How good/safe is the stock R1 damper? Does it need to be replaced? How much is this bike likely to head shake?
I mostly use my 07 for road riding but the few times I had it on the track (at a moderate pace) it held up quite good.How good/safe is the stock R1 damper? Does it need to be replaced? How much is this bike likely to head shake?
The '99 R1 power wise kicks the shit out of the current R1 even with $2k in pipes and mods....the torque is 10lbs greater at the same rpm, it was powerwise the ultimte street bike....the rest of the bike was not so hot. I needed a complete suspesion over haul and it turned like a boat.
Did the same thing on my 06. I had some left over 40wt. shock oil and thought, what the hell, gave it a shot. I've only got 2 trackdays and 6000 miles on the R1 but i've never had any slapping. This has to be the best cheap mod i can think of.dropped $5 for some heavier fork oil and changed out the stock damper oil to get a stiffer damper out of it.