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post #1 of 35 Old 04-25-2004, 1:58 AM Thread Starter
 
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1000RR Review

1000RR Review
Ill keep it short--Go buy one, this bike is friggin awesome. I have only put 350 mi on mine, and I have nothing but good to say about it.

0)The HRC version did NOT come to fuition so I bought a street version (R/B)

1) The motor is incerdibly smooth--rivals the Blackbird
1.5) It is deceptively fast, you think you are cruising along and you are into triple digits (in a controlled environment of course--)
1.6) the steering dampner is a trip, it combined with the longer swingarm keeps the bike hella-stable at speed, but it still turns in really fast(takes some gettin used to)I havent noticed any interfence with the bikes flickability(as pointed out by a magazine review)--Ill have a better idea after Laguna Seca
2) Power is totally linear, and it has tons of grunt
3) Handling is wicked-front biased as promised which I love, Doesnt feel overweight at all to me, very flickable, also feels lower than the 929--but theres a lot of ground clearance.
4) Brakes--couldnt ask for anything more
5) Suspension--for the track--needs an Ohlins in the rear--for the street its fine as is(with some adj)
6) Jacked a bunch of preload in the front forks, feels great for the street. Im gonna have Dan Kyle revalve/spring next week prior to trackdays/racing.
7) You can put your wallet, cell phone, smokes in the back "trunk"-- good enough for me

8) After my current 1000RR turns into a dedicated trackbike, I am going to sell the CBR1100XX, and get an 1000RR for the street

---enuf said
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Re: 1000RR Review

Sweet. How are the ergos compared to the 929?
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Sweet. How are the ergos compared to the 929?
The bars are lower but I find it pretty comfortable (I had a 929 before). The pegs are higher but again I find it fine.
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Re: 1000RR Review

and I'm still waiting.......................................

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Re: 1000RR Review

I would be interested to see what degree the trunk gets up to? I imagine it might cook the cell phone!

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I would be interested to see what degree the trunk gets up to? I imagine it might cook the cell phone!
the vibrations might be even more detrimental to the celly than the heat?

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....dampner.......
Hehe - you said dampner.
I'll admit I'm fighting picking one up, but I just have to remind myself how much fun I had on the street with my 954.
Congrats, though.
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I would be interested to see what degree the trunk gets up to? I imagine it might cook the cell phone!
Doing it a couple of times should be ok but regularly throwing it into the boot wouldn't be a good idea, it gets pretty damn warm in there. The repeated heating and cooling would probably be a bad thing for the mobile and I'm sure you could arrange it so that the phone was wedged in there nicely to overcome the vibes.

In the colder months you might be able to do some kind of ducted heating arrangement.
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Re: 1000RR Review

I think its cool how you guys call it the mobile...that's what I have starting calling mine. Seems to be a US thing, to call it a cell, I mean.

It would be an interesting thing to see the temp, and one could check it out with an indoor outdoor thermo. Whos going to do the test for us? I would, but I am lacking in the 1000RR dept. Those big ass vents must duct some in there right? not much though I bet...wonder if they could be rerounted to the air box. ( totally kidding )

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Re: 1000RR Review

it gets hot as hell in the trunk of my 600RR, this I know! No way am I putting my "mobile" back there...

In the trunk of my RC, I "eff'd" up my 2 way pager because of the vibration, never again I say...

Good review trackho!
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I think its cool how you guys call it the mobile...that's what I have starting calling mine. Seems to be a US thing, to call it a cell, I mean.

It would be an interesting thing to see the temp, and one could check it out with an indoor outdoor thermo. Whos going to do the test for us? I would, but I am lacking in the 1000RR dept. Those big ass vents must duct some in there right? not much though I bet...wonder if they could be rerounted to the air box. ( totally kidding )
Mobile works for me too.

I'm not sure how effective the rear vents are, my legs would seem to be largely blocking the air flow into them. Plus they only direct the air around the outside of the boot so the warm air in there isn't going anywhere. I'll grab a thermometer and see what happens today.
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Re: 1000RR Review

the ride into work only took about 10 minutes and the bike got a little bit of stick on the onramp to hte freeway.

The temp was 22 before I took off. At the end of the ride the engine was sitting at 93 degrees celcius once I stopped moving, and the boot was only at 30 degrees celcius after I parked and checked it out. So I guess its not too bad, but a longer ride might be different.
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The biggest concern for the mobile would be the battery. Hot and cold reduce it's life. It will get to where it doesn't hold a charge as long WAY before the phone is hurt from the heat.
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Re: 1000RR Review

I'm not sure how functional the "vent" is in the back. If you take the rear cowl off, you will see there is only a tiny slit for the air to enter.
I'd think the seat cowl replacement would be much more effective in releasing heat.

That was the best race I have ever seeen....
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Re: 1000RR Review

I can confirm that the boot will hold ONE dvd case. Albeit a little tight.
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