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Old 12th July 2011
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i have an '05 and as the guys said the 1" axle makes swingarm mods more universal; the '04 swingarm is a one-year only piece. the engine is gray and the '06 engines are blacked out. but, it's your money and your choice. there are a few 1200r choices out there; you have to check ebay, craigslist or cycletrader.
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i have an '05 and as the guys said the 1" axle makes swingarm mods more universal; the '04 swingarm is a one-year only piece. the engine is gray and the '06 engines are blacked out. but, it's your money and your choice. there are a few 1200r choices out there; you have to check ebay, craigslist or cycletrader.
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So are the 1" Axles on the 05-up bikes only ?? Or Only the 05 R
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the axle change was for all models, not just the r models.
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Ok Thanks, I just couldnt remeber what mine were...LOL Mine is an 06C !!

Thanks For the Info !!

For the O.P. I have not heard of any year specific problems with the rubber mounts. I think the first generation (04's) Was thought to have more problems with the crank Position Sensor, But as I recall they were just overheating and failing. And the Moco changed the design or mounting or something !...
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Not trying to stir any shit, but am I the only one that seems to remember a problem with the valve seals on '04 or '05 models?
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I agree with Starleak, it's got to be the 06's. 1" axles, Helical gears, still got a Carb and none of those silly gaitors.....
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Get an 05. 1 inch axles, and the last of the straight cut gears.
dont forget the carb!
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I think it's more important to find a bike that's not been abused and is reasonably priced. None of the differences between 04, 05 and 06 seem that grand to me.
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I'm older than dirt and memory is one of the first things to go, wait what is this all about? Seriously, I seem to recall that some earlier rubbermounts also had issues with shifting forks. To the extent that the MoCo supplied replacement parts free and dealers scaled the labor costs back. Might have just ended short of an official recall. If you're looking at an early model with very low mileage it could be a problem, I would think that by now all "R's" would have enough miles on them to have gotten past this. F.W.I.W.
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