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post #1 of 15 Old 10-13-2009, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
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Life Span of A 10R

Hey guys!!! hope your all doing good!

So I purchased my 09 10R Jan 9th, 2009 and so far I've put 14,537 miles on it...(I'm not trying to brag or anything, seriously) but I'm trying to decide weather or not its worth it to mod my bike. At the rate im going ill probably have 20k miles by the 1 year. Im not the hardest rider on my 10 but I do slip up from time to time with wheelies and racing/beating on it. I'm thinking of spending $1.5k-$2.5k on it. Is this a smart idea, granted everyday my bike looses value and i really don't care cuz ill keep it, its my baby lol but is it smart to mod it and go all out or just go 1/2 way all out? for example (substitute like a full exhaust for a slip on/gutted headers):)

leme know what you think green bloods!
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Hey guys!!! hope your all doing good!

So I purchased my 09 10R Jan 9th, 2009 and so far I've put 14,537 miles on it...(I'm not trying to brag or anything, seriously) but I'm trying to decide weather or not its worth it to mod my bike thinking of spending 1.5k-2.5k on it. Is this a smart idea, granted everyday my bike looses value and i really don't care cuz ill keep it, its my baby lol but is it smart to mod it and go all out or just go 1/2 way all out? for example (substitute like a full exhaust for a slip on/gutted headers):)

leme know what you think green bloods!
in the mean time ride safe

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If you like it and are going to keep it mod it how you want. I have an FJR that had 18K on it when I decided it was a keeper and modded it. As long as you havn't beat the shit out of it it will be fine.

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Fucking mod it! no questions asked!


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post #4 of 15 Old 10-13-2009, 09:20 PM
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You mentioned that it's your baby & you're going 2 keep it , so I say mod that summabish. Do whatcha like, no 1/2 steppin.

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i have a 2004 zx10r. i put in a thin head gasket and re degreed the cams, full exhaust and power commander at 6000 miles. the bike now has 57,000 miles and still running strong. no problems at all so far. just replaced normal things, chain/sprockets,spark plugs, wheel bearings. i am not easy on this bike ether.bike has seen track days, lots of top speed runs exc.. oil change every 2000 miles.
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Just Do It!

Mod it man, customize it to the way you like and be one of a kind ! I think these bikes are bulletproof anyway......
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My 05 6r had 50k miles on it when it was folded in half in an accident. It was still running perfectly with no troubles whatsoever and this is a bike that turned 8k rpm at freeway speed and had seen trackdays.

My 08 10r turns about 5k at freeway speed in top gear and it sounds so underworked all the time that I have no doubt mine will go 100k with regular oil changes and normal maintenance items.

Mod it! :)
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if your sure it's a keeper... then "make it yours" y'know??

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Mod till your heart's content (or pounding through your fucking chest on your fave bit of tarmac) Like I mentioned in a different thread, if you really love it, when it dies strip it down, clean it up, strap on a turbo and leave the fairings off.

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bike is meant to be ridden like that. make it your own and have no regrets.

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