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post #41 of 66 (permalink) Old 08-06-2012, 11:09 AM Thread Starter
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Might as well whore my RC out.
That is an RC worthy of whoring out. Very clean and well put together.
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post #42 of 66 (permalink) Old 11-23-2012, 03:16 PM Thread Starter
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The RC is officially up for sale. I'll be posting an add in the classifieds
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post #43 of 66 (permalink) Old 11-23-2012, 03:25 PM
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You should update this thread with pics showing the new cans. Such a bad ass RC, I'd buy it if I could!
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post #44 of 66 (permalink) Old 11-23-2012, 03:34 PM Thread Starter
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post #45 of 66 (permalink) Old 11-23-2012, 10:29 PM
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was it a long wait haha? Glad you did your time and can put it up for sale now.

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post #46 of 66 (permalink) Old 01-17-2013, 10:22 PM Thread Starter
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well the RC is officially gone. My new (to me) 2009 Raven is coming home this Sunday. Build thread to follow shortly thereafter. It already has quite a few track bits installed.

Ohlins TTX rear
Ohlins NIX 30mm fork cartridges
PC5
quick shifter
Yosh R77 3/4 system
Graves rear sets
front and rear wave rotors
frame sliders
swingarm spools
ASV folding levers
braided front lines
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post #47 of 66 (permalink) Old 01-18-2013, 12:26 AM Thread Starter
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thanks. I'm pumped to get the R1 home and get to work on it. My first trackday is scheduled for 2/8
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post #48 of 66 (permalink) Old 01-18-2013, 04:47 AM
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I wonder what QS that is. Probably the flash-tune one. Who makes the rotors? I just installed the same clip ons on my bike, I really like them. I'm doing Road Atlanta in May. You should make a trip!
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post #49 of 66 (permalink) Old 01-18-2013, 06:39 AM Thread Starter
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Not sure on the brand of QS or rotors. The dealer who I'm buying it from doesn't know what they have. They flat out told me it did not have a quick shifter when it clearly does and didn't mention anything about updated rotors. I'm hoping the QS is the flash tune model cause that means the ECU is already flashed and I don't have to pay to get it done. Another little bonus the dealer didn't mention. I will keep everyone posted


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post #50 of 66 (permalink) Old 01-18-2013, 06:43 AM
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Even if it isn't flashed, I have the interface and can hook you up. But it looks like the FT unit. Just hoping the rotors aren't ebay specials.. but judging from the caliber of upgrades elsewhere on the bike it seems unlikely. Lucky bastard!
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post #51 of 66 (permalink) Old 01-18-2013, 07:35 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks. That would be awesome. I'm thinking the same thing on the rotors. Someone who buys Ohlins NIX forks on a street bike isn't gonna throw cheaper than OEM rotors on just cause they look cool. In all honesty I will probably sell them. I have my heart set on a set of brake tech CMC's.


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Very nice R1 indeed. Lucky find as well.
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post #53 of 66 (permalink) Old 01-18-2013, 08:24 AM
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Haha, of course you are. Just remember, all hand me downs go through me! I was just drooling over those rotors a couple of days ago, but I'm not hard enough on my stock setup (well, with pads and lines) to even contemplate switching. You seriously should come out to Road Atl! Nesba offers a discount for Yamaha riders too .
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post #54 of 66 (permalink) Old 01-18-2013, 08:48 AM Thread Starter
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I'm sure I'm not hard enough on mine either. I just want the brake techs because of the light weight. You drop about 4 pounds of unsprung and rotating mass by switching to the CMC rotors. Combine that with some lightweight forged wheels and that should make the R1 quite flickable for a liter bike. Not to mention much shorter stopping distances and quicker acceleration without making the engine any less ridable or reliable.
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post #55 of 66 (permalink) Old 01-18-2013, 08:53 AM
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Wow, that's really impressive. 4lbs is roughly what you see from switching to forged aluminum wheels on the R1 for comparison. My main deciding factor is $$. I'm operating on a very limited budget for the time being, so once my forks are done, most of my $ is going to track time.
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thats awesome, howd you like that beer?

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post #57 of 66 (permalink) Old 01-21-2013, 10:14 AM Thread Starter
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thats awesome, howd you like that beer?
Hans! Whats up man? Didnt know you were a member here. I actually haven't drank the beer yet. Was saving it for a good steak dinner or something like that.
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post #58 of 66 (permalink) Old 01-21-2013, 10:54 AM Thread Starter
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well everyone, my 2009 Raven finally came home yesterday. She is everything I was hoping and more. Since I live in Vegas and the bike was located at a dealer in Inglewood ("always up to no good" - I was seriously playing that song for about half the trip) I never actually got to lay eyes on her until yesterday morning. Thankfully my sales guy, Jerry @ LA Cyclesports, was straightforward and honest. He was even willing to meet me on Sunday when the dealer was closed. Keep in mind that I haven't even sat on an R1 since 2010 when I was cross shopping it with my previous Aprilia RSV4 purchase. So I had almost no idea what to expect. I just remembered how much bigger I thought the R1 was compared to the Aprilia. I was pleasantly surprised though once I was able to throw a leg over her Sunday morning. Everything about the bike seemed to be in the right place ergonomically and the sound of that cross plane I-4 is flat out musical. I was also able to confirm all the details that I was curious about such as:
quick shifter - yep
type of wave rotors - Galfer
double bubble screen - yep
billet, foldable levers - yep
520 chain/sprockets - yep
I'm still unsure whether or not it has a power commander though. I was able to open the rear cowl where I expected to find it and there is nothing in there but wires. I'm honestly not that worried about it though. The fact that its running a quick shifter means it either
A) has a PC5 or Bazzaz on board somewhere
or
B) has a flashed ECU
I'll know which by the end of the day today and I would not be disappointed with either.
Of course I was also able to confirm that the bike has
-Ohlins TTX rear shock
-Ohlins NIX 30mm cartridges
-Yosh carbon R77 3/4 exhaust
-Graves rear sets (which are really beefy BTW)
-Renthal clip-ons (also nicer than I expected)
-spools
-no drill frame sliders (cool bracket design)
-stomp grip

I even discovered that it has Magical Racing full carbon/billet rearview mirrors. Not that they will benefit me on the track in any way but I figured its a nice bit I could sell and put that money toward the few additional parts I want. Here are the first few photos I snapped of her yesterday. My apologies in advance if I'm not as pretty as the bike




















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post #60 of 66 (permalink) Old 01-21-2013, 11:20 AM
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Definitely looks like a good package. Nice on the mirrors.
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