1125R to CR?

Discussion in 'Buell' started by whybuyhd, Jul 1, 2009.

  1. whybuyhd

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    I noticed the dealers are selling the '08 1125R for $7995. While I don't hate it, I really like the 1125CR. How hard would it be to convert the R to the CR with a new gauge cluster/headlight assembly? I want the optional handlebars for the CR anyway, so I would have to buy them either way. Is it cost-effective to consider doing this, or does anyone think the left-over CRs will be discounted this fall to $9995 like the Rs were last year? I'm just looking for thoughts on this, and I may wait to see what prices do in a couple months.
     
  2. whybuyhd

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    I have been watching auction sites for parts. However, the parts I would need would be the most likely damaged in a serious crash. I also like the XB12Scg, since I am on the balls of my feet at a stop with the 1125's. I just don't know if I want a model that is probably due for an update any year now. After all, the XB's have changed very little in seven model years.
     
  3. rancid

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    all the parts should bolt on but it still wont ride the same as the cr, the r has taller gearing and a different calibration, with the cal u will need to use something like ecm spy cos DT2 wont let you put the cr cal in an r.
     
  4. Baggh

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    rancid is spot on... I just bought a '09 1125CR this past Saturday... I was on the fence between the R or CR... I decided on the CR for many reasons. As rancid says the CR has more kick in the low range than the R which sacrifices top speed.... so in the 1/8 mile the CR would take it but beyond 1/4 the R may overtake the CR. Given we spend most of our riding time (emphasis on most :) within the speed limits the high end of the R is rarely used... so I went CR... the prices at my dealer here in dallas was $9,995.