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First off hello all,
As you can see I'm new to the forum

This is my question I'm looking into purchasing a 05 and up 1000rr.
I am now on a 05 r1 that I just purchased 2 months ago.Before the R1
I had a 00-929 and a 03-954 and I loved them both. Needless to say I'm not so in love with the R1. Super fast beautiful bike but it's just not me? I need a RR

So do you 1000rr pro's have any advice on what year 1000rr I should be looking into, any year better then the other? I don't really like the 08-09 so What kind of advice do you have?

Ohh yea.. Might as well throw it out there ( I'm open for trades for your 1000rr)
My R1 is a 05- blue, stock except for fender elim , frame sliders & black wind screen, this thing is perfect not a scratch with 1800 miles on it....I'm in NJ

Thanks to all who advise.
 

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Sounds like you've already answered all your questions.
 

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How many miles on your 05 R1?
 

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06-07 bikes have a 3% hp increase, different gearing, slimmer fairings and less prone to the burned up stator issue. They also weigh about 14lbs less than the 04-05 bikes. The plus is there's a huge array of a/m parts (much more than the 08-09 bikes)and 99% are interchangeable between years. There is an issue with a weak weld in the fuel tanks for all years, depending on the vin#, but Honda is standing behind that pretty well.
 

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I had a 04 R1 which is the same as your 05. I currently have a 06 CBR1KRR and in stock form, I preferred the R1. The R1 turned in well and was pretty stable. Stock, I liked the power band better on the R1 also. The CBR stock was good but really required more work to turn at speed and the engine was flatter feeling than the R1. I now have full exhaust, PC3/mapped and suspension done on the CBR and it’s a completely different bike. I had exhaust, PC3/Mapping on the R1 too but the CBR seems to have been more choked up stock because the improvement after exhaust and mapping on the CBR was much greater. So for me, if I were to leave them both stock, I’d go with the R1 but if not, I’d get the 06 or 07 CBR.
 

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I had a 04 R1 which is the same as your 05. I currently have a 06 CBR1KRR and in stock form, I preferred the R1. The R1 turned in well and was pretty stable. Stock, I liked the power band better on the R1 also. The CBR stock was good but really required more work to turn at speed and the engine was flatter feeling than the R1. I now have full exhaust, PC3/mapped and suspension done on the CBR and it’s a completely different bike. I had exhaust, PC3/Mapping on the R1 too but the CBR seems to have been more choked up stock because the improvement after exhaust and mapping on the CBR was much greater. So for me, if I were to leave them both stock, I’d go with the R1 but if not, I’d get the 06 or 07 CBR.
That sounds like a pretty fair comparison. If your looking at the 06/07 the 07 is the only way to go, I mean come on, the swing arm is black stock :thumbsup::th_SmlyROFL:
 

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i like the 04-05 yr of the nose.. something liek that. not sure if the nose on the 06-07 is the same but.. i like that nose where it doesnt look like it had hit a wall.. lol.. all nice and sharp pointed.. but for some reason my heart is tellin me to go and get a 09 cbr1kRR..
 

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Go with what your gut is telling you to do. I bought an 08 this past February and haven't looked back. Sure there are all kinds of horror stories out there but i looked past all that. The stories make it seem like it was happening to every bike when in fact, it is only in a very small percentage.
 
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