Category Archives: How To Video

How To Remove Install Windscreen Yamaha R1

Finally, our latest how to video, How To Remove Install Windscreen Yamaha R1 is finished and ready for the public. We hope this helps you take off that stock windscreen and put on your new after market windscreen on that new Yamaha R1 of yours.

2 Things You Should Know:

  1. Going forward, all videos will be sent out to the R1Videos Insiders first before they go public so sign up!
  2. In case you missed it, we have a Videos Page with all our videos in order they were dropped so you can cut to the chase.

If you have questions, contact us and I will answer them myself (email Robert) or I will forward them over to Todd (guy in the videos) to get answer for you on anything R1 or gear related. Eventually, I will set up Todd’s email, but that cuts into editing time! Yall be easy out there.

How To Remove Install Windscreen Yamaha R1

 

How To Change Spark Plugs on Yamaha R1 Video

We finally got our how to video “How To Change Spark Plugs” edited and loaded to YouTube. If you need to know how to remove the mid-fairings (since we started with them already removed), watch the “How To Flush Coolant System” video. You will find that video with all the others on our R1 Videos Page here.

So as you will see, we pull all the spark plugs out at the same time. This is because Todd’s R1 is always kept super clean. This is not really the best way to go about it if your bike isn’t immaculate. To be certain that no dirt or particles will fall down into the engine, it’s best to remove and replace each spark plug one by one. And of course, give your sportbike a good wash and let it fully dry before doing the job!

How To Change Spark Plugs on a Yamaha R1

 

How To Remove Seat and Install Seat on R1

So you just switched brands and decided to go with a Yamaha R1. Great choice by the way. And you got it home for the first time and you’re in a rush to look under the seat and under the plastics. Not everyone immediately knows how to take off the seat so to save you the extra minutes of poking around, we went ahead and shot a quick video to show you how to take the seat off and put it back on the right way. For everyone else, we have other videos on our R1 Videos page you might like instead.

 

R1Videos.com How To Remove Seat and Install Seat on R1

 

How To Change Brake Pads on Yamaha R1

Finally, after a month or so of trying to get this How To Video production out, we finally got it done to help you change your brake pads on your R1 or similar motorcycle with similar brake system. Sorry for the lighting issues. We didn’t have enough light and no time to re-shoot. If you just got your R1 or if you’ve had it for years, we strongly recommend switching out your brake pads. It’s simple to do it yourself and takes less than ten minutes per side. In this video we show you how to change out your brake pads on one side, so just repeat the exact same procedure on the other side. Tools needed: needle nose pliers (curved work better) and possibly a flat head screw driver. You will need to buy 2 sets of break pads (that’s 4 pads total – 2 for each side). We chose DP brand “Sport HH+” pads (green package) this time around because Todd has run them on his 2004 R1 and they kick ass! I’ve been on them now for about 500+ miles and combined with steel braided brake lines (the next video we’re working on) I couldn’t be happier with them. They have awesome initial bite and stop way better and smoother than OEM brake pads. Now here’s the video so you can “Get Your Fix!”

New Video “How To Flush Coolant System 2004 2005 2006 R1″

For several months we have been battling this finicky little punk of a video. First the sizing then the co/decs and aspect ratio, and on initial upload to YouTube – - an audio malfunction. Finally we are pleased to announced we’ve worked out the kinks, just to help YOU save money and have fun while doing your repairs on your own Yamaha R1.

So please, check us out on Facebook and YouTube and like, comment, and subscribe if you want us to continue shooting these videos for you!

In this video, we show you the best way to flush your coolant system in a 2004 2005 or 2006 R1. Put another way, this is how you service the radiator and change out old or bad fluids and antifreeze. Since we are in Texas, and the R1 already runs hot, we chose to remove the antifreeze and fill ‘er back up with Distilled water and a little helper product called “Water Wetter.” Careful here, as Distilled water and Water Wetter do not have any antifreeze qualities that we know of. However, you can always refer to your owners manuals (or see our Manuals Page here) to refill your R1 with antifreeze.

Here is the video, if you prefer to see only videos without our ramblings, just click on our R1 Videos page here.

 

See more of our How To Videos on our YouTube Channel here.

R1Videos.com New Video – “How To Clean a Reusable Oil Filter”

We got a comment on our YouTube channel that said our Expert Oil Change video was great, but the viewer wanted us to go one step further to make a video showing how to clean the Flo reusable oil filter that we installed in that video. So without further adieu, here is our latest DIY video for all you riders out there with the aftermarket reusable oil filters: “R1Videos.com How To Clean a Reusable Oil Filter”

Thanks for joining us again right here at R1Videos.com where we work hard so you can “Get Your Fix!”

 

More videos on our official YouTube channel here.

R1Videos.com – Get R1 Videos, Pics, Tweets, & More

Hey everyone, just wanted to direct you to the right places if you are new and tell you about a page or two you might have missed if you’ve been to R1Videos.com before.

We have a Yamaha R1 manuals page with plenty of R1 owners manuals, R1 service manuals, R1 assembly manuals, and a lone parts catalog for a 2004 R1. We are always adding more and more PDF manuals as we come across them. The purpose is to make sure that when you work on your own sportbike, you have the proper safety information to do it right. Here is our R1 Manuals page.

Check out the R1Videos.com videos page where we list all of the do it yourself videos, how to videos, and video reviews. The best part about this page is that we don’t have posts or anything else, just the videos so you can Get Your Fix! Here is our R1 Videos page.

Our About page gives you some information about the purpose of our site, tells you how to contact us (shoot an email to Robert at R1Videos.com), and some other goods like how to find us on other sites like YouTube and Twitter. Here is our About page.

We have an R1Videos.com official YouTube channel, a Twitter page, and Flickr page so you can view R1 videos, pics, and more! We are expanding as we find the time, so there will be more on the way soon. We will also be setting up our Facebook page eventually.

If you missed our “R1Videos.com How To Expert Oil Change 2004 2005 2006 Yamaha R1″ video, you can find it here in this post.

Another post a lot of riders and mechanics are viewing is the Yamaha R1 Periodic Maintenance and Lubrication Checklist

Here is a final link to the GoPro from our new sponsors Motorcycle Superstore. If you are going to shoot some videos of you and your Yamaha YZF-R1, then you will definitely want to grab a GoPro. We can’t wait to get one for Christmas!!

So there you have it! We are major fans of the Yamaha R1 – we ride em, race em, fix em, and work on them constantly. We are shooting these R1 Videos to help you take care of your sportbike and so you can Get Your Fix! 

Stay visible out there friends. And help us stay visible: bookmark, tweet, post to Facebook, subcribe and like our videos on YouTube, whatever you can do to help your fellow R1 owners get their fix too!

- R1 Videos Team

R1Videos.com How To Expert Oil Change 2004 2005 2006 Yamaha R1

How To Video showing how to do an oil change on your 2004, 2005, and 2006 R1 like a pro – actually better than a pro or a mechanic/bike shop will do it. We show you how to get almost all of the oil out of your Yamaha R1 by taking it off the rear stand – something the bike shops usually won’t do.

You will also see how to remove lower fairings, how to change the drain plug crush washer, how to change the oil filter and how to change the oil. Get your fix!

 

More videos on our official YouTube channel here.

How To Change Sportbike Tire on R1 with NO Tire Machine

Here is an old video that we found over at  R1-Forum.com that is cool because it shows you how to change a sport bike tire without a tire machine. If you are looking at following along with this dude, or just looking for new tips since you already change your Yamaha R1 tires without a machine, then this is a pretty decent video.  I’ll hold my comments on the music.

Normally we will only post our own how to videos here on R1Videso.com, but this one makes the cut for originality, and since we have a tire machine, we’re not going to post a video like this.

Video props to:  Greg – ArmadilloFZ1 at DCSportbikes.com