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Offline windyrun

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Re: Buying a used s1000r - what to look for? dangers?
« Reply #20 on: March 25, 2019, 12:30:41 AM »
Not to pile on the nanny wagon :) but one thing I always remember when riding is the most dangerous places on the road are intersections.

If you always approach an intersection with careful assessment of the possibility of cars turning in front of you or crossing your path from the left or right and plan accordingly you are well ahead of the game.

Also, remember the bike will go where you look (same as a car) so don't fixate on anything that you don't want to run into ;)
 

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Re: Buying a used s1000r - what to look for? dangers?
« Reply #21 on: March 25, 2019, 01:14:12 PM »
All S1000's can have a potential weakness with the cam shaft having failed it's hardening process.
It will have an odd ticking noise.

Happened on mine at around 8000km, make sure you have warranty.
This is a expensive bugger.

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Re: Buying a used s1000r - what to look for? dangers?
« Reply #22 on: May 06, 2019, 04:45:27 PM »
*Originally Posted by marcel-189 [+]
I appreciate your input guys! I'm still a bit intimidated by the S1000R to be honest.

But it's a like with your first girlfriend.
You're not aiming for an ugly skunk just because you're no good in bed right?
You still want the hottest girl out there!

So now here I am with the hottest bike out there  :008:
My first investment will be in a fully comprehensive insurance and some anti theft / tracking system.
Mods will have to wait. I already window shopped a lot but isn't the thrill slowly customizing the bike to your needs?

Riding gear I already ordered. Gotta stay safe on such a beast!

This put a smile on my face, have you got the hottest girlfriend yet?

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Re: Buying a used s1000r - what to look for? dangers?
« Reply #23 on: May 07, 2019, 04:56:23 PM »
Don't think its the hottest bike out there. That honor goes to the Tuono/Superduke/MV Augustas. I call my S1000R, The Wife. Will always keep it or some iteration of it or something like the S1000XR with this amazing motor.
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Akra GP Slip On|Ohlins Damper|Ermax pan|Tecbike CAT|Bestem Fender|V-stream screen|Wunderlich Seat|360+R&G LED signals|R&G+Puig Protection
2012 S1000RR Premium Motorsport 
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