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Question Thinking of buying a K9 1000... But need some advice.

Hi guys,

let me start by saying thank you, to all the member on this forum. Without whom i would neven have tried in vein to fix my GREMLIN K7 600.

Before i get flamed for not searching... I did look! so lets not get our flame on.

So i love my GSXR-600 its comfy, looks good, and rides well. But i have had to many issues. so it has to go. I cant trust her any more.

So please please please, guys let me know of any common faults on the K9 1000. I cant have more Reg/Rec faults and dead batteries.

any input from you guys will help very much. Thx

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Re: Thinking of buying a K9 1000... But need some advice.

Just curious, did you ever relocate the rectifier on your K7 600 and/or upgrade to a mosfet rectifier?
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Re: Thinking of buying a K9 1000... But need some advice.

Here is the UK. i Cant get a MOSFET R/r unit. I have seen the MOSFET units you guys fit in the US.

But I first took it to a dealer they put an OEM one in. that fried after a while.
got an aftermarket one installed .. few months that fried too... Lastly a few weeks ago, I installed an aftermarket uprated (big ass allie backed heat sink unit) and the bike died again in the traffic today. So not a great year on my K7.

So so so over that K7 600

But on the upside... the wife is happy for me to buy another bike. Happy days!
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Re: Thinking of buying a K9 1000... But need some advice.

So no to relocating the rectifier. Yamaha uses mosfet rectifiers on their bikes so it can't be impossible to get in the UK.

https://www.gixxer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=283332

I'm guessing you are determined to buy a new bike so, the only issue I have heard of with the K9 is the master cylinder just like most GSX's.
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Re: Thinking of buying a K9 1000... But need some advice.

Bypass the kickstand kill switch.

Delete the cat.

Add filter plus fuel controller of choice.

Delete set and pair valve.

There is a recall on the master cylinders.
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Samantha it's a major issue on these bikes that can create some scary moments. There was a recall on these as well on the k9 if you didn't know. Most just bypass the sensor. Who needs it anyway?
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Samantha it's a major issue on these bikes that can create some scary moments. There was a recall on these as well on the k9 if you didn't know. Most just bypass the sensor. Who needs it anyway?
The guy who drives off with the stand down.
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The guy who drives off with the stand down.
*rides

If there is a recall, then take advantage of it instead of disabling it.


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Don't worry about it, it will be beat out of you on the next GDC camping trip.

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Don't worry about it, it will be beat out of you on the next GDC camping trip.




I'm sure a big bloo beating will cure that
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Re: Thinking of buying a K9 1000... But need some advice.

Do not disable your sidestand switch. Horrible idea.



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Re: Thinking of buying a K9 1000... But need some advice.

I cant say i like the sound of disabling the kick stand SW. once or twice without thinking i have kick my bike into gear and the bike dies... OH YES, the kick stand!

After spending a lot of time running through the GSXR1000 K9-10 forum i dont see many problems. head over to the K6/K7 600/750 section and on every 2nd page there is a R/r issue/charging issue etc.

so the K9 1000 looks like a good bike so far. I swear i will never touch another gixxer if the K9 1000 has loads of issue with it.

I do spend 40 mins in London traffic every morning and afternoon , and as you all know the gixxers run warm in traffic. Do you think the 1000's are better suited? the 600's have 1 Rad fan, and i belive (correct me if i am wrong) but the 1000 have 2 Rad fans?

As always thx for the replies and info.
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There is only one fan on the 1000

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Re: Thinking of buying a K9 1000... But need some advice.

I bought a buddies K9 that he got as a dealer demo back in 2010 with 1400kms on it. He has had the kickstand loosen up a couple of times & it killed the motor, but the dealer had a recall where it upgraded & locktited the new bigger bolts. As for the m/c I have the parts on order & its a free replacement of course.
The bike is really fast once revved out, (if you aren't used to fast bikes :P )& esp/ since I removed the cat. I have read if you tamper with the redline much past the factory limit you can damage the bottom end of the motor (crank). Other than that, nice bike.

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Re: Thinking of buying a K9 1000... But need some advice.

If I spent 40 min in traffic, I would get a M109, not a Gixxer. Dreadful waste of a good sport bike.
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Re: Thinking of buying a K9 1000... But need some advice.

Hey Nightrain.

Man that M109 is a butt ugly machine!

But yes, I do spend time in traffic each day. but come the weekends, the boys and I try to get out when we can.

not a waste when I have a big smile on my face when out on weekend rides. Or our very soon planned trip to the Alps.
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Here is a peak at mine from last fall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zed7j-A3FFI
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Re: Thinking of buying a K9 1000... But need some advice.

So if any of you GSXR experts could cast your eyes over this one. I am going to see it on Sunday, take it for a test ride... fall in love and BUY BUY BUY(if all is good of course)

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi...1500?logcode=p

Of course any advice, things to look for etc, always welcome!
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