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My mind is made up. Although I've only had this bike about 3 months now, I'm gonna sell it. I rode my buddy's R1 last night... ... what an awesome bike!!!
I took it out for about an hour I pulled some of my longest wheelies, skittched off the side with ease and gentelmen for those keeping track I felt so comfortable on the F'n' thing I went for the skittch off the back and I am happy to announce I pulled it off flawlessly! :headbang So I consider myself sold! What are your oppinions on the R1 guys? I don't hear you talk about them much?? Anyone want a ninja??
 

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ThRotLJnKy said:
My mind is made up. Although I've only had this bike about 3 months now, I'm gonna sell it. I rode my buddy's R1 last night... ... what an awesome bike!!!
I took it out for about an hour I pulled some of my longest wheelies, skittched off the side with ease and gentelmen for those keeping track I felt so comfortable on the F'n' thing I went for the skittch off the back and I am happy to announce I pulled it off flawlessly! :headbang So I consider myself sold! What are your oppinions on the R1 guys? I don't hear you talk about them much?? Anyone want a ninja??

:headbang thats what i'm talkin bout! i like R1's. go for it!
 

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You were a little hard on your buddy's bike dont you think?
 

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dennisred69 said:
You were a little hard on your buddy's bike dont you think?
If you ride with " DB RACING " you know whats comming if you let some one take your bike!
 

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ThRotLJnKy said:
So I consider myself sold! What are your oppinions on the R1 guys? I don't hear you talk about them much??
If it's one of the newer R1's it should be all right. I think the older ones had the sub frame welded to the main frame instead of being bolted on. That's why I think a lot of stunters stayed away from the older R1's because if you messed up the sub frame there wasn't an easy fix for that. If I remember right though the newer ones have the sub frame bolted on, so that shouldn't be an issue.
 

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i would not get an R1 for a stuntbike. at least anything before 04, dunno enough about the 04s to make a decision. my buddy stunts an 03 R1 and just talkin about bikes in general, he said never buy an R1 to stunt with. he's had a bunch of trouble with his subframe gettin tweaked during minor spills, somethin ive heard from other R1 owners as well. all in all, really any of yamaha's frames are weak compared to honda's or suzuki's. compared to other popular stunters, the R1 can be tougher to balance cause of the way the bike is set up, and its rather peaky powerband. can you stunt it? sure. but id look into other bikes before i got an R1 if i was stuntin. R1's usually run a little higher in price as well than the other stunters. ive found multiple 900rr's in more than good condition for stunting, complete with cages, 12 bars, sprockets, etc., for 3500-4k. R1's in decent condition with decent mileage usually go for at least 5500+.
 

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i would not get an R1 for a stuntbike. at least anything before 04, dunno enough about the 04s to make a decision. my buddy stunts an 03 R1 and just talkin about bikes in general, he said never buy an R1 to stunt with. he's had a bunch of trouble with his subframe gettin tweaked during minor spills, somethin ive heard from other R1 owners as well. all in all, really any of yamaha's frames are weak compared to honda's or suzuki's. compared to other popular stunters, the R1 can be tougher to balance cause of the way the bike is set up, and its rather peaky powerband. can you stunt it? sure. but id look into other bikes before i got an R1 if i was stuntin. R1's usually run a little higher in price as well than the other stunters. ive found multiple 900rr's in more than good condition for stunting, complete with cages, 12 bars, sprockets, etc., for 3500-4k. R1's in decent condition with decent mileage usually go for at least 5500+.
Some very good points my friend. I will definetly look into the sub-frame deal. I never even thought of that before :alky If all else fails I'll stick to the good old motto...
...CBR900RR For when you absolutly positively need to wheelie past every motherFucker on the highway!
 

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bro if you found the balance point on your bike you could wheelie yours as far as you wanted to....you could wheelie the R1 further because it has the power to keep up a longer power wheelie......power wheelies are a good start man but you will eventually run out of RPM or gears....learn the balance point 1st man...R1's are really head light they are twitchy in a wheelie and flip over pretty quick for some reason....i have seen more R6's and R1's go over and i have yet to figure it out. My best guess is that it is weighted for racing and the front end is lighter or something....if you wanna stunt man get a bike you feel comfortable on and not just something with 135 rwhp because basically if its got 2 wheeles it can be wheelied.
 

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i know when they release the '02 R1, yamaha was patting themselves on the back for making the engine some 20mm higher or something like that than where it was before. i think it's easier to ride thru esses or chicanes when the center of gravity is higher.
 

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Yea Get An R-1 If You Like Tank Slappers Alot
 
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