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Old 10-21-2012, 07:49 PM   #1
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clawhamm3r's Trackfighter R1 Build

Been meaning to share this with you guys for a while, but keep being lazy. I wanted to build a new bike following my R6 build, and wanted to create something along the lines of a fighter. So I sold the R6 and started looking for a 3rd gen R6. My vision was half sportbike and half fighter, half something else, I don't know. I just had an image in my mind.

Then I came across an 08 R1 with 6800 miles in May '12. For $5800 I couldn't say no.



So fast forward to last October ('13) to get your attention:



I call it my trackfighter because it sees the track more than the street.

Here is the picture album from Facebook, I will update the thread going forward but this is a nice recap that's easy to click through:
https://www.facebook.com/clawhamm3r/...2064128&type=3

Big thanks to everyone who bought parts from me and sold me stuff. Here's where your parts went! Also, big thanks to Adam @ Moto Wheels for a sweet deal on the headlight, mirrors, and bar end signals!
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Old 10-21-2012, 08:17 PM   #2
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I'm too lazy to read, whats the seafoam can for?
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Old 10-21-2012, 08:22 PM   #3
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I'm too lazy to read, whats the seafoam can for?
Coolant overflow!
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Old 10-21-2012, 09:04 PM   #4
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Looks good. Always a fan of fighter R1s having done one myself. I do prefer dirt bars for them tho, instead of the clip-ons. I still want to do a crossplane fighter eventually.
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Old 10-21-2012, 09:08 PM   #5
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Just checked it out, great build!
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Old 10-21-2012, 09:25 PM   #6
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why even have a coolant overflow? just do water wetter and dump it to the ground!!! Nice bike, i love a naked r1
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Old 10-21-2012, 09:59 PM   #7
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coolant overflow!
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:21 AM   #8
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Thanks guys. I almost went without a coolant reservoir but like the convenience of having one and not having to check my radiator every time I want to ride.

Also, I considered dirt bike bars in the beginning but I don't really care for the look of them...I don't know, I'm sure it's a much more comfortable ride though.

Here's the picture story via a Facebook album, much shorter than reading through the actual build:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...2064128&type=3
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:39 AM   #9
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Based on how you had to mount your gauge cluster, putting mx bars on it would've been a biotch. Nice build though sir.
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:58 AM   #10
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Based on how you had to mount your gauge cluster, putting mx bars on it would've been a biotch. Nice build though sir.
Yeah so that brings me to the next biotch, maybe someone has a sweet suggestion for me.

I'm currently riding around without a steering damper; I had to cut the fairing stay mounts off the frame in order to mount the headlight. I want to go top mount (Scott's, GPR, etc.) but then my cluster is in the way. Something like Ohlins or HyperPro might work if they sit low enough and closer towards the tank, but all of those manufacturers only have mounts for the stock location.

I've seen other bikes where the damper is mounted diagonally under a clip on, but know nothing about that.

I can move the cluster forward, but it'd have to be so far forward to clear the ignition it would be out over the headlight and look ridiculous. I could maybe move it back over the air box cover, but then I think it'll be really hard to see; I have to move my head down to look at it where it is now so moving it farther back would be even worse.

I need a dongle that plugs into the cluster plug that wirelessly transmits my cluster info to my helmet visor. Does this technology exist yet? If not I'm thinking a custom mount for an Ohlins damper is what I need.
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:02 AM   #11
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Yeah so that brings me to the next biotch, maybe someone has a sweet suggestion for me.

I'm currently riding around without a steering damper; I had to cut the fairing stay mounts off the frame in order to mount the headlight. I want to go top mount (Scott's, GPR, etc.) but then my cluster is in the way. Something like Ohlins or HyperPro might work if they sit low enough and closer towards the tank, but all of those manufacturers only have mounts for the stock location.

I've seen other bikes where the damper is mounted diagonally under a clip on, but know nothing about that.

I can move the cluster forward, but it'd have to be so far forward to clear the ignition it would be out over the headlight and look ridiculous. I could maybe move it back over the air box cover, but then I think it'll be really hard to see; I have to move my head down to look at it where it is now so moving it farther back would be even worse.

I need a dongle that plugs into the cluster plug that wirelessly transmits my cluster info to my helmet visor. Does this technology exist yet? If not I'm thinking a custom mount for an Ohlins damper is what I need.
It'd be sick to mold the cluster into your tank nose fairing. Then you would have the room for your top mount damper and it would clean up your triple's a lot. That's probably what I would do, simply because I've never seen or heard of it being done.
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:03 AM   #12
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Pretty cool except for that damn sea foam can. :what:
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Old 10-22-2012, 12:44 PM   #13
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Yeah so that brings me to the next biotch, maybe someone has a sweet suggestion for me.

I'm currently riding around without a steering damper; I had to cut the fairing stay mounts off the frame in order to mount the headlight. I want to go top mount (Scott's, GPR, etc.) but then my cluster is in the way. Something like Ohlins or HyperPro might work if they sit low enough and closer towards the tank, but all of those manufacturers only have mounts for the stock location.

I've seen other bikes where the damper is mounted diagonally under a clip on, but know nothing about that.

I can move the cluster forward, but it'd have to be so far forward to clear the ignition it would be out over the headlight and look ridiculous. I could maybe move it back over the air box cover, but then I think it'll be really hard to see; I have to move my head down to look at it where it is now so moving it farther back would be even worse.

I need a dongle that plugs into the cluster plug that wirelessly transmits my cluster info to my helmet visor. Does this technology exist yet? If not I'm thinking a custom mount for an Ohlins damper is what I need.
Just to help give you some ideas, here are some pics of the 04 the I fightered and how I mounted the gauges and mx bars.

I started with the clipons and mounted the gauges like so.



That was only temporary tho. I eventually figured out what I wanted for bars and headlights and it ended up like this:




Hopefully that helps give you some ideas. It moves the gauges forward some, better visibility of them and clears up the triple for mx bars if you decide to do that and whatever damper you want to go with.
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Old 10-22-2012, 01:20 PM   #14
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:21 PM   #15
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xtremewlr, I think I have pics of your bike on my phone when I was searching for examples a few months ago! Seriously, it was the poster bike for twin dominator lights. My headlight mounts too close to the forks for a setup like yours to work though, my cluster will be in front of the light.
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Very cool and different than usual!
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Thanks! This is for you.



I bought some 90* valve stems like a year ago, haven't put them on yet lol. Sold the R6 before I needed new tires. Can't wait to put them on this bike!
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Thanks! This is for you.

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...75983811_n.jpg

I bought some 90* valve stems like a year ago, haven't put them on yet lol. Sold the R6 before I needed new tires. Can't wait to put them on this bike!
Thank you for the picture Sir! Get those valves stems on, they are good for 5-10hp!
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:09 PM   #20
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Yeah yeah. Gonna put them on when I'm ready to paint the wheels and wrap them in fresh rubber.

Then exhaust, tune, chain and spox?
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