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#1 MrSober88


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Posted 03 March 2017 - 01:54 PM

So as some of you may have seen I sold my LAMS bike the 2014 Ninja 300 off to another Leaner.


So I had to replace it seeing as I have a full license now and can go bigger, was originally only wanting to go upto a 600cc like an R6 or GSX-R600. But found this on Gumtree, for around the same price as standard 600's. 


Picked it up and that night it just cut out on me..... What was thought to be a battery issue turned out to be a little bit bigger haha.






Turned out to be the Stator rotor assembly, which is a known issue for this year to 07 which I didn't seem to find when I was looking for known issues. Really should have been a recall as Yamaha made a bad part where the glue holding the magnets on would wear out and the magnets would break of and be smashed to powder.



So for the first 3 weeks after owning it only getting to ride it for 45mins had to look at it in the garage like this. As I ordered the part right when Yamaha implemented a new parts system that broke and they couldn't release any parts from the warehouse... 





Finally the part arrived and it was charging again




And here it is today, such a great bike and glad I bought it as even with the issue its in the best condition for its age.




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Posted 03 March 2017 - 04:19 PM

Getting photo not found for all but the first 2 pics.

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 07:10 PM

Love the R1s mate. Great bike.

Pics aren't working for me either?

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 02:58 PM

Yeah will have need to update the URL I think I moved them to another folder.

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 01:39 AM

So I saw my SubyClub T-Shirt in the robe the other day and starting getting a little nostalgia, didn't realise it had been such a long time since I had been on here.


Figured I would update the build on the R1, As almost 2 years ago I had a accident on the R1 which took me out of action for awhile. In fact I'm still not back 100% as I've still got ongoing issues with my knees and back. Had two surgeries on my right knee so far, so the first one was to replace my torn ACL with a harvest from my hamstring and to fix up some meniscus tears. Some how managed to injure the meniscus again after a few months and had to go back in to get that fixed, managed to tear the same one but instead of being vertical I did it horizontal this time.


Right knee was a bit of a melon for months.


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Bike after I got it back after being in hospital for 7 days.


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Bike started up first go, had a quick look over it and seemed to be mostly cosmetic. It got a bit boring being stuck at home not being able to go anyway as I wasn't even able to drive, so then the strip down started.


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Mount for the headlights was cooked and managed to find a new one pretty cheap on eBay


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Cracked the rear subframe so had to get another one of those.


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Needed a new tank, which I managed to get one off eBay in perfect condition for $80. Basically stripped it all back.


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Then it ended up sitting for a year as I wasn't in a position to work on it and wasn't able to ride it anyway so kinda hit the back burner. Most of the stuff I needed was fairings etc, but took awhile to decide what I wanted to do as the side fairings were fine. But the new tank was gunmetal, after looking into getting just the fairings I needed which was the front around the headlights the bit over the fuel tank and the whole rear sections for OEM was very pricey haha. So I ended up dropping the coin on a whole new set from China painted in the colour scheme the tank came from.

Must say they ended up coming out pretty good for a full set, even the paint was pretty good quality. Had a few small issues with the fitting as the OEM fairings appear to be made out of a softer plastic but the aftermarket ones are a more hard plastic.


I'll leave it there for now and will update with the rest of it as I find my photos etc, but basically I've been able to get back on the thing in the last few months which has been great.





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Posted 16 September 2020 - 08:01 PM

Wow dude. Major stack by the looks, glad you didn't do worse damage to yourself. Impressed that you have rebuilt it, if I stacked that bad, I don't reckon I'd be getting back on, fear would get me. But then I do believe all motorbikes are 2 wheel death traps.
Hopefully the rest of the injuries heal themselves up well dude.


MY02 Blue B4, aka 'The Project' - v8 Spec C engine package and assorted other 'goodies' - Sold, then bought back for parts. Stripped and crushed.

MY97 Silver RX, aka 'The Track Toy' - All good bits from B4 will *eventually* find their way into this...
MY03 Blue RX, the new daily, pretty well more B4 than RX now...

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