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PostSubject: What R1 mods   Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:18 pm

As a proud owner of my 01 R1 I would like to do some mods over the winter like upgrade the suspension etc.
What prices should I be aiming at paying and what mods should I do to the bike?

I would also like to drop a tooth of the front, were can i get the sprocket size etc and what else would I need to do? calibrate the speedo?
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PostSubject: Re: What R1 mods   Sat Oct 01, 2011 12:55 am

i always drop a tooth of the front sprocket on every bike,imo cheapest and best mod ya can do,ya can get 'speedo healers' to allow for the change but i never bother,speedos only a few mph out,yer chains probly a '525' it'll b stamped on it,modules handy to ya for sprocket,.....prepare yerself for takin the sprocket nut off ,,,it'll b a tight bastard,air gun probly required,altough your bikes 01 so theres a chance it'll have been already off at some stage.......as far as suspension goes yer talkin big bucks,id look for a rear shock of ebay,ohlins/ maxton/etc
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PostSubject: Re: What R1 mods   Sat Oct 01, 2011 1:41 am

cheers road runner for the advice and heads up on the sprocket Smile Will hopefully get my shed finished off over the weekend and first mod should be a sprocket and speedo healer as I dont want the bike showing unnessesary extra miles. I hear the speedo goes of about 8-10 mph or 12 % or something like that.
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PostSubject: Re: What R1 mods   Sat Oct 01, 2011 2:45 am

yeah thats the down side,ya clock up more miles than ya actually do,its worth it though Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: What R1 mods   Mon Oct 03, 2011 6:18 pm

As far as suspension goes, the front will be ok, just needs servicing, the rear on earlier R1's wasn't great from the etart.
I would recommend a Nitron shock, made in England, fantastic quality at a good price. They do a few options, give me a call.

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PostSubject: Re: What R1 mods   Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:32 pm

Will do mate cheers
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PostSubject: Re: What R1 mods   Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:44 pm

drop a tooth on nearly every bike I have owned,
helped livin the blade up a bit more.pain if you
have a gearbox speedo drive.then its a job for a
sat nav and speedo healer
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PostSubject: Re: What R1 mods   Sun Oct 09, 2011 5:51 am

what difference does dropping a tooth make?
do you need to change the chain i.e 15 tooth to 14 tooth, do i need smaller chain my chain is 525 108 links
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PostSubject: Re: What R1 mods   Sun Oct 09, 2011 6:00 am

acceleration? lol maybe a dopey question but new to bike.
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PostSubject: Re: What R1 mods   Sun Oct 09, 2011 1:18 pm

no need to change the chain,gives it a bit more lift as I dont know about
you but I can loose a few mph top end for better lift lol.
on the 848 its nearly a must as it makes it far easier to ride
through towns for it standard set up it geared too high to farts
about in towns; dropped a tooth an it runs far better.
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PostSubject: Re: What R1 mods   Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:46 pm

Nice, who needs top end anyhow, cops
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PostSubject: Re: What R1 mods   Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:35 am

yeah def...my duke now tops a hell of a lot lower now but def more fun low down.
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PostSubject: Re: What R1 mods   Mon Oct 10, 2011 5:27 am

what does the duke top out at standard anyway mate? i always hated the rsv, tlr and superduke i had for their lack of topend, low down was great, superduke was down a tooth but made 1st gear very short, useless short, 2nd was ok but 3rd should of hoiked up off the throttle but again just hit the limiter and 4th hadnt the torque..! was strange! I have the r1 standard gearing, plenty power all round, 1st 2nd and 3rd it will come up and dig you in the chest if you gun it! rocket mate the old 98 r1 i had felt the same as the 5vy, but the 01 models were geared different, defo needs a tooth down on front for fun and drive out of tournagrough lol..!
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PostSubject: Re: What R1 mods   Mon Oct 10, 2011 1:34 pm

depending on the weather it topped out around 166 which wasnt too bad
for a 849cc twin.now it wheelies in third out of corners if ya wind it out.far
more livelier than the blade low down but unlike the blade you cant
get away with too much throttle on the exit of a corner; more prone
to give the bars a good shake.the blade did get very boring only because
it was too stable and you could ride in third/fourth gear all day.the 848 acts
more like a two stroke,you have to have the right gear going into the corner
or you run out of revs too quick or chug out of corners, the type of riding I like;
more rider involved.thats why I wanna try the new R1, heard its the same
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PostSubject: Re: What R1 mods   Mon Oct 10, 2011 7:26 pm

Shall try and find a sprocket today on the web Smile
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PostSubject: Re: What R1 mods   Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:54 pm

I always found talon to be a good make.
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PostSubject: Re: What R1 mods   Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:10 am

yep,thats wot ive on,not too pricey either
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PostSubject: Re: What R1 mods   Tue Oct 11, 2011 12:25 pm

Just ordered a renthal, 14t front sprocket for the ninja to see what difference i find thats minus a tooth for mine.
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PostSubject: Re: What R1 mods   Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:04 pm

makes a big diff...if its too much then go up one tooth at the rear
one of the front is the same in most cases as 2.5 added to the rear
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PostSubject: Re: What R1 mods   Tue Oct 11, 2011 7:24 pm

Right where do I get one and what am I asking for Sad
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PostSubject: Re: What R1 mods   Tue Oct 11, 2011 8:43 pm

I ordered mine off demon tweaks ebay shop, mid night shopper, wife knows none the less lol i already new a standard front sporcket was 15tooth, think from browsing
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PostSubject: Re: What R1 mods   Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:01 pm

looks like mine is a 16 tooth standard so Ill be looking for a 15 tooth but wanna make sure that my chain etc is standard before I buy the sprocket lol
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PostSubject: Re: What R1 mods   Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:09 pm

only way the chain would be changed is if both sprockets were changed
for the wrong one too.
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PostSubject: Re: What R1 mods   Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:55 pm

Want to check that the chain is a 530 and not a 520 incase it has been converted.
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PostSubject: Re: What R1 mods   Wed Oct 12, 2011 2:06 am

I think it says on your chain
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