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post #1 of 11 Old 01-10-2017, 02:34 PM Thread Starter
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Greetings again

Hello old pals!
I left the community back in 2010ish as I decided to try out the new S1K and then Ducati. When the new R1 came out, I sold my 1198 and scooped one up, it was my first and ultimately last Yamaha I will ever own. Yesterday I decided it was time to come back to good ol team green. I picked up a 16 non-abs though I haven't taken delivery just yet. I am going to read as much as possible but I am stoked to throw a leg over this machine. The great thing I have always enjoyed about Kawasaki is the ease of kit parts and the interchangeability between all of those parts. Back in my CMRA days I was on a tight budget! My goal with this bike is to keep it on the street for the spring and then turn it into a track-day winner (insert sarcasm). I look forward to meeting you all though I see a few old names from the 06 days!
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Hello old pals!
I left the community back in 2010ish as I decided to try out the new S1K and then Ducati. When the new R1 came out, I sold my 1198 and scooped one up, it was my first and ultimately last Yamaha I will ever own. Yesterday I decided it was time to come back to good ol team green. I picked up a 16 non-abs though I haven't taken delivery just yet. I am going to read as much as possible but I am stoked to throw a leg over this machine. The great thing I have always enjoyed about Kawasaki is the ease of kit parts and the interchangeability between all of those parts. Back in my CMRA days I was on a tight budget! My goal with this bike is to keep it on the street for the spring and then turn it into a track-day winner (insert sarcasm). I look forward to meeting you all though I see a few old names from the 06 days!
-Lee
I've found this to be the most friendly forum by far. What was it about the r1 you didnt like?
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What was it about the r1 you didnt like?
The only problem with R1's are all the parts they put in them are designed by Yamaha engineers.
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post #6 of 11 Old 01-10-2017, 08:46 PM Thread Starter
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The only problem with R1's are all the parts they put in them are designed by Yamaha engineers.
Now here's a name I haven't seen since the Rogue days! Lord Duck Hunter himself! Absolutely correct with the Yamaha statement. Couple that with a crappy recall, flash tuning issues (too long of a story to get into) and horrible local customer service and I decided it was time to part ways. I spent the past 4 months or so without a bike and when it came to purchase I was considering the Ninja or an RC8R track only bike. Most local dealers are blowing out the 16s now so it was a great deal. I'm excited to be back and it seems like KHI is serious about supporting racers again.
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Sounds like the same lousy yamaha service I encountered. 16 is a great bike for sure. Maybe I'll pick one up in 5 years KHI is doing some incredible things right now, glad to be here
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post #8 of 11 Old 01-12-2017, 07:21 PM Thread Starter
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Finally picked her up today
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Finally picked her up today

Uhhhhhh, you don't get the green one? What the hell is wrong with you? You got screwed.

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For 12k I was limited. If it wasn't for the price, I would have opted for the 17 white. Quick 5 min ride home and the bottom end to me felt fine, no difference from my flashed 15 R1. I was worried it would suffer down low based on threads here but I didn't feel it.
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