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post #1 of 330 (permalink) Old 05-01-2010, 07:51 AM Thread Starter
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About time I put a yellow one up, and Ian's is a well thought out example, congrats mate, well deserved


The story

After I moved to the States and left my bike behind (sold it) I had been without a bike for a while when my kids came over for a visit. Well being that they had followed their Dad into bikes they wanted to go and look for some jackets that maybe weren't available in the UK, so off we went to the dealer, as I said I'd buy them both one.
This was 2006 and there in the dealer was a Yellow Anniversary R1, the Yamaha color scheme I had been raised on and I fell in love all over again. So to cut a long story short those 2 jackets cost me about $11,00.00
I was as happy as a pig in $hit and thought I had the best looking bike out there.

Then came the R1 Forum

Well needless to say I realized that there were a few rather nice bikes out there and that they seemed to have some rather nice mods.
Well my bike was beautiful (to me anyway) but it appeared that it could be better and so started the addiction.
4 years later this is where she is now at, not finished by any means but a little different from when I picked her up.


Mods

A&r Race Baffles
Brembo RCS front master cylinder
Brembo under slung rear caliper
CA Intergrated Tail light
Clever Wolfe Carbon Fiber Chain guard
Clever Wolfe Carbon Fiber Rear Hugger
CRG Bar end mirror left
CRG Bar end mirror right
Custom LED Flasher unit
Custom LED Running light bulbs
Rizoma Handlebar grips
Dynojet Powercommander
Galfer Front Discs
Galfer Rear Disc
Frame plugs
Gilles Chain adjusters
Gilles Rear wheel lifters
Goodridge SS Braided lines (smoke)
Graves Bar end mirror adapter left
Graves Bar end mirror adapter right
Graves Black Bar Ends pair
Graves Fender Eliminator
Graves Velocity Stacks
Greggs Billet Tag light
Greggs Flush mount front signals
Greggs Mirror block offs
GYTR Carbon Fiber Exhaust shields
GYTR Carbon Fiber Lower Exhaust shield
GYTR Carbon fiber tank lowers
GYTR Carbon Fiber Tank pad
GYTR Rear Seat cowl
Harris Black 1/4 turn Gas Cap
Harris Clutch slider
Harris Frame sliders
Harris Gearbox slider
Harris Rear Stand
Harris Front Stand
Speedo Healer
Custom Garage opener
Running light mod with LED bulbs
Black painted screen
Dzus fairing bolts
McCarbon Carbon Fiber Clutch protector
McCarbon Carbon Fiber Front fender
Gutted Y-Pipe
Ohlins Rear Shock 46PRXLS
Ohlins R&T Front forks
Custom Braced swing arm
Pazzo Black folding shorty lever
Pazzo Black shorty clutch lever
Pro Bolt Bleed valve covers
Pro Bolt Gas cap bolt kit
Pro Bolt Ti rear Wheel nut
Pro Bolt Ti Top Yoke nut
Pro Bolt Valve caps
Pro Bolt Windscreen bolt kit
Rizoma Billet Front reservoir
Rizoma Billet Rear reservoir
Rizoma Front reservoir bracket
Rizoma Billet Grips
Rizoma Oil Filler cap
Sato Rear sets
LE front calipers
07 front sprocket cover
Akrapovic carbon front sprocket cover
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Congrats Ian.
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Congrats Ian


Job well done !!! with an awesome looking bike




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I was as happy as a pig in $hit and thought I had the best looking bike out there.

Then came the R1 Forum
We're so sorry!
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We're so sorry!

damn . . . that quote could really be misconstrued



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Congratulations, brilliant job mate, well done. Definately the best anniversary model, I've seen. (And you won't be up against Shoboshi for BOTY!)


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Thank you Ron, I am honored to be in such illustrious company

Actually I'm stoked jump

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Congrats Ian


Job well done !!! with an awesome looking bike


Thanks

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So you should be Thanks.

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damn . . . that quote could really be misconstrued
Oh I see it as a good thing really

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Congratulations, brilliant job mate, well done. Definately the best anniversary model, I've seen. (And you won't be up against Shoboshi for BOTY!)
Thanks Ben, but just being in BOTM is reward for me







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Hell yea! Congrats Ian, that's a beautiful R1 you have made for yourself!

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Congrats Ian - well earned!!!!jump

Excellent choice Ron!!!!!

Cheers!!

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Excellent choice Ron!!!!!
Thanks guys Kinda makes the empty wallet worthwhile






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More props from me brutha, good work...
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If you paint it blue I'll give you a hundred bucks




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You know what





Damn I should have seen it coming


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THIS THING IS RIGGED!!!

Congrats Ian.........Job well done.

































































We'll work on the color later.
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Congrats Ian.........Job well done.

Thanks Brian, some of the credit goes to you for the help you've given putting her together


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And no we wont


Been fun everytime we tore her down! Even when we were cussing that Brembo!!
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Been fun everytime we tore her down! Even when we were cussing that Brembo!!
I wish I had a spare set of hands getting that Brembo kit mounted and the bleeding was a prick but what difficulties did you guys experience?
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I wish I had a spare set of hands getting that Brembo kit mounted and the bleeding was a prick but what difficulties did you guys experience?
Not knowing that you either had to cut down the banjo bolt or add extra crush washers to make it fit right.
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Not knowing that you either had to cut down the banjo bolt or add extra crush washers to make it fit right.
I saw someone made a reference to the banjo bolts being too long a while back but mine was the correct size thankfully. It was 20 degrees in the garage that day and definitely would have pushed me right over the edge.
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