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post #11 of 36 Old 12-09-2012, 12:46 PM
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Yamahas are POS's. my opinion btw lol. Uncomfortable, sluggish , feels and rides like a tank

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post #12 of 36 Old 12-09-2012, 01:00 PM
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I had an '04 R1....loved it, but I'll never reproduce after enduring the "under seat" heat.....At my age, that's a good thing!

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post #13 of 36 Old 12-09-2012, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
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damn thanks a lot guys great info and ive been reading a lot its a tuff choice ill be seeing a 12rr and a 12r1 this week at a local dealer lets see what happens
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post #14 of 36 Old 12-09-2012, 09:05 PM
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somebody say r1??.....09 n up suk, the 04-06 are the best, i still ride this bike everyday, makes really smooth power and the undertail heat problem is easily solved with a y pipe or a full exhaust

i just love twin undertail exhuast
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post #15 of 36 Old 12-09-2012, 09:47 PM
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I know that the motogp bikes are proto types, but how you say yamaha R1's are POS when there are 4 in the top 10 currently?
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Hot, heavy and underpowered.
Stock brake pad fades like no tmr for the 09 model.

Wouldnt trade my 08 above fireblade for them. Although i've been in love with the bike design and looks for 3 or 4 years now, it just doesnt perform.
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post #17 of 36 Old 12-09-2012, 10:39 PM Thread Starter
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i dont think yamaha are pos as numbafree stated i love the r1 look but lets see ive read some reviews and honda seems to beat it but the way yamaha functions its really good for the track.. ehhhh. they both good on track. hahaahhah mmmmmmmmm.....
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post #18 of 36 Old 12-09-2012, 11:06 PM
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Used to ride a 05 r1, It was a dead sexy and was an absolute blast and pretty comfy. Never cared for 07+. but the new motor sounds amazing
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post #19 of 36 Old 12-09-2012, 11:54 PM
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Originally Posted by numbafree View Post
I know that the motogp bikes are proto types, but how you say yamaha R1's are POS when there are 4 in the top 10 currently?
He's sipping on h8terade and enjoying a big bowl of stupid, maybe?

Anyway, I've had three R1's...a 1st-gen 1999 carbed version, a 2002 2nd-gen (my first EFI'd bike), and finally a 2004. IMHO all pre-2009 models remain among the best looking mass produced literbikes to ever come out of Japan. Period. I never really experienced the excessive heat from the underseat pipes (the cat down in the stock Y-pipe is really to blame). There was a recall for a faulty throttle position sensor that could cause low engine idle and shutdown at the most inopportune times. The '04 through '06's were notorious for lack of midrange; there was a huge chasm around 7000 rpm, and the engine didn't really wake up until nearly 10,000 and then checked out. I bought a literbike for torque...if I want to spin up an engine I would have gotten a 600.

I rode a friend's 2009 shortly after he finished breaking it in. Coming off my 2006 G1K, it felt fatter with average brakes and a longer reach to the bars. With the throttle at A mode it was really touchy. Knocking it down to B resulted in much less hairtrigger throttle response (you paying attention Uni? ). Great low-end and midrange, top needed some help. The cat really cooked my leg during the in-town portion of the ride. Handling was okay, nothing to write home about (TBH he did still have the stock tires); any late-model CBR would dance rings around it in that department.

After he got a set of Yosh c/f cans, eliminated the cat and remapped it, it was much better with an improved top-end, but the midrange still can't touch the Honda's. Sounded tits though.

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post #20 of 36 Old 12-10-2012, 05:01 AM
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I had a 09 R1 and hated it .
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