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hey guys i have been thinkn of purchasing a new 2008 yzf r1 from the local dealer. Im a first time street bike owner but have ridn dirt bikes pretty much since I was like 13 or so. Any suggestions on upgrades or changes to the bike? Any suggestions on riding styles, do's and dont's ect. I dew wanna get some frame sliders, tail faring and intergraded LED tail light.

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full coverage insurance, leathers and a good helmet.
 

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First, going from a motocross bike to an R1 is a big change and difference. You really can't compare the two. With that said, I would first suggest taking the MSF course, and then simply taking it easy on the R1 and learning the bike gradually as you go. If you don't exceed the limits of your riding skills on a "Sportsbike" like the R1, you will be good. Just use your head before the throttle and you will love the ride.
 

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+1 go with a 600 and do some mods. you won't be disappointed.

I started out riding a Z50 when I was 5 and never really stopped dirt biking, I raced a lot and all that, the first street bike I rode was my dad's 999, and it was just a lot to handle through the twisties (still an awesome ride:D) I got my R6 and It is awesome. I wouldn't trade for any other bike...well maybe a Desmosedici RR! But I guess it could depend on how big you are too, I'm only 135 lbs.

And save some money for gas. You'll need it.:lmao
 

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Dude, I'm 190 and my R6 is still plenty of power to throw around and have a blast with
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they come with tail fairings and led tail lights, got a 600 if you want to give youself a chance at not getting hurt, or get the r1, ive got friends with 08's so let me know WHEN you wreck it, i need exhaust cans and a front end
 

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I grew up with dirt bikes, and there is no way that I would still be alive if I just jumped on a liter bike. I started out on a ninja 650r with about 80 hp after modding the crap out of it. It was a great bike, and I could not even begin to belive the difference in feel between the street and the dirt. I tested out an R1, and ended up with the R6 for a second bike just for the fact that the R1 would not stay on the ground. The R6 has tons of power, and it easy to control through the twistes. Just my take.
 

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R1 is too much of a first street bike. Plus your insurance is going to be sky high for full coverage. Get insurance quotes from 5 companies first on an R1 and R6. You are more then likey in for a shock.
 

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You can get any bike you want if your maturity level is high enough and you respect the power. Basic riding skill and common sense will need to be applied but very few people can resist the twist. As long as you accept the fact that it will be a long time before you can actually RIDE a race machine, you MIGHT be OK.

If you go fast on that bike, you will die. Ride safe.
 

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hey guys i messed up i WANT the 600 not the r1. My bad lol but ya Im 18yrs old a hair over 200lbs. I called gieco and they quoted me $140 per month. But ya I want to do away with the rear turn signals and "start treck" faring. btw whats the dampner you speak of? Any slip-ons u guys suggest. I personally like the look of the carbon fiber two-bros
 

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get what ya want.

R1 would be nice to have that power every now and then for shits and giggles. But for me, the 6 is fine for most of hte time. Yeah, in a straight sometimes I wish I had more, but then again....I'd be breaking EVERY law in the book moreso than I already do (and I dont need to do any more of that) on an R1. Plus, light is right :)

But on an R1, I wouldnt change anything fromt he get go. Why...im onyl gonna crash the damn thing anyways...haha
 

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do some reading before you buy bro, you dont want a new back fairing you want a fender eliminator, you dont want an led tail light you want an integrated tail light do some reading, and welcome to the forum
 

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hey guys i messed up i WANT the 600 not the r1. My bad lol but ya Im 18yrs old a hair over 200lbs. I called gieco and they quoted me $140 per month. But ya I want to do away with the rear turn signals and "start treck" faring. btw whats the dampner you speak of? Any slip-ons u guys suggest. I personally like the look of the carbon fiber two-bros
They are talking about a steering damper and it will help prevent a tank slapper/death wobble.
 

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As a new rider, I would highly suggest you mod the rider before you mod the bike. Take the MSF and get increase your skills thru books, class, etc, and take it easy. Just b/c the bike can go fast doesn't mean you can make it go fast safely with you on it.

Ride within your capabilities and become a better rider.

That's my $.02, but do what you want.
 
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