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Hey guys!

Just picked up this 05 for a good deal. Got about 23k miles. been riding since 2008 but have had no bike for about 2 plus years, had a number of liter bikes before: 09 R1, S1000rr, 13 gsxr1000. Even though this things older, I think its the best looking and the performance is amazing. Really pleased with it so far. Any opinions/advice for a new owner are much appreciated!

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:welcome:

gen 1 is special :thumbsup:
 

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Sounds like youre gonna be used to mote power, so start modding. Delivery on thw gen 1 is very deceptive as it feels way faster than it is. Makes for a fun street bike :)
 

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Congrats Gen1's are awsome with raw power... There not called a widow maker for no reason

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Thanks guys. Im actually scared to wack it open, but I think its cause I havent ridden for 3 years. I will open her up very soon. I had to order a new exhaust because the previous owner said the end popped off. Now its a big hole. I order a OEM, couldnt find a reaonable aftermarket one I liked. Theres a akropovic that looks like the factory but in carbon but I assume its discontinued. I like that high mount pipe look. The guy I bought it off of said he was selling to get a 08 cbr1000. I know thats a good bike, but I personally think theyre ugly and I looked at the specs, Horsepower is identical to the 10r. I figured its good for me. These are not easy to find where I am, and especially in kawi green!
 

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:welcome: Eric :welcome:


L:love10:ve me some 1st Gens....:leghump:
 

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That's dope. 05s were the whole reason I wanted a ZX10R. From what I read, they're one of the only non speed limited bikes. Muzzy supposedly went 190+ close to 200 on a lightly modified one. You might be used to bike with steering stabilizer's though, so watch out for tank slappers. They're great bikes. Enjoy it.
 

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Great bike!
I agree with JayBo's mod list too. Would add, if the chain needs replacing, go a couple links longer. The extra wheelbase calms the "nervous-ness" a bit.
I know it's earned the nickname "Widowmaker", but to me, a well setup '05 doesn't have a treacherous bone in it's body. :badteeth:
Quick, light, agile, with an edgy (lol) personality. Enjoy it!
 

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I know it's earned the nickname "Widowmaker", but to me, a well setup '05 doesn't have a treacherous bone in it's body ?
Quick, light, agile, with an edgy (lol) personality. Enjoy it!
Agreed.. at the time maybe. All perspective I guess.
 

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I put 70,000 miles on mine in 4 years. Plus many track days.

I don't agree with this whole list but have attached my suggestions:

get your self some zx14r calipers, I DON'T THINK THIS IS NECESSARY. I JUST USED HH PADS.
zx6 master, I JUST CHANGED THE MASTER CYLINDER TO A LARGER BORE ONE - NISSIN - AND IT COST ME LIKE $110
SS brake lines, YEAH
steering dampener, YEAH...I HAD A SCOTTS
and a quickshift kit. UP TO YOU

GO ONE DOWN IN THE FRONT FOR GEARING AND THEN GET A SPEEDO HEALER.

HAVE SOMEONE WHO KNOWS THEY ARE DOING REDO RESPRING AND REDO THE SHOCKS ON THE SUSPENSION. BIG DIFFERENCE IF YOU CAN FIND SOMEONE WHO KNOWS WHAT THEY ARE DOING

PUT DUNLOP Q-3+ ON THE BIKE. I PREFER SHORTY LEVERS. AND DOWN THE ROAD, REARSETS THE STOCK ONES WITH THE UPLIFT SPRINGS SUCK WHEN YOU START TO LEARN TO RIDE HARD AND LEAN
 

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I put 70,000 miles on mine in 4 years. Plus many track days.

I don't agree with this whole list but have attached my suggestions:

get your self some zx14r calipers, I DON'T THINK THIS IS NECESSARY. I JUST USED HH PADS.
zx6 master, I JUST CHANGED THE MASTER CYLINDER TO A LARGER BORE ONE - NISSIN - AND IT COST ME LIKE $110
SS brake lines, YEAH
steering dampener, YEAH...I HAD A SCOTTS
and a quickshift kit. UP TO YOU

GO ONE DOWN IN THE FRONT FOR GEARING AND THEN GET A SPEEDO HEALER.

HAVE SOMEONE WHO KNOWS THEY ARE DOING REDO RESPRING AND REDO THE SHOCKS ON THE SUSPENSION. BIG DIFFERENCE IF YOU CAN FIND SOMEONE WHO KNOWS WHAT THEY ARE DOING

PUT DUNLOP Q-3+ ON THE BIKE. I PREFER SHORTY LEVERS. AND DOWN THE ROAD, REARSETS THE STOCK ONES WITH THE UPLIFT SPRINGS SUCK WHEN YOU START TO LEARN TO RIDE HARD AND LEAN
Thanks for the tips everyone.

What is the stock number of teeth up front? the previous owner said a speedo healer was installed but I dont know exactly what they did. I have a trusty suspension guy and Im gonna have him do a once over on the bike next week. Just want to get a good idea of what needs attention. I know chain and oil was supposedly just done..
 

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Thanks for the tips everyone.

What is the stock number of teeth up front? the previous owner said a speedo healer was installed but I dont know exactly what they did. I have a trusty suspension guy and Im gonna have him do a once over on the bike next week. Just want to get a good idea of what needs attention. I know chain and oil was supposedly just done..
17f/39r is stock gearing.
 
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