I am considering using a 2007 R1 for a street fighter project, partly because I have never owned one and partly because I have one being offered by a local garage.
The bike in question has sat unloved & unused for five years. It is now running for the first time since 2010 but needs some love to get it as smooth as it should be.
Question 1 : what areas in particular should I look at on this model to determine what to upgrade or replace for OEM ? [Chain/tyres/sprockets would be done as a matter of course]
Question 2 : has anyone here done this conversion and would you use an R1 again ? If not, why not ? [I have not yet had a chance to look at an unfaired GSX-R1000 or ZX-10, for example, to see if there is less to re-route and clear up.]
All and any thoughts are most gratefully received.
There have been many very nice projects done by people on the forum. Do a search and you'll have many examples from all years to help guide you through your build. I think any year R1 makes a great fighter. Good Luck!!!