Thank you for the kind words sir!Your original R1M build was what convinced me to buy the M and the parts I fitted in the first place. I have no business being in this thread but man, what a build.
I do all this and my engine is stock!! Fans won't stay on if you turn the ignition off on the R1 which is a bit of a dumb idea IMO... my ZX6R never had that problem. I also lowered to 90ºC the temp where the fans are supposed to kick in.Changing the oil every two trackdays and running U4.4 100% of the time isn't fun, but the superbike experience is totally worth it 😂 I also have to keep a close eye on the temps when coming off the track. There are no fans, so when I pit I need to immediately put a fan on the radiator and occasionally blip the starter to ensure the coolant is flowing and cooling the bike.
My engine was in really good shape for 22K+ track miles. None of the damage that was noted from some other 2015 engines. Just had some water pump wear, bent shift forks, and other normal wear. There was some galling on the top of the rods where the piston head attaches, but that was it.Was there any wear on the stock camshaft counter weight from side to side movement?
Thank you for taking the time to share this superbike build.UPDATES:
2022 is here, and as with every year, I try to improve the bike by bringing it closer to me, as I try to get closer to the bike's potential.
I took advantage of the @SuperbikeUnlimited Black Friday sale, and was able to score some pretty good dash and data upgrades...
I2M Pro 2 Dash and accessories
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Fork Potentiometer Collars
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Brake Pressure Sensor and Potentiometers for Fork (150mm) and Shock (75mm)
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All the dash integration cabling
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Looks like it's going to be a fun project...
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Shoutout to @iammattyrich and @yubiracing for letting me know what to buy so I don't waste a bunch of time figuring things out 😂 I'm still waiting on the dash mount to arrive, but it should be here hopefully next week 🤞🏾
- I2M Dash
- Tire Pressure Sensors (Included with dash)
- GPS Antenna (Included with dash)
- R1 Dash Plug & Play Kit
- Sensor Wiring Harness (Plug & Play kit to connect all sensors)
- Brake Pressure Sensor
- 150mm Potentiometer (for fork)
- 75mm Potentiometer (for shock)
- Potentiometer Collars (for fork)
- R1 Mounting Kit (on the way)
The focus for 2022 is the same as every year- Becoming a better rider. Now that I'm tracking this bike consistently, having data to analyze and see where I can improve (and where the bike can improve as well) will get me closer to my goals, or just tell me how much I suck 🥴
Thanks for the tip on the dash antenna! I've already installed the antenna to the dash and was pretty careful during the install. I have a protective case for the dash coming soon. Depending on the track/situation, I may end up using a USB to transfer the data to my laptop anyway 🥴First of all, CONGRATS! It's a great bit of kit... I should know as I have exactly the same one 😁
Now that's out of the way, here comes the not so good news... BE VERY FREAKING CAREFUL fitting that WIFI antenna. It's seriously flimsy. Not sure if you got the Mellotti Case for the dash which makes things a bit trickier again but either way, use almost no force when screwing that on. I tried to be careful with mine and still broke it. I can still get a signal but my laptop needs to be RIGHT next to the dash.
Bad news part-2: It's easy to use but very very hard to use it to its full potential. The Danas software is incredibly user unfriendly. Also, there are things that I just can't understand... i.e. why not have an option to display the tire pressures in PSI??
But you'll get there. All in all, I don't regret buying it. It's freaking cool looking and gives you way more important data than the CCU ever could!
I definitely appreciate the kind words! I try to take time to document as much as possible of this journey 😎Thank you for taking the time to share this superbike build.
Well, the USB port on mine worked a total of TWO times and now it just won't recognize there's a memory stick in it anymore. Like I said, it's not all roses with these haha Hope I just got a bad apple and you have better luck!I have a protective case for the dash coming soon. Depending on the track/situation, I may end up using a USB to transfer the data to my laptop anyway 🥴
I'm at a point where I would pretty much pay for lessons on DanaI've been playing around with the Dana software for about a month now with the sample file (along with watching a friend at the track use it after each session to view his data) so I think I'm pretty familiar with how to navigate the software. It would be nice to see tire pressures and brake pressures in PSI instead of BAR, but I guess it makes sense if we want to compare data with others around the globe...
Which dash protector did you get? I want whichever one you have 😂Well, the USB port on mine worked a total of TWO times and now it just won't recognize there's a memory stick in it anymore. Like I said, it's not all roses with these haha Hope I just got a bad apple and you have better luck!
Also, good to hear you have a case coming. I 'tested' mine on Friday and happy to report it saved the dash from a 220+kph crash.
I'm at a point where I would pretty much pay for lessons on Dana