THIS SITE IS NOW STUCK IN LIMBO. THANKS TO TRIPOD SCREWING AROUND WITH THEIR WEBPAGE
BUILDING SOFTWARE, THE OLD TRIPOD "HOMEPAGE HOUSEKEEPER" SOFTWARE THAT THIS SITE WAS
BUILT WITH IS NO LONGER SUPPORTED. THEREFORE, I AM UNABLE TO EDIT OR ADD TO THIS SITE
WITHOUT HAVING TO GO THROUGH EXTREMEMLY DIFFICULT STEPS TO GET AROUND TRIPOD'S NEW
SOFTWARE. ENJOY WHAT'S HERE, UNLESS TRIPOD SEE'S FIT TO SUPPORT THE OLD HOMEPAGE
HOUSEKEEPER SOFTWARE AGAIN, THIS SITE WILL RECEIVE NO MORE UPDATES.
First order of business......THE PEEING DUDE.
The Peeing Dude has been on this site since day 1. He's pissed on a
number of things over the past year but has spent the last 9 months
pissing on Motorcyclist Magazine. It's time find something new for
him to piss on. I am now taking suggestions and small pics or animated
.gifs for the Peeing Dude to piss on. Please be creative and send me
THE TOP 10 NEW NAMES FOR THE RAG PREVIOUSLY KNOW AS MOTORCYCLIST MAGAZINE
CHECK OUT THE NEW 1999 YAMAHA SPORTBIKES! - PICTURES OF THE R1, R6, AND THE R7!
CHECK OUT THIS WEBSITE FOR INFO ON THE 1999 YZF-R6
CHECK OUT THIS PAGE FOR INFO ON THE R1 FORUM, R1 MAILIST, EXUP BROTHERHOOD, AND R1 WEBSITES ALL OVER THE WORLD
THE WRECKED YZF-R1 PAGE
1998 YAMAHA YZF-R1
My bike arrived on April 24, 1998 after an agonizing 5 1/2 month wait
from when I placed my initial deposit. Pictures of my bike in the crate
can be seen at the "MY YZF-R1" link on the left of this page.
1999 R1 shipments should begin
hitting the USA in December so get your deposit down quick. Changes for
1999 are very minor. The graphics on the 1999 blue model have changed
slightly and the red/white model has been replaced with red/white/black
paint and graphics similar to the factory Yamaha race bikes. The only
mechanical changes to the 1999 R1 are a revised shift linkage and a
smaller fuel reserve from the exact same gas tank. The 1999 blue R1
has also been given carbon fiber-look plastic panels below the gas tank.
You can bet I'll be adding those to my 98 model.
The aftermarket is in full swing with the R1 now.
Just about every exhaust system manufacturer you can name has developed
a slip-on and most have full systems available. Slip-on's have shown
to provide and additional 2-4 hp and work best with slight jetting
changes (132.5 main jets OR .020" shimmed stock needles). Full exhaust
systems have proven to provide and additional 7-14 peak hp and work
best with minor main jet and needle changes. Micron's jet kit has
proven to perform miserably on the dyno, the jury is still out on the
Dynojet kit. No additional peak hp has been found by using any manufacturer's
jet kit. Dynojet claims smoother and quicker acceleration through
each gear without a peak hp gain for their kit. I hope to test this claim
soon. I'll be adding a link on the left of this page dealing specifically
with jetting soon.
More R1 accessories are becoming available daily. From Yamaha we've
seen R1 Jackets, leathers, watches, T-shirts, hats, etc. From the
aftermarket we've seen R1 steering dampers, windscreens, ride-height
adjusters, seats, seat skins, handlebars and more. I'll be trying to
add pages for all these things in the days to come. Check out the
links on the left of this page. Check back as this page will be
under constant construction.
The picture archieve is here! These are some of the best R1 pics
from around the world. The original spy photos, custom show R1's,
and more. For some very interesting performance info, check out the
Black Box link. Growing daily: All the dyno charts I can find anywhere
in the world for the R1. Also, see my own R1 pictures and dyno charts.
What makes this bike the ultimate open class sportbike? Easy, 390 lbs. dry weight and a HP and torque curve that smokes the competition as seen in the graphs below courtesy of Superbike magazine.
Please note that Superbike and some other European magazines use a Fuch's dyno instead of a Dynojet model 150 which is used by US magazines. This dyno measures HP at the front sprocket, not the rear wheel, therefore yielding higher numbers.
This page has been visited times since ???, thank you Tripod for screwing this up too.
Viewed somewhere around 1,500,000 times in early 2000 before Tripod screwed up the web counter, who knows now?