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Went and picked up an 08 CBR1000RR today. I must say loads of power, I enjoy it. It has a lot of cleaning up to do though, I should've inspected it better instead of just give it a ride and say ok I'm cool.. lol

So here's a list of the bad

Fork Seals Leaking
Needs new passenger seat because it's broken on the aft end so doesn't technically close, even though it locks.
Brakes are absolutely terrible
Tires are crap
Chain has surface corrosion, but it's not unsaveable, will change out soon.
Right rear blinker isn't functioning
Suspension definitely needs to be adjusted will be tuning it myself as soon as fork seals are done.

So I'm getting the seals taken care of beginning of next week, new seat is on order.

To take care of brakes I ordered:
Brembo RCS19 MC
Hel Steel Braided Lines
Brembo SC Brake Pads
Motul for hydraulics

In addition to that I'm changing the levers to light tech low drag levers, also ordered light tech rearsets, I love their products if you can't tell yet.
I'm going to be changing tires to Bridgestone RS10s

The saddest part of my day is rolling into my friends driveway at night, expecting to be able to stop like I did with my 600rr. I wasn't shedding any speed (Its a very long driveway) So I squeezed a bit harder, locked the front end on a nice patch of gravel in the road and laid it down.. On my first damn day I feel like I'm starting all over learning and I was just a straight idiot and know better than that. BUT thats exactly how bad the brakes currently are, I feel like the rear brake is doing better than the front currently. Cracked a mirror, bent the oem rear brake pedal, scuffed the fmf exhaust, and took a bit of paint off the clutch case

All in all I knew I was picking up something that was going to be a project but at least I know where I stand and what needs improving to get it to where I want it to be as far as handling and braking and body position.







 

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I put a lot of miles on an '08 1KRR. It was a fantastic but until it started burning oil. I hope you got a good one. The chassis is amazing.
 

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That model is one of my favorite bikes of all time. That bike in all black with the new wheels is my dream bike haha. Congrats on the purchase man. That thing has an ass load of potential.


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When parts start rolling in I'll make a new thread for the build. As of today I went ahead and made sure the calipers weren't leaking either and gave them a good cleaning, then confirmed my suspicion that the forks were leakings, its not a bad leak, but enough that it bothers me. Made adjustments to the suspension that improved front end dive under braking. The tires give me no inspiration still though and as of now it feels more of a chore to ride it compared to the 600. Will be continuing to adjust suspension once the new fork seals are in, hopefully once i get my RS10s on and my brakes set up I get more feel out of the front. Once the rearsets get here I should be able to put myself into a proper riding position which should help with comfort on turn in. Probably going to drop the forks 5 or 10mm to aid the turn in from its sluggish feeling. Previous owner had the front tire at 20psi and the rear at 25, not to mention the rear is a 190/50 instead of a 190/55. will up pressures to 28 front and 30 rear, I'm sure changing to a 190/55 will aid handling as well due to the more rounded profile.
 

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Congrats on the new ride. I thought I wanted a 1k but I need a good bit of time on the 600, bike still scares me a bit
 

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Congrats! How are you getting used to the side exhaust?

Doesn't make a difference for me where the exhaust is. Doesn't limit my ability or put a strain on my mind thinking about it. My biggest concern currently is grip, which I currently am in disapproval of. Previous owner had a continental on the rear and I think a shinko or something up front. Both of which are supremely disappointing so I haven't even begun trying to push it. I am in need of my Bridgestone RS10s before I consider how well I can push it, along with getting my forks taken care of.
 

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Hnnnnnnng can't wait for all this to arrive. Pictures will be coming upon arrivals


AGV Corsa Misano 2014 Helmet
(Select Size: Medium Large)

Bazzaz Honda CBR1000RR 08-16 Z-Bomb Timing Retard Calibrator

Bridgestone Battlax RS10 Racing Street Hypersport/Trackday Front Tire
(Select Tire Size: 120/70ZR-17)

Bridgestone Battlax RS10 Racing Street Hypersport/Trackday Rear Tire
(Select Tire Size: 190/55ZR-17)

Dainese Street Biker Air Riding Shoes
(Select Color: Coal/Red, Select Size: 41 Euro)

Driven Sprocket Nuts
(Select Color: Red)

HealTech Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade 08-16 Exhaust Servo Eliminator

HealTech Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade 2008 SpeedoHealer V4

Lightech Adapter For Lever Guard Honda CBR1000RR 00-16

Lightech Chain Adjusters Honda CBR1000RR 08-16
(Select Color: Black)

Lightech Lever Guards
(Select Color: Silver, Select Side: Right Lever Guard)

Motion Pro Honda CBR1000RR 04-16 Nylon Throttle Sleeve

Moto-D Angled Motorcycle Valve Stems

Renthal Dual Compound Grips

Shorai LFX Battery Honda CBR1000RR 08-16
(Select Battery: Standard)

TechSpec Honda CBR1000RR Repsol Edition Tank Grip
(Select Style: Snake Skin Tank Grip)

Vortex Honda CBR1000RR 06-16 V3 Chain and Sprocket Kit


Woodcraft 1.5 Inch Riser Clip-Ons
(Select Size: 50mm, Select Bar Type: Standard, Select Bar Color: Black)

Yoshimura Honda CBR1000RR 08-11 R-77 Stainless Full Exhaust
(Select Canister: Titanium CF Tip)

Zero Gravity Honda CBR1000RR 08-11 Double Bubble Windscreen

Shipping: $0.00 USD
Grand Total: $3,884.46 USD




Brembo RCS Master Cylinder 19cm

LighTech Brakelight Switch M10 x 1.25mm

Brembo - SC Racing Sintered Pads (front) - Honda

LighTech Honda CBR1000RR + ABS 08-14

Adjustable Rearsets Fixed Footrest

HEL Brake Line Kit Honda CB1000R 08-15 Full

Length Race FRONT Banjo: Red/Line: Black

LighTech Honda

CBR1000RR/CBR600RR/F/Hornet Fold Up Clutch

Lever J Blade

LighTech Mirror Block Off Plates Honda

CBR1000RR 2008> Black
 

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Shoot, you're putting a lot into this to bring it back up to where you want it. Hope it pays off and you're happy for the long run.
 

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The only things I could be wanting after this is all said and done are some Marchesini wheels, Braketech CMC rotors, Brembo calipers, Ohlins front and rear suspension, and hell Magneti Marelli superbike set up but thats 12k lmao. So worth it if I were going to go that far though.
 

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Doesn't make a difference for me where the exhaust is. Doesn't limit my ability or put a strain on my mind thinking about it. My biggest concern currently is grip, which I currently am in disapproval of. Previous owner had a continental on the rear and I think a shinko or something up front. Both of which are supremely disappointing so I haven't even begun trying to push it. I am in need of my Bridgestone RS10s before I consider how well I can push it, along with getting my forks taken care of.
Damn, sounds like you're dropping a good amount of dough on this bike. In the end it will be worth it though.

Although with the total amount you are spending, you could've bought a used BMW S1000RR instead :study:. That's what I wanted to do after selling my 600RR, but instead got an R1.

How much did you spend buying the bike? Just curious since from what you described, its not exactly in the best shape. Those tires are terrible indeed. Anything Shinko's is a crap when it comes to tires, and possibly affecting your ride quality. Once you install new tires and the other mods, it'll be like a new bike and will ride like a beast.

Keep us posted.
 

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Damn, sounds like you're dropping a good amount of dough on this bike. In the end it will be worth it though.

Although with the total amount you are spending, you could've bought a used BMW S1000RR instead :study:. That's what I wanted to do after selling my 600RR, but instead got an R1.

How much did you spend buying the bike? Just curious since from what you described, its not exactly in the best shape. Those tires are terrible indeed. Anything Shinko's is a crap when it comes to tires, and possibly affecting your ride quality. Once you install new tires and the other mods, it'll be like a new bike and will ride like a beast.

Keep us posted.

I got the bike before I got the second half of my insurance money. In the end I got no worries about it, I'll eventually look towards the 2017 Fireblade or RC51 when they are released otherwise I'm going to 2015+ R1, and the CBR will probably go to street only duties, while the new bike doubles down on workload.

The ride improved considerably once I got the Fork seals knocked out and the fork oil back at its appropriate level. It wasn't doing its job with compression or rebound lol. But I'll be having pics incoming shortly.

Currently the following has arrived.

Shorai Battery
Bridgestone RS10 120/70 and 190/55
Lightech Low Drag Clutch lever.
Lightech Rearsets
Lightech Mirror Block offs
Lightech Brake Lever guard
ZeroGravity Double Bubble Windscreen
Brembo 19RCS Master Cylinder
Driven Sprocket Nuts, anodized red
Bazzaz Z-Bomb
Hel Steel Braided Lines

Used OEM Rearshock - Got this to test around with 25 off ebay with linkage.

Still have a lot more parts awaiting on arrival.
 

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No pics of the Windscreen or Lever Guard because I installed them already lol.









Awaiting the following

AGV Corsa 2014 Misano LE Helmet
Dainese Street Biker Air Shoes
Yoshimura Full Exhaust Titanium with CF Tip
Vortex Chain and Sprockets, went with Stock teeth sizes.
Woodcraft Clipons with Renthal Grips and a new throttle tube. - Won't be installed right away most there for that oh **** moment that's inevitable on the track.
Healtech Speedo Healer
Healtech Servo Eliminator
Moto-D Angled Valvestems
Lightech Chain Adjusters


Still need to order some case protectors. No suspension until I've out grown the stock.
 

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Shoutout to Reactive Parts and SportBikeTrackGear for the massive orders by the way lol.
 

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So I'm actually very bad when it comes to putting pictures together while working on the bike and this was literally the only picture I took. I'll have to take pictures of it when I give it a fresh bath. From here I won't be doing anything else until I start getting serious on the track, then it'll be suspension, wheels, track fairings, brake rotors.

 

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Love the 08 1K
Especially in white, not sure why but they give me a woody.
Thinking of getting one also, once again, not sure why cos I haven't even cracked 20k Klms on my 600 yet, but I just can't get over the looks of them.
 

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