Yamaha Yzf-R1 2005
In the middle of a basket case from hell. Figured I’d prowl this forum for answers periodically.
I recently retired and needed a project so this looked like something that would keep me busy for a while. Understatement! A brief catalog of the things I found so far:
Rough/neglected when I bought it.
Didn’t run or turn over.
Rat feces in the throttle body assy.
Missing miscellaneous parts.
How hard can it be? Let the games begin!
Two exhaust valves burnt! Heli-coil in spark plug hole with only one coil/thread intact. Found a good used eBay replacement.
Nothing amiss in the rest of the engine so back together with a head from eBay.
Here’s where I’m at today.
Stator rotor installed incorrectly. Fixed that.
Fucked up the oil rings on two pistons during reassembly, replaced.
Cam chain tensioner is cool, no tools installation but OEM service manual doesn’t indicate how to release upon reinstall (found the answer on this forum, thanks).
Previous owners hacked into the wire harness to install hideous LED lights. Bullet connectors from the hardware store. Waiting for new/used eBay harnesses now.
So far, the main thing I have noticed is that the OEM manual for my CBR1000RR is FAR SUPERIOR to the Yamaha manual. The Yamaha one leaves a lot unsaid and the drawings instead of pictures leave me scratching my head from time to time.
Updates as soon as I get parts!
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