Well after 3 long weeks of no riding I finally fired up the R1 last night for a midnight ride. Left the house literally at the stroke of the witches hour and took a 20 mile shakedown run. New tires felt good but breaking them in a bit before I do anything stupid. They are balanced good. After much debate with the Yamaha gurus settled on 1.5" chain slack on the chain. Still have to check the front sprocket to see if the previous owner changed that because he changed the rear to a 46t. I assume not so not a big deal but can affect chain slack. Yamaha recommends 0.79"-0.98" which is way too tight imo and might be due to the larger sprocket in the rear. So I completed:
1. New tires - Bridgestone S20 (the new Bridgestone supersport tire - good for street and track)
2. Cleaned up and lubed up both axles, checked wheel bearings and lubed
3. Fixed license plate bracket - was way forward with no light and plate bent over screaming please give me a ticket - bought a $23 bracket with light and wired that into the running lights - gtg
4. Cleaned, adjusted and lubed the chain
5. Changed antifreeze out to engine ice (track requirement) - runs about 5-7 degrees cooler
6. Flushed out back brake fluid and put in Motul racing fluid
7. Put a tank pad on the tank to protect from zippers, etc.
8. Fixed the front fairing from a crack caused by the front stand
9. Checked all the bolts
10. Cleaned up under the fenders while the tires were off with engine degreaser
Still have to wire it for the track but I can ride it in between that work and I have until July 27 to get that done. Hopefully I can get a predrilled oil drain plug before then to make it easier otherwise it is off to the drill press which I have to drill the other bolts anyways and because I am removing the drain plug it will be oil change time and I changed it about 1,200 miles ago so I want to put a few more miles on and change it just before the track day so I have fresh oil. July 15th going to set up the suspension sag as Redline is having a suspension set up day (just in time for the track). And I haven't decided bar ends or frame sliders or both? Along with stomp grip because the tank has zero grip unlike my R6 which I never needed the stomp grip on.
Winter projects will be fork fluid, fixing the front stand (figured out what I need to do - small piece of tubing and some welding), cable lube, xenon bulbs for the front headlights, brake pads front and rear, speed bleeders for all the calipers. After that shouldn't have to touch the bike, except for normal washing, tire pressure and chain maintenance for a long time. Sucks I had to do it now but the money was in the slush fund so had to make use before the fun governor re allocated it to something fucking stupid.
Took a bunch of pictures - will follow up with them when I get them sorted out.