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    Just thought i would get some opinions on the 2000 R1. I have found one down here in bunbury for sale and am in the process of selling off 2 bikes in order to purchase it.

    Anyone own a 2000 or similar R1 and have any opinions/tips/things to look for?

    Wasn't looking for a 1000 or even a Yamaha (truth be told was the last brand of bike i thought i would own) but this unit looks pretty darn nice.

    Any comments be appreciated...

  • #2
    How much are u paying for it Mav?

    So on the eight day, after wasting time faffing about with unimportant guff like heaven & earth & the waters & sky & creatures [& having a wee kip] & man.... God created PSB (GenesiSX-R1000)

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Deej@Jan 17 2006, 01:17 AM
      How much are u paying for it Mav?
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      $11,500 with 16,000kays on it. I take it this is around an average price for an R1 of this age?

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      • #4
        I own a 2001 R1 and love it, don't worry about getting a bike with "more power" unless your a prodigy you won't need it.
        If the bike is standard with standard exhaust and no steering damper i wouldn't pay that much for it. If it in mint condition then i may reconsider, but i would think a price of $10,500 - $11,000 is closer to the mark.
        These models, in fact basically all R1's should get a damper, they are very twitchy and tank slappers suck. It is possible to set the suspension set up so you don't need a damper but it is cheap insurance and with one installed you can make suspension adjustment with scaring yourself stupid. The suspension is very easy to adjust and once you have a clue it is fun to change the geometry to see what happens.

        most R1's have been dropped, i know of a 2001 that will be for sale in the next few weeks for comparison.

        I will find out how much he wants for it .
        PM me if you want to find out a price on the Blue 2001

        Atlas Performance, dyna pumps, " your name goes here"

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        • #5
          The particular bike i am looking at doesn't appear to have been dropped at all and is in very good condition. It does have the steering damper and a white brothers exhaust.

          I was going to pick it up for $10,500 privately, but the guy has since used to to trade for a ducatti monster (has lost his licence on the R1 too many times) and now im paying extra so the dealer gets his bit, although with a 3 month warranty and cost price jscket and draggin jeans.

          Still too much do you think?

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          • #6
            I think you should ask yourself are YOU happy. After spending that amount of money with the safeguard of a 3 month warantee are you gonna be happy. If you feel it's a little pricey talk em down 500$ or so.

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            • #7
              Check the steering head bearing, these are usually the first to go if the previous owner was too wheelie happy.

              FYI in October 2003 i sold my blue 2001 R1, with 18,000klicks, ohlins damper and Yoshimura RS3 carbon fibre slip on for $11,200.

              $11,500 SOUNDS a little pricy. My bike was IMMACULATE with not a scratch on her and brand new tyres.

              I reckon you should check the book, make sure it has been serviced regularly, make sure it has good tyres and pads and a long rego otherwise i reckon it is too much and you should offer $10,500.

              If the guy wanted $10,500 from a prviate deal but traded it in, chances are the shop got it for well less than $10K!

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              • #8
                Sounds like the average shop price for this model.

                I bought my bike through a shop and I paid a bit more than I wanted. The fact that I paid more had nothing to do with the warranty, sales staff or the extras thrown into the deal. It came down to the fact that there was nothing comparable in the private market, I needed transport for work, and they had the bike I wanted. If I had time up my sleeve, I would have waited for a good private sale to come up... but I didn't have that luxury.

                Expect to pay the premium price when buying through a shop... they have to pay the bills somehow.

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                • #9
                  buy a honda! nah serioulsy, listen to what arwon has to say.

                  ciao
                  "life's pretty straight without TWISTIES"

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by maverick@Jan 17 2006, 09:33 AM
                    ".....and cost price jscket and draggin jeans"


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                    A R1 rider wearing protective gear the offical gear is a t-shirt and shorts (sometimes a helmet).

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                    • #11
                      http://www.perthstreetbikes.com/psb/index....topic=16770&hl=

                      Try this one, not an R1 but what a great machine it is...
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Pepico@Jan 17 2006, 09:38 AM
                        I think you should ask yourself are YOU happy. After spending that amount of money with the safeguard of a 3 month warantee are you gonna be happy. If you feel it's a little pricey talk em down 500$ or so.
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                        I am very happy with the bike, so much so i put $4g deposit on it today, and the dealer helped out selling my Across for a good price which makes me even happier.

                        Now i only have the old XR trail bike to sell to bring up the remainder of the balance.

                        Bike has been serviced by the dealer and i'm very confident in there abilty. (Wayne Patterson has a pretty good reputation down here in Bunbury)

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                        • #13
                          Bike has been serviced by the dealer and i'm very confident in there abilty. (Wayne Patterson has a pretty good reputation down here in Bunbury)
                          patto's a rogue and should be avoided at all costs!!!
                          nah, just kidding, he's a top bloke and i'm sure he'll look after you. and while you're at it, get him to add you to his email list, he's got the best porn...
                          "I think she's kinda sweet...but she makes her living catching cum in her mouth and i'm sensing that's a problem with you"

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by maverick@Jan 17 2006, 12:48 AM
                            Anyone own a 2000 or similar R1 and have any opinions/tips/things to look for?
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                            I have almost the same bike. Mine is 2001 but also has a White Brothers exhaust. I do on average 25,000kms a year and so mine has a bit over 40,000kms on the clock and it has never failed once. I have never needed to spend any money on it other than the normal servicing and consumables like tyres and pads etc. As Simon aluded to I would check the head bearing and all the other usual things you should check when buying a second hand bike. It's a top bike in my opinion.
                            The only down side (as with most sportsbikes but in particular the R1) is that it is not the most comfortable ride for the pillion. I only have a bike so my girlfriend has learned to live with it, but tweaking the suspension is easy and can help the ride when two-up. Also your bum can only last about 4 hours at a time on that seat before it needs a rest!
                            One tip, is not to let your keys (if there is more than one on your keyring) rattle around on the top triple clamp as this will scratch it over time. Just put tape there of get one of those protectors for the top triple clamp. A common thing is to switch from a 190 rear hoop to a 180 but there is no consensus among riders on this. It works for me at least.
                            Hope it goes well for you - give it stick but ride safe (this is not always a contradiction).
                            Stu
                            Spiral out, keep going...

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                            • #15
                              I've owned my 99 R1 for almost 6 months and love it. The only down fall is basically what arwon said. the front suspension has a habit of helping you crush your balls on rough roads but u learn to avoid the worst of the bumps. After test riding heaps of 600's and checking out 'blades of the same age the R1 was the best bet. I paid 10k from a dealer and it had 14000km on the clock.
                              It's pretty hard but if u can have a peek or feel behind the fairings to make sure they haven't been fixed. And check the fork seals.

                              And its only as fast as u want to turn your wrist
                              Those who risk nothing, do nothing, achieve nothing, become nothing.

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