighs close. Got a remedy for the fire starter...besides another model.....Heat wrap?

Thanks guys for the welcome and carbonar1 for the links.
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:42 PM   #13
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:59 PM   #14
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:32 AM   #15
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:26 PM   #16
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Finally got a few pics up, it's dirty lol. I'm going to take a few more when it gets washed and a new exhaust, the Hindle looks silly.
I am thinking about getting the M4 carbon can with the Ti mid pipe, I didn't notice a cat so I would just get the one without the cat delete, right?
BTW it has Goodridge SS Braided front lines, not back.
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:35 PM   #17
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:49 PM   #18
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