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///3oris
07-19-2015, 09:03 AM
I couldn't find any instructions on how people remove their headlights nor weights, so I decided I'll start a thread here, as I make progress on my bike. Maybe it'll help others (Google?!) in the future!

There won't be too many detailed pictures as I assume anyone reading this is mechanically inclined, just needs to know where the bolts are and how to get to them.

To remove the lights, unfortunately, you have to remove the left and right front fairings as well as some plastic underneath the nose of the bike. This only takes a few minutes thanks to the 1/4-turn fasteners that Yamaha used on this bike :love:

There are two allen screws on the right-hand side and three on the left-hand side (since that's where the electronics are).

Right-hand side:
http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s640/bobcat255/2015%20R1/Track%20Prep/f4fdb3e9-26eb-4733-b5fd-8a39d75da256_zpsouqsekkf.jpg

Left-hand side:
http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s640/bobcat255/2015%20R1/Track%20Prep/9901c372-d0ef-437a-8d67-24d55a7e045c_zpstwk0xtny.jpg

Weight (not including some small bits and pieces of plastic also removed) (2lbs 0.5 oz):
http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s640/bobcat255/2015%20R1/Track%20Prep/IMG_20150719_085658_zpsekfjublq.jpg

Mirrors (1lb 4.4oz/each):
http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s640/bobcat255/2015%20R1/Track%20Prep/IMG_20150719_090017_zpsx9lbfrhb.jpg

License holder/blinkers (1lb 11.4oz):
http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s640/bobcat255/2015%20R1/Track%20Prep/IMG_20150719_092858_zpsx7a6lhf1.jpg

Total Savings so far:
6lbs 4.7oz

I'll update this thread as I mod further... have some parts on the way

Dyno Solutions
07-19-2015, 09:05 AM
Your gonna poke yer eye out with that bike!!!!!;)

Beinggodisgreat
07-19-2015, 09:45 AM
Can I get that tail from ya? I need to throw some signals on the hawk!

carsick
07-19-2015, 09:46 AM
What does the bike weigh?

marshdrummer
07-19-2015, 03:36 PM
You know I'l be watching this thread closely lol...I was looking on the R1 forum, but not many people have taken it to this level yet. I did read about the battery drain issue though....

The Snowman
07-19-2015, 04:57 PM
What does the bike weigh?Why does it matter, it's a f**king liter bike with over 160 hp STOCK.

carsick
07-19-2015, 05:03 PM
Why does it matter, it's a f**king liter bike with over 160 hp STOCK.

Well you know, I can only lift so much weight per doctor's orders:p Just making sure I can pick it up after the highside leaving the dealership.

Dyno Solutions
07-19-2015, 05:44 PM
Well you know, I can only lift so much weight per doctor's orders:p Just making sure I can pick it up after the highside leaving the dealership.

No, it,s got all the nanny controls. Boris can now just pin it all the way around the track and not worry about anything! :D

Imbeek
07-19-2015, 06:22 PM
:rofl:
Well you know, I can only lift so much weight per doctor's orders:p Just making sure I can pick it up after the highside leaving the dealership.

ninja fruit
07-19-2015, 06:30 PM
john, can you put nanny controls on my bike :)

csmutty
07-19-2015, 06:56 PM
john, can you put nanny controls on my bike :)

You have grampy controls already. Your throttle wrist is already restricted by your sense of self preservation.:twofinger:

y3v
07-19-2015, 07:00 PM
john, can you put nanny controls on my bike :)

Please do.
And remove the cop magnet while you're in there.

ninja fruit
07-19-2015, 07:11 PM
You have grampy controls already. Your throttle wrist is already restricted by your sense of self preservation.:twofinger:

this not only a fact, its a super fact

///3oris
07-19-2015, 09:30 PM
Your gonna poke yer eye out with that bike!!!!!;)

Hah!

I'll need to dyno it at some point for before/after and do some tuning. Will ping you offline :love:


Can I get that tail from ya? I need to throw some signals on the hawk!

I'll search around, I may have another one for you from an older R1 that a friend gave me. If I still have it, it's yours. Don't feel like giving away any parts from this bike just yet.. sorry


What does the bike weigh?

Just shy of 440lbs wet/full of fuel according to Yamaha.


You know I'l be watching this thread closely lol...I was looking on the R1 forum, but not many people have taken it to this level yet. I did read about the battery drain issue though....

Thanks Jay... I only read about the battery drain issue due to the CCU (GPS not shutting off?), but that's an R1M problem (apparently a flash fixes the problem). The CCU upgrade is available for the R1, but I don't know if anyone in the US has it yet.

Is that the problem you're referring to or something else?


Why does it matter, it's a f**king liter bike with over 160 hp STOCK.

No lie, I'm scared of this thing. First few days I'll be like Tony: short-shiftin' and double-clutchin' :D

///3oris
07-19-2015, 09:42 PM
Can't believe I forgot about the passenger footpegs this morning...

~1lb 4oz for both pegs

http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s640/bobcat255/2015%20R1/Track%20Prep/IMG_20150719_220305_zps34g74xza.jpg




Quick poll... which exhaust?
1. Austin Racing GP1R Titanium (http://www.austinracing.info/mall/productpage.cfm/AustinRacing/_DECATE001/526494/YAMAHA%20R1%202015%20DECAT%20EXHAUST%20SYSTEM) - Lots of options, look extremely sexy and loud. Here's a video of it on the dyno: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyoziSbigTg
2. NEW Graves R1 Motorsport Exhaust - Not released yet, no pricing and little information, however since it's Graves it should have a map available to flash, race developed, etc; YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqmzpWY-ILg
3. SC Project CR-T (http://www.motovationusa.com/mvstore/scripts/prodView.asp?idProduct=2639) - Never heard of them before, know almost nothing about it...

DucatiMichael
07-20-2015, 06:49 AM
Looking good so far! I will be watching this thread for sure...

as for the exhaust, if performance matters, go Graves. You cannot do better for any Yamaha product. If you want bling, get the Austin Racing.

ctbandit
07-20-2015, 06:59 AM
That silver Austin exhaust looks sweet if you can't wait for the Graves to compare.

weld
07-20-2015, 07:15 AM
This will be out soon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VslHgnjnOhM

105db. I'm tired of loud raspy exhausts.

If I was a weight weenie I'd go for the AR GP1R.

adouglas
07-20-2015, 07:43 AM
Noise restrictions are coming to palmer at some point. ijs....

Kane
07-20-2015, 08:22 AM
Yup, remove the CAT the for power gain and keep it quiet. The lack of noise actually help with you stamina as well. You would be surprised how much the noise affects your head when riding fast.

Dyno Solutions
07-20-2015, 08:45 AM
You would be surprised how much the noise affects your head when riding fast.

Earplugs.
You can't fix hearing loss and tinnitus is a bitch and a half..

The Snowman
07-20-2015, 08:47 AM
Noise restrictions are coming to palmer at some point. ijs....If this is the case, the Arrow dual on my Aprilia would never pass.

Mercurial
07-20-2015, 08:49 AM
If you want real weight savings upgrade the rotational mass on this thing...

Kane
07-20-2015, 08:49 AM
Earplugs.
You can't fix hearing loss and tinnitus is a bitch and a half..

Yup, i have that T word.

Mr. Kurtz
07-20-2015, 09:06 AM
Don't give away any of those stock parts dude. If anything, sell them.

Dyno Solutions
07-20-2015, 09:33 AM
Keep the parts so you can put it back to stock when you realize your faster on your old 600 and get tired of washing skid marks out of your panties! :D

downshift
07-21-2015, 04:34 PM
Earplugs.
You can't fix hearing loss and tinnitus is a bitch and a half..

What?

chrismpero
07-21-2015, 06:04 PM
Graves or Akra, both sound sick

TTD
07-21-2015, 06:44 PM
As mentioned, if you are planning to ride Palmer, keep the stock pipe.

To be honest, why you would not ride it bone stock for a bit (minus the street gear)?

mattr302
07-21-2015, 07:33 PM
You making it track-only?

///3oris
07-21-2015, 09:43 PM
Keep the parts so you can put it back to stock when you realize your faster on your old 600 and get tired of washing skid marks out of your panties! :D

Hahah... you crack me up, John. When's the next dyno day? :twofinger:


As mentioned, if you are planning to ride Palmer, keep the stock pipe.

To be honest, why you would not ride it bone stock for a bit (minus the street gear)?

Stock pipe doesn't work with track plastics. AR is in Europe and Graves is a 4-week lead time... so stock for now while I break in the engine (at the track, of course).

Still undecided which exhaust to go with. Contacted both AR and Graves... AR doesn't provide a map, but say they'll work with the Graves maps. Probably would, but not sure I want to be a beta tester in case it's not 100%.

The Graves race pipe I linked to earlier is a no-go. It's WAYY too loud (Graves told me 128dB) and only comes as a full piece from the headers back along with a few other restrictions. It's also not cheap.

The most sensible option seems to go with the Graves Cat Eliminator Exhaust (http://www.gravesport.com/graves-motorsports-2015-yamaha-r1-cat-eliminator-exhaust-system.html) and get it cut a bit shorter. I didn't know this before, but Graves will custom build it to any length you want. It will work with their race-spec software

I'm digging the 265mm length (vs 300mm). 265mm is 4dB louder according to Graves. Here's a pic to compare:

http://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/o549/igoldeneye/6AA7FE0A-F176-4C42-A568-87161A56C583_zps62k1m0iw.jpg

Looks nice on the bike:

http://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/o549/igoldeneye/B611B3B1-FF2C-4EDA-8D36-1B9D1697A921_zpso1kofzuk.jpg

Still debating this Graves vs. AR, but leaning towards Graves now that I know they have a custom length option and they'll probably keep developing their software.


You making it track-only?

That's where it belongs, man :pimp:

TTD
07-21-2015, 10:03 PM
ahhh... didn't realize the stock pipe didn't work with race plastics.

I guess it's similar to my CBR1000rr. I had to cut a pretty big chunk of the bellypan to make mine fit.

CatahoulaBuldog
07-24-2015, 07:19 AM
The graves cat back looks and sounds nice.... this parts already been done... I had several nice long chats about the new R1 with Aaron @ the last Thompson TTD. He also opted for the graves with cat eliminator link pipe. The R1 header is TI already.. Comment about the graves mapping is "snatchy" at roll on.

Ill be watching the thread as I have 1 in might sights as well Id be interested to know the rough idea of cost to convert..:)

marshdrummer
07-24-2015, 07:47 AM
Just an FYI - all cross plane r1's have snatchy on-off-on throttles. It took 2 years to get a fuel/throttle map for 1st gen crossplanes to get 'fixed'. Mines nice and smooth now, but it def was noticeable in the beginning.

Sidavong
07-24-2015, 10:02 AM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Graves-Split-On-exhaust-for-2015-R1-/221832387838?hash=item33a63d9cfe&vxp=mtr

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTM2NVgxMDI0/z/Cg4AAOSw~gRVrYoE/$_57.JPG

FasYankee
07-26-2015, 11:51 AM
One of those new R1's did 2 fly-bys when we were at a KFC somewhere in jersey coming back from a vacation. Road was kind of like the Berlin pike, there were lots of bikes so I'm assuming there was a hooters-style hangout somewhere.

Anyway.....that thing sounded F'ING AWESOME. I so wanted to just go get one just because of the music it makes.:cool:

///3oris
07-26-2015, 01:01 PM
The graves cat back looks and sounds nice.... this parts already been done... I had several nice long chats about the new R1 with Aaron @ the last Thompson TTD. He also opted for the graves with cat eliminator link pipe. The R1 header is TI already.. Comment about the graves mapping is "snatchy" at roll on.

Ill be watching the thread as I have 1 in might sights as well Id be interested to know the rough idea of cost to convert..:)


Just an FYI - all cross plane r1's have snatchy on-off-on throttles. It took 2 years to get a fuel/throttle map for 1st gen crossplanes to get 'fixed'. Mines nice and smooth now, but it def was noticeable in the beginning.

Keith & Jay, thanks for the info. As you can imagine, I spent quite a lot of time talking to Aaron about this before pulling the trigger.

He told me he switched to a different tune a couple of weeks ago (I think Graves) and the throttle isn't as bad as with his first tune. My ECU flashing kit (https://ftecu.com/shop/2015-yamaha-r1-data-link-ecu-flashing-kits/) should be here any day now, so I'll play around with different maps to see which I like most.

Talking about mods... converted the bike to GP Shift (http://www.r1-forum.com/forums/46-how-tos/481937-how-2015-r1-gp-shift-reverse-shift.html) a few days ago. It's $7 for a 6x1mm tap (http://www.lowes.com/ProductDisplay?productId=3732947) and about ~5 minutes worth of work.

Will be installing the camera mount today... will post up some pics.


One of those new R1's did 2 fly-bys when we were at a KFC somewhere in jersey coming back from a vacation. Road was kind of like the Berlin pike, there were lots of bikes so I'm assuming there was a hooters-style hangout somewhere.

Anyway.....that thing sounded F'ING AWESOME. I so wanted to just go get one just because of the music it makes.:cool:

Darren, did you happen to see which exhaust it had? Did it sound overly loud based on how close you were to it? Etc. Thanks!

marshdrummer
07-26-2015, 02:59 PM
Boris - keep watching the r1 forum for the flash/throttle updates. They constantly come out with new/better ones....

///3oris
07-29-2015, 09:26 PM
Didn't feel like forking over $60+ for mirror eliminators. They look cool, but not worth the asking price, IMO.

Inspired by what I saw on Aaron's bike, I made my own for about $5.

Parts list:
2x 6mm x 1mm x 20mm Button Head screws (http://www.lowes.com/ProductDisplay?productId=50016920) $1.06 each
1x 6mm Nylon insert lock nuts (http://www.lowes.com/ProductDisplay?productId=3012718) $0.68
2x 5/16" x 3/4" Neoprene fender washer (http://www.lowes.com/ProductDisplay?productId=3012346) $0.92 each
4x 3/16" x 3/4" fender washer (http://www.lowes.com/ProductDisplay?productId=3036620) $0.08 each

Used a small drill bit to open up the metal fender washer a tiny bit, for the 6mm screw to go through, otherwise just assembled it. It's solid and looks clean enough for the time being.


http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s640/bobcat255/2015%20R1/Track%20Prep/df41ac19-e469-4bdb-bd8e-550df3630424_zps0ezk311a.jpg

Mr. Kurtz
07-30-2015, 05:45 PM
Am I taking this thing out for a few laps at Palmer, or Thompson?
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///3oris
07-30-2015, 09:34 PM
Am I taking this thing out for a few laps at Palmer, or Thompson?
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Absolutely - let's talk about that when I'm paying for tires ;)

Talking about which: I didn't see any 190 rear tires from Pirelli on your site and 200 just seems huge. Not not sure how it'll work with the electronics.

Talking about electronics: got a shipment today... will post more about it when I have the time to play around. I wonder how loud the bike will be with unrestricted tune, EXUP always open and intake flapper always open?

http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s640/bobcat255/2015%20R1/Track%20Prep/fef7a328-c36a-4bb8-a470-d855961f3aa1_zpsdcd6vngn.jpg

csmutty
07-30-2015, 09:36 PM
200 is fine. You'll need it with all that power. :twofinger::rolleyes:

Aprilia Pilot
07-30-2015, 10:58 PM
Talking about electronics: got a shipment today... will post more about it when I have the time to play around. I wonder how loud the bike will be with unrestricted tune, EXUP always open and intake flapper always open?



With the cat still on the bike it won't be loud.

Kane
07-31-2015, 09:58 AM
With the cat still on the bike it won't be loud.

I think he is removing that in order to fit the bodywork.

TTD
08-01-2015, 09:33 AM
Talking about which: I didn't see any 190 rear tires from Pirelli on your site and 200 just seems huge. Not not sure how it'll work with the electronics.

Don't get hung up on the "numbers" on the side of the tires.

These are "nominal" figures.

With Pirelli, they simplified things.

The 600 class bikes run on our 180's. The 1000 class bikes run on our 200's.

Trust me... you want the 200 series tire. We went through it with Aaron and he's going just fine.

Aprilia Pilot
08-01-2015, 11:09 AM
I ran both the 200/55 DOT race with DOT front and the 200/60 Slick with slick front. With the race DOTs, I was running traction control on setting 2 and that seemed a good balance between tire wear and drive. When I put the slicks on I had to turn up the traction control 2 steps (to 4) to get it to intervene when I wanted it to.

///3oris
08-02-2015, 10:24 PM
I ran both the 200/55 DOT race with DOT front and the 200/60 Slick with slick front. With the race DOTs, I was running traction control on setting 2 and that seemed a good balance between tire wear and drive. When I put the slicks on I had to turn up the traction control 2 steps (to 4) to get it to intervene when I wanted it to.

Aaron, thanks for the info. So basically it doesn't matter which tires I run, I'll just need to adjust the level of traction control that works for me and that's it? Seems easy/reasonable enough.

-----------------------------------------

Back to the original topic: finally had some time to work on the bike today and installed the FlashTune Flashing Kit (https://ftecu.com/shop/2015-yamaha-r1-data-link-ecu-flashing-kits/) harness. Unlike the Bench ECU Flashing kit, this one gets wired in and doesn't require that I constantly pull the ECU for every little tweak I want to make as I'm upgrading/adjusting settings.

The installation isn't extremely complex, but I would definitely recommend that a professional do the job for most people. This isn't exactly like installing a frame slider; a lot of care must be taken. The ftecu.com instructions aren't the greatest, either!

First, remove the ECU cover fairing, then the plastic ECU cover and the ECU. You'll be left with the bracket which can be seen below. It's removed with 1 push pin and 3 allen bolts (pay attention where you pull them out of, the longest one goes on the right)

http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s640/bobcat255/2015%20R1/Track%20Prep/FlashTuneECU/15c0243d-48ac-4727-a222-3bd54bec8f78_zpsmegmwtca.jpg

Removed:

http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s640/bobcat255/2015%20R1/Track%20Prep/FlashTuneECU/3f8ceddf-7854-4d06-b2cd-74013730787b_zpsmcbhmczb.jpg

Per instructions, you'll need to remove the gray weather sealing plugs. These can be a bit tricky to remove. I've found that using an x-acto knife works very well, but be careful not to cut anything! If you accidentally push a pin into the connector then use the dull head of a needle to push it back out (you don't want to prick through the weather sealing).

http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s640/bobcat255/2015%20R1/Track%20Prep/FlashTuneECU/996bf9fd-53ea-4705-bc8c-50b645af23ae_zpssmogd3fl.jpg

Programming wires installed:

http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s640/bobcat255/2015%20R1/Track%20Prep/FlashTuneECU/5083498e-dfa7-41ff-aa75-d3c53f1fd319_zpspvkkkwoq.jpg

I removed a bunch of the stock electrical tape earlier, so it was time to clean everything up and re-tape the first connector:

http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s640/bobcat255/2015%20R1/Track%20Prep/FlashTuneECU/36f2eb59-38ff-4644-ac0e-ec044b9ff89d_zpsicivfscl.jpg

Power cable removed from the smaller connector and fed into the cable. The part below got shrink wrapped:

http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s640/bobcat255/2015%20R1/Track%20Prep/FlashTuneECU/8b2455a5-f895-4ca8-91ad-fa6f73948a62_zpsezkjkr1f.jpg

Everything cleaned up/taped up:

http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s640/bobcat255/2015%20R1/Track%20Prep/FlashTuneECU/b4d2187b-df44-41b4-9449-d9714420ed60_zpsybw3zqna.jpg

Finished... didn't take pics of it, but I ziptied the wire with the provided zip ties and also reinstalled all the plastics

http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s640/bobcat255/2015%20R1/Track%20Prep/FlashTuneECU/87e9c511-5614-410a-875d-2f9a75a34777_zpscqojxd5r.jpg

Retested the bike and hooked up to the laptop to ensure everything works well... didn't have too much time to play around, but I'll provide info/feedback about the software in the future as well...

http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s640/bobcat255/2015%20R1/Track%20Prep/FlashTuneECU/b1734b18-0936-45dd-b538-492b835af5e8_zpspjkqnnry.jpg

Sidavong
08-03-2015, 01:35 PM
lol Yamaha stepped up the details... Lol even the radiator piping got painted. It looks so much better than the faded aluminum color.

New toys are so pretty.:love:

///3oris
08-07-2015, 01:47 PM
Can I get that tail from ya? I need to throw some signals on the hawk!

Stuart.... was cleaning out my garage today and found the tail and blinkers I mentioned previously. If you want it, you can either pick it up when you're in the area or I'll give it to you at any TTD that we're both attending (I'll be at Palmer on Mon/Tue and at Thompson in a couple of weeks).

http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s640/bobcat255/Random/88469207-84b2-447f-ba2c-94be9cbddc11_zpsasuxcxlb.jpg

///3oris
08-11-2015, 03:27 PM
Track Report / Bike Review

Took the R1 to Tony's Track Day at Palmer Motorsports Park yesterday to break it in. This was my first time at this track, first time on the bike, first time on the stock Bridgestone RS10 rubber, the stock suspension, electronics I'm not familiar with and too much power. OMG... overwhelming... scary.... :scared:

Good thing Aaron was around and we quickly went through some electronic settings. I left mine very conservative for the street tires and everything being new. First session out I was just concentrating on learning the track and understanding how the bike works, so I stayed behind an SV650 that was going a nice slow pace.

Second/third session I had an idea of what the lines were, but not the speed, so I started paying more with the bike. The transmission is super close-ratio and buttery smooth. Upshifts seem like they'd go in just as easily without the quick shifter (QSS Setting 1). The down-shifts were equally smooth... wow(!). I need to learn to use the clutch less with this bike. The engine in general is so smooth, there's really little indication of how hard you're pushing the bike. The chassis feels light/agile, very much like a 600. I was knee down in most corners by this point, which goes to show how inviting/relaxing/comfortable the bike makes you. Many of the worries I had were starting to disappear and the attention was gravitating towards enjoying riding.

During lunch Gary helped me adjust the rear suspension. We tightened it up 2-revolutions to get 1" of sag. Didn't touch the clickers at all, since I'm not pushing the bike hard enough to feel the problems with suspension yet and this track is relatively smooth and full of transitions... I'll leave the rest of the changes for Thompson TTDs, coming up in two weeks.

After lunch, given the comfort factor, I spent most of the day just playing around and learning more about how much speed I can carry into a corner, through a corner and how hard I can accelerate out (keep in mind, I've NEVER been on a liter-bike or anything this powerful).

Talking about acceleration... I set the Lift Control (LIF) to setting 3 (most restrictive), as I don't do wheelies. I rolled on the throttle pretty hard while climbing up the hill after turn 5 and felt the front-end come up. Oh boy... that felt about as startling as the first time I touched my toe or my knee at the Monticello Motor Club track. I decided to test the lift control on a flatter part of the track and rolled on smoothly but aggressively, just waiting for that nose to shoot up so I can quickly squash it like a mosquito. However, to my surprise, the nose came up gracefully and sat right back down delicately about a second later! I didn't feel any intervention, the electronics were buttery smooth and gave me so much confidence to keep working on accelerating out of exits.

I can't really speak for the other electronics (Traction Control, Slide Control, ABS, etc) just yet; if they were intervening, I didn't feel anything. When I'm back on Pirelli SC race tires I'll play more with those settings; just not comfortable enough to do this on an unfamiliar track with unfamiliar tires.

Getting back to the engine, for a moment: I ran the stock software. Talking to Aaron, we had decided to flash it to the Graves Moto-1 Slip-on map. Aaron's thought was that this will effectively give me the unrestricted ECU but will improve the fueling down low to fix a problem I was having in the first couple of sessions where rolling on the throttle below 7k it would get very little reaction (leaning out for emissions purposes). Unfortunately we weren't able to flash the ECU, which we learned after the fact, didn't have at least one of the pins pushed all the way in (good call, Aaron! :)). I fixed the problem and did flash the map, but it was after the day was done. This didn't end up being too big of a deal anyway, as I just kept the RPM's higher.

I didn't appreciate it as much while on the track, due to the sensory overload, but as I write this post in retrospect the bike really is a thing of beauty in every sense of the word. It feels like what I'd imagine a MotoGP bike would feel like - as far as the sound it makes, the electronics, the transmission and the chassis. Can't wait to get to Thompson to learn it better :love:

Thanks for reading, here's a clip from yesterday (make sure to set it to 720p):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ectH_sGvDaE


Annnd.... some pics...

Warming her buns after the first session... can't wait for the second one to arrive :D
http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s640/bobcat255/2015%20R1/2015-08-10%20Palmer%20TTD/ceb9301a-06d0-4756-b8da-10569cbd02cc_zpsxh1h0rcr.jpg

Bridgestone RS-10 after the second session:
http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s640/bobcat255/2015%20R1/2015-08-10%20Palmer%20TTD/61536008-3983-4837-95a2-b7257974dc65_zpsapbowj07.jpg

Flashing the Graves maps (after figuring out the wiring problem :():
http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s640/bobcat255/2015%20R1/2015-08-10%20Palmer%20TTD/45ca31dc-ee83-484d-b2dd-6c1520fd81d5_zpshjgobwrn.jpg

Rada
08-11-2015, 03:58 PM
Awesome write up B.
Now I want one even more....

Thanks you ass..

:love:

ctbandit
08-11-2015, 08:09 PM
Sounds like an amazing bike. Glad you're enjoying it

///3oris
08-11-2015, 08:48 PM
Awesome write up B.
Now I want one even more....

Thanks you ass..

:love:


Sounds like an amazing bike. Glad you're enjoying it

Thanks, guys!

Adam, let me help you stay married** :love:... it's not ALL perfect. It does have a few imperfections.

The dash has a ton of information (it's a little less busy in track mode), but it's not "in your face" like most dashes are, making lights hard to notice. At one point I heard the engine cut out, looked down and the yellow fuel light was on... apparently it was on for 15-miles! Thankfully I got it back to the pits without any drama. Aaron had the same problem! The dash brightness can be turned up a bit more, so I'll try that next time and/or play around with different backgrounds.

I think the bike is a bit more thirsty than the R6 was... I had 83 miles on the ODO when I was almost completely out of gas (15 mi F-Stop indicated). Started the day with a full tank.

Aaron also complained about the fact that it doesn't have a well visible shift indicator. Prior to buying the bike I thought it was a weird complaint... I mean, you just listen to the engine to shift. Well, on my R6 that was easy... on this bike not so much... yet. We'll see...

Next, there's a wheel speed sensor right underneath the fork where you'd put the fork lift stand. Thankfully Aaron told me about that right away and I just had to be cognizant of it.

Let's see... what else can I think of? :p

By the way, just watched that video on YouTube and realized that the camera mic picks up a ton of weird noises. Anyone know how to cure that?

** Just kidding, your wife is actually pretty awesome in this regard! :love: You're more than welcome to take the bike out and try it out in yellow group at yellow group pace ;)

Imbeek
08-11-2015, 08:49 PM
wow that thing must be sweet

///3oris
08-21-2015, 08:49 PM
wow that thing must be sweet

Hey Gary... sorry, didn't see your post earlier... you going to be at Thompson this weekend?

I have to make tough decisions....

First: Aaron's 300mm Graves exhaust passed at Palmer... do I take a chance with the 265mm? Worth not riding there if I don't pass? Graves told me it's 4dB louder... HMM!

Second: bodywork.
Leaning towards Lacomoto (http://www.superbikeunlimited.com/presta/sportbike-race-bodywork-plastics/580-lacomoto-2015-yamaha-yzf-r1-race-bodywork-kit.html) since it has very nice look, my favorite of all of them. However, I've read it's incredibly thin and people can see light through it? Whaaa? No clue if it will last, if I can buy pieces searately or if it's all or nothing, etc. However, I do like the way it assembles, looks, etc. Another major concern (I'll call Superbike Unlimited and confirm), is that I think it would require the relocation of the ECU to under the tank. Might be a good idea anyway, for protection.

Hotbodies (http://www.sportbiketrackgear.com/hotbodies-racing-yamaha-yzf-r1-2015-race-bodywork/) allows for a kickstand, otherwise looks similar to the Sharkskinz, but not sure how the quality compares.

Sharkskinz (http://www.sportbiketrackgear.com/sharkskinz-race-bodywork-yamaha-yzf-r1-2015/) is used by big-name race teams and is the heaviest (in a positive way?) of the bunch. I have Sharkskinz on my R6 and it's definitely quality that can survive a crash. Can buy pieces separately, allows for the use of the stock seat (vs. foam on the previous two) and is also the most expensive of the bunch.

Not enough high-res pics online of any of these to really be able to compare much, but here are a few shots that show the most

Lacomoto:

http://i1332.photobucket.com/albums/w604/SuperbikeUnlimited/unnamed_zpsi4vklcn5.jpg

This is close to what I'd like mine to look like: red at the top, white in the middle and black bellypan
http://i1332.photobucket.com/albums/w604/SuperbikeUnlimited/DSC_0500%202_zpspntrkkjp.jpg


Sharkskinz:

Unpainted:
http://i1332.photobucket.com/albums/w604/SuperbikeUnlimited/DSC_0905SM_zpsidfwavo8.jpg

(Not a fan of the color scheme):
http://www.sharkskinz.com/images/2015r1witchkraft.jpg

Hotbodies:

http://cdn6.bigcommerce.com/s-coxd9/products/84255/images/213822/Hotbodies-Racing-Yamaha-YZF-R1-2015-Race-Bodywork__09918.1430080453.400.400.jpg?c=2
http://hotbodiesracing.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/yamaha_r1_2015_race_bodywork-1-600x600.png

chrismpero
08-21-2015, 10:21 PM
I like the 1st two.. lacomoto looks like nice stuff

MFChop
08-21-2015, 10:51 PM
What about armor bodies, its slated for release in October but may be sooner

Imbeek
08-22-2015, 04:06 AM
I bought a set of hotbodies brand new on that 2 for 1 deal they have in the winter. I sold it before painting it or ever using it once...it wasn't even good enough for my used sv IMO, never mind your sweet scoot. It felt like it was going to crack just maneuvering it around the rear subframe to try to install it! I'm not familiar with the "can see light thru it" brand either but my vote is for armour bodies for your bike.

No Thompson for me...I think my grand total for (paved) track riding this season has been the first ever palmer day with ttd and two race weekends at Loudon with LRRS, which has been very cool, if seemingly about 3x as dangerous as a ttd. I managed to ride Southwick mx this season a couple times and quite a few sessions on private mx tracks on dirtbikes too but I managed to screw up my knee doing it.

///3oris
09-12-2015, 04:48 PM
First of all, thanks for your opinions... Hot Bodies is out!

Matt, I haven't seen Armor Bodies release (or announce) anything for the '15 R1. So as it stands, Sharkskinz vs Lacomoto (probably the latter).

Installed Graves Smog Blockoff plates today. Relatively simple procedure... just remove the tank, air box, intake and ~10 mins later you're putting it back together. The Graves instructions have you disassemble the entire front end, which isn't required at all.

Before:

http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s640/bobcat255/2015%20R1/Track%20Prep/Smog%20Blockoff%20Plate%20Removal/b8930f90-7e0e-4da4-9cc9-db0cf8b0c9db_zps8gzesjkc.jpg

After:

http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s640/bobcat255/2015%20R1/Track%20Prep/Smog%20Blockoff%20Plate%20Removal/c141d982-6e35-41dd-aaf7-6b1d9e383e10_zpscivqq5rx.jpg

Weight of the Graves plates:

http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s640/bobcat255/2015%20R1/Track%20Prep/Smog%20Blockoff%20Plate%20Removal/3596fa5b-cfce-408a-aecf-343178fc9396_zpsqj8ul8fi.jpg

Weight of the parts removed:

http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s640/bobcat255/2015%20R1/Track%20Prep/Smog%20Blockoff%20Plate%20Removal/a48ddc74-a59e-42d5-93f1-18c6aebaf526_zpsrenvby2y.jpg

Savings of about 13oz.

This mod isn't required, since it can be disabled in software, however I wanted the hardware since I've read that the ports can stay open, even when disabled with software. I want to remove all doubt for dyno tuning.

The weight savings is also nice along with the added space in that area for airflow and maintenance (changing spark plugs is much easier, etc).

///3oris
09-20-2015, 01:26 PM
Ordered a Hindle exhaust for my bike. It was a good combination of looks and price. It's cheaper than other options, since it's made of SS instead of Titanium, but that wasn't much of a bother for a track bike.

http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s640/bobcat255/2015%20R1/Track%20Prep/Hindle%20Exhaust/ab1ed2a5-ec51-403e-b38f-e06007b62eb8_zpspc9dpdf4.jpg

So, how does the weight compare to others? Well, Graves claims their titanium exhaust is 4.4 lbs...

http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s640/bobcat255/2015%20R1/Track%20Prep/Hindle%20Exhaust/6afe9b8b-2cea-421a-81ef-9722a7119786_zps7jqx7oea.jpg

http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s640/bobcat255/2015%20R1/Track%20Prep/Hindle%20Exhaust/b62e6ab0-1212-42b3-9547-d6bbdd3c8b02_zpsswmtiwwb.jpg

http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s640/bobcat255/2015%20R1/Track%20Prep/Hindle%20Exhaust/415a4464-16e2-433a-a496-d87ffe27a488_zpsqkczutom.jpg

This weights in at 4 lb 12.3oz for the 3 pieces. Figure another few ounces for the springs and clamp and we're right around 5lbs. Not bad! Better than I had expected.

csmutty
09-20-2015, 01:29 PM
Is it going to be able to pass at palmer?

///3oris
09-20-2015, 01:37 PM
Is it going to be able to pass at palmer?

I sure hope so... we'll do some comparative listening at Thompson and base it off of that.

///3oris
11-07-2015, 02:00 PM
Sad day, I'm adding a bit more weight to the bike :rolleyes:

A few goodies from Woodcraft and GB Racing came in today. I'll weight them later as soon as I have some time.


http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s640/bobcat255/2015%20R1/Track%20Prep/Crash%20Protection/6378af4c-cc97-440c-af6a-2baf68075788_zps1wzgggg5.jpg

marshdrummer
11-07-2015, 06:22 PM
Weight thats worth their weight in $$$$

downshift
11-07-2015, 07:38 PM
Why aren't crash cages more popular on race bikes? Or even for your normal SS street bike? That shit did wonders when I went down on my Z, almost zero damage except my pride (there's no crash cage for that :( ). Every bike I've seen come back to the pits at TTDs with just sliders on looks like a fucking wreck even just from a lowside. Definitely seems like the perfect candidate for some crash bars.

theducman
11-07-2015, 07:52 PM
Weight,ground clearance,saftey

downshift
11-07-2015, 08:33 PM
saftey

What makes them unsafe?

theducman
11-07-2015, 08:47 PM
Imagine two racers treading paint at lean, outside foot gets caught in cage of other rider. Or in a crash your hand, foot arm gets caught in a cage of a flipping bike:blink:. No thanks, could happen, Seen crazier things.

///3oris
11-09-2015, 08:43 PM
Weight thats worth their weight in $$$$

:cool:

http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s640/bobcat255/2015%20R1/Track%20Prep/Crash%20Protection/080a5ede-ecc0-4499-b566-b4b38256ce54_zpszjpxmocb.jpg

5.8oz for the Woodcraft rear axle sliders and they look good too!

http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s640/bobcat255/2015%20R1/Track%20Prep/Crash%20Protection/e0dd4443-a991-4ff9-85c3-008f92dd4c9b_zpsinedhrpt.jpg

http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s640/bobcat255/2015%20R1/Track%20Prep/Crash%20Protection/a092d2f9-015d-4edf-9fc8-13ee489d3f9f_zpsfe4w40yx.jpg

http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s640/bobcat255/2015%20R1/Track%20Prep/Crash%20Protection/a0bd0a16-361d-48be-a9fd-7bb13f0d305f_zpscrsdg7et.jpg

The above frame sliders are 15.7oz (1lb), however they also replace the stock bolts which are 3.5oz, for a total of about 12oz.

So to add it up... Woodcraft added 26oz back to the bike. So far... D'oh!

I'm going to get lower weight oil... that should help with weight reduction :cool:

Kane
11-10-2015, 08:51 AM
I've had axles sliders on both my Aprilia Mille and the Aprilia SXV550. Both bikes I have crashed and both sets of sliders never actually did anything. I am not sure if they are really warranted.

csmutty
11-10-2015, 08:59 AM
I crashed my crf450 multiple times and the axle sliders worked every time.

Kane
11-10-2015, 09:25 AM
Yeah mine never even touched the ground. It must just be how the bike was designed.

Dyno Solutions
11-10-2015, 09:38 AM
I'd just put a stunt cage on it and not worry about scratches. ;)

CtRacer51
11-10-2015, 09:45 AM
None of that matters when it highsides and starts flipping from all that POWA :p

adouglas
11-10-2015, 09:47 AM
April 1 is just a few months away.


Ideas for pranking Boris:

- Surreptitiously tape wheel weights on parts of the bike that are hard to see, every chance you get (e.g. inside the swing arm).

- At a track day, steal his belly pan in the middle of the night. Pour several pounds of lead shot and epoxy into the bottom. Let cure and put the belly pan back on the bike. If you want to be nice, line the belly pan with tape or plastic wrap first.

- For the MTAG crew, next time he gets a new tire, cover the rim with wheel weights, and claim it was necessary to get the thing to balance properly.

yzedf
11-10-2015, 10:12 AM
April 1 is just a few months away.


Ideas for pranking Boris:

- Surreptitiously tape wheel weights on parts of the bike that are hard to see, every chance you get (e.g. inside the swing arm).

- At a track day, steal his belly pan in the middle of the night. Pour several pounds of lead shot and epoxy into the bottom. Let cure and put the belly pan back on the bike. If you want to be nice, line the belly pan with tape or plastic wrap first.

- For the MTAG crew, next time he gets a new tire, cover the rim with wheel weights, and claim it was necessary to get the thing to balance properly.

You forgot to fill the clip ons with lead shot and some caulk :rolleyes: (weight as high as possible so it's the most noticeable aside from on the wheels) Or completely filling both tires with slime...

ducatirdr
03-20-2016, 10:06 AM
Just read through this thread and found a lot of good information. I have the 60th Anniversary R1 sitting at the dealer waiting for the Cert to show up so I can bring it home.

I absolutely loved the short time I had on an R6 for a couple trackdays. I'm looking forward to a bit more mid-range and mellow short shifting of this brute. I haven't ridden a bike with more than 128bhp to the rear wheel. So I plan on taking my time with coming to grips with it on these local tight tracks.

I see you are using Flash Tune's kit and I think I may end up with the bench kit. My biggest reason for the FT tune is to help remove the quirky throttle response and the 4k-7k EPA hole everyone complains that the bike has in stock form. I don't need 200bhp. I just want it to be more predictable, linear and smooth.

I'll probably toss a bunch of Woodcraft protection on the bike while I'm at it. Just to keep the oil off the track if anything bad were to happen.

I am curious if you are still using the stock suspension. Any updates to the front brake pads?

theducman
03-20-2016, 10:59 AM
That's fucking sexy:love:

///3oris
03-24-2016, 12:02 AM
Just read through this thread and found a lot of good information. I have the 60th Anniversary R1 sitting at the dealer waiting for the Cert to show up so I can bring it home.

I absolutely loved the short time I had on an R6 for a couple trackdays. I'm looking forward to a bit more mid-range and mellow short shifting of this brute. I haven't ridden a bike with more than 128bhp to the rear wheel. So I plan on taking my time with coming to grips with it on these local tight tracks.

I see you are using Flash Tune's kit and I think I may end up with the bench kit. My biggest reason for the FT tune is to help remove the quirky throttle response and the 4k-7k EPA hole everyone complains that the bike has in stock form. I don't need 200bhp. I just want it to be more predictable, linear and smooth.

I'll probably toss a bunch of Woodcraft protection on the bike while I'm at it. Just to keep the oil off the track if anything bad were to happen.

I am curious if you are still using the stock suspension. Any updates to the front brake pads?

Sweet ride for sure. I need to upgrade many more bits on the bike... unfortunately they're just sitting in boxes in my basement for now. Hope to change that as soon as the bike is back from the dealer.

I'll be looking forward to reading your opinions about R6 vs R1... ;)

It's a handful on our local tracks... insane G's when accelerating and braking into corners.

I have a bunch of Woodcraft bits on my bike, but chose to go with Evolution Technology (http://www.superbikeunlimited.com/presta/sportbike-rearsets/640-evol-technology-rearsets-2015-yamaha-yzf-r1.html) rearsets for a few reasons.

I think this is the only video I posted where I'm pushing the bike a bit, to give you some idea: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=px0fVRlOK6U

I'm actually running stock pads and stock suspension. The suspension could definitely use an upgrade, I feel like it's holding me back a little. It's clearly not terrible, but it's not even sprung for my weight, so I have to fight with it a little. The brake pads have been fine so far.

Enjoy the bike... see you at a future trackday!

nt650hawk
04-01-2016, 08:16 AM
Just read through this thread and found a lot of good information. I have the 60th Anniversary R1 sitting at the dealer waiting for the Cert to show up so I can bring it home.

I absolutely loved the short time I had on an R6 for a couple trackdays. I'm looking forward to a bit more mid-range and mellow short shifting of this brute. I haven't ridden a bike with more than 128bhp to the rear wheel. So I plan on taking my time with coming to grips with it on these local tight tracks.

I see you are using Flash Tune's kit and I think I may end up with the bench kit. My biggest reason for the FT tune is to help remove the quirky throttle response and the 4k-7k EPA hole everyone complains that the bike has in stock form. I don't need 200bhp. I just want it to be more predictable, linear and smooth.

I'll probably toss a bunch of Woodcraft protection on the bike while I'm at it. Just to keep the oil off the track if anything bad were to happen.

I am curious if you are still using the stock suspension. Any updates to the front brake pads?


OOooohhhh nice upgrade!!

ducatirdr
04-01-2016, 09:26 AM
OOooohhhh nice upgrade!!

Picked it up yesterday. First thought wasn't about speed. It was the handling. It's no R6. Maybe its the stock steering damper. The bike doesn't have the power steering of the R6 that it could have. Still it is neutral and it does inspire confidence during turn-in, and while at full lean, BUT let's talk about corner exit. OH MY GAWD! It's like a super hero pill that allows you to start accelerating at the apex and you can feel the rear drifting on exit with perfect control of the slide. That's too fast for street riding. I know. But DAMN that's fun. It feels like cheating as you can feel the bike step out just so far and stay in that attitude as you exit. Wheelie control is spot on... I #$%ing love this thing.

I DO NEED THE ECU MASSAGED! That throttle control is glitchy. It's really a shame you need to pay this EPA tax to get your bike to run as it should. I'm hearing good things about SBU

SBU Reflash (http://www.superbikeunlimited.com/presta/sportbike-ecu-tuning/557-2015-16-yamaha-yzf-r1-yzf-r1m-r1s-race-ecu-flash.html)

Hmmm how many track days can I squeeze into my schedule this year....

ducatirdr
04-01-2016, 09:28 AM
BTW Here it is with some Woodcraft goodies added on.

http://s1352.photobucket.com/user/ducatirdr/media/IMG_2266_zpsey98dp1h.jpg.html

ducatirdr
04-01-2016, 09:30 AM
That's odd the pic didn't post. Try again

http://i1352.photobucket.com/albums/q645/ducatirdr/IMG_2266_zpsey98dp1h.jpg (http://s1352.photobucket.com/user/ducatirdr/media/IMG_2266_zpsey98dp1h.jpg.html)

///3oris
04-02-2016, 08:57 PM
Sharp looking bike! I like the titanium colored wheels.

Regarding flash, I wouldn't waste my money on an SBU or any other flash. Just buy FlashTune and burn whatever map makes sense for you/your bike. You can adjust a lot of parameters.

It's more expensive, but long-term you'll be buying FT anyway.

OneNut
04-02-2016, 10:22 PM
That's odd the pic didn't post. Try again

http://i1352.photobucket.com/albums/q645/ducatirdr/IMG_2266_zpsey98dp1h.jpg (http://s1352.photobucket.com/user/ducatirdr/media/IMG_2266_zpsey98dp1h.jpg.html)

Love the classic Yamaha look

///3oris
04-17-2016, 09:17 PM
Got the bike back yesterday, need to get it for track ASAP... I won't get all the parts on it before next weekend, but I'll try to put a few things on.

This is the beginning of my Evol Technology Rearset (http://evoltechnology.com/product/rearsets-for-2015-r1/) upgrade...

Left rearset
Before:
http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s640/bobcat255/2015%20R1/Track%20Prep/Evol%20Technology%20Rearsets/502d504a-e92c-47d9-a055-9becc42febea_zpsihcdfdsc.jpg
13.3oz

After:
http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s640/bobcat255/2015%20R1/Track%20Prep/Evol%20Technology%20Rearsets/d16c2fe7-c52b-4bcd-a309-2d099b0ecaf8_zpscaho9c61.jpg
14.3oz

Right rearset
Before:
http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s640/bobcat255/2015%20R1/Track%20Prep/Evol%20Technology%20Rearsets/c18830df-07d2-469d-84e2-92dacfbd3ed3_zps5mzsgtsb.jpg

1lb 10oz additionally removed brake sensor for 1.2oz and an exhaust hanger which was another 1.6oz
http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s640/bobcat255/2015%20R1/Track%20Prep/Evol%20Technology%20Rearsets/0d1e9f8a-b876-4b14-baae-28a45c315330_zpsbo5mrgwi.jpg

After:
http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s640/bobcat255/2015%20R1/Track%20Prep/Evol%20Technology%20Rearsets/cf24e363-b32f-4590-aed5-dd0f15d7c8b1_zpsrils9q1z.jpg
1lb 9oz

Haven't changed the shifter yet, but so far, a net loss of 2.8oz.

OneNut
04-17-2016, 10:30 PM
B , do you have a running total of the weight taken off from stock :cool:

///3oris
04-18-2016, 06:27 PM
B , do you have a running total of the weight taken off from stock :cool:

Uhm... you'd think.... :polish:

Just documenting things so I can look at them later and in case anyone else cares. I always go on wild Google chases for random information and you never know what's valuable to whom. The weight or the pictures or the product opinions. Who knows. I like when others document, so I'm making my contribution to society ;)

I'll try and weight the bike when I'm in NHMS. Once done, I'm expecting it to weight within a few pounds of my old R6.

adouglas
04-19-2016, 09:58 AM
I'll try and weight the bike when I'm in NHMS. Once done, I'm expecting it to weight within a few pounds of my old R6.

If you can pull that off it'll be impressive. As the current owner of your old R6 I can attest that it's impressively light.

///3oris
04-20-2016, 07:35 PM
If you can pull that off it'll be impressive. As the current owner of your old R6 I can attest that it's impressively light.

Wishful thinking, but we'll see. See you at the track this weekend!

Last update before the trackday, had to add the Evol Tech shifter. The before picture can be seen by scrolling up, so I won't waste bandwidth. Here's the after:

http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s640/bobcat255/2015%20R1/Track%20Prep/Evol%20Technology%20Rearsets/1a5fc281-7581-44bd-887a-768de9ae4faf_zps2f47sxd2.jpg

Removed: 1lb 14.2oz
http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s640/bobcat255/2015%20R1/Track%20Prep/Evol%20Technology%20Rearsets/15baa70b-a599-4fab-bfe1-c6161d823e1a_zpsr9g4ifxx.jpg

Added: 7.1oz
http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s640/bobcat255/2015%20R1/Track%20Prep/Evol%20Technology%20Rearsets/9c319c53-9d72-433d-afda-1731a3aaac2f_zps1t0po4hw.jpg

Total loss of 1lb 7.1oz not too shabby.

These rearsets really do not work with the stock bodywork. I had to rotate a fairing mount bracket to push the fairing about 1/4" up, which created enough space, but not keeping it that way long term.

Hope to start working on the race bodywork ASAP.

Aprilia Pilot
04-21-2016, 06:12 AM
Boris,

Relative to removing the side stand switch, is the switch open or closed when the stand is up ? Did you have to jumper the harness ?

///3oris
04-22-2016, 09:13 PM
Boris,

Relative to removing the side stand switch, is the switch open or closed when the stand is up ? Did you have to jumper the harness ?

Aaron, the switch gets closed when the stand is up.

Inspired by this:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/252194401594

I made this:
http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s640/bobcat255/2015%20R1/Track%20Prep/Side%20Stand%20Switch%20Elimination/323e88f5-79da-4006-853b-feca4b40300f_zps9vt8cysu.jpg

http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s640/bobcat255/2015%20R1/Track%20Prep/Side%20Stand%20Switch%20Elimination/4f1b2389-a69f-493c-b232-b7c9110528aa_zpsr7uqczz7.jpg

Didn't take more pics after it was installed/taped/etc.