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First I'll add some background, I used to ride on the track many years ago on an SV650. So when I saw the R7 I knew I wanted it because to me it is a much better version of the same concept. After spending 3 days on the bike at Autobahn Country Club in Joliet IL I couldn't be happier with the purchase. The bike is very easy to ride. I found every shift was very smooth and easy. The power is plentiful and the torque allows you to pick different gears. As time went on I found I was going up a gear everywhere and letting the torque pull me out of the corners. One of the controls riders commented that he thought it was an R1 because he was having difficulty getting past me. He was way faster than me but this was just the pull out of the corner this bike has that was creating that difficulty.

I had the opportunity to ride behind some Aprilia RS660's which was the other bike I was considering and they didn't pull away that much even under full power. Still like those bikes but I think the R7 is a better value and will hopefully be more reliable.

Now for the one down side. It isn't a big deal and it will get fixed under warranty. I did end up with a valve cover gasket from the manufacturer that was twisted and it was weeping a bit of oil. Other than that, I'm really happy with the bike and looking forward to this weekend when I get to try it out on another track I know really well. In fact I have some lap times from his one that I used to run on the SV so I'll be curious to see if I'm faster or slower on this bike.

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And finally a video link for those curious
pay attention to the guy filming he was riding a Ninja 400 and his corner speeds were incredible. That is where he made up the gap I pulled using the extra power of the R7. He was a really good rider and a great guy too!
 

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Good to hear as I also want to take mine to the track. Sounds like a good purchase, and I do love me some torque (am used to a Ducati engine), so I think it will be a lot of fun.

I'm curious how you find the brakes. I've heard a couple of people mention in reviews (current / ex-racers) that they'd upgrade the brake lines and brake pads. They say that the brakes aren't bad, but could be better or have a better feel. Do you agree?
 

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Good to hear as I also want to take mine to the track. Sounds like a good purchase, and I do love me some torque (am used to a Ducati engine), so I think it will be a lot of fun.

I'm curious how you find the brakes. I've heard a couple of people mention in reviews (current / ex-racers) that they'd upgrade the brake lines and brake pads. They say that the brakes aren't bad, but could be better or have a better feel. Do you agree?
Didn’t notice anything that made me feel like it was an immediate must have. Over the winter if others figure out a method for braided lines and full ABS bypass I’ll probably do that. But they offer plenty of power for the pace I was running. I felt comfortable trail braking into corners. In fact I found that helped the front end feel better mid corner in the bumpy sections. Suspension is straight from the factory so I’m hoping to get it set for my weight this weekend. Mine literally went from the showroom floor to the track and sure fast guys will want to make some adjustments. Overall though for a track day and having fun you can just buy and go.
 

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Didn’t notice anything that made me feel like it was an immediate must have. Over the winter if others figure out a method for braided lines and full ABS bypass I’ll probably do that. But they offer plenty of power for the pace I was running. I felt comfortable trail braking into corners. In fact I found that helped the front end feel better mid corner in the bumpy sections. Suspension is straight from the factory so I’m hoping to get it set for my weight this weekend. Mine literally went from the showroom floor to the track and sure fast guys will want to make some adjustments. Overall though for a track day and having fun you can just buy and go.
Awesome! Yeah, the 'eventual' wish list is long (as is with every new bike), so it's nice to have an idea on prioritization. :)
 

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I've had mine on the track, Aug 19/20 at Buttonwillow. #26 reversed, so you have a 2/3 of a mile straight coming out of decreasing radius sweeper. I got more top speed out of the R6 but not enough for what was made up for in other parts of the track. SO comfortable at all times. Thursday was fantastic. I did do sessions on the R1 and R6 as well, but the afternoon was for the R7.

Friday, was a different animal. It was going to be the R7 all day. Three laps into the second session I got over confident and made a couple passes going into a tricky corner. A wheelie bump you hit at 100 going the other way, coming out of the corner, I hit it a little faster than usual then hit the brakes to drop about 25 mph. All good right? Nope!! With the hard braking just after the bump, I slowed alright but as I turned in the back tire was"t quite on the ground. Not realizing this I was starting to lean. When the rear h I t it sent a shock to the front, now I have bar shake at 95. I loosen my grip hoping for a gyros Copic corrsctio to the shake as I'm running out of room, then the lights go out. That's all I remember until I'm in the ambulance telling jokes because a I'm big dumb idiot like that. Medics are cracking up, bring me to camp as I requested. The bike is not really bad, need some plastic and little stuff, but that seems to be it, everything operational wise appears in order. My son rode it around the pits slowly, seemed fine.

Me on the other hand... I have a slight consussion, a three piece collarbone, and six broken ribs. The bike will definitely be back to ready before I am! But I'll be back, with more respect for that turn. They say a lot of people have trouble with that turn, I did.
 

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I've done a few track days so far on the R7 (in fact it hasn't even been on the street yet...prob never will). I'm 6'3" and ~200lbs, I'm not a super fast guy, but have some experience racing and typically ride in A group at track days. Here are my observations so far:

The good:
  • The ergos are fantastic, even for a tall person. I was worried about this, but it's probably the most comfortable bike I've had on track - so easy to move around on the bike
  • It's lightweight - I can ride full sessions, all day, without getting exhausted. I couldn't do this on my liter bike. The R7 is just so much less demanding to ride than literbikes or even 600s
  • The handling is superb - feels like I can put the front tire precisely where I want at any time. My other main bike is a completely race prepped Daytona675 - so no slouch when it comes to handling either, but the R7 is a revelation, even in street trim

The bad:
  • The brakes are complete ass. Probably fine on the street, but with rubber hoses running back and forth from an ABS unit and stock pads, the brakes feel like complete junk. This is probably the main factor holding back speed right now, I just don't feel confident on the brakes. The calipers and MC are good though, so new pads and stainless brake lines bypassing ABS will probably transform the brakes into monsters. #1 upgrade priority for the track at the moment.
  • The suspension is way too soft, it's probably good enough for most lighter weight track riders. But at my weight, I'm literally maxed out on compression in the front and preload on the shock, and it's just barely keeping up. Once I swap the brakes out and my pace picks up the suspension will need work next, no doubt.
  • Tires - the stock S22 rear is drama free, but the front feels twitchy sometimes in some unexpected places mid-corner. This could be related to a geometry issue as some other early reviews have indicated, but I haven't really started trusting the front tire yet either way. Looking forward to getting more dedicated track tires or slicks on, and will re-evaluate.

Overall, absolutely loving it. First time on a "small" bike at the track, so I'm sure that's part of it. Chasing down and passing folks on bigger bikes is incredibly fun and satisfying! I'm super excited to start shedding weight and upgrading parts towards a race build.
 

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I've had mine on the track, Aug 19/20 at Buttonwillow. #26 reversed, so you have a 2/3 of a mile straight coming out of decreasing radius sweeper. I got more top speed out of the R6 but not enough for what was made up for in other parts of the track. SO comfortable at all times. Thursday was fantastic. I did do sessions on the R1 and R6 as well, but the afternoon was for the R7.

Friday, was a different animal. It was going to be the R7 all day. Three laps into the second session I got over confident and made a couple passes going into a tricky corner. A wheelie bump you hit at 100 going the other way, coming out of the corner, I hit it a little faster than usual then hit the brakes to drop about 25 mph. All good right? Nope!! With the hard braking just after the bump, I slowed alright but as I turned in the back tire was"t quite on the ground. Not realizing this I was starting to lean. When the rear h I t it sent a shock to the front, now I have bar shake at 95. I loosen my grip hoping for a gyros Copic corrsctio to the shake as I'm running out of room, then the lights go out. That's all I remember until I'm in the ambulance telling jokes because a I'm big dumb idiot like that. Medics are cracking up, bring me to camp as I requested. The bike is not really bad, need some plastic and little stuff, but that seems to be it, everything operational wise appears in order. My son rode it around the pits slowly, seemed fine.

Me on the other hand... I have a slight consussion, a three piece collarbone, and six broken ribs. The bike will definitely be back to ready before I am! But I'll be back, with more respect for that turn. They say a lot of people have trouble with that turn, I did.
Geez, glad to hear you're still well enough to type! Wishing you and the bike a speedy recovery.

I've done a few track days so far on the R7 (in fact it hasn't even been on the street yet...prob never will). I'm 6'3" and ~200lbs, I'm not a super fast guy, but have some experience racing and typically ride in A group at track days. Here are my observations so far:

The good:
  • The ergos are fantastic, even for a tall person. I was worried about this, but it's probably the most comfortable bike I've had on track - so easy to move around on the bike
  • It's lightweight - I can ride full sessions, all day, without getting exhausted. I couldn't do this on my liter bike. The R7 is just so much less demanding to ride than literbikes or even 600s
  • The handling is superb - feels like I can put the front tire precisely where I want at any time. My other main bike is a completely race prepped Daytona675 - so no slouch when it comes to handling either, but the R7 is a revelation, even in street trim

The bad:
  • The brakes are complete ass. Probably fine on the street, but with rubber hoses running back and forth from an ABS unit and stock pads, the brakes feel like complete junk. This is probably the main factor holding back speed right now, I just don't feel confident on the brakes. The calipers and MC are good though, so new pads and stainless brake lines bypassing ABS will probably transform the brakes into monsters. #1 upgrade priority for the track at the moment.
  • The suspension is way too soft, it's probably good enough for most lighter weight track riders. But at my weight, I'm literally maxed out on compression in the front and preload on the shock, and it's just barely keeping up. Once I swap the brakes out and my pace picks up the suspension will need work next, no doubt.
  • Tires - the stock S22 rear is drama free, but the front feels twitchy sometimes in some unexpected places mid-corner. This could be related to a geometry issue as some other early reviews have indicated, but I haven't really started trusting the front tire yet either way. Looking forward to getting more dedicated track tires or slicks on, and will re-evaluate.

Overall, absolutely loving it. First time on a "small" bike at the track, so I'm sure that's part of it. Chasing down and passing folks on bigger bikes is incredibly fun and satisfying! I'm super excited to start shedding weight and upgrading parts towards a race build.
Same weight and track day group as you, and your comments are spot on. Fortunately, we've been making some progress to address the 'rough edges'. Made a LOT of progress for our outing at Pocono last week! More details coming soon, of course...

 

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I've done a few track days so far on the R7 (in fact it hasn't even been on the street yet...prob never will). I'm 6'3" and ~200lbs, I'm not a super fast guy, but have some experience racing and typically ride in A group at track days. Here are my observations so far:

The good:
  • The ergos are fantastic, even for a tall person. I was worried about this, but it's probably the most comfortable bike I've had on track - so easy to move around on the bike
  • It's lightweight - I can ride full sessions, all day, without getting exhausted. I couldn't do this on my liter bike. The R7 is just so much less demanding to ride than literbikes or even 600s
  • The handling is superb - feels like I can put the front tire precisely where I want at any time. My other main bike is a completely race prepped Daytona675 - so no slouch when it comes to handling either, but the R7 is a revelation, even in street trim

The bad:
  • The brakes are complete ass. Probably fine on the street, but with rubber hoses running back and forth from an ABS unit and stock pads, the brakes feel like complete junk. This is probably the main factor holding back speed right now, I just don't feel confident on the brakes. The calipers and MC are good though, so new pads and stainless brake lines bypassing ABS will probably transform the brakes into monsters. #1 upgrade priority for the track at the moment.
  • The suspension is way too soft, it's probably good enough for most lighter weight track riders. But at my weight, I'm literally maxed out on compression in the front and preload on the shock, and it's just barely keeping up. Once I swap the brakes out and my pace picks up the suspension will need work next, no doubt.
  • Tires - the stock S22 rear is drama free, but the front feels twitchy sometimes in some unexpected places mid-corner. This could be related to a geometry issue as some other early reviews have indicated, but I haven't really started trusting the front tire yet either way. Looking forward to getting more dedicated track tires or slicks on, and will re-evaluate.

Overall, absolutely loving it. First time on a "small" bike at the track, so I'm sure that's part of it. Chasing down and passing folks on bigger bikes is incredibly fun and satisfying! I'm super excited to start shedding weight and upgrading parts towards a race build.
I did my first track day on it over the weekend and your points are pretty spot on. I may do a detailed write-up that goes further into your points with things I experimented with.
 

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I did my first track day on it over the weekend and your points are pretty spot on. I may do a detailed write-up that goes further into your points with things I experimented with.
Just did another one this past weekend and had the suspension guys set it up for my weight and slightly tune it. Made a big difference and still loving the bike. It is exactly what I expected it to be.
 

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Just did another one this past weekend and had the suspension guys set it up for my weight and slightly tune it. Made a big difference and still loving the bike. It is exactly what I expected it to be.
Very nice. The first thing I did was record the suspension settings that came straight from taking delivery. The initial settings are pretty good, especially the preload settings worked in my favor. However, I was splitting hairs to where I want it perfect to where I can really push it. Here are my current changes I made (still trying to find the sweet spot for me) but I feel I am really close. Plus, they are on the original Bridgestone S22 tires. Since this will be a track only racebike, I will not be surprised if I will have to make further changes to the suspension when I use tires I normally run for track days and racing. I do feel that I will probably run into the limitations of the suspension faster than I would think. I rode at Chuckwalla Valley Raceway over the weekend going CW direction. Best lap time of 2:06.

Rider Weight: 190 lbs without gear.

Factory Settings
Forks

Preload: 5 turns in from fully out
Initial Preload: 10mm
Rider Sag: 16mm
Total Sag: 26mm
Compression: 8 clicks out from fully in
Rebound: 3 clicks out from fully in

Shock
Preload: Position #3 from fully in
Initial Preload: 2mm
Rider Sag: 22
Total Sag: 24mm
Compression: N/A
Rebound: 1.5 turns out from fully in


For any bike setup, I always put all adjustments in the middle for the compression and rebound and have the total sag set at 25mm for both front and rear. Considering the sag numbers where they were at I decided not to touch it since it was pretty close.

Current Settings:
Forks
Preload: 5 turns in from fully out
Initial Preload: 10mm
Rider Sag: 16mm
Total Sag: 26mm
Compression: 5 clicks out from fully in
Rebound: 1 click out from fully in

Shock
Preload: Position #3 from fully in
Initial Preload: 2mm
Rider Sag: 22
Total Sag: 24mm
Rebound: 1/8 turn out from fully in
 

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Very nice. The first thing I did was record the suspension settings that came straight from taking delivery. The initial settings are pretty good, especially the preload settings worked in my favor. However I was splitting hairs to where I want it perfect to where I can really push it. Here are my current changes I made (still trying to find the sweet spot for me) but I feel I am really close. Plus, they are on the original Bridgestone S22 tires. Since this will be a track only racebike, I will not be surprised if I will have to make further changes to the suspension when I use tires I normally run for track days and racing. I do feel that I will probably run into the limitations of the suspension faster than I would think. I rode at Chuckwalla Valley Raceway over the weekend going CW direction. Best lap time of 2:06.

Rider:

Factory Settings
Forks

Preload: 5 turns in from fully out
Initial Preload: 10mm
Rider Sag: 16mm
Total Sag: 26mm
Compression: 8 clicks out from fully in
Rebound: 3 clicks out from fully in

Shock
Preload: Position #3 from fully in
Initial Preload: 2mm
Rider Sag: 22
Total Sag: 24mm
Compression: N/A
Rebound: 1.5 turns out from fully in


For any bike setup, I always put all adjustments in the middle for the compression and rebound and have the total sag set at 25mm for both front and rear. Considering the sag numbers where they were at I decided not to touch it since it was pretty close.

Current Settings:
Forks
Preload: 5 turns in from fully out
Initial Preload: 10mm
Rider Sag: 16mm
Total Sag: 26mm
Compression: 5 clicks out from fully in
Rebound: 1 click out from fully in

Shock
Preload: Position #3 from fully in
Initial Preload: 2mm
Rider Sag: 22
Total Sag: 24mm
Rebound: 1/8 turn out from fully in
Your knowledge on this stuff is far greater than mine. I just roll it over to the suspension guy and say make it work for me 😂

Seriously though that’s good info for those that can adjust themselves.
 

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Very nice. The first thing I did was record the suspension settings that came straight from taking delivery. The initial settings are pretty good, especially the preload settings worked in my favor. However I was splitting hairs to where I want it perfect to where I can really push it. Here are my current changes I made (still trying to find the sweet spot for me) but I feel I am really close. Plus, they are on the original Bridgestone S22 tires. Since this will be a track only racebike, I will not be surprised if I will have to make further changes to the suspension when I use tires I normally run for track days and racing. I do feel that I will probably run into the limitations of the suspension faster than I would think. I rode at Chuckwalla Valley Raceway over the weekend going CW direction. Best lap time of 2:06.

Rider:

Factory Settings
Forks

Preload: 5 turns in from fully out
Initial Preload: 10mm
Rider Sag: 16mm
Total Sag: 26mm
Compression: 8 clicks out from fully in
Rebound: 3 clicks out from fully in

Shock
Preload: Position #3 from fully in
Initial Preload: 2mm
Rider Sag: 22
Total Sag: 24mm
Compression: N/A
Rebound: 1.5 turns out from fully in


For any bike setup, I always put all adjustments in the middle for the compression and rebound and have the total sag set at 25mm for both front and rear. Considering the sag numbers where they were at I decided not to touch it since it was pretty close.

Current Settings:
Forks
Preload: 5 turns in from fully out
Initial Preload: 10mm
Rider Sag: 16mm
Total Sag: 26mm
Compression: 5 clicks out from fully in
Rebound: 1 click out from fully in

Shock
Preload: Position #3 from fully in
Initial Preload: 2mm
Rider Sag: 22
Total Sag: 24mm
Rebound: 1/8 turn out from fully in
What's your weight? Talking suspension setup is almost totally irrelevant without the context of rider weight and pace. Thanks for sharing your setup experiences so far, though!
 

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What's your weight? Talking suspension setup is almost totally irrelevant without the context of rider weight and pace. Thanks for sharing your setup experiences so far, though!
Weighed in at 190 without gear the day before the track weekend. Solid advanced group pace. I race CVMA. I raced in the Ultra Lightweight class on a Ninja 250 and Yamaha R3. On my Yamaha R3 I did several 1:59's at Chuckwalla Valey Raceway. I was basically riding the R7 at 80% effort since I wanted to get a feel for the bike and the original tires on there are not the tires I normally run on the track. I would not be surprised if I will need to make adjustments again when I switch tires to what I would normally run. Plus, the day was super hot (like 111 with over 50% humidity). I also would not be surprised if the springs used for the forks and shock are progressive springs.
 

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Weighed in at 190 without gear the day before the track weekend. Solid advanced group pace. I race CVMA. I raced in the Ultra Lightweight class on a Ninja 250 and Yamaha R3. On my Yamaha R3 I did several 1:59's at Chuckwalla Valey Raceway. I was basically riding the R7 at 80% effort since I wanted to get a feel for the bike and the original tires on there are not the tires I normally run on the track. I would not be surprised if I will need to make adjustments again when I switch tires to what I would normally run. Plus, the day was super hot (like 111 with over 50% humidity). I also would not be surprised if the springs used for the forks and shock are progressive springs.
Awesome, thanks for the detail. I'm only slightly heavier than you so looking forward to comparing notes. What are you going to do with the ABS system? I'd like to rip it out completely, but not sure what all that may entail with the ECU, if anything.
 

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Awesome, thanks for the detail. I'm only slightly heavier than you so looking forward to comparing notes. What are you going to do with the ABS system? I'd like to rip it out completely, but not sure what all that may entail with the ECU, if anything.
The last trackday I dont think I ever had ABS engage...however I could "swear" it briefly engaged. I will have to watch the videos I took to see if the ABS light ever blinks. Like you I would like to rip out the ABS system, but I don't want to risk losing the speedometer (like what happened to my friends's BMW 310RR) because I actually use my speedometer. Luckily my wife's R7 is with Jesse Norton of Norton-Motorsports and her bike is the R&D test bike. Last I heard from him they were going to look into the ECU. Hopefully, we will have an answer. I should let Jesse know to join this forum.
 

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The last trackday I dont think I ever had ABS engage...however I could "swear" it briefly engaged. I will have to watch the videos I took to see if the ABS light ever blinks. Like you I would like to rip out the ABS system, but I don't want to risk losing the speedometer (like what happened to my friends's BMW 310RR) because I actually use my speedometer. Luckily my wife's R7 is with Jesse Norton of Norton-Motorsports and her bike is the R&D test bike. Last I heard from him they were going to look into the ECU. Hopefully, we will have an answer. I should let Jesse know to join this forum.
Awesome, yeah I'd love to hear his observations so far. I don't care too much about losing my speedo (although it would be annoying) and the R7 electronics are pretty simple so there's probably not a lot to be worried about...hopefully.

Yeah, I don't recall engaging the ABS either at my pace, and if it did it wasn't overly intrusive although Thunderhill really only has a couple heavy braking zones. It really makes me roll my eyes at the street riders who feel like the ABS is "holding them back." :rolleyes: And like you I'm only at maybe 80% on the R7 so far, but that's still pushing way harder than I'd ever have the opportunity to ride on the street...

At any rate, I mostly want to get rid of it because of how shitty it makes the brakes feel. And shedding all that extra hose and fluid is a nice weight bonus to boot and simplifies bleeding the brakes and so on. (y) Do you know anyone that's done exhaust/airbox/tuning yet? What are your plans there?
 

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Awesome, yeah I'd love to hear his observations so far. I don't care too much about losing my speedo (although it would be annoying) and the R7 electronics are pretty simple so there's probably not a lot to be worried about...hopefully.

Yeah, I don't recall engaging the ABS either at my pace, and if it did it wasn't overly intrusive although Thunderhill really only has a couple heavy braking zones. It really makes me roll my eyes at the street riders who feel like the ABS is "holding them back." :rolleyes: And like you I'm only at maybe 80% on the R7 so far, but that's still pushing way harder than I'd ever have the opportunity to ride on the street...

At any rate, I mostly want to get rid of it because of how shitty it makes the brakes feel. And shedding all that extra hose and fluid is a nice weight bonus to boot and simplifies bleeding the brakes and so on. (y) Do you know anyone that's done exhaust/airbox/tuning yet? What are your plans there?
Pulling the ABS Solenoid fuse disables the ABS with no other issue noted except the ABS light being on. Hopefully Flash Tune can turn the light off but I don't really care about that light. I run DP race pads, much better than stock, exceptional grip and no fade. I'll be replacing the lines too, I ran out of time before that track day, plus I didn't want to make a change like that so close to the track day and end up with some goofy problem I cannot get fixed. With new lines, there definitely will not be ABS, it will be direct runs. I am also thinking about changing the front master now with a true and tested Brembo RCS offering. If Flash Tune is unable to electronically turn off the ABS I'll pull as much as I can but not the modules quite yet, just unplug them first to make sure that does not trigger some change.
 

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Pulling the ABS Solenoid fuse disables the ABS with no other issue noted except the ABS light being on. Hopefully Flash Tune can turn the light off but I don't really care about that light. I run DP race pads, much better than stock, exceptional grip and no fade. I'll be replacing the lines too, I ran out of time before that track day, plus I didn't want to make a change like that so close to the track day and end up with some goofy problem I cannot get fixed. With new lines, there definitely will not be ABS, it will be direct runs. I am also thinking about changing the front master now with a true and tested Brembo RCS offering. If Flash Tune is unable to electronically turn off the ABS I'll pull as much as I can but not the modules quite yet, just unplug them first to make sure that does not trigger some change.
Thanks definitely post back if you figure out full removal that would be my ideal situation too
 

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There is a custom hydraulic and brake hose maker in Ontario, CA, you tell them what length, what color, what end you want and they make it while you wait. You can buy a Galfer front end set for $140 or get it from them for $40.

The R1 I have was built for Moto America Stock 1000 class, I'm going to do it the same way as that is. Single line from the master, a Tee at the bottom triple, continues down for the right, crosses and down for the left. It finished on the podium a couple times the year it was raced, it still works great, so I'll try it. The dang speed sensor wires go down the left, loop then cross to the sensor on the right. It's just wire so that can be coiled.

Gandjaircraft.net is the hose place, I do not know if they do web sales, I am lucky to be local'ish.
 

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Pulling the ABS Solenoid fuse disables the ABS with no other issue noted except the ABS light being on. Hopefully Flash Tune can turn the light off but I don't really care about that light. I run DP race pads, much better than stock, exceptional grip and no fade. I'll be replacing the lines too, I ran out of time before that track day, plus I didn't want to make a change like that so close to the track day and end up with some goofy problem I cannot get fixed. With new lines, there definitely will not be ABS, it will be direct runs. I am also thinking about changing the front master now with a true and tested Brembo RCS offering. If Flash Tune is unable to electronically turn off the ABS I'll pull as much as I can but not the modules quite yet, just unplug them first to make sure that does not trigger some change.
Yeah, the problem is the brake feel though - the ABS activation itself isn't really bothering me (yet). I just want to bypass the entire system as you did with your R1, then just rip it all out for the weight savings.

How'd you decide between the T-fitting and running it the stock way (hose from MC to caliper, then hose from caliper to other caliper)? I already ordered a spiegler set for the R6, but if it doesn't work out I'll def check out the company you recommended. Thanks!
 
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