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Old 10-08-2012, 08:42 PM   #1
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New R1 rider from VA

I don't know how you guys do it over here, but on the GSX-R forum I usually use we like the new members to introduce themselves a little bit before they start posting all willy-nilly on everything, so here it goes... I've been riding dirt bikes since I was 15 (everything from a 1970's MX360 to an XR-80 or a YZ-250) but just convinced myself it was time to get a streetbike about 2 1/2 years ago, so I picked up a 2006 GSX-R600. After putting 20k+ and 3 new sets of tires on her since then, I figured it was more than time enough for an upgrade! So I began my search, and finally decided on a 2004 R1. She's a beauty, with 16k miles and basically bone stock, save for braided brake lines, adjustable levers and a custom Chrysler "Brilliant Black" paint job. I had never ridden a 1k of any brand before I test rode her, but the difference between this and my 600 was night and day. I knew I had to bring her home after that, so I figured what better way to learn more about my new lady than from fellow riders. So my ears are open, I hope you guys will help me with my journey with my new obsession!

Anyways, enough talking... I know you people really only showed up for the pics.









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Old 10-08-2012, 09:10 PM   #2
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Nice snab on the r1

Shame it's gonna get all dirty from being parked next to the quacker and zuke
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:44 PM   #3
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Nice snab on the r1

Shame it's gonna get all dirty from being parked next to the quacker and zuke
Haha funny, the Kawi is my brother's bike.. and the Zuk will be a track slut soon enough, once I remap the PCIII and put my new rear tire on

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Old 10-08-2012, 10:24 PM   #4
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:31 PM   #5
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:57 PM   #6
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:06 PM   #7
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:19 PM   #8
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:31 PM   #9
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Welcome OP. fellow RVA R1 rider here. have to meet up sometime
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:14 PM   #10
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Thanks for the welcome guys, and the Gixxer forum ain't that bad haha everybody gives each other hell on these, it's all in fun. @ravenracr where are you located in VA? Street Rockets of VA does a huge ride every Sunday when it's nice out, it's a new shop out in Chester. I'm down to ride with whoever/whenever
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:19 PM   #11
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Thanks for the welcome guys, and the Gixxer forum ain't that bad haha everybody gives each other hell on these, it's all in fun. @ravenracr where are you located in VA? Street Rockets of VA does a huge ride every Sunday when it's nice out, it's a new shop out in Chester. I'm down to ride with whoever/whenever
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:31 PM   #12
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Thanks for the welcome guys, and the Gixxer forum ain't that bad haha everybody gives each other hell on these, it's all in fun. @ravenracr where are you located in VA? Street Rockets of VA does a huge ride every Sunday when it's nice out, it's a new shop out in Chester. I'm down to ride with whoever/whenever
Hey man, I live henrico..not far from quaker steak. Never heard of that place street rockets...I was just saying to the wife, richmond needs some better bike shops..so Id be interested to roll down that way..my old stomping grounds actually...

I go to that bdubs at vcc alot..i see you live in mchville..we will have to link up
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:51 PM   #13
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Sounds good man, I'll keep you posted, should be a few of us riding this Saturday. The shop is right off 145 near 288, so maybe a 40 minute ride for you. We usually do a little of everything, some interstate/main roads and back roads.
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:00 PM   #14
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Post it up if you guys are gonna get together. The R1's currently in track mode but I got a little street fighter fz6 I've been riding on the street. Id be down for a little get together.
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:17 PM   #15
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Old 10-10-2012, 05:18 AM   #16
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Definitely man, she's getting titled today so it will be all ready for this great 50 weather we're having haha and thanks, Joker. I'm sure I'll have some tech questions here and there once I start working on her
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:43 AM   #17
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Welcome to the forum, I'm in Chesterfield and tired of riding alone so let me know if ya'll decide to meetup to ride. Street Rockets of Virginia is a cool shop, I just brought a full race suit from there for 300 bucks.
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:48 AM   #18
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Welcome, sweet bike brother, looks clean!!!! Enjoy the forum, best bike forum on the net.

Edit: Btw, thanks for the pics. 04-06 are my favorite sports bike of all time. You have a real gem there and you'll love the insane powerbank from 7k up. It's just sick.
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Old 10-10-2012, 01:16 PM   #19
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Nice to see some other VA guys on here, and Street Rockets has some good stuff for such a new shop. I'll post on here what we decide to do this weekend
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Welcome, sweet bike brother, looks clean!!!! Enjoy the forum, best bike forum on the net.

Edit: Btw, thanks for the pics. 04-06 are my favorite sports bike of all time. You have a real gem there and you'll love the insane powerbank from 7k up. It's just sick.
Thanks man! I like it so far, I can't wait to really see what it's got!
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