1999 Yamaha YZF-R1 4XV

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Owner: Phil Bo­s­tock, Chel­tenham, Gloucs Owned for: about seven months So far: small restora­tion and gen­eral tidy up What’s next? new ex­haust can, Öh­lins steer­ing damper and a few other bits

Ibought the bike around seven months ago af­ter telling my­self I will own an­other one, hav­ing pre­vi­ously owned my first 4XV back in 2003. A cold tyre high­side wrote it off. I wanted to repli­cate the look of my pre­vi­ous R1, so off came the mir­rors, re­placed with a set of mir­ror blanks, Ren­thal grips and mini-led in­di­ca­tors, Har­ris rear sets, car­bon heel plates, braided brake lines and a few ti­ta­nium bolts and fasters here and there. Af­ter a gen­eral pol­ish and cleanup to get it look­ing fresh again I am now happy with the fin­ished re­sult... for now at least.

Striped-back and min­imised. Good look

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