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2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 STG Project Bike

The 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 literally blurs the line between MotoGP and bike available to mere mortals. This bike has more trickle down technology from MotoGP than any other offered before. I ordered this bike immediately after watching the video unveiling and have been patiently waiting for its arrival. My intention with this project is to first do a street / track day build and once that is completed I will begin prepping it for track only duty. It has been a while since I have ridden the same bike for more than a season so I am looking forward to keeping this one for 2-3 so we have more time to make friends. Every bike deserves a proper name and I have landed on Elaine.

Unfortunately this is not going to be a giveaway bike (we have a Suzuki for 2015) but the project will still be a ton of fun. Once I am ready to move on we will offer the bike for sale. - Brian Van

2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 First Track Ride at Grattan Raceway

I was finally able to make it to Grattan Raceway with our friends at Sportbike Track Time. We only completed a couple small modifications before taking it to the track, I wanted to see how the motorcycle would perform mostly "as is" from the factory. This is one of the first times in years that I've ridden on street tires as well. I wanted to take it easy being the first time at the track for the year, as well as being my first time on the bike. So, we didn't take any cameras and I didn't put a lap timer on the R1, but just rode around and got a feel for the motorcycle.
Overall, this is the best motorcycle I've ever ridden and they did a phenomenal job with this machine. If you are considering picking up the new Yamaha YZF-R1, just do it.

How to Install the Ohlins Rear Shock on a 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1

After doing my first track day on the 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1, it is time to upgrade the suspension to Ohlins. The one we are installing is the Ohlins TTX GP Shock, which has a mechanical pre-load adjustment, as well as the compression and rebound. We can complete the install with simple hand tools and start with removing the rear wheel and taking out the stock rear shock. While you have everything disassembled, I always like to lubricate the bearings because sometimes there isn't enough on there even from the factory. I have a pair of Pit Bull Jack Stands, which makes suspension work much easier, but you can get creative depending on the space or availability of items in your garage.

It is very important to take your time installing the new Ohlins rear shock and use the proper lubricant and torque specifications during this process. You do not want this coming loose and if you don't feel comfortable completing the project yourself, always utilize a licensed mechanic.

How to Install a Spiegler Brake Lines on a 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1

One of my go to and necessary upgrades for every motorcycle is to install stainless steel brake lines and we went with Spiegler Performance again for the R1. I started off with removing the ABS, but after a great deal of research we decided it would be best to leave it for the time being as it works in conjunction with the traction control and some of the other electronics. Throughout the video I reference taking it out, but please ignore all of those comments as I decided to leave it for the time being.

The remainder of the install of the Spiegler Performance Brake Lines is the same for the front and rear on the Yamaha YZF-R1. This installation is a little more involved than some of the other bikes we've done with all the new technology and new components built into this bike.

How to Install a Graves Fender Eliminator Kit on a 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1

The stock rear fender on the new R1 is the first thing that needed to go. Van installed a Graves 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 Fender Eliminator in it's place. Graves does a great job across the board but when it comes to their Yamaha Parts they knock it out of the park. The fender eliminator is a perfect example of just that. Our install reused the stock LED rear turn signals and delivered a clean, race ready look as expected.

This fender eliminator kit took a little more engineering than most do to produce a finished product worthy of being installed on the R1. The kit includes a full set of instructions with pictures to help with the install and ensure you get a good clean result. Graves covered all the bases with this one and I would recommend it for sure.

How to install a Graves Cat Eliminator Exhaust System on a 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1

The stock exhaust system needs to go for many reasons and Graves is a great choice. Van installed a Graves 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 Cat Eliminator Exhaust System on the STG Project Bike. This system reuses the stock header and replaces the cat/muffler box as well as the canister. The performance is very close to that of the full system, it shaves about 14 lbs and the cost is about half of the full system which makes for a well rounded package. The install is pretty straight forward for the most part with the most difficult part being the Lambda sensor on the throttle side as I had to partially remove the fuel tank to deal with it.

Graves and Yamaha are like Corona and limes, they belong together and do not disappoint. Graves has been racing Yamaha's at the highest level here in the US for a long time with a ton of success. All that goes right into their parts so it's hard to go wrong IMO.

How to install a Graves Moto1 Slip-On Exhaust on a 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1

The stock exhaust system is not even close to being sexy enough for this bike. Van installed a Graves 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 Moto1 Slip-On Exhaust System on the STG Project Bike. The install is a breeze, taking 5-10 minutes and requires the use of two allen wrenches. Personally I really like the look of this canister design, it looks amazing on this bike. This system keeps the stock catalyst, muffler box and EXUP valve on the bike so there is no need to install a fuel controller or a tune which is nice as it saves money. Weight of the stock can is 3.4 lbs. and the Graves Slip-On is only 1.6 lbs. shaving nearly 2 lbs. The difference in sound as compared to the stock canister really surprised me, it sounds every bit as good as it looks!

I would recommend this for a rider looking to enhance the look and sound of the R1 that does not want to invest in a system that eliminates the emission control systems and requires additional expense for tuning, block off plate installation and an exhaust servo eliminator to turn off the engine light once the EXUP is removed.

2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 Exhaust Sound Comparison from Sportbiketrackgear.com

We give you a comparison of how some of the different Yamaha YZF-R1 Exhausts sound. We compare the Akrapovic Slip On, the Yoshimura Alpha 3 Quarter Exhaust, the M4 Street Slayer Slip On, the M4 GP Mount Slip On, the Graves Moto-1 Slip On, and the Arrow Competition Full Exhaust. Let us know which one you think sounds the best.

How to install a SkutrNet Exhaust Servo Buddy on a 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1

If you install an exhaust system that allows for removal of the EXUP valve and servo it will require the use of a servo eliminator of some sort to prevent the check engine light from turning on. Van installed a SkutrNet Yamaha YZF-R1 Exhaust Servo Buddy on the STG Project Bike. The install is not very difficult and removing the servo motor assembly helps to shave a little more weight as well as clean up the electronics bay in the tail. The SkutrNet part is well made and we have a seasons worth of experience with them as we also installed it on the Honda CBR1000RR Project Bike in 2014.

How to install Graves Smog Block Off Plates on a 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1

Installing an exhaust system that removes the muffler box and cat will also require the removal and modification of the air injection system. Van installed the Graves Yamaha YZF-R1 Smog Block Off Plates on the STG Project Bike. The install is fairly involved, watch the video to see if you want to tackle this one on your own as we show the whole process. The purpose of the plates is to remove the air injection system which causes popping on decel and will prevent a tuner (or auto tune) from creating a proper map.

How to install GB Racing Cover Protectors on a 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1

Stock engine case covers are fragile and need to be protected whether you are on the street or the race track. Van installed the GB Racing 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 Cover Protector Set on the STG Project Bike. GB Racing Engine Covers are used by many Professional Race Teams in Europe as well as the US and are FIM Approved. They are constructed using a high impact composite made from 60% Long Glass Fibered Nylon for strength and durability. Installation is a snap, only requiring common hand tools. When you purchase the full set of three covers you save a few dollars as compared to purchasing them individually. This kit includes the Alternator, Clutch and Pulse Cover Protectors for the 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1.

How To Remove and Install a Rear Tire on a 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 from SportbikeTrackGear.com

Being able to perform you own routine maintenance is crucial, especially when going to the race track. Task like changing a tire can be easy for some individuals yet difficult for other based on the various bikes on the market and the tools available. In this video Brian shows viewers his process for changing the rear tire on a 2015 Yamaha R1 and how simple it can be once you have performed this task. The 2015 Yamaha R1 has a basic sliding rear adjuster that is simple yet complex, so watch closely as Can makes quick work of this job.

How To Install a Yoshimura Fender Eliminator on a 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 from SportbikeTrackGear.com

One of the first upgrades many individuals decide to make on their bike is the elimination of the large an unsightly rear fender. This stock fender generally is responsible for holding the license plate and the turn signals from the factory and is placed in accordance with the laws that manufactures must follow in order to build a compliant product. This, unfortunately, means that you cannot simply remove the stock fender as it holds many essential components that make the bike legal. In this video Van swaps out the original fender on a 2015 R1 for a Yoshimura fender eliminator kit.

Yoshimura products come with detailed and pictured instructions that make it simple for consumers to perform these installations themselves with very little mechanical ability or experience. This makes Yoshimura items ideal for any individual, regardless of skill, who would like to improve the look of their motorcycle while still remaining compliant with the laws and standards set forth by our governing body. Additionally many manufacturers exclude the use of a license plate illuminator which is not compliant with these regulation where the Yoshimura kit comes with everything to make the conversion completely legal.

How To Install an Ohlins Steering Damper on a 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 from SportbikeTrackGear.com

For aggressive street and track riders a steering damper is an invaluable component that helps keep a rider comfortable at high speeds and in high performance turning situations. Although this item is necessary the OEM equipment is often lacking in the ability to do a sufficient job preventing head shake and tank slappers. For this reason many individuals find it beneficial to replace the OEM steering damper with an item from one of the leading suspension manufacturers like Ohlins. This process is slightly technical and it is important that it is performed correctly to ensure proper function so in this video Van will show viewers his process for install one of these damper his new 2015 R1 Project Bike. This item will improve the already staggering performance of this R1 and give van the comfort and stability he needs when taking this motorcycle to the race track.

How to change a 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 from standard to GP shift from SportbikeTrackGear.com

Race love any advantage they can get in situations where controlling the basic operations of the motorcycle can be difficult. Situations like upshifting during a turn can be uncomfortable and in a race scenario missing a gear can be detrimental to the outcome of the competition. For this reason many individuals opt to convert the standard OEM shift pattern (1 down and 5 up) to the inverse (1 up and 5 down) in order to alleviate many mistakes that are made during shifting. As Van explains in this video the process of making these adjustments is not difficult but will require some some tools and parts that are available at Sportbiketrackgear.com. Watch as Van switches the 2015 Yamaha R1 project bike from standard to GP shift to make this bike an even more effective race ready machine!

How to install Woodcraft Rear Sets on a 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 from SportbikeTrackGear.com

Proper adjustment is key when road racing or even being comfortable when riding on the street which means often time the non-adjustable OEM rearsets can cause discomfort and a loss of usability can occur. Additionally OEM applications are often difficult to replace and find parts for making crashing much more of a pain than it needs to be. This is why companies like Woodcraft manufacture products that are adjustable, replaceable and generally better quality for performance riders than those that often come stock on a motorcycle. In this video you can see as Van replaces the OEM rearsets with a more effective aftermarket rearset from the manufacturer Woodcraft. Woodcraft rearsets are designed for racers by racers which makes them ideal for situations where comfort and dependability are crucial. Watch as Van takes you through the steps of swapping out these rearsets and see the differences the new upgraded items make in stance of the rider on this motorcycle and also view the ease of replacement with many of the parts built into these rearsets.

2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 Hodbodies Race Bodywork Install

OEM bodywork, is heavy and very expensive to replace making it less than ideal for use on the race track. This is why when Van goes to the track he prefers to use bodywork manufactured by one of STG's many aftermarket race bodywork companies, in this case Hotbodies. Hotbodies is able to offer a product with a basic level of fitment that allows the consumer make the necessary modifications to get a perfect fit. Because the R1 is so new Hotbodies has asked Brian to prepare this bodywork to provide the best fit on this new model which he has done on camera so that everyone can see the best way to make alterations to the various bodywork sets. This can beneficial to those who want to get the absolute best fit possible with this race bodywork. The kits also offer significant weight reduction and also ease of use as with the kit installed there is no longer a need to tape the lights, mirrors or reflectors during trackdays and races thoughout the various trackday and race organizations. Replacement of this bodywork is also made easy as the cost is significantly less than stock, while the availability is much higher.

Hotbodies Tail Supplement on a 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 from SportbikeTrackGear.com

As mentioned in the primary Hotbodies install sometime modifications are necessary to get the best fit out of your Hotbodies race bodywork. In this video Van shows viewers how to make a small modification to the Hotbodies tail that is able to ensure the best fit possible. Watch closely as Van is able to fit the tail effectively and guides you through the process for cutting and fitting these parts. If you feel at all uncomfortable making these modifications please take your items to an experienced technician or craftsman that would be able to complete the work for you effectively.

How to install Hotbodies Color Form Race Bodywork on a 2015 YZF-R1 from SportbikeTrackGear.com

Most Race bodywork kits come in a pre-primed state ready to accept paint of the buyers preference. However for those more concerned with ease of installation and a product that is ready to go out of the box the colorform body items may be a better choice. Hotbodies utilizes a special "Colorform" resin which is able to provide a gloss color bodywork that is already colored and ready for decals out of the box. In this video Van shows again the install of this bodywork only this time using the Hotbodies colorform, giving viewers the opportunity to see the quality and construction of this pre-colored bodywork. If you feel at all uncomfortable making these modifications please take your items to an experienced technician or craftsman that would be able to complete the work for you effectively.

How to install a Driven Halo Fuel Cap Base on a Yamaha YZF-R1 from SportbikeTrackGear.com

The Driven D-Axis Fuel Cap is without question one of the coolest bolt on parts available. Made from aerospace grade aluminum and then anodized in an assorted variety of colors. This item is available to fit most late model sportbike applications. The cap and base are made in the USA and in this video you will see Van install the base and cap on a new 2015 Yamaha R1. This impressive product vents well, functions well and looks great so be sure to consider the Driven Halo cap and base when thinking about your next on or off track motorcycle upgrade.

How to install Driven racing endurance cups on a Yamaha YZF-R1 from SportbikeTrackGear.com

Driven Racing products are designed to be both effective performance upgrades and aesthetic improvements on any motorcycle as they are available in a variety of colors to match any color scheme. Endurance cups are a great example of a product that not only looks good but functions well in performance applications as well. Used for quick tire changes in the professional racing world these endurance cups also add a pop of color to any street or track bike. Machined from billet aluminium these endurance cups are also effective in protecting the axel nut from damage in the event of a crash.

How to install Driven mirror eliminators on a 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 from SportbikeTrackGear.com

Mirror Eliminators for the new 2015 Yamaha R-1/M. Never before has Driven designed a mirror eliminator as flush and streamlined as this. These aren't your average mirror eliminators. These are aircraft grade aluminum which will not only do the job eliminating your mirrors but do it with a clean finished look. *Turn signal wire hole plug included. These block off are a great product for any street rider looking to head to the race track. Simply remove your mirrors and replace them with the block off plates and your bike will have that streamline look and allow your mirrors to be sparred in the event of a crash at the track. Easy to install while also adding a huge aesthetic bump these block offs are an inexpensive way to increase curb appeal and save your mirrors from damage at the track.

How to install Driven Axel Block Sliders on a 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 from SportbikeTrackGear.com

Driven Racing products are designed to be both effective performance upgrades and aesthetic improvements on any motorcycle as they are available in a variety of colors to match any color scheme. These axel block sliders are specifically effective in both the styling and protection categories with capabilities of protecting integral components in the rear suspension system. The replaceable sliders make this product an effective alternative to plain rear axel sliders while utilizing light and strong billet aluminum materials.

Driven Captive Wheel Spacer Install on a 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 from SportbikeTrackGear.com

If you ride your motorcycle on the race track the Driven Captive Wheel Spacers are a must have product. When the wheel spacers are held in place it makes tire changes a breeze. Held in place by the dust seal these captive wheel spacers will allow you to remove the tire without ever misplacing you wheel spacers. These anodized wheel spacers are strong rust preventative objects that any racer or trackday enthusiast will benefit greatly from. The installation of these spacers is quick and easy and the benefits will last the lifetime of your wheel allowing riders more time on the track and less time in the pits which is great news for anyone who loves tearing up the pavement from session to session.

How to install Driven Clip-Ons on a 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 from SportbikeTrackGear.com

Driven Racing performance parts are effective upgrades geared towards individuals who enjoy road racing and riding at the track. Each product is engineered with the highest level of performance in mind and in the case of these clip-ons are composed of machined aluminium to make a strong and lightweight product fixed at a 7 degree and to accommodate the most effective body position while providing comfort to reduce distraction. Additionally the bars are available for individual purchase making it even easier to repair a motorcycle in the event of a crash.

How to remove stock bodywork on a 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 from SportbikeTrackGear.com

In order to install race bodywork or access critical components of a sport bike it is often the most effective to remove bodywork entirely to avoid damage. This is a relatively simple process once it has been completed but it is also in many ways very delicate as it is important to not damage any of the items while removing them from the motorcycle. Bodywork can be expensive so it is crucial that when removing bodywork the time is taken to fully understand how all components of the motorcycle secure to the bodywork and also what to pay attention to what is the best order in which we should remove items from the bike. In this video Brian will demonstrate on the 2015 Yamaha R1 project bike the most effective way to remove the body panels so that he may install Hotbodies Race Bodywork.

How to change your coolant in a 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 from SportbikeTrackGear.com

There are a couple of different reasons someone may need to change the coolant on their motorcycle whether it be routine maintenance or compliance at the track. In this video Van will show viewers how he changes coolant on the new 2015 Yamaha R1 Project bike. Watch as Van takes the necessary steps to complete this process the correct way to ensure that the crucial cooling system continues to function effectively while also adding a track friendly solvent to the motorcycle.

How to install a Hotbodies Windscreen on a 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 from SportbikeTrackGear.com

Windscreens are a crucial part of any race bike and getting a quality screen at a good price is something that is frequently overlooked. With the hotbodies windscreen for the 2015 R1 you get a product that works as it should but won't cost you loads if you need to replace it. Fit perfectly to the Hotbodies body work you can see here as Van installs a brand new windscreen that is simple an effective for any street or track purpose.

How to install Driven Racing TT Rearsets on a 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 from Sportbiketrackgear.com

New this year from Driven Racing are the fully adjustable TT rearsets. Available for many different models watch as Van installs these great rearsets on the project R1. The colours of these rear sets are eye catching but even more powerful is the fully adjustable foot peg position that will surely give any track or street rider the most comfortable and efficient foot postioning. Like the other Driven products we carry you can expect quick turn around and outstanding customer service when securing these great performance accessories from Driven.

How to install GB Racing Bullet frame sliders on a 2015 Yamaha R1 from Sportbiketrackgear.com

These innovative frame sliders from GB Racing are designed to eliminate damage related to "flipping" in the event of a motorcycle crash. The sliders mount flush with the body work of many different motorcycles and function effectively to save many different components of the motorcycle while also keeping the bike sliding as opposed to the more damaging results of the motorcycle tumbling. The installation was not difficult with the help of the instructions however if you do not feel comfortable completing this modification please seek the assistance of a trained professional for installation.

How to install a Cox Radiator and Oil Guard on a 2015 Yamaha R1 from Sportbiketrackgear.com

Radiator guards are an accessory that most folks don't consider until the very moment when having one installed might be useful. Unfortunately that is one ruined road trip or track day too late. In this video see how easy it is to install a Cox Radiator and Oil guard on a 2015 Yamaha R1. This is a modification that you can easily do at home and will save you from likely needing to replace or repair your radiator and other hassles of being stranded. Don't take that chance and be sure to order your new Lightweight annodized radiator guard from Cox.

How to install a Driven Engine Plug on a 2015 Yamaha R1 from Sportbiketrackgear.com

If you are running out of simple modifications for your pride and joy it is always a good idea to head over to the Driven Racing brand page and check out one of the many awesome aesthetic accessories available from this great manufacturer. In this video Van works to increase the race bike appeal of the new 2015 R1 even more so by installing this Driven engine plug, coming in multiple colors this plug is a great way to even further customize the look of your bike without breaking the bank. Take the time to consider all of the looks that are available for your bike and remember that it is yours and it should be finished exactly the way you want it to be.

How to install the Hotbodies MGP Slip-On Exhaust on a 2015 Yamaha R1 from Sportbiketrackgear.com

For highly engineered bike like the Yamaha R1 it is often difficult to find basic upgrades for those looking to do little more than increase the curb appeal and sound of their motorcycle. For those folks Hotbodies has designed an affordable and simple exhaust for the 2015 Yamaha R1 called the MGP slip-on. This MGP will work wonders to increase the decible level of your motorcycle while also providing the carbon race look that many riders look for when purchasing exhaust. In addition to the increased sound and apperance the slip-on is also very cost effective giving riders an even greater scope of options for this awesome new motorcycle.

How to install the Hotbodies MGP Slip-On Exhaust on a 2015 Yamaha R1 from Sportbiketrackgear.com

For highly engineered bike like the Yamaha R1 it is often difficult to find basic upgrades for those looking to do little more than increase the curb appeal and sound of their motorcycle. For those folks Hotbodies has designed an affordable and simple exhaust for the 2015 Yamaha R1 called the MGP slip-on. This MGP will work wonders to increase the decible level of your motorcycle while also providing the carbon race look that many riders look for when purchasing exhaust. In addition to the increased sound and apperance the slip-on is also very cost effective giving riders an even greater scope of options for this awesome new motorcycle.

How to install Lightech Chain Adjusters on a 2015 Yamaha R1 from Sportbiketrackgear.com

Someone who is looking to have the top of the line only need look as far as Lightech. This italian company is able to produce some of the cleanest, most stylish and most efficient items available in the aftermarket world today. Designed specifically for bike like the 2015 Yamaha R1 or modern Ducati these parts have all the markings of a top tier product. In this video Van installs some Lightech chain adjusters on the new 2015 R! and talks about the many benefits to purchasing top of the line equipment for your motorcycle. There are fewer and fewer products today manufactured at the level of lightech accessories and this chain adjuster is a prime example of their commitment to quality. A small and unassuming piece of this monster is upgraded and the difference in capability and look will surprise any motorcycle fanatic.

How to install a Yoshimura Alpha 3/4 system on a 2015 Yamaha R1 from Sportbiketrackgear.com

The Yoshimura 3/4 Alpha system is the most beautiful well fit exhaust system that we have seen in some time. This Stainless steel track only system is a great looking and performing alternative to the stock exhaust on the 2015 Yamaha R1. Although significantly quieter than the other 3/4 systems that we have tried the Yoshimura fitment and appearance make it highly effective in every aspect of a performance exhaust. Watch the video to see the ease of installation of this exhaust and to hear the power and sound of this great aftermarket exhaust. Head over to Sportbiketrackgear.com to pick up one of these great 3/4 systems for your motorcycle today!

How to install Yoshimura swing arm spools on a 2015 Yamaha R1 from Sportbiketrackgear.com

These Yoshimura Race Stand Stoppers use an innovative bolt and spacer design that allows it to fit any size stand stopper application. Available in Silver or Black for a lasting finish and touch of style. Watch as Van installs these great sliders on the new 2015 Yamaha R1. The devil is truly in the details and it is great accent pieces like this that can make or break any project. For styling and engineering Yoshimura is often the correct direction for riders to go.

How to install Lightech Axel Sliders on a 2015 Yamaha R1 from Sportbiketrackgear.com

LighTech Axle Sliders are made of high impact Nylon with an Aluminum insert. This design greatly reduces the chance of damaging your forks in the event of a crash by dispersing impact and energy. Lightech again develops a product that is both innovative and stylish, matching the R1 project bike perfectly. In addition to the quality the installation is simple and painless, so watch as Van installs these great new slider products to protect this years Project bike.

How to install Lightech brake lever guard on a 2015 Yamaha R1 from Sportbiketrackgear.com

LighTech Lever Guards were developed for safety, designed to be beautiful! They are a great choice for any rider or racer that may come in contact with traffic or other racers. They are beautifully CNC machined from a solid block of aluminum. This process not only adds strength but also provides a clean and sharp look. Watch as Van easily installs this great looking and functional lever guard. The things have saved many riders from devastation in close battles for position so make sure that any racing you do, especially on your new R1, is done with the company of this great looking guard.

How to install Woodcraft Frame Sliders on a 2015 Yamaha R1 from Sportbiketrackgear.com

Frame sliders should in reality be the very first modification you make to any race or street bike. The amount of damage and hassle a good set of frame sliders can prevent is well worth the money and little effort it requires to install a great equipment protection measure. Woodcraft's patented 2-piece sliders are the most durable sliders on the market. The perpendicular mounting bolt allows the slider to be solid rather than hollow (like other sliders) which provides nearly 50% more material on the road and much greater durability.

How to install Yoshimura Axle Blocks on a 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 from SportbikeTrackGear.com

Yoshiumuira makes a wide variety of performance parts for many different motorcycles. In this Video Van breaks down the installation and features of Yoshimura's engine case saver for the 2015 Yamaha R1. These case savers are available for many different motorcycles aside from the R1 so if you like the look it is likely that the site will have these case savers for your bike. There are several different levels of protection when it comes to these savers and if you are looking for a product that looks great and is functional in minor lowsides or drop then this is without a doubt a product that would work well for you.

How to install Yoshimura Case Savers on a 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 from SportbikeTrackGear.com

Yoshiumuira makes a wide variety of performance parts for many different motorcycles. In this Video Van breaks down the installation and features of Yoshimura's engine case saver for the 2015 Yamaha R1. These case savers are available for many different motorcycles aside from the R1 so if you like the look it is likely that the site will have these case savers for your bike. There are several different levels of protection when it comes to these savers and if you are looking for a product that looks great and is functional in minor lowsides or drop then this is without a doubt a product that would work well for you.

How to install Techspec Tank Pads on a 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 from SportbikeTrackGear.com

Tank grip is an aspect of riding many riders do not consider but the proper traction on the motorcycle is in many ways an essential part of proper performance riding techniques. For STG one company that stands out in the production of traction pads is TechSpec who are responsible for the manufacturing of some of the most interesting grip material available on the market today. Available in several different levels of grip and materials TechSpec is one of the best choices for tank grip today so head over to the site and select the pre-cut tank grip available for your ride today.

How to install LSL Frame Sliders on a 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 from SportbikeTrackGear.com

Watch as Brian shows you how to a install a set of frame sliders from LSL on the 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1. If you feel uncomfortable with this modification please take your bike to a licensed motorcycle mechanic.

How to install Samco Hoses on a 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 from SportbikeTrackGear.com

SamcoSport has been the world leader in Performance Silicone hose for over 10 years, supplying Formula One, NASCAR, and World Super Bike teams and our range of replacement hose kits, race parts and accessories is second to none. Watch as Brian installs these quality cooling hoses on the 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1.

How to install the 2015 Yamaha R1 Hotbodies Fender Eliminator and Signals from Sportbiketrackgear.com

Hotbodies Racing created another winning Tag Bracket fender eliminator kit, this time for the popular Yamaha YZF-R1! This Tag Bracket Fender Eliminator kit will enhance your new bike even more by taking the tow hitch off your ride. This kit is a must have for anyone wanting to add that little extra touch to their bike, and best of all its affordable for any budget. This Tag Bracket fender eliminator kit is specifically designed to replace your stock mud flap using your original mounting position and features a LED license plate light to keep your plate visible. Watch as Van installs this super clean and functional accessory on the all new 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1.

Arrow Competition Full Exhaust Install on the Yamaha YZF-R1 2015 from SportbikeTrackGear.com

Van installs the Arrow Competition Full Exhaust System on the STG 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1. This system is available with Titanium or Stainless pipes and we went with the 230mm canister which is the one we all saw in the Arrow dyno video. The system fits very well and really offers that kit race part look and feel. This system is designed for closed course use and produces an amazing note.

http://www.sportbiketrackgear.com/products.php?product=Arrow-Yamaha-YZF%252dR1-2015-Competition-Full-Titanium-Exhaust-w%7B47%7D230mm-Race-Tech-Silencerhttp://www.sportbiketrackgear.com/products.php?product=Arrow-Yamaha-YZF%252dR1-2015-Competition-Full-Stainless-Exhaust-w%7B47%7D230mm-Race-Tech-SilencerIn this video you will see Van install a large spacer between the exhaust bracket and canister strap. This was included in the hardware kit which came with no instructions. After filming the video he decided to remove this spacer and it improved the ground clearance as well as created more room by the right rear set.1

2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 FT ECU Clutchless Downshift Kit Install from SportbikeTrackGear.com

We installed the Flash Tune Clutchless Downshift Kit on our 2015 R1 and have just returned from a weekend of riding with SportbikeTrackTime.com at Grattan Raceway. This is bar none the best mod I have ever ridden with! It worked flawlessly, smoother than downshifting and blipping manually. If you have a 2015+ R1 this is a MUST HAVE!

How to Flash Tune a 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 from SportbikeTrackgear.com

We decided to go with Flash Tune in place of add on modules to handle the tuning of our 2015 R1. This is our first experience with flashing a stock ecu and we were anxious to see how it all worked. End of the day this was a very smooth process and after two days of riding at Grattan with SportbikeTrackTime we have nothing but good things to say. The bike performed flawlessly, zero issues. We also installed the FT ECU Clutchless Downshift Kit which works with the tune. Absolutely amazing, both are a must have for any 2015+ R1 owner.

How to install Lightech Frame Sliders on a 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 from SportbikeTrackGear.com

LighTech Carbon Fibre is manufactured in Italy. Supplied to many World Superbike teams, LighTech are also technical partners with The Yamaha Factory MotoGP Team. LighTech Carbon is lighter than OEM standard parts, fitted to a high gloss finish, and is UV resistant. LighTech - Italian Design - Worldclass Engineering. Through years of testing with the top World Superbike teams, LighTech has developed an innovative concept of constructing frame sliders by focusing on the materials used and experiences.

How to install Lightech Folding Levers on a 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 from SportbikeTrackGear.com

Watch as Van installs the awesome LighTech Magnesium Folding Brake Levers. These are used extensively by World Superbike, AMA, British Superbike, Moto2 and MotoGP teams. Constructed of high quality magnesium making them lighter than standard aluminium, saving the rider precious ounces! Their straight folding lever design reduces damage in the event of a crash. Each Brake Lever includes an adjuster knob, this allows the rider to truly customize how much braking feel and power they want. Beautifully crafted and manufactured in Italy. Includes a laser etched logo, black anodized finish, race vent, and a breakaway tip.

How to install Vortex Superbike Rearsets on a 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 from Sportbiketrackgear.com

Vortex Racing Rearsets are the industry leader for sure. The Vortex Yamaha YZF-R1 2015 and up Superbike Rearsets offer a fixed footpeg position that puts the rider in the perfect position while pushing the big Yamaha to the limit. The fixed design allows for a lighter weight set up that increases the overall strength and durability in the event of a crash which can make or break a weekend at the race track. Watch as Van goes into further detail on how to install the Superbike Rearsets from Vortex.

M4 GP Mount Slip On Exhaust Install on a 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 from Sportbiketrackgear.com

The M4 2015 Yamaha R1 GP Mount Slip On Exhaust w/ Cat Eliminator drops 12lbs as compared to the stock canister and catalyst. As we have come to expect with M4, the exhaust note is nothing short of wicked! The GP2 Exhaust Canister looks great mounted to the matching cat eliminator. This set up will improve performance and unleash the wicked note hidden inside that cross plane 1000cc engine! Watch as Van goes into further detail in this install of the GP Mount Slip On Exhaust from M4.

Akrapovic Slip On Exhaust Install on a Yamaha YZF-R1 from Sportbiketrackgear.com

Akrapovic's Slip-On Line represents the first step in the exhaust system tuning process, and this all-new product for the Yamaha YZF-R1 is no exception. Featuring a completely new-shape muffler design inspired by Akrapovic's involvement with top-class race teams and made entirely of titanium, the Slip-On Line exhaust will give the bike that "Grand Prix" look and also totally transform the bike by adding more power, improving performance, and giving it that unique sporty Akrapovic sound. This beautifully crafted muffler is manufactured with race-proven materials and comes with a carbon fibre heat shield to further enhance the look. Watch as Van goes into further detail in this install of the Titanium Slip On Exhaust from Akrapovic.

Vortex V3 Motorcycle Chain and Sprocket Kit Install on a Yamaha YZF-R1 from Sportbiketrackgear.com

Vortex Racing Performance Parts are made to the tightest tolerances with the best quality materials available in this industry. Each of the Vortex Race Components has been tested on the track worldwide by top teams and professional racers (Josh Hayes, Martin Cardenas and Jordan Suzuki to name a few. In this video, Van will show you how to install a new chain, as well as front and rear sprockets. Watch as Van goes into more detail in this install of the V3 Chain Kit from Vortex.

Woodcraft Keyswitch Elimination Harness Install on a Yamaha YZF-R1 from Sportbiketrackgear.com

Exclusively available from Woodcraft. Our Key Switch eliminator lets you remove your stock ignition switch saving weight where it counts - up high! Removing your stock ignition will also free up valuable space for steering dampers and lap timers. The things you need go in the space you save. There is no longer a need for keys. The best thing about our Key Switch Eliminator is the ability to simply "Plug and Play". It installs in seconds and requires no modifications to your stock harness - no need to cut any wires! This means easy re - installation of stock components down the road.

Daytona Track Day at the Team Hammer Advanced Riding School

We are in Daytona for the Team Hammer Advanced Riding School. We are also gaving away the 2015 GSX-R600 Project Bike. Watch Van, Dalton, Geico Suzuki Racer Chris Ulrich, and M4 Suzuki-Sportbiketrackgear.com sponsored rider, David Anthony tear up the Daytona International Speedway! The high banking at Daytona is a particularly interesting place to ride motorcycles and here you can see Van truely stretch the 2015 R1's legs, topping out at an astonishing 193 mph.

Van Riding at Barber Motorsports Park

Van tearing it up the track at Barber Motorsports Park on his 2015 YZF-R1!

Full Lap at Daytona International Speedway

Ever wondered what it was like to ride at Daytona? Here is a first person look of what you can expect. Watch as Van takes you through the twists and turns at the Daytona International Speedway.

Full Lap at Daytona International Speedway

Ever wondered what it was like to ride at Daytona? Here is a first person look of what you can expect. Watch as Van takes you through the twists and turns at the Daytona International Speedway.