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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 04-30-2019, 03:37 AM Thread Starter
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New to the forum but have been looking around for some time now.
Canīt find an answer to my question thou. I may be the worst forum searcher ever.

Im in the stages of buying an RC8R 2011. Been looking for this bike for some time but it has never been right.
Sold my CBR1000RR one year ago to test a naked bike. So for one year I have been riding a Z1000. The bike is fun but I miss the sportbike feeling way too much.

So, the bike that Im interested in has only 4600km on the road and is pretty much original. No mods.
I have been looking at some threads about performace modifications here but what Im really wondering is if there is something special to look for on the bike or some mods that are "necessary" to do for it.

I will probably buy a jester exhaust for it and after that pretty much leave it original.

Any tips, trix and advice is more than welcome.

Thanks in advance!

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youve got good priced bikes in sweden compared to finland , ive been looking

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hey douze after the jester install you may have some backfire on the down shifts, if so there are several post on this mod and how to get rid of it. they are simple to do don't need to be a real gear head to do them. I did all my mods except the dyno tune. and this is coming from a guy who striped the bolt heads doing the first oil change myself. you'll be just fine doing the mods
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youve got good priced bikes in sweden compared to finland , ive been looking
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hey douze after the jester install you may have some backfire on the down shifts, if so there are several post on this mod and how to get rid of it. they are simple to do don't need to be a real gear head to do them. I did all my mods except the dyno tune. and this is coming from a guy who striped the bolt heads doing the first oil change myself. you'll be just fine doing the mods
Ok, nice to know that this can happen. I quess its the SAS removal you mean? Should I go for the stage 2 or 3 kit?
I have no problem to do work on the bike myself. Have been working on cars and bikes for many years now.
But it is always nice to know all the trix and "must do" stuff when you go to a new brand.

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So any more common faults or issues in general that I need to know about?

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So any more common faults or issues in general that I need to know about?
none , and infact the rc8 guys dont much offer issues and such, they much rather see you wander over to the superduke section as that makes more parts and cheaper rc8 bikes for the rest of us.

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as far as the mods I stopped at sas block off plates, rott intake,pcv and dynotune the rest would be stage 2 and 3 for sas that remove 1 pound of weight and less chance of oil puking out into rott intake so that's part is up to you, and if you choose to the sticky up top by relic has a great walk through for that
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as far as the mods I stopped at sas block off plates, rott intake,pcv and dynotune the rest would be stage 2 and 3 for sas that remove 1 pound of weight and less chance of oil puking out into rott intake so that's part is up to you, and if you choose to the sticky up top by relic has a great walk through for that
Thanks for the info!
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Does the 2011 have gear indicator in the dash/speedo or is that a 2012 feature?
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um not sure mines is a 2013 but im sure they will let ya at least start it up and find out that way you don't need to ride it to see it thell be a line under the 1 for first gear
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um not sure mines is a 2013 but im sure they will let ya at least start it up and find out that way you don't need to ride it to see it thell be a line under the 1 for first gear
Yeah, will for sure see it when I get to the bike. Was just curious. =)

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hope this isn't premature but I got a message saying you bought you rc8 this Saturday. For the life of me I don't see it posted, if so gratz bud welcome to the club! just some thing youll want to make sure you do and being you work on cars its a no brainer but it worth stating just to be safe.

1. make sure you keep the bike pretty clean so you can see if there are any fluid leaks mainly by the oil dip stick coming out on the fiber glass down by the muffler. most rc8 don't have a problem with this but better safe then sorry. Mine had a manufacture defect in a gasket and it misted a half liter before I noticed it.

2. always check oil lv after a ride to see if you are losing or burning oil. bike needs to be upright lv with both tires on the ground not on a lift or leaning on kickstand, screw the stick all the way in then check oil. lv of oil should be in center of the small glass window or around there. Also do a walk around the bike checking the fork for bugs that can harden and chip the rubber on the seals that the forks ride through.

3. being your in Europe I am sure you have breathtaking views, please don't get caught up in them and miss a corner. if this is your first bike you'll find out the hard way your not in a car and have very little time to correct. were you eyes look the bike will follow. last week in the canons were I ride a biker got hit by a logging truck, I ride through there all the time so i'm not sure if he was splitting lanes or not, but im guessing he missed a turn and the 300 ft drop off on the other side down to the dam, but caught the truck instead. someone wasn't paying attention!

4 lastly but most important, HAVE FUN, you made an excellent purchase in bikes if I had to do it all over again I wouldn't change a thing on my choice of bike.


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