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Hi all, my name's Chris and I'm from MN. I justed signed on to get a bit of tech info for my wifes '09 250R. I track an '09 R1 and rarely ride on the street. Hopefully I can pick up some good info here for working on her bike.
 

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Welcome Burn-z, there is plenty of info on here for you.
Don't forget to post up some pics of your bikes, and we don't hold grudges against R1's either, so show some pics of your racer as well!
 

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Thanks for the welcome guys. Here's a couple photos of my wife's 250R and my R1. So far I've installed a MGP Growler slipon, Shogun frame sliders and spools, Hotbodies undertail and DB windscreen, LP flushmount signals, K&N air filter and jet kit, Driven D3 grips, Stomp Grips, a Drive Systems Superlite 42T sprocket with RK GP 520 XSO gold chain, Probolt gold sprocket nuts and windshield bolt kit and a Kawasaki oem solo seat cowl. Since these were taken I've also put on a Magical Racing carbon fiber tank cover, Woodcraft clipons, replaced all the foot pegs with races pegs and HEL ss brake lines. I also dropped the front and back an inch as my wife is only 5'-4". In two years it's only got about 950 miles on it, most of which was put on by my brother at the track. My wife has done one try the track session and will be doing two days at Jennings GP in April with me at the R1 forum memorial trackday weekend. She's still super nervous riding on the street but had some expert instruction in Sep when I took her to Colin Edwards Texas Tornado Bootcamp.

My wife's "favorite " photo





 

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I have a substantially larger mods list on my R1. It was Bike of the Month in April on the R1 forum and was selected as a winner of the Yamaha SSB virtual bike show and I won two tickets to the Indy GP. Unfortunately it wasn't selected to show there as most of the bikes were of the slammed and stretched variety. I started riding dirt in '74 when we got a Yamaha 60cc enduro and I got my street license after I got out of the Army in '82. I've been riding for two seasons now after a twenty year break. The first street bike I owned myself was an '89 Suzuki GSX-R750 that I bought new in '89. In case you're wondering I am old. I'll be 51 in March and I work full time as active duty National Guard. I'm pretty much addicted to trackdays now and got in eighteen this season including trackdays at BIR here in MN, Road America, Barber, Jennings GP, Putnam, Harris Hill Road, MAM in IA and six days at Zalusky Advanced Riding School at DCTC which is a driving course at the local community college. I credit my rapid progression of skills to trackdays and taking as many schools as possible. You will learn more on the track in one day than you can learn on the street in years. I lived in San Diego for five years and rode the canyons for two before my bike was stolen in '90. I've built my bike with performance and handling as the priority and my goal is to get as close to SBK spec as possible. I haven't gone into the engine yet as it's plenty fast with a dyno'd 157rwhp. At some point I'll probably have some top end work done but I've had her up to a gps 165mph on BIR's long course this summer and that was fast enough for now. Here is what I've done to her so far:
Ohlins R&T Forks - FGRT 808
Ohlins TTX36 Rear Shock
Ohlins R&T Steering Damper
Attack Performance Adjustable Triple (standard offset)
Beringer Nickel 6 Piston Front/2 Piston Rear Calipers w/GP Mount
Brembo 19RCS Master Cylinder w/Folding Lever
Brembo Clear Brake Reservoir Tubing w/Hoseclamps
CRG Supersport Clutch Perch/Folding Roll-A-Click Standard Length Lever
Brake Line Quick Disconnects
Brake Tech Axis Iron Rotors Fully Floated Front and Rear (installing this winter)
Galfer Front and Rear Sportbike Wave Rotors
Galfer Front and Rear SS Brake Line Kit (Black)
PVM Seven Y Spoke Wheels (3.5x17,6x17)
Renthal Superbike Clipons
Rizoma Sportline Grips
Rizoma Bar End Sliders
Rizoma Oil Cap
Rizoma #27 Front Brake Resevoir
Rizoma #15 Rear Brake Resevoir
Rizoma CT450 Fluid Reservoir Bracket
Rizoma Rearsets
Rizoma Race Pegs
Akrapovic Evo "Kit" Full Exhaust System (Shortened 1.25")
Dynojet Power Commander V w/Custom Map
JETT Tuning ECU Unleashed
HM RL Quickshifter
Starlane Stealth II gps Lap Timer
Shorai Lithuim Ion Battery
BMC Hi Performance Street Filter
Graves Smog Block Offs
Speedo Tuner Calibrator
Samco Silicone Hose/Clamp set
Harris Flush Fitting Quick Release Fuel Cap
Harris 54mm Damper Mount Clamp
Cox Racing Radiator Guard
Double Dog Moto Carbon Fiber Kickstand (waiting on delivery)
Akrapovic Carbon Fiber Tank Cover
Akrapovic Carbon Fiber Seat Panel (Right)
Akrapovic Carbon Fiber Seat Panel (Left)
Akrapovic Carbon Fiber Front Mudguard
Akrapovic Carbon Fiber Rear Hugger
Akrapovic Carbon Fiber Expansion Cover
Akrapovic Carbon Fiber Clutch Cover
Akrapovic Carbon Fiber Chain Cover
Tekarbon Carbon Fiber Lower Cowl
Lacomoto Carbon Fiber Swingarm Protector
Carbonpartz "mrgrn" Carbon Fiber Sprocket Cover
King Carbon Carbon Fiber Shark Fin Sprocket Guard
Blown Concepts Custom Cut Vinyl Number Plates and Numbers
Hotbodies Racing Headlight Covers
Gilles Tooling Chain Adjuster
Gilles Tooling Lifters
Gilles Tooling Crash Pads
Motovation No-Cut Street Frame Slider
Motovation Clutch Slider
Motovation Fork Slider
Motovation Swingarm Slider
Motovation Billet License Plate Relocator
Motovation LED License Plate Light
Magical Racing Carbon Fiber Windscreen
Magical Racing CF Mirrors Type 1 Head, Long Black Elbow Stems
AGRAS Engine Slider Crankcase (Left Side) Type:A
AGRAS Engine Slider Oil Pump (Right Side) Type:A
AGRAS Engine Slider Clutch (Right Side) Type: A
RK 520 GXW "Black Mamba" Chain
AFAM “K2“ Black Workslite 520 43T Hard Anodized Alloy Rear Sprocket
AFAM Workslite 520 15T Drilled Chromoly Steel Front Sprocket
Bridgestone BT003RS front: 120/70ZR17, rear: 190/55ZR17 tires
Yamaha OEM Solo Seat Cowl
Greggs Mirror Block Offs
Watsens Flush Mount Turn Signals
Custom LED Blaster X Integrated Tail Light
Pro Bolt Titanium D-ring Quick Release Fairing Kit
ProBolt Titanium Engine Bolt Kit - Side Casings - Allen Wrench
Pro Bolt Titanium Unsprung Wt Overhaul Bolt Kit Race Spec: Front Caliper bolts, Front and Rear Rotor Bolts, Front Axle Pinch Bolts
Pro Bolt Titanium Front Brake Banjos w/Integral Bleed Nipples
Pro Bolt Titanium Rear Brake Caliper Mounting Bolt Kit
Pro Bolt Titanium M10x1.00 Front MC Banjo
Pro Bolt Titanium Bi-Hex Sprocket Nuts
Pro Bolt Titanium Rear Axle Nut
Pro Bolt Titanium Top Yoke Nut
Pro Bolt Titanium Clutch/Brake Lever Perch Pinch Bolt Set
Pro Bolt Titanium Triple Clamp Top and Bottom Pinch Bolt Kit
Pro Bolt Titanium Clip-on Handlebar Pinch Bolt Set
Pro Bolt Titanium Damper Mounting Bolts
Pro Bolt Titanium Subframe Bolt Set -M10x1.25x35mm
Pro Bolt Titanium Exhaust HangerBolts - M8x1.25x20mm
Pro Bolt Titanium Heat Shield Bolts - M6x1.0x10mm
Pro Bolt Titanium Y Pipe Exhaust Bracket Bolts - M8x1.25x35mm & 45mm
Pro Bolt Titanium Magnetic Sump Bolt
Pro Bolt Titanium Front Mudguard Bolts
Pro Bolt Black Alloy Gearshift Rod

Yet to do:
666 Road Racing Carbon Fiber WSBK Replica Hugger
666 Road Racing Carbon Fiber Front Mudguard w/Lower Fork Protectors
Double Dog Moto Carbon Fiber/Titanium Monocoque Tail





After two trackdays at BIR

Barber last month

My favorite pic
 

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Top photos, and good on your wife getting involved!!

By the way, I can still see chicken strips on the rear! You missed the side walls, time to take some more lessons!!!
 

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Top photos, and good on your wife getting involved!!
Thanks mate. The wife loves her Ninja I just wish I could get her to ride more. Two tip-overs while stopped made her a little gun-shy. Slick concrete garage floors and sandy parking lots don't instill confidence. I tell her not to worry as that's what frame sliders and protection are for. She has been so afraid of damaging her bike that now she hardly ever rides. We went to Colin Edwards camp in Sep and that helped her alot. It's definately easier to learn in the dirt. Now she's really excited for next season and I'm hoping she does well at the track in Apr.


By the way, I can still see chicken strips on the rear! You missed the side walls, time to take some more lessons!!!
lol. Which chicken strips are you talking about? I've gotten rid of almost all on my R1. I just have a little left on the front (maybe 3mm) and I'm not fast enough to get rid of all of it yet. The Ninja's still got some good ones. My brother took her to the track in Oct and got rid of most of the rear. The lil' Ninja corners so well and there's so much clearance it's nearly impossible to get rid of all of those strips. I haven't had it on the track since the wife first got it. Once I got on my R1 it's hard to go back. There are places where the 250 definately has an advantage though...any motard or cart track that's so tight the 1k's can't use their power or speed. I see you're in Tasmania. Do you have many closed roadracing courses there? I have a couple good friends In AUS who ride at Phillip Island regularly. We have a little course near my home at the local community college that's used to train emergency services and commercial drivers. It's quite tight and technical being 1.25 miles with seventeen turns. I can barely keep up with my brother on his RMZ 450 motard and only catch him on the two shorts straights. I don't think I'll ever quit taking lessons...there's still too much to learn. Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks??? ;)
 

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Welcome to NN burnz! You are awesome with the photo posting (here and all the other threads) Well done. I'm a former MP myself (Canadian Forces 1990-2000) Good to have you along for the ride.
 

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Haha!! Burn-z, I was refering to to the side walls, seems thatyou could use them seeing that you are leaned over soooo far!!!

We have a couple of circuits here, Symmons Plains in Northern Tasmania, and Baskerville raceway near Hobart down south. They have track days at SP, but as yet I have not had a go, but it is definately on the list.

We have a Go Cart track near home, and I so wanted to take Wifeys 250R there, but we sold it recently since she is not riding as much anymore. She enjoys jumping on the back of my 650R, so we will see if she wants to get another bike later on.
 

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Welcome to NN burnz! You are awesome with the photo posting (here and all the other threads) Well done. I'm a former MP myself (Canadian Forces 1990-2000) Good to have you along for the ride.
"MP Forever" to my brother from the north. What's the meaning of your screen name? Your bike wouldn't happen to be black would it? If your bike is black on the R1 forum they say you come from "The Darkside." lol


Holy crap dude! You're spectacular! Very happy to have you aboard, and fantastic attitude!
Thanks spooph. Happy to help in any way I can. I always promote ATGATT and improving ones skills through as much schools/training and trackdays as possible. Most are so hesitant to get on the track but it has made such a dramatic difference in my riding I can't promote it enough as a way to learn. "Once you go track you'll never go back."

Haha!! Burn-z, I was refering to to the side walls, seems thatyou could use them seeing that you are leaned over soooo far!!!

We have a couple of circuits here, Symmons Plains in Northern Tasmania, and Baskerville raceway near Hobart down south. They have track days at SP, but as yet I have not had a go, but it is definately on the list.

We have a Go Cart track near home, and I so wanted to take Wifeys 250R there, but we sold it recently since she is not riding as much anymore. She enjoys jumping on the back of my 650R, so we will see if she wants to get another bike later on.
Cart track might still be a little tight for a 250R. Motards rule on tracks that tight. I searched Tasmania and saw you had at least one. Definately make it a priority to get out on one this year. I guarantee you won't regret it...no tickets, speed limits, traffic, pedestrians or obstacles and everyones going the same direction.:thumb:
Thanks so much again for the manual. That will come in so handy. I don't have a ton of experience working on bikes but I can follow directions.:D
 

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Thanks mate. The wife loves her Ninja I just wish I could get her to ride more. Two tip-overs while stopped made her a little gun-shy. Slick concrete garage floors and sandy parking lots don't instill confidence. I tell her not to worry as that's what frame sliders and protection are for. She has been so afraid of damaging her bike that now she hardly ever rides.
Why don't you try to talk her into joining here herself? There are some friendly ladies here too and I'm sure many of us have worked through the same things... myself included. Not to mention the boys here are super supportive and helpful to female riders. :)
 
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