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When I originally bought the bike I was dead set on not touching the bike. Then I joined this forum:crash So here are all the mods that I have done to the bike so far.

I have enjoyed tinkering with the bike, as well as designing and building some of the pieces myself. I have done all the work my self or with the help of a friend or two along the way. Also, I would like to thank every one here on the forum for all the great advice, know how, and ideas. I have also picked up a number of parts from either the forum vendors, or individuals selling used parts. I am very thankful to get parts at a discount these days.

I need to get new pictures for lots of these, I will work on that as the summer comes up.

These are the parts I have built myself:


Custom Fender Eliminator,
This was my first mod. I was fed up with the stock look of the rear fender on the 09, so I drew up a set of plans in CAD and went down to the machine shop and spent a few lunch hours milling it out. I had my welder friend weld it up. It uses the stock blinkers, because I like the visibility, and am not bothered by them. I threw some paint on it and boom... I used DEI LED bolt lights for the plate lights. I think it suits the look of the bike better than the stock one.




Custom Extra Heavy Bar Ends
I designed and machined a set of custom extra heavy bar ends.

They are nearly twice as heavy as the stock ones. The stock one is in the middle (above), and right (below).


Custom Rear Brake Reservoir Relocation Bracket
I wanted to remove the passenger pegs but the '09 needs a bracket to hang the reservoir. I found some sheet metal and bent and cut it into the bracket. I made a little R1 mask by printing the image on a shipping label. Shot some paint at it, and popped it on the bike.


Custom Clutch Sliders
I wanted to add some protection to the bike. Inspired by some of the people with some of the different brands of sliders, I designed and machined these on a lathe.






These are the mods that I have installed:
I will work on adding more details here soon.


Shogun No-Cut Frame Sliders
So I had been working on designing frame sliders for the R1, and after a few hours of autocad work, I finished the left side one, and printed the drawing, and said "wow thats a lot of machine work, to mill that bracket." I called up Rider's Discount and found out that the Shogun no-cut frame sliders were less expensive than I thought they were. I said the heck with it, and bought them. I am happy that I did that because my schedule has gotten crazy as of late, and just haven't had (and wont in the near future) the time to play in the machine shop.

Ok on to the Shogun's. They are great quality, and the fit and finish is great. The instructions were not in the box, but they have a great web site and I was able to find the instructions easily in PDF format.

The sliders went on the bike in no more than 30 minutes, and look great. They are very beefy, and have what I think is the best style mounting system.



Spiegler Rennsport SS Front Brake Lines
These lines are a nice upgrade to the front brakes. I need new pictures of these, because I have since fixed the routing.


Spiegler SS Rear Brake Line
The rear brake line is a nice piece. It fit great, and works well. It adds nicely to the front line.

Harri's YZFR1 Sport Bike Grips
Ok so I did the grips because I liked the way the look.

I admit that they are a bit of bling, but I like them.

Zero Gravity Light Smoke Double Bubble Windscreen

I wanted to get some of the air off of my helmet when cruising along. I also like the look of the dark windscreen. This was one of the things that I picked up used from the for sale part of the forum at a nice discount. It showed up in great condition and all I did was clean it up and install it. I think it looks real nice, and the fit is great everywhere along the gaps.



M4 Y-Pipe
I went for an M4 Y pipe to drop the heavy cat from the bike. It is amazing now much of a weight difference there is between the stock cat and this pipe. It fit very nicely, and has excellent build quality. Thanks to Riders Discount for a great price on this pipe.


Vance and Hines CS One Exhaust
I got the Vance and Hines CS One pipes from another member on the for sale part of the forum. I originally fell in love with these pipes at the GO race in Indy. I really like the way they look, and they sound AMAZING!.



The best shot of the transformation is comparing the new pipes to the OEM pipes from the back.



The best part about these pipes is how amazingly loud they are, like go hide the children loud.:scared It is so nice to actually hear the bike when I ride it now. It is like a 4 cylinder symphony in my ears.:riding

I tried to take a video of it, but it doesn't even do it justice so I am not even going to bother posting it up.


Flash-Tune 3/4 Tune Re-Flash with QS
After doing the exhaust, the bike needed a new map. After reading all the great info about the Flash-Tune flashing interface, I decided to jump on with both feet and go for it. This is quite possibly the best mod I have done. I have flashed the bike a number of times now in order to tweak in the engine breaking. Flash-Tune also has also provided a dyno tune map that they have made on thier dyno. I have to say that the bike runs way better now.

The other great feature is the quick shifter (QS). The QS is incorporated right into the ECU, no extra piggy back units. I went the route where I just added an ECU pin on the end of my PCV style normally closed QS sensor, and grounded the other end. The action is super smooth and it is like driving an automatic now. It is so cool and my most favorite mod so far.



Suspension Setup:
No picture for this one, Meister37 adjusted my suspension at my first track day at Putnam. I had never touched the suspension from what it came with from the factory. What a difference he made with just a few clicks and twists of some wrenches. Now the bike goes into the corner, and sits down and sticks like it never did before!

Tires:
Picked up a new set of Bridgestone Battlax BT-003RS. Finally burnt off my stock tires at my first track day. Review on these to come.
 

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Astronomer not Astrologer
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Thanks dude! :thumbup
 

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Nice machine work on the bar ends, well done! Saved some money doing all the mods yourself and it looks great!:thumbup

Thanks! I have to thank the machinists that have taught me a ton of skills in the shop.:fact:bow It just proves with the right tools you can make almost anything.
 

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Thanks, I am sure that with the amount of time I spent on them I could have bought three pair, but it was fun.
 

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:fact
 

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Awesome work man.
Props on the mods. They are unique.
 

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Picked it up from a member here in the classified section. They come up every now and then.
 

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I love this thread! Making your own stuff is awesome. :thumbup

Questions:

I've been wanting a set of extra heavy bar ends just like yours. Any way you'd make a set for a fee?

Is that a Trans Am parked next to the bike?
 

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I love this thread! Making your own stuff is awesome. :thumbup

Questions:

I've been wanting a set of extra heavy bar ends just like yours. Any way you'd make a set for a fee?

Is that a Trans Am parked next to the bike?
I use the machine shop in my building on my lunch breaks. I usually just pull stuff from the scrap bin. Honestly it takes me more time than the parts are really worth. It is just something that do for fun and enjoyment, especially during the winter.

I wish it were a T/A, it is a daily driver v6 fire chicken.
 

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Yea...Now that I have rebuilt the bike since the crash I need to update the list, and the few more custom things I have made since....
 
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