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VTR 1000R SP1 (RC-51) Makis Edition

This is my RC the next day I bought her



Previous owner had installed Marchesini wheels and an Ohlins rear shock. So he gave me the OEM parts too with the purchase.





The mileage when I bought her (in kilometers)



As you can also see, the prev owner had poorly installed a WP stabiliser by drilling the upper yoke directly


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First thing I did, was to take her home and give her a nice bath



Then I changed the oils and oil filter, giving her a detailed look too



In the pictures you will see that I have a pair of my brother's CBR1000RR '04 'Blade front brake rotors installed (he had installed Galfer wavy ones a few months before). That was because her OEM rotors were in bad shape and until I could afford a propper pair, I put those on. They were 310mm in diameter but I didn't have any other options at that time.


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Over the next months, even though my free time was limited, I managed to replace the stem bearings and make a full service to the front fork.











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I replaced it's 57mm throttle bodies, with those from an SP2 2004 along with the ECM and air box, dremeling the necessary modification on the heads













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Then the time came for the OEM S/O to go away. Even though I recently found out that the 2Bros S/O were not a good choice, at the time it was the best option I had.









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Nice job with all the maintenance. Bike looks really clean and in great condition. You have yourself a really well preserved SP my friend.

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I aslo replased my OEM front calipers with a pair from the GSXR 750 2008 and my front master with one from a CBR 1000RR 2009 and installed a cheap pair of anodized levers.













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nice...great find



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Next thing was a full set of SP2 radiators







I aslo modify the harness for the SP2 fans actuation











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Here you can see the holes on the top yoke, the prev owner drilled to install the WP stabiliser





Order a new V cowl for the oil cooler window that my OEM didn't have





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