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Old 11-17-2012, 11:31 PM   #1
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Fezz's Matte Grey 12 build thread

Had my 2012 Matte Grey R1 now for about 2 weeks (this colour is now available in the US as a 2013 model) and have already started changing and modifying a few things here and there. Only got 400 kilometres on it at the moment so I haven't had a chance to take it for a "proper" ride yet.

Got lots more parts on the way and look forward to getting it complete ASAP. I wanted this build to be tastefully done using the best quality components available.












Currently has the following parts fitted:
- Akrapovic full Evolution system, titanium headers & Y Pipe with carbon end caps
- OEM Yamaha rear seat cowl
- Belly pan off 50th Anniversary GP edition
- GYTR carbon fibre tank panels
- Evotech pillion footrest removal kit
- Evotech fender eliminator
- Rizoma Action indicators (rear)
- Rizoma Rev rearsets
- Rizoma Sportline grips
- Rizoma bar ends
- Rizoma pick up spools
- Rizoma engine protecters (left and right)
- Rizoma fuel cap
- Rizoma front and rear wheel sliders
- Rizoma oil cap


Parts which I've got but not fitted:
- GYTR frame sliders
- GYTR air filter
- Power Commander 5
- Rizoma front and rear reservoirs (changing when brake lines arrive)




Parts which have been ordered but haven't arrived:
- Clever Wolf carbon front fender
- Clever Wolf carbon rear hugger
- Clever Wolf carbon tank pad (these items have landed in Australia, just waiting to clear customs so should have them this week)
- ASV C5 shorty levers in black
- Spiegler brake lines in carbon/smoke colour front and rear
- Graves smog block off plates
- Galfer wave discs front & rear
- PVM forged alloy wheels 7Y spoke in gloss black (arriving late December / early January depending how PVM go)
- DID ERV3 520 chain & Renthal front sprocket (these will not go on until the new wheels arrive as I will do this in one hit)
- Dunlop Q2 tyres (these will go on with new wheels)
- GYTR carbon airbox cover (available mid January)
- Lightech chain adjusters in black (should be arriving this week)
- Watsen flush mount indicators (order placed but may take a little while as Roger needs to see a 2013 in person to get a perfect colour match)


I'm sure there are some other little bits and pieces I've missed out, can't wait to get all the parts on and start enjoying it. I'm sure once this is complete I will want to do even more further down the track!

I'll keep you updated with photos as some of the goodies arrive.


Matt

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Old 11-17-2012, 11:38 PM   #2
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Old 11-18-2012, 02:29 AM   #3
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That is some serious investment going on there! Shorten the cans and sort the suspension eh
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Old 11-18-2012, 02:39 AM   #4
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Looking good mate, we have the same bike although ive only managed 100 miles....

Im subscribed good luck....
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Old 11-18-2012, 02:41 AM   #5
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Thanks guys, going to stick with the stock suspension for now and get it set up for my weight, etc.

Might look at some Ohlins later down the track...
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Old 11-18-2012, 03:37 AM   #6
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Looking sweet mate. Loving the matte grey colour. Where In oz you from?

Definitely add getting the ECU flashed to your to do list!


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Old 11-18-2012, 03:38 AM   #7
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Getting the bike dyno tuned once I fit the PC5, smog block off plates & air filter.

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Old 11-18-2012, 04:14 AM   #8
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Congrats on the new toy Fezz. She is looking sweet.
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Old 11-18-2012, 06:12 AM   #9
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Old 11-18-2012, 06:53 AM   #10
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Definitely a fine looking machine. I like the grey very much. I agree, throw some Ohlins on there. It just makes sense at this point. At least respring the front and TTX out back. I get my TTX tomorrow, I can't wait! I look forward to seeing your progress.
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:14 AM   #11
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:55 AM   #12
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Nice one Fezz, our builds have a great deal in common. I just fitted the Akrapvic Y pipe yesterday and i re-fitted the heat shield but it hides the Ti and looks a little off! Did you try fitting the heat shield to the Y pipe and how do you find the heat without it now?
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:11 AM   #13
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"Gonna"? it IS a nice bike, going to be better.

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Old 11-18-2012, 10:36 AM   #14
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you sir, have a sexy bike. And by sexy I'm talkin bout
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:19 AM   #16
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Thanks all, appreciate the comments.

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Nice one Fezz, our builds have a great deal in common. I just fitted the Akrapvic Y pipe yesterday and i re-fitted the heat shield but it hides the Ti and looks a little off! Did you try fitting the heat shield to the Y pipe and how do you find the heat without it now?
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Mike,
I chose not to fit the standard heat shields as I like the cleaner look of seeing the Y Pipe. Unfortunately I still have the lugs on the pipe which I am going to get cut off, if it doesn't look good I will just buy a new Y Pipe without any of the mounting points attached.

To be honest, the heat is actually less than standard (probably mostly due to the cat), but the heat probably disperses a little better now.

Looks much sexier without the covers!


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Old 11-18-2012, 11:31 AM   #17
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Cheers Matt and it does look much better with out the shield. I'm going to fit my sato rear sets today and it comes with a rear brake light switch. Did you delete the switch on yours as i cant see the wire that goes to the rear set in your pic. I'm gonna be busy to day lol!
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Mike,
I chose not to fit the standard heat shields as I like the cleaner look of seeing the Y Pipe. Unfortunately I still have the lugs on the pipe which I am going to get cut off, if it doesn't look good I will just buy a new Y Pipe without any of the mounting points attached.

To be honest, the heat is actually less than standard (probably mostly due to the cat), but the heat probably disperses a little better now.

Looks much sexier without the covers!


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Old 11-18-2012, 11:55 AM   #18
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ohhh im soo glad i bought the matte grey. im gonna do the laco belly pan and some rizoma bits and goodies my self in a few weeks.

good lookin man your gonna have a twin here in a few weeks!
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Old 11-18-2012, 01:22 PM   #19
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Cheers Matt and it does look much better with out the shield. I'm going to fit my sato rear sets today and it comes with a rear brake light switch. Did you delete the switch on yours as i cant see the wire that goes to the rear set in your pic. I'm gonna be busy to day lol!
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The brake switch is still there on the Rizoma's, I have it neatly zip tied to keep it away from the Y Pipe.

Will take a photo tonight.
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Old 11-18-2012, 01:39 PM   #20
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did you use the oe brake switch?
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The brake switch is still there on the Rizoma's, I have it neatly zip tied to keep it away from the Y Pipe.

Will take a photo tonight.
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