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Hey y'all

This thread will document some/most of what I'm doing to build my R3 for the race season

Bought a brand new 2016 R3 and put ~100 miles on the street before turning it into track/race only mode.

First up: Oil and filter change

Next set of mods:

Performance:
1. Akrapovic full exhaust (from Norton Fab/jbluetooth)
2. Smog block-off plates
3. Eliminate pesky emissions stuff (charcoal canister)
4. Bazzaz Z-Fi (map from jbluetooth)
5. Annitori QS (stand alone unit controlling injectors)
6. BMC air filter

Chasis:
1. Andreani fork cartridge kit
2. Ohlins rear shock

Controls:
1. Norton fab rearset relocation plates V1 (coz I like my feet higher up)
2. Clipons relocated to below the top triple clamp

Brakes:
1. SS braided lines
2. Vesrah brake pads

Protection:
1. Woodcraft case saver
2. Woodcraft frame sliders
3. Woodcraft rear spools (rear axle slider?)

Bodywork:
1. Armor bodies SS body work
2. Paint to be done by MotoGloss

Others:
I'll have to see what else I bought, lol

I didnt take any pics in the stock form...just google the 2016 R3 in matte gray, haha
 

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Starting to mount the race bodywork. Should not have started with the tail first :|

I was real confused how this $hit mounts on as it was pretty tight. Glad I found Jesse' site (http://www.yamahar3racing.com/) and his useful video to mount the tail.



I still cant get the tail mounted with the seat ....most likely will cut out some bodywork with a dremmel to make space to take the seat ON/OFF without needing to take the tail off. Its quite a PITA to mount the tail
 

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Awesome posts, always good to see a bike torn apart for the right reasons.

If I were to pick a paint scheme, I'd definitely take the upper right, with the bright belly pan. I think it has the best flow, and the r3 is always a nice touch.
 

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Got some more progress ...upper and front fender mounted, pretty straight forward. Just took my time to line everything up first, then drill. The holes I went up in diameter step by step so I dont make them too large.

Used the same mounting grommets/bushings for the front fender.

I am impressed with the hole alignments right out of the box for Armor Bodies bodywork. They are flexible and makes the fitting a breeze. The rear tail....thats another story. I still cant get the seat installed, so I'll get the dremmel out :laugh





Edit: Forgot to add: I used the stock windscreen as is, didn't need any modification or trimming with the armor bodies bodywork
 

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one more paint scheme

I like that last scheme, pretty sweet. I ended up cutting off 4 brackets from the subframe to make it easier to get the tail on and off (after cracking my tail section, I had enough).

The Hotbodies tail has 2 relief cuts to get the seat on and off, so I assume you will have to do something similar.


Good to see photos of the Armor bodies bodywork. It looks like the Hotbodies race seat/tank cover will work fine with it if you ever want the seat higher.
 

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I like that last scheme, pretty sweet. I ended up cutting off 4 brackets from the subframe to make it easier to get the tail on and off (after cracking my tail section, I had enough).

The Hotbodies tail has 2 relief cuts to get the seat on and off, so I assume you will have to do something similar.


Good to see photos of the Armor bodies bodywork. It looks like the Hotbodies race seat/tank cover will work fine with it if you ever want the seat higher.
Wish I had a grinder to cut that mount off as well, but do I need it if I use my stock seat?

I'm going to dremmel out that cut out like the Hotbodies tail kit to make the seat mounting real easy.

Replied to your email regarding the Hotbodies....
 

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There are 2 large brackets that are used to mount the OEM passenger seat, I cut those off, and there are 2 smaller tabs closer to the front of the bike that are used to mount the OEM plastic side pieces of the tail, I cut those off too.
Jesse
 

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There are 2 large brackets that are used to mount the OEM passenger seat, I cut those off, and there are 2 smaller tabs closer to the front of the bike that are used to mount the OEM plastic side pieces of the tail, I cut those off too.
Jesse
I'm getting better at mounting the tail with more practice I'm getting. I've mounted/dismounted the tail >10 times now for whatever reasons (too many to list).

I did also dremmel the tail so I dont have to worry about the seat mounting, that works great now :D
 

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How flexible are the Armour Bodies? I found the Catalyst Composites I have ate super stiff.
Flexible enough for me not to grind off the OEM rear seat mount ;)

I've owned Armor bodies on all my R6 before, this set was no different. Flexible enough to be mounted but not soft and weak.

I had to remove the kick stand to mount the lowers :(, I wanted to keep the kick stand on for track days
 

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I have the Armor Bodies kit also, but it has a differently designed tail. Its 2 pieces and super easy to install. Ill get a picture when I get a chance
 
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