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04-06 R1 Mechanical Help Mechanical and Critical Issues for the 04-06 R1

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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-16-2019, 08:10 PM Thread Starter
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2005 R1 Common Problems

Hi guys sorry if this post may or may not belong here, but I am looking at getting a 2005 Yamaha R1 11k miles for around $5700. I am wondering if there are any known issues these bikes have or to look out for? Anything you guys dont like about it, etc. I'll be coming from a 16' Ninja 650. After riding my buddies '12 R1 I am really enjoying how smooth and precise the bike feels, different generations I know but I think this isn't too bad of a deal for the 05 R1. Thanks guys.
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Price seems a bit high to me but the 04/06 is my favorite generation. The main thing that you need to do with any r1 in those years is replace the rotor with the updated part. The rotor/stator assembly rotor. It has exposed glued magnets that have been known to come loose and then you have magnet debree throughout the engine. This was my first upgrade when I got mine. It also goes for the 07/08 model as well. Other than that they are great bikes.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-28-2019, 12:33 PM
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hey guys,

Jaketheone is right!
I actually got into this problem and it created a mess here -> https://www.r1-forum.com/forums/104-...d-magneto.html
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