Here is the end result of months of hard work, loads of help from some wonderful people and a heap of fun. I also need to give a thanks to Kabir Rajbhandary for his amazing Photography. We had a great day in the studio. If you need any photos you can contact him at https://www.facebook.com/kabirrphotography/?fref=ts
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If you install an R1 Master Cylinder youlll need a brake fluid reservoir. Make sure you know what you are buying because messing with any braking system could prove hazardous to your health. Ive purchased sub-standard products online before and seen things like brake hoses sweating out DOT4 fluid and reservoirs melting where you would check the fluid level. I'd recommend a hose from a genuine agent (Yamaha, Kawasaki, Honda or Suzuki etc.). Read more about Rizoma Brake Fluid Reservoir
When it comes to exhausts I like them to not only sound beastly but also pack in some extra punch. My partner knows me all too well and surprised me by having Yamaha fit a full Yoshimura R-77 system on my bike for Christmas. The trapezoidal shaped carbon end really does the bike justice with stainless headers, rivets and bands.
The bars were a real fiddle to install with the original brake fluid reservoir causing the brake and throttle cables to stick. This wasn't a bad thing as it drove the project into new territory of replacing the master cylinder with a stock Front Brembo Brake Master Cylinder from a Yamaha R1 (04 - 08).
In the excitement I purchased temporary risers (seen in this image) while I waited for the OEM FZ8 replacements. With everything back together the mirrors looked awfully out of place and also needed tobe replaced. Read more about Enhanced riding position
Eventually I found a company in Ohio (some distance from Melbourne) who fabricated a set of bars for me (Sadly they no longer make them). When the new brushed stainless steel bars arrived I realized that the standard FZ1N risers were too high. I managed to get a set of risers from a Yamaha FZ8 that are roughly half the height and fit perfectly. Read more about Custom manufactured bars