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Hey all, I just happened across an 09 GSXR 1000 in immaculate condition with 14k mi and a few addons. I traded another vehicle for it. Many of the liter class sport bikes I have considered over the years have already had the life beaten out of them, this one presents as damn near new condition. I have yet to ride it, there was snow on the ground when it was delivered today, I was able to ride it into the garage and throw a cover over it. I may have to wait until spring to take her out, the suspense is hard to take. I did a bit of searching but I have a couple questions yet. It's insane how bitchen' this bike sounds and feels so far, I can hardly stand not being able to ride it, possibly for the entire winter season.

This bike has the Racefit exhaust, Powercommander V, a K&N style filter, Dyhnojet (dunno what product or service, ECU tune?), Fender delete and pass seat cowl, adjustable shorty levers, Double bubble smoked windscreen, carbon fiber fixins', upgraded steering dampener and a big fat factory service manual along with the owners manual and extra key. There are no receipts for the added goodies so I'm not sure exactly what it's made of. I am pretty sure it's plenty more powerful than my 1st gen Vmax. I'm old enough to realize this bikes' capabilities are beyond my skill level even though I have 35 years of riding experience, this is my first sport bike, I'll be easing into it with great respect.

I would like to know what I can do to remove the added decals without hurting the paint, I was thinking Goo-Gone but felt best to check here?

I live at 4000' so an objective dyno run is not likely, with what may be on it I'm wondering what sort of RWHP it might have, I've read 185 stock, PO claims 219 but that sounds lofty to me from what I've read. I'm sure even stock is well more than I need, just a little curious. I've read through some dyno room posts here and seems like there is a lot of range.

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Thanks in advance for the info and I look forward to reading and learning. Any input is welcome and appreciated. It would be cool to hear from any other adult Gixxer folks around the Black Hills/Rapid City, I'll keep on reading up. Thanks!
 

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Nice bike KC and welcome! Goo Gone will work fine to clean the fairings after you remove the stickers. To help take them off you can heat them up a bit with a hair dryer.
 
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Welcome , nice ride
 

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I know this is an old thread, I started it when I got my gixxer on trade and stuck it straight into the garage because too much snow/ice. It never got warm long enough to thaw out our 3 mile dirt driveway. 5 damn months I've been excitedly looking forward to this. Finally, I was nervous because to get to the pavement I had to ride my driveway which is littered with potholes, mud and plenty of washboard. I was blown away by how planted the bike felt and how easy it was to manage the rough parts to get to the pavement. I didnt leave drive Mode-C until I was on it for awhile, It's so damn well balanced and so damn easy to use, I'm damn highly impressed. What a damn nice bike!

Once I got to the pavement I fell in love, it's insane how civilized it is, considering why it exists. I was going to sell this bike but... It's just so damn fun! Shit, I thought it was going to hurt plenty with all my bone, joint and arthritis issues but shockingly it was not uncomfortable, although not exactly comfortable either, it's much better than it should be. I cant fathom how frustrating it would be to have one of these and live in the city somewhere.

It actually looks really sweet without all the stickers, just wow. I cant wait for the snow to melt again, so I can do it again! I'll have a really hard time parting with this machine, if I do, which is now in question. I know you guys already know all this about what a cool bike these are, but I'm still glowing from the ride. It's like this bike was made for the Black Hills, and for me. I didnt really know a bike could get so damn good and be a super sport at the same time. I'm afraid I'm converted, this thing is just such a potent grin-generator.
 

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Time to post more pics without the stickers. Have fun, stay safe!
 

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I know this is an old thread, I started it when I got my gixxer on trade and stuck it straight into the garage because too much snow/ice. It never got warm long enough to thaw out our 3 mile dirt driveway. 5 damn months I've been excitedly looking forward to this. Finally, I was nervous because to get to the pavement I had to ride my driveway which is littered with potholes, mud and plenty of washboard. I was blown away by how planted the bike felt and how easy it was to manage the rough parts to get to the pavement. I didnt leave drive Mode-C until I was on it for awhile, It's so damn well balanced and so damn easy to use, I'm damn highly impressed. What a damn nice bike!

Once I got to the pavement I fell in love, it's insane how civilized it is, considering why it exists. I was going to sell this bike but... It's just so damn fun! Shit, I thought it was going to hurt plenty with all my bone, joint and arthritis issues but shockingly it was not uncomfortable, although not exactly comfortable either, it's much better than it should be. I cant fathom how frustrating it would be to have one of these and live in the city somewhere.

It actually looks really sweet without all the stickers, just wow. I cant wait for the snow to melt again, so I can do it again! I'll have a really hard time parting with this machine, if I do, which is now in question. I know you guys already know all this about what a cool bike these are, but I'm still glowing from the ride. It's like this bike was made for the Black Hills, and for me. I didnt really know a bike could get so damn good and be a super sport at the same time. I'm afraid I'm converted, this thing is just such a potent grin-generator.
Hell yea man! I felt that same feeling not too long ago when I switched from my 08 600 to the 2011 1000. It just rides so civilized like you said, but has the ability to give you everything you can ask for in regards to power. I'm working the power commander and dyno tune part now, but i'm sure that'd make it even more of a fun ride. Be safe and nice bike man I hope you enjoy every experience you have on it!
 
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