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Special thanks to the dealership owner, John Lundgren. He is a rare class-act in this business and a true man of integrity. I was more than happy to let him hold onto my bike and put her on display for a couple weeks before I take final delivery. If anyone happens to be near Simi Valley during this time, take a few minutes out of your day and have a look. :)

Just for fun, John did a search for VIN # 001 and it came back as non-existent. My guess is the factory held onto that unit. I almost want to wrap her up and store her in my living room as a collector -- but what fun would that be?? This baby is destined for the track!

I will post pics and video of the un-crating (they had to use a cherry picker to lift her out) and her first start-up.
 

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Ohhhhhh, gotcha.

I hate you.

NOLA

P.S. Thank you for not revving it like a total squid and waiting for it to get warm (And the tech to check the oil)...I applaud you.
 

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Glad the full kit showed up!

I’m still waiting for an ETA on my H2R :(

It was finishing its build a couple weeks ago...
 

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Glad the full kit showed up!

I’m still waiting for an ETA on my H2R :(

It was finishing its build a couple weeks ago...
I hear ya. This whole process has required more patience than I thought I could muster. To make things worse, I’m mired in so many obligations that I won’t have time for a track day until at least August. You’ll probably get to ride an H2R before me. :crying:
 

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Oh man, that was my next question!

I'm hoping to get on track at the end of May, so I'm just hoping it gets here in time to do a dyno break-in, change the oil and coolant (why does a track only bike ship with ethyl glycol???) and have my spare wheel with another rear tire ready to go.

Are you going to look into tuning/flashing yours at all? I'm undecided since I know I don't need one more horsepower, but man is it tempting to get an extra 10% for fairly minimal investment.
 

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Oh man, that was my next question!

I'm hoping to get on track at the end of May, so I'm just hoping it gets here in time to do a dyno break-in, change the oil and coolant (why does a track only bike ship with ethyl glycol???) and have my spare wheel with another rear tire ready to go.

Are you going to look into tuning/flashing yours at all? I'm undecided since I know I don't need one more horsepower, but man is it tempting to get an extra 10% for fairly minimal investment.
Yeah that is weird about the glycol. I know coolant helps lubricate as well, but I'm changing mine out regardless. I plan to break her in on the track. The manual specifically says 20 minutes below 4,000, 20 minutes below 8,000, change oil, then GOOOOOOOOOO! I figure it's a good way to get acclimated with the chassis, since it's all new to me. As for flashing / tuning, I plan to keep it stock but that very well may go out the window once I hit the dyno. It's hard to resist!

You may notice in the photos that my Sato reverse pattern rearsets are mounted. The dealer had to custom-make a bracket for the exhaust and install a thicker rubber stop on the side stand to keep it from hitting the bottom of the shifter, but everything looks good now.
 

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Yeah the quick break in is why I just want it to get taken care of on the dyno, so that I can hit my first track day and not worry about it. Since I have to change the coolant anyways to meet my track day regulations I'm just going to get the boring stuff done and out of the way in the shop ;)

I hadn't noticed the Sato rearsets but they look great!

EDIT: Just got the word that it is in transit now!
 
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