Well, after that one you dont need to say how fast you were going. Cmon now, gotta be smarter than that. You know how fast those bikes are? Thats how fast things go from "I'm having the time of my life" to "Oh shit I'm going to die". Hell most of the time you wont have a time to think that. A friend of mine wrecked his '05 r1 braking in a straight line!ezrollin said:no not buying an r1 as my first bike but if I could I DAM sure would. A couple days ago I rode my friends 2003 R1 back from San Antonio which is a 4 hour drive. I'm not gonna say how fast I was going cause that would make me look like more of an idiot lol
That bike is teh sex on wheels! Orgasmic:thumbs2:
Dont know how he rode that bike home, it was really fucked.Ha ha oh fuck yeah. I just fucking ate shit like an hour ago. It was fucking great! Like there were three of us, riding through the mountain roads. No big deal, except that it'd just fucking rained apparently. And my ass was just cruising down a straight away right. How the fuck do you crash on a straight away?? But nah seriously I think there's something wrong with my brakes, cuz' they'd done this shit before, but I'd regained control. Anyways what happened was I was cruising, at like 80 something mph and the dude in front of me hit his brakes, so of course I'm gonna hit mine, cuz I don't wanna hit him. So yeah I have this habit of using both brakes, front and rear, and i barely touched the rear brake, but it locked up instantly. And swung my ass around. I tried to regain control and swung around to the other side, which when that happend I was like oh fuck, I ain't gonna get control of this bitch. Fucking motherfucker whipped back around, threw my ass down into the fucking road. And there was about a second that I was afraid and I thought, "I'm not gonna be ok." Luckily I had worn my jacket and my helmet today, only cuz' I thought it might rain on me, cuz I rarely ever wear that shit. So basically what happend was that I spun around on my back for like I don't know how many times, I looked over to my right, and my bike was spinning around, right fucking next to me. Sparking and shit. it was horrible. But eventually I fucking stopped, got right up. And i was fucking amazed. Like wow, if only you could see what I saw. It was so great! I am so fucking happy that I'm ok. I picked my bike up, took me a while to get it started, then I rode it back to where I came from. It was definately an experience, not something I'd wish upon someone, but damn, that shit is neat. And I'm just so happy right now. And in awe. I ruined my dickies though and my DC's, and my A7X shirt, and my chain to my wallet. Also the bike is pretty fucked up, but not really that bad since I rode it back. But it's ugly as fuck. Covered in mud and shit. But OMG I am just so fucking happy to be ok. Didn't lose any body parts or anything. Hurray!
Why spend that extra money on dealer oil when there are equivalent or better products out there for less? Buy oil at Wal-Mart or an auto parts store.CypreSs187 said:yamalube is suggested by yamaha dealers for my R6, I assume it works fine for the R1 too.
well.......... what should I use and what Weight? Mobil-1 fully synthetic?mkeeney said:Why spend that extra money on dealer oil when there are equivalent or better products out there for less? Buy oil at Wal-Mart or an auto parts store.
I use the Shell Rotella 5W-40 full synthetic. I buy it at Wal-Mart in 1 gallon jugs.ezrollin said:well.......... what should I use and what Weight? Mobil-1 fully synthetic?
where do I get a filter and what kind?
I know autozone doesnt have it.
dang, AWESOME reads! :thumbs2:mkeeney said:I use the Shell Rotella 5W-40 full synthetic. I buy it at Wal-Mart in 1 gallon jugs.
For the R1, you should use the Purolator PureOne filter, PL14612. If there is enough room behind the fairing, use the longer PL14610. I get mine from Advance Auto.
I highly suggest reading the links I posted earlier, plus these on filters:
I've never heard of a "pressure washer" on a drain plug.YZFr6-TX said:I have always used what ever oil is on special at Cycle Gear; cyclegear.com, in my 03 R1. Remember to change the pressure washer on the oil drain plug, and get it tight so it doesn't fall out while your riding. Did that on my R6 about 3 years ago. Had to replace the motor.
The correct term is crush washer. Its a soft metal (ussually copper, but sometimes something else) underneath the drain bolt. You can get away with reusing the old one twice if you really need to, but I wouldnt push it more than that. Not only could you ruin the motor if the plug comes out, but the leaking oil will go directly on your back tire, which could easily cause you to crash.ezrollin said:I've never heard of a "pressure washer" on a drain plug.
also can you point out where the drain plug is? You dont have to I will look it up in the manual. I think I've seen it before anyways.