I posted in the new member forum a few weeks ago. I'm not exactly new to the forum, but I haven't really ever posted much. I figured its about time. I've learned a ton from this forum over the years just lurking about. Thought I'd say thanks!
I did a few track days about 5 years ago with a bunch of Forum members, but I was on my Ducati Monster... not exactly a great Track Bike... But I was hooked! I knew I needed a track bike as soon as I could afford one.
Since then I've been busy with school and have been away from the track for all of that time. Now I'm back! I bought my 16 Blue/Silver R1 new back in July of last year. I'd already pretty much planned my build out, but had to save up over the winter to make it happen. Special shout out to the wife who helped me save up to make it happen!
First thing purchased for the bike was a set of Cox Radiator Guards, and I took off all of the OEM reflectors.
Next up I put about 1500 street miles on her driving back and forth to work through the summer. Im lucky that one of the places I work (I have about 6 jobs...) has about a 45 min ride to work (in the cage, much shorter on the bike) on a nice curvy canyon type road! Man that rear tire wore out QUICK! had to replace it and just went with the stock RS10 for now. Put some Driven Captive Wheel Spacers on when I was changing out the rear tire. Also some lightech chain adjusters.
Here is the view out my window at work. Can keep an eye on my baby!
In Jan I contacted SUPERBIKE UNLIMITED to arrange for them to do the work on my bike. Freddy and Alex were AWESOME to deal with! I would recommend them hands down! They kept me informed of the progress on my bike, offered me very reasonable options, were very upfront about the cost, gave me fantastic advice and made the whole process stress free!!! I will absolutely be using them again in the future!
We agreed on the following parts:
Ohlins R&T forks
Ohlins TTX Rear Shock
Ohlins Steering Stabilizer
Brembo XA3B860 Monobloc Calipers
Brembo Billet 19X18 master
Vesrah SRJK pads
Braketech Iron Rotors
SBU Rear Rotor
Graves Full Exhaust
Evol Technology rearsets and clipons
Woodcraft Engine Covers
Speed Cell Battery (I should go on a diet to loose weight, would be way cheaper than buying light parts for the bike!)
Of course had them Dyno and tune the bike!
Other random parts from STG:
Woodcraft Axle and frame sliders, and Spools
Before I sent her off to SBU for the build I got Andrew Swenson to paint me up some SharkSkinz plastics! He's Bad A$$!!! if anyone needs paintwork done, he's the man!
Just before I dropped her off at SBU they posted some pics of my parts!
Even sent me a video of her on the Dyno while she was there!! (exhaust flames are cool!)
Got some graphics done by DrippinWet, shipped direct to Andrew and he put them on for me after the paint dried.
Also talked Freddy out of his spare set of OEM wheels!
Here are all the OEM parts that came off!