Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Perth, Australia
Motorcycle: GSXR 1000
Be thankful you have a gixxer
So on the weekend i volunteered to help my cousin work on his newly acquired 2007 CBR 1000.
Im pretty handy as a home mechanic across cars and bikes so i know my way around. (this is my 12th bike, third GSXR). Anyway, after all of my years of experience i have to say that CBR was a prick to work on. Whoever was the designer(s) for that bike did not make it easy to work on.
From the fairings and tank/tank cover system to the airbox and that under-frame air intake (in particular) its a real bitch to work on. I was constantly cursing the design in how difficult it was to work on.
Not only this but its an 07 blade. their top bike. no gear indicator? also to pull the error codes you have to take the fairing off to get at the interface connector (GSXR is under seat) and then count the flashes of the FI light like morse code!? and when there is a perfectly good lcd dash there that could have displayed it?
Also this bike has done 28k kms. 4 errors occurring. coolant, O2, and air intake temp sensors, as well as the steering damper solenoid. It really feels like this bike was not built to be long term tough and reliable like the GSXRs and Ninjas im used to. (cant say about the newer blades, but i can say they are ugly as hell after 2007 so i wouldnt go near them on that)
Be thankful you have a GSXR people...