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2014 STG Honda CBR1000RR Project Bike Giveaway

For the 2014 season Van decided to take one of the hottest 1000cc bikes, race prep it, ride it around testing parts and riding gear then give it away on December 19, 2014. He built it throughout the riding season to spec out to Chris Ulrich's Roadracing World Honda CBR1000RR and it turned out real sharp.  Van was able to achieve some of his fastest lap times ever at Grattan Raceway and Barber Motorsports Park throughout the season, in addition to just having a lot of fun riding the machine. We were finally able to reach our winner and would like to congratulate Todd M. of Belle Isle, Florida on being the lucky customer!

Installing the Galfer Front Wave Brake Rotor on the Honda CBR1000RR

The Galfer Honda Front Wave Brake Rotor is a popular upgrade that will drastically improve your stopping power and one that is fairly easy to do in your garage. You are going to want to make sure you clean off the rotors before installation, follow the instructions to make sure the rotors are facing the correct direction and you use the proper torque specs that can be easily found online. It is very important to note that you do not want to install a new rotors without installing new brake pads because and that you bed them according to the instructions from Galfer.

Installing the Galfer Front Wave Brake Rotor will save weight, allow your brakes to remain cooler and give you more stopping power. In addition to all the benefits of a new rotor, the Wave Rotor just looks cool and is a relatively inexpensive upgrade. Watch the video or check the listing for more details.

Installing the Galfer Rear Wave Brake Rotor on the Honda CBR1000RR

The Galfer Honda Rear Wave Brake Rotor is a relatively easy upgrade, especially if you already plan on installing new rear brake pads or taking off the rear wheel. It is very important to note that you do not want to install a new rotor without installing new rear brake pads because they will work together to give you proper stopping power and wear. After installation, whether you are on the street or track, following the instructions from Galfer, it is important to bed your brakes fully to achieve full braking power and avoid warping your new rotor.

Installing the Galfer Rear Wave Brake Rotor will save weight, allow your brakes to remain cooler and give you more stopping power. In addition to all the benefits of a new rotor, the Wave Rotor just looks cool and is a relatively inexpensive upgrade. Watch the video or check the listing for more details.

Installing PSR Drain Bolt on the Honda CBR1000RR

The PSR Magnetic Oil Drain Bolt is another item that is simple to do while your doing a regular oil change on your motorcycle. For under $20, it's a small upgrade that could help save your motor. The magnetic bolt pulls away any potential metallic debris from your oil so it doesn't circulate back into the engine.

Installing the PSR Magnetic Oil Drain Bolt is as simple is tightening it in place after the oil change. It already features predrilled holes, making it easy to safety wire and the fact that it is magnetic, helps hold it in place when working on the bike.

Installing Dion Device on the Honda CBR1000RR

The Dion Device carbon lever guard protects you and your motorcycle from a possible accident or incident on track that could grab your brake lever and cause a crash. The Dion Device is my preferred guard as it allows me to keep my hand off the end of the bars, as I normally like to ride.

Installing the Dion Device lever guard on the Honda CBR1000RR starts with mocking it up to the lever to ensure proper fitment. The guard mounts on the clip on and sits just above the brake lever. The complete process only takes minutes and the use of a t-handle allen and wrench to snug everything up.

How to Change the Oil on the Honda CBR1000RR

Changing the oil on the Honda CBR1000RR is a fairly simple process and was necessary before my trip to Daytona International Speedway.

I always use the K&N Oil Filter and Motul oil on my motorcycles as they're quality and I know that I will get good performance out of both. After draining the oil and putting in the new filter, I safety wired the filter so it is ready for the track. Filling the oil is the last step and it is very important that you use a clean funnel and do not overfill the oil level. Before putting the lower bodywork back on, we're going to clean it up with some brake cleaner and let the bike run for a few minutes to make sure everything sounds good.

PSR Honda Oil Fill Cap Install on the Honda CBR1000RR

The PSR Oil Fill Cap instantly gives your motorcycle a factory race bike look for just over $20. The cap is machined out of quality aluminum and comes safety wired with an easy to use clip. Easier than drilling and safety wiring the stock cap and comes in different color options to match your bike.

The installation of the PSR oil fill cap is easy to do along with your standard oil change. The nice thing about this cap is that you do not have re-safety wire it and looks good at the same time.

Painted Hotbodies Race Bodywork Install

The Hotbodies Racing Race Bodywork is by far the most bang for your buck bodywork that you can buy for your track or race bike. The standard kits are still on a buy one, get one free special, making the kits even more affordable and appealing. The quality of the kits have improved drastically over the years and the fit is decent, especially for the cost. I had the bodywork painted right from the Hotbodies factory, so it was already done by the time we got it here at the shop.

The installation of the Hotbodies race bodywork on the Honda CBR1000RR STG and Road Racing World Project Bike was fairly simply as I drilled the holes based off the dimples in the bodywork and lined it up. The fit wasn't perfect and I had to do a little trimming around the exhaust, which is normal. Overall, a good value and easy install.

SkutrNet Exhaust Servo Buddy Install on the Honda CBR1000RR

The SkutrNet Servo Buddy is a necessary component after installing any slip-on or full exhaust on your motorcycle. After installing the exhaust, your motorcycle will throw error codes and this servo buddy will clear those codes. It works by mimicking the servo motor so the computer thinks the exhaust circuit is working properly and preventing the F1 light from coming on. This is important because you don’t want to miss any other potentially important codes that your motorcycle might throw.

The install of the SkutrNet Servo Buddy on the Honda CBR1000RR STG and Road Racing World Project Bike was relatively simple as we’ve already installed the exhaust. This is a nice addition because it also frees up some weight by eliminating the servo motor. Watch as I walk you through the tools needed, and the steps to take in accordance with the instructions provided.

Honda CBR1000RR Ride Review

I’ve finally had an opportunity to ride the RoadRacingWorld.com STG Project Bike 2014 Honda CBR1000RR at Grattan Raceway with our friends from Sportbike Track Time and am beyond impressed with this bike. With any new build, there were tweaks that needed to be made at the track and I had to get the suspension dialed in after the install. I have some areas to continue to improve on this bike as it is much different than the Yamaha R1 but I think there is some more time to be made up and I am looking forward to continue learning to ride this phenomenal motorcycle.

Honda CBR1000RR Ohlins 30mm Cartridge Kit and Spring Installation

Ohlins Suspension produces some of the best suspension components in the world and excels in tuning, quality and technology. Installing suspension on your motorcycle can make all the difference in your riding from improved lap times, increasing your confidence and making the overall ride more enjoyable. The installation of the Ohlins Cartridge Kit and Springs is quite involved and you should not attempt this sort of project without experience or help from a professional. I purchased most of the necessary tools as I really wanted to try to tackle this project.

Installing the Ohlins 30mm Cartridge Kit starts with disassembly and swapping out the cartridge kit and springs inside the stock front forks. Once everything has been changed over and the forks are back in the bike, you want to make sure everything moves freely and then you work with someone knowledgeable in suspension to tune it.

Honda CBR1000RR Ohlins TTX Rear Shock Install

Ohlins Suspension produces some of the best suspension components in the world and excels in tuning, quality and technology. Installing suspension on your motorcycle can make all the difference in your riding from improved lap times, increasing your confidence and making the overall ride more enjoyable. It was a no brainer to install the new Ohlins TTX Rear Shock on the Honda CBR1000RR and the process was relatively simple for the rear shock with the use of some basic tools.

Installing the Ohlins Honda CBR1000RR TTX Shock was necessary for my riding style and weight to allow me to ride the bike to its fullest capability. The most important part comes next when we dial it in based by adjusting the preload, compression and rebound.

Installing StompGrip on the Honda CBR1000RR

Stompgrip started in 1994 in Southern California by a couple off road and snowboard enthusiasts who then branched out into the motorsports industry in the early 2000s. They were a pioneer in the 3D traction pads and make specific kits that are precut for your motorcycle. Installation is pretty straight forward but you want to ensure you start with a clean surface and apply the pads as you would any sticker.

Installing the Stompgrip Traction Pads allows for extra grip when you are moving around on your motorcycle. Most kits are available in the standard clear or now in black and are a good, affordable addition for street or track riding.

Installing the Motion Pro Coolant Recovery Tank on the Honda CBR1000RR

Motion Pro is known mainly for their specialty motorcycle tools but they also manufacture many other products that you can use on your motorcycle. I decided to install the Motion Pro Coolant Recovery Tank on the Honda CBR1000RR as opposed to using the stock recovery tank being that this is a race bike build. The installation process is not as straight forward on this bike as others, as I had to fabricate several brackets and move some other components around.

Installing the Motion Pro Coolant Recovery Tank allows for the capability to move your OEM overflow bottle and also helps with preventing loss of coolant due to overheating.

Samco Sport Radiator Hose Kit Honda CBR1000RR 2014 Installation

SamcoSport radiator hose kits are handmade in the United Kingdom and have been manufacturing these kits for over 10 years. They manufacture hose kits for street and sport application for motorcycles but also for the racing industry from Formula One, Nascar and World Superbike. Not only does this hose kit improve the look of your motorcycle but it helps keep it running 5-9 degrees cooler than stock. This is a simple installation process but it is important to note that you purchase the correct clamps so you do not damage the silicone hose.

Installing the Samco Sport Radiator Hose Kit Honda CBR1000RR in conjunction with swapping for Engine Ice or Water Wetter will help further cool your engine and thus, improve performance.

Installing the Bazzaz Honda CBR1000RR 12-14 Z-Fi TC Unit

Bazzaz Performance was started by Ammar Bazzaz who helped Mat Mladin achive his AMA Superbike Championships and at one point in time worked at Yoshimura. The brand has taken off in the last several years and continues to grow in popularity with the continued advances in technology. The complete system that Bazzaz offers and that we installed on the Honda CBR1000RR STG Project Bike includes the fuel control, quick shift and traction control all in one unit.

Installing the Bazzaz Honda CBR1000RR 12-14 Z-Fi TC is a project that could take some serious time and concentration, which might not be for everyone. Installing the unit is the easy part but the wiring can get quite complication and should only be tackled if you are comfortable with this level of work.

Installing the Woodcraft Engine Stator Cover on the Honda CBR1000RR

Woodcraft Racing Products manufacture some of our favorite products for the race track. The company was started by Eric Wood, an AMA Pro racer so he is able to take his direct experience on the track and apply it to the design process. Engine covers are an essential upgrade for the street or track and can save your engine in the long run.

Installing the Woodcraft LHS Engine Stator Cover Protector is fairly simple with the Woodcraft covers as it bolts directly over the stock cover. This will protect the lower end of your stator and includes a rubber pad on the inside of the cover for an extra layer of protection. These covers also include a replaceable skid plate that can be easily replaced in the event of a tip over and can be customized with different anodize colors.

Installing the Woodcraft Engine Clutch Cover on the Honda CBR1000RR

Woodcraft Racing Products manufacture some of our favorite products for the race track. The company was started by Eric Wood, an AMA Pro racer so he is able to take his direct experience on the track and apply it to the design process. Engine covers are an essential upgrade for the street or track and can save your engine in the long run.

Installing the Woodcraft RHS Engine Clutch Cover Protector is fairly simple with the Woodcraft covers as it bolts directly over the stock cover. These covers also include a replaceable skid plate that can be easily replaced in the event of a tip over and can be customized with different anodized colors.

Spiegler Honda CBR1000RR 12-14 Rear Brake Line Kit Installation

Spiegler Stainless Steel Brake Lines are our most recommended and best selling brake lines here at STG. They offer top level quality, are D.O.T. Certified, made here in the US and look awesome. Replacing the rear brake line will improve the performance and feel of the rear brake, but in the end it is also a cosmetic upgrade. If you planning on installing the front line kit, adding the rear will balance the look of your motorcycle and give you an overall even braking feel.

Installing the Spiegler Honda CBR1000RR 12-14 Rear Brake Line Kit is a snap, especially if you have already installed the front line kit. Remember with the Spiegler Lines we offer custom color combinations at no extra charge and free colored banjo bolts to match the fittings.

Installing Driven Block Off Plates on the 2014 Honda CBR1000RR

Driven Racing is a leader in aftermarket parts and has been manufacturing and machining performance parts for a number of years. As we’ve already installed the M4 Racing full exhaust system, it is very important to install block off plates when you are also planning to install a fuel control system. These components all work together and allow your motorcycle to run properly.

Installing the Driven Block Off Plates Honda CBR1000RR 04-14 is a project that requires a bit of time and experience. Installing the plates is needed after replacing the stock exhaust system, if you plan to use a fuel controller with an auto tune feature or if you are going to have the bike mapped on a dyno. After modifying the exhaust it is common to get popping and cracking on decel when the AIS System is still in place, when the plates are installed the AIS System will be removed reducing or eliminating this problem.

2014 HONDA CBR1000RR Vortex Adjustable Rearsets V2 Installation

Vortex Racing Performance Parts manufactures a large variety of quality aftermarket parts, the most popular and well known being their adjustable rearsets and sprockets. However, their catalog has expanded over the last several years to include much more and each piece is held to strict standards and testing. The installation process of the Vortex Adjustable Rearsets V2 on the Honda CBR1000RR is a bit involved as I had to unbolt part of the exhaust, the rear master cylinder and remove the brake light switch. If you are installing new rearsets on your motorcycle and require the rear brake light, follow the link on the website to purchase the Vortex switch. The remainder of the install process is simply assembling the rearsets and finding the correct position of the levers for your riding style.

The Vortex V2 Adjustable Rearsets have been improved with the V2 series, allows for standard or GP shifting and comes standard with folding toe pegs. One of the nicest features with these rearsets is the amount of adjustability with the way the bracket is designed, you can really dial in the proper foot position for your particular riding style.

2014 Honda CBR1000RR Spiegler Rennsport Front Brake Line Installation

Spiegler Brake Linesare the number one stainless steel brake line here at STG. I decided to use the Rennsport Front Brake Line Kit on the CBR as this kit uses one line up at the master cylinder that splits off into two around the lower triple clamp. The end result is a cleaner install at the master cylinder area that results in more room to adjut the controls as desired. With this configuration braking power and balance is no different than with a two line kit.

Building a CBR for track use we suggest installing the Spiegler Honda CBR1000RR Rennsport Front Brake Line Kit. Running on the race track with stock rubber lines is not an optimal situation considering the loss of braking force caused by the rubber lines. Spiegler Lines are available in countless color options, are made in the USA and offer top level quality. This is my brake line brand of choice and has been for many seasons.

Hotbodies Color Form Race Bodywork 2014 Honda CBR1000RR Installation

Hotbodies Race Bodywork is a great option when builiding a track bike. Their fit and finish have come a long way over the years, the current kits fit better and are much easier to install. End of the day the reason to install the race bodywork is to spare the expensive stock OEM parts from possible damage when on track testing the limits of both skill and traction. Hotbodies gets the job done and is easy on the budget. If you do not require perfection and like saving money Hotbodies is for you. On the other hand if you requie OEM style fit and finish we other options. Take a few minutes to watch this install and you will see just how good this kit looks and fits.

Building this bike for track use I decided to install the Hotbodies Color Form Race Bodywork for the Honda CBR1000RR. The Color Form Bodywork is colored all the way through and looks pretty darn good with a quick polish. Throw on some number plates, a few stickers and the bike looks great WITHOUT being painted which saves you hundreds.

2014 Honda CBR1000RR Super Fast Tear Down

This Giveaway Bike Build is a project we are doing with Roadracing World. The goal is to build a replica of Geico Honda Road Racing Team Owner and Superbike Racer Chris Ulrich's CBR1000RR. Van is building the bike and will have technical support from The Geico Honda Road Racing Team along the way. Bookmark this page and follow this special project from this tear down preview to the winner being announced 12.19.2014.

2014 STG Honda CBR1000RR Project Bike Sitting In The Crate. The Calm Before The Storm...

2014 STG Honda CBR1000RR Project Bike In The Crate

Like we said this bike is going to be special. The Yamaha YZF-R1 from last year was amazing, not knocking it at all. Just like the R1 the FZ-09 we are building certainly won't hurt the winners feelings any. All that said this bike is going to be different from the others. As stated above we will fill in the gaps later this week. Make sure you are entered to win and stay tuned!