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Superbike Unlimited's 2011 YZF-R1

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I saw that this section has been a bit slow lately, so thought I'd contribute.

Here is the mostly complete mods list for the bike:

Chassis and braking:
Ohlins TTX and FGR Pressurized Gas Fork Cartridges
SBU Superbike-Spec Suspension Linkage and Link Rod
Attack Performance Adjustable Offset Triple Clamps
BrakeTech Oversize 330x6mm Ductile Iron Brake Rotors
Dymag CA5 Carbon Fiber Wheels
Brembo Billet 19x18 with Titanium Hardware and LBP switch
Brembo GP4-RX 130mm Nickel Calipers
Underslung Rear Brembo Caliper
Vesrah SRJL-XX Brake Pads (for steel rotors)
Ferodo XRAC Brake Pads (for iron rotors)
Spiegler Brake Lines
Galespeed Remote Brake Adjuster
Superbike Unlimited Rear Rotor
Ohlins SD 024 Steering Damper
Motoholders aluminum subframe with carbon fiber trays
Rear Brake HRC-style Reservoir Delete

GripOne P3 traction control with IMU and datalogger
2012 ECU/Traction Control Swap
Bazzaz ZFi-TC and Z-AFM
Techtronics CABS auto blipper
Alien Motion AM-12 Battery

Superbike Head with Custom Cams
BDK Engineering Race Generator Kit
Graves Upper and Lower Velocity Stacks
Akrapovic EVO Kit II Exhaust
CSF WORKS 2.0 Radiator
EK 3D 520 Chain
Driven Sprockets
Graves Motorsports Manual Cam Chain Tensioner
Lacomoto Superbike Ram Air Tubes
WSBK-Spec Carbon Air Collector
High Pressure Fuel Lines
Modified Airbox

Controls and other hard parts:
Attack Performance Rearsets with short pegs
LighTech Chain Adjusters with Lifters
Apex MFG GP 50mm Clip ons
Sato Lever Guard
Motion Pro Revolver Throttle
Cox Radiator Guards
LighTech Axle Sliders
Domino SBK Grips
Tank Traction Pads
Fast Frank Racing captive/tapered billet wheel spacers

Bodywork and carbon fiber:
Lacomoto Carbon SBK Hugger
Lacomoto Carbon M1 Airbox Cover
Lacomoto Carbon Frame Covers
Lacomoto Carbon Swingarm Covers
Lacomoto Carbon M1 Front Fender
Lacomoto Carbon Case Covers
Lacomoto Pro Series Race Bodywork
Carbon Fiber Tank Sides

Removal of all unnecessary OEM items

As of March 2013:

September 2014:

January 2015:

Dyno (pre-BDK generator kit, which likely added 5-6hp):

Now, onto the build!

Here's what we had to work with initially, a clean street ridden machine (found here on R1-Forum), had about 2,000 miles and some Leo Vince exhaust. Even in stock form, it's an impressive machine to ride.

The first thing he did was ditch the OEM tires. Went with Bridgestone S20s, which were pretty nice for street tires, but didn't last very long. We then upgraded the brake lines to Spiegler, got some Carbone Lorraine XBK5 pads and Justin cut down the Leo Vince exhausts. He didn't do the prettiest job. They did sound cool though. J began researching ECU flashing and began doing testing on the bike, which helped immensely after a lot of Beta testing. Much smoother and quicker. Here's a shot of the hacked cans:1pok: Don't worry. It gets better.

Next it was time to track the R1, so focus shifted to track worthy upgrades. A full slider suite, front axle, rear adjuster blocks, no cut frame sliders and clutch cover sliders were all purchased. Also purchased were a set of Q2s since the S20's were shagged in only about 1,000 miles. Next were Vortex V2 rearsets, stomp grip, a 16T front sprocket, seat cowl, Danmoto titanium 300mm GP style slip ons, a billet race gas cap and some 55w 6000k HIDs for street riding/increased visibility. They look nice with the projectors. We also got a decent anodized brake lever to replace the speed metal junk brake lever that was on when the bike was purchased. Rick at Cogent Dynamics also adjusted the stock suspension and did a great job at tweaking the settings/setting sag. We also removed stock stuff like reflectors, front sprocket cover, passenger pegs, etc. Next was a weekend at CMP, where the R1 did great. The GP slip ons knocked something like 7lbs off of the bike. The LVs were remarkably heavy.

Next, was a new Ohlins TTX out back and a DynoJet quickshift sensor that we were able to integrate into the ECU via flashing. Also purchased was a custom LED integrated tail light with a brake light flasher. Thing is crazy bright and works very well, OEM quality unit. An Alien Motion 8 cell battery (only 1.1lbs) rounds off this series of upgrades.

Next, we got some Renthal clip ons. We also went with a Bazzaz TC unit and switched to GP shifting in the process. Starting to get there..

Next we purchased a 520 conversion kit (RK520GXW Black, Driven sprockets) with both the front and rear sprocket smaller (-2 on both), got the forks redone with Ohlins 30mm piston kit and springs and purchased some LBP titanium GP style canisters from our friend SimonKobe. These are awesome, solid titanium, beautiful welds, and the sound the crossplane deserves. We had them mated to our mids by a local performance shop.

Naturally, we installed a few of Lacomoto's awesome CF pieces on the bike, which we'd been drooling over for some time. We installed driven AIS block off plates to get a good AFR for the autotuner, got a probolt Titanium rear axle nut (dropped less than an ounce, ha) we also did the SBK style rear brake reservoir delete. While we were under the tank, we replaced the fuel line with some high pressure fuel injection hose, to avoid kinking in the fuel line we've read about. We also put some Michelin DOTs on there... unfortunately some track plans were canceled and they were mostly used up on the street, which was a bit of a waste. Bike is finally getting close to what we'd visualized initially.

Next, we got some Pirelli Superbike Pro slicks for racing and track time, some Q2s for the street. We also ditched the CL XBK5s in favor of some Vesrah RJLs, a welcome change. The XBK5 was OK, but we needed something with less fade and a bit more bite. We then installed Lacomoto's engine case covers, which are awesome. We also have our full Lacomoto racing plastics kit, which was above and beyond what we expected. All hardware is already mounted on the plastics and all stressed areas are reinforced with carbon fiber. It's very flexible and light. I was both surprised and excited to see that it included an SBK upper and larger ram air tubes. Guess we'll be doing some auto tuning at the track! Looks the part as well!

Got the race plastics on. These track plastics are awesome, I love Lacomoto stuff. No trimming was required, all hardware was preinstalled and included 1/4 turn screws with plastic washers. All mounting and stress points are visibly reinforced with carbon and lastly it's designed to remove a lot of metal pieces and other stock junk from under the seat and tail. I think the race plastics have probably dropped 20-25lbs from the bike, at least 15-17lbs in the nose alone.

The upper on the Lacomoto kit is pretty cool. It is an SBK style with larger intake ports and considerably larger ram air tubes that mount into the airbox without the rubber grommets, much like the Sharkskinz superbike kit (without the plenum of course). But it also funnels down into smaller inlets that will mount up to the stock rubber tubes. If you want to run the SBK tubes, you cut down that part and the SBK tubes go over it all. They decided to use the stock tubes initially for time reasons and fueling concerns, there won't be enough on track time to compensate for the increased airflow and get tuning done. Here are some pics, pre vinyl.

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Oversize rotors...:boobies awesome update! :thumbup

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forgive me for i am a noob, but the rotors they use in moto gp, what are they made out of? what are the advantages? they must be pretty pricey
forgive me for i am a noob, but the rotors they use in moto gp, what are they made out of? what are the advantages? they must be pretty pricey
Motogp rotors are made out of carbon. This might help.

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forgive me for i am a noob, but the rotors they use in moto gp, what are they made out of? what are the advantages? they must be pretty pricey
Pricey and not available to us. They also require a lot of heat to work.
We've got a new look, thanks to SRSignDesign.com!

Scott has been great to work with.

We also got in a cool new reservoir bracket that I have been wanting to try. Works much better than the Sato bendy bracket in my opinion, they showed stress marks too easily.

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Some updates for you guys -

We updated the Spiegler lines front and rear to red with black fittings, to tie the theme together a bit. We also got some 90 degree valve stems, as suggested in the thread. They were attached to a set of Dymag CA5 carbon fiber wheels.

These things are awesome. Put them on the scale, they dropped right at 10lbs over the stockers. Amazing.
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I'm guessing those wheels arent gonna work in superstock. You changing classes? Also noticed your fork tubes are dropped way low into the upper triple. New geometry settings? I know Graves runs their bikes really tall. Says its the only way to get them to turn.
We'll be doing only Superbike and Formula 1 this season. Be nice to fit something else in there, but nothing else we can do. We run both ends pretty tall, the bike seems to respond well to it.
not quite to the point of using fork extenders yet?
They've talked about it, or more likely, extending the stroke a little bit, but for now they're OK. It doesn't need to be taller and everything is working well.
Man those wheels look amazing - the whole bike has really come together.

I'm running my forks flush like that and the rear height increased by ~16mm via one of the Sato links and the bike handles like a dream.
The more I see Renthal clip ons, the more I want them. Would I be able to attach Motovations bar end weights and sliders to them or would I have to modify them to fit? I see that they come with that little black nub.
wow guys the bike looks wicked !!
Thanks for the compliments guys! It's going to be a good season.
My forks are currently raise 10mm out of the triples and the rear is raised up 6mm via Graves shim. Once my SBU kit linkage and adjustable rod get here, I'll put them back flush.
New updates! We got in some CF air tubes for better aesthetics, strength and reduced weight. At the same time, we also installed the prototype Lacomoto carbon fairing stay, a project we've been working on for a while. Awesome piece, dropped close to a pound from the original unit.

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That fairing stay is bad ass :rock
So uh, you plan on stocking some of the matte twill lacomoto stuff?

Also interested on cost on that prototype. :corn

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250$ on SBU.com :rock
250$ on SBU.com :rock
Chris, you need to build a R1. :fact

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