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New Bike...too soon for mods??

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Old 02-06-2014, 05:09 PM
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Hey all,

I just bought myself a 2012 1kRR with 700 miles on it. I was wondering about changing the exhaust and whether or not it's too soon or not, this is the newest bike i've owned so I've never had to deal with the break in process or any of that jazz before...any help would be great!
 
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Old 02-06-2014, 07:18 PM
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Hi and welcome aboard. If it has 700 miles on the ODO it is already broken in.

Here is a link to the service manual if you want it.

2008-2014 CBR 1000RR Service Manual

And here's a version with search enabled. The '12 has much of the same components as the '08. A 500+ pg manual is easier to find something in it when you can use the search feature.

2008 CBR 1000RR Service Manual (search enabled)
 

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Old 02-06-2014, 10:33 PM
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Originally Posted by RoadiJeff View Post
Hi and welcome aboard. If it has 700 miles on the ODO it is already broken in.
Agree. At 700 miles, it's pretty much broken in. There may be a bit of "settling down" it may do. But the majority of the engine breakin is probably done within the first 100 miles if you take in account the factory and PDI run ins.

The suspension is not fully broken in however. You can set the sag but I'd expect to do it again at about 2k miles.
 
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Old 02-11-2014, 09:34 AM
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So it is ok to go ahead and put and exhaust and PCIII on it then, and if so should I get a full exhaust or slip on??
 
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Old 02-11-2014, 08:20 PM
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Slip on do little more than make noise. What's your purpose behind all this?
 
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I just want a good sound, I don't like the sound of it stock, and I have the money now so I wasn't sure if I should buy the PC3 and a full exhaust or just get a slip on for it. who makes a good sounding slip on??
 
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Old 02-17-2014, 02:14 PM
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On sound, you'll have to ask someone else. My bikes have always sounded fine to me as stock. Slip on doesn't affect anything enough to require engine management imo. If you go full exhaust, then yes.
 
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Old 02-18-2014, 07:51 AM
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I would suggest keeping it all stock for a year or two at least to "enjoy it" the way it is now, cause once you start modding, it wont stop: slip-on, PC, fender eliminator, windscreen, flush mounts, integrated tail, undertail, seat cowl, adjustable levers, k&n filter, mirrors, steering damper, brake lines, ....etc. (It wont end)
And once u put wnough mods on it and get bored of all that, you'll think i wonder if it would have been better to keep it all stock?
 
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Old 02-18-2014, 04:18 PM
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Co-sign that guy ^ for sure.

Check out youtube for muffler sounds on the 1krr, the 600rr I know has tons of vids with diff pipes and etc. The muffler on the 1k is pretty damn short as is, so its already has a nice throaty sound but what do you not like about the sound now? Too loud?

Theres a good bit of companies out there, most common I would say is 2bros. Yoshi, DnD, Micron, Danmoto etc, in no particular order...plenty of others.
 
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Originally Posted by Raoufhakam View Post
I would suggest keeping it all stock for a year or two at least to "enjoy it" the way it is now, cause once you start modding, it wont stop: slip-on, PC, fender eliminator, windscreen, flush mounts, integrated tail, undertail, seat cowl, adjustable levers, k&n filter, mirrors, steering damper, brake lines, ....etc. (It wont end)
And once u put wnough mods on it and get bored of all that, you'll think i wonder if it would have been better to keep it all stock?

I guess I can't judge the sound yet, I have only been able to sit on it in my garage and rev it up a bit, I haven't had the pleasure of taking it out yet. I really hate the stock look of the muffler though.

With the fender eliminator, does it come as a kit with the signal lights and everything, that is the only other part of the bike I don't like and want to change before summer.
 

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