So my friend has an R1...

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  1. Boudreaux

    Boudreaux Active Member

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    That he never rides. He's had it for nearly 2 years now, and it just went over 3k miles.

    Here's the skinny. It's never had its 1st service, never had its oil changed, never had its chain lubed/tightened or cleaned, and it sat outside for the past 6 months unmoved.

    I am begging him to take care of this, before something goes wrong with the bike. He wants me to do it for him, which i have no problems doing...So my question is, given the terrible "care" this bike has had, what else should i really look into besides the things listed above that may be a bigger problem down the road, say, if i want to maybe buy it from him when i convince him to because he doesn't ride it? :wiggle:
     
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    joshts0 Aprilia > *

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    bleed brakes/replace pads if necassary
    oil change
    inspect spark plugs and wires/replace if necassary
    lube chain, replace if necassary
    maybe some injector cleaner?


    And since you didnt' say.. for everyone else, he is refering to an 06 or 07 R1
     
  3. V!

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    Do the normal maintainence and take it for a spirited ride around town.
     
  4. Junkie

    Junkie re-tarded OT Supporter

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    It may need a new set of tires before too long as well, depending on how much of the time it's been outside. Don't be surprised if the battery is toast also.
     
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    All of the above. May need some elbow grease too.
     
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    okay, so, should i put Dino-oil or synthetic in it?
     
  7. dr.zed

    dr.zed DR.ZED OT Supporter

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    If it is that new... dino oil.

    Follow the break in period as if the bike was 0 miles in your case.
     
  8. vile1

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    Start working on it for him, and all of a sudden (;)) find something catastrophically wrong with it and offer him $1500 since it needs so much work.


    Boom, $1500 R1.

    I know, I know...no need to thank me
     
  9. McCroskey

    McCroskey Jonny, what can you make out of this? OT Supporter

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    First maintenance item on the list should be you kicking his ass for mistreating
    an $11,000 investement..

    Second item should be you kicking his ass for not riding his R1.

    Do all the fluids including coolant, look for corrosion in the somewhat exposded
    electrical connectors, check the wheel bearings, check the tires for dry rot/flatspots.
     
  10. squid

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    3k miles with original dino oil...I'm pretty sure it's all broken in already
     
  11. Boudreaux

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    FUCKING WORD

    flushign coolant is hard work :wtc:
     
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    darksands New Member

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    I have a friend with an 06 R1 that just sits in another friends garage. One day im just going to go for a ride.
     
  13. eviltwinz353

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    exactly
     
  14. BMH

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    check the spark plugs,and cables.

    hows teh weather over there?
     

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