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Old 08-23-2012, 01:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Putting this thread together to track my build over time.

On Aug 9 2012 I picked up a local dealer's demo 2012 S1000RR:




The bike had 1600 miles, dealer claimed half of that was from them riding the bike themselves, and 100ish from me on my demo ride. The rest from random people demo'ing before me.

They had swapped on Bridgestone BT-003s, so far I'm really loving these tires. I can really feel them biting into the road.

My first phase of building up is:

1) Frame, Fork and Swingarm sliders -- to protect the bike from me
2) Attack Rearsets
3) Taller windscreen
4) Seat padding modifications

The rearsets, windscreen and seat modifications are to help me fit on the bike better. It's nice and tall to start, but at 6'4 (195cm) I still feel a bit cramped after a long ride, especially the seat seems to push me way too far forward.

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Old 08-23-2012, 01:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Im 6'4 myself and having the same issues ive waiting to get a pair of ap sets. What is your idea so far on the seat?
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Old 08-23-2012, 02:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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for the seat, i'm thinking i need to have an upholsterer crack open the seat and carve that 'upward' rear part some. sew it back up and hopefully it won't feel like i need to slide back forward when getting my legs comfortable.

but i'm going to tackle the rearsets first so that my legs are in their 'final' position before i have the seat hacked.
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Old 08-23-2012, 02:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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A doozy of a way to start out a build thread, but decided since I did it and eventually want to fix the cosmetic damage I'll include.

This last weekend, I managed to 'softly' drop the bike. I still don't really know exactly what I did, but it seems I tightened up while pulling in to park and not paying enough attention. Topping it off with a handful of brake instead of letting out the clutch a bit more to move forward and get balance back.

Overall, I did far more damage to my pride/ego than the bike (thankfully!).

The helmet cam GoPro footage:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHOT1-5YZyY



all the damage i could find:

bolts ground down, this was mostly from my standing it back up


right side turn signal, still attached and working fine but beat up pretty good from being crushed:


exhaust and foot peg, really ground up the exhaust good standing it back up


bar end and brake lever are both scratched up


and mirror


once stood up it started up just fine, and only appears to be cosmetic damage.


except for that pool of fluids that leaked out. i was a bit irked and shaken up, and didn't see if i could identify the fluids that leaked... doh.

the worst irony of it all, later that afternoon the mailman dropped these off for me:
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Old 08-23-2012, 11:35 PM   #5 (permalink)
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the sliders are now on.








may they never be needed.
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Old 08-24-2012, 02:13 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Well you got away pretty easy this time. Be safe and thank mama for the protection she bought you. Glad to hear you are ok
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Old 08-24-2012, 04:44 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Just subscribed! I can't wait to see what you do with it. I bought my sk1r motorsports back in June but I have to wait 9 more months to ride it since I'm currently deployed.
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Looks to me like all the damage areas are things that would get replaced anyway. Came out of it clean.
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Old 08-24-2012, 04:24 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Man it hurts to see the bike on its side... But the main thing is your ok
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Old 08-24-2012, 04:38 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Your drop looked very similar to the time I dropped my old thunder gray model in the parking lot at work, was going about 1 mph backing it into the parking stall. The damage on mine was very similar to yours as well.
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