Twag4, I was hesitant at first to cut it, simply because the bike was brand new. It’s way better to just cut the bracket, bolt the R1 shock, then go out and actually enjoy a good shock under the bike. I found the bike’s grip is much improved in the rear, I can’t remember the last time I saw the TC light flash since installing the R1. Before I could see it flashing constantly.
I got a 2015 model that was taken directly off a new bike that was upgraded for track use. It looked brand new, and had completely undamaged stickers on it. $90 shipped maybe 2 years ago. It sat in my garage unused for well over a year before I bit the bullet and bought a small batte4yand put the shock in. Worth it!Sorry, I never catch the post that explains which year R1 shock works best. If you do not mind☺
Great, I'd appreciate it! Yeah I looked up the dimensions of the Aprilia battery your using and it seems to be the same dimensions as my current so I should be in the clearI’ll check the size of my battery when I get home but imagine a lithium battery will easily fit. I have a standard battery for an Aprilia rsv 2009 model.
No worries man, had no real issues getting everything to clear. I was a little concerned since there was only a few mm of clearance so I decided to cut out the bump in the front portion of the battery tray. That allowed me to move the battery up about 1/4 inch, with some foam padding on the left side corner of the tray and 3m tape at the bottom of the battery to hold it in place. Ample clearance after that.I’m sorry, I actually forgot to measure when I got home, life gets in the way sometimes. There’s a couple of pictures of the battery in the bike with the strap still being used.