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Old 06-02-2005, 05:56 AM   #1
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1999 Yamaha Yzf-r1 Rare European Edition

I am thinking of selling this one and getting a 05. This has been imported from Europe. DO yall think its worth selling it and getting an 05 instead because this is probably the fastest R1 i have ridden up to date.
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Old 06-02-2005, 06:04 AM   #2
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I would keep it as a hobby bike or maybe a trackback. Keep it! It's not worth selling it or trading it in.
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Old 06-02-2005, 07:04 AM   #3
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Invest money in some upgrades, and you'll surpass the 05 in handling department, if that's your goal.

It's a sweet bike, I don't think the upgrade is worth it.
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Old 06-02-2005, 09:40 AM   #4
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Invest money in some upgrades, and you'll surpass the 05 in handling department, if that's your goal.

It's a sweet bike, I don't think the upgrade is worth it.
That would take alot of money
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Old 06-02-2005, 09:48 AM   #5
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someone posted the Superbike magazine article about modding a 98-99 to run with the 04-05, i think they spent a little over 2 grand, do a search its around here somewhere
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Old 06-02-2005, 10:16 AM   #6
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There's no difference between that bike and a North American 99 R1 is there? Other than the legal stuff.

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Old 06-02-2005, 12:00 PM   #7
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That would take alot of money
Used stuff:

Ohlins shock - $500
Fork kit (Ohlins/FG) - $300
Fork springs - $100
Handling done

Full system - $600
Filter - $50 or RamAir box - $150
Jet kit - $100
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Performance Bikes improved their R1 less, for 2000 pounds, and ran it against the new one. Was faster in turns, only lost on a long straight. Upgraded like this, it'll be at least on par, losing some power, leading in handling.
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Old 06-02-2005, 12:19 PM   #8
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if its europian maybe it should be a 1r
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Old 06-02-2005, 01:20 PM   #9
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i'd keep it. looks freakin sweet
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Old 06-02-2005, 01:26 PM   #10
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R1 difference

the difference between US and European edition is that European edition has a light cut off switch which comes build in to the bike. Plus It has 2 other switches for light that does'nt come build in US edition.
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Old 06-02-2005, 01:30 PM   #11
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here with first switch

Here it is with first switch
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Old 06-02-2005, 02:45 PM   #12
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keep the bike but break the hand of the person that colored in the tread grooves in the tires.
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Old 06-02-2005, 03:35 PM   #13
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keep the bike but break the hand of the person that colored in the tread grooves in the tires.

does'nt the tread color looks cool? Gets a lot of attention on the road anyway.
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Old 06-02-2005, 05:10 PM   #14
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I say keep it if you can, I think the two compliment each other.
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Old 06-02-2005, 06:08 PM   #15
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I have the 99 u s edition of your bike. I have put a few mods into her in the last few years. I say just keep her if you can I dont see very many in that color around here. Look on ebay you can find some nice stuff for her thier.
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Old 06-02-2005, 07:21 PM   #16
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does'nt the tread color looks cool? Gets a lot of attention on the road anyway.
Hope you're joking. The painted tread screams squid. That stuff is worse than chicken strips. IMO
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Old 06-02-2005, 08:13 PM   #17
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Hope you're joking. The painted tread screams squid. That stuff is worse than chicken strips. IMO
goes well with armor all on the tires.....
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Old 06-02-2005, 11:46 PM   #18
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Keep it. It's a classic.
Fit a 02-03 rear shock and dog bone link. Upgrade the fork internals.
Nice!!!
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Old 06-03-2005, 06:27 AM   #19
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someone posted the Superbike magazine article about modding a 98-99 to run with the 04-05, i think they spent a little over 2 grand, do a search its around here somewhere
Here's the link.

http://www.r1-forum.com/forums/showt...hreadid=120858

Check out the dyno of the 98 and the 04. The modded 98 crushes the 04 in the low and mid range. There's no denying that. The modded 98 will most likely be a better, i.e. more fun, STREET bike. The 04 may be better suited for the track. Sport Rider did a similar article a while ago, although not as involved or as detailed as the one from PB.
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