Question From R1 Insider Answered

As an R1 Insider, you can send in your questions and we will do our best to get you the answers. Sign up to be an R1 Insider and then you can send us your pics, a description of your problem, and your video (if you post it to YouTube and send us a link). We get tons of emails so two things you should know:  1. We can’t always get back to you within the same day (one day, this might change) 2. We can’t answer every question 100%, but we can give you tips, advice, and a general idea of what the fix might be.

No reason I can think of at all not to be an R1 Insider. We won’t blow up your inbox and we will never share your info. Ever. Also, as we grow the R1 Insider club out, we will make it more and more valuable to everyone that signs up. We just need to figure out ways to make it kick ass. One way is your ability to have Q and A with us (R1 Insiders’ questions get bumped up to the top of the list). Here is an actual example.


Hey what’s up Robert. I don’t know if you have this on your list of videos, but is there any way you can do a video on setting suspension? I don’t know if there is a predetermined setting on the front or back or both for different weight categories, but if there is and you know them, that would be super helpful. Shiny side up! – Brandon (R1 Insider)


There is no generic set up for everyone. I would recommend a book, “Sportbike Suspension Tuning” by Andrew Trevitt. Or take it to a suspension guy and have it set up for your riding style. However, every track will have different settings and different road riding will require changes as well. – Todd (R1 Videos)

It’s that easy to “Get Your Fix!”

R1 Videos is Looking for Bands

So you think your music rocks or would sound good in one of our videos? Prove it! Send us a song or two and an email stating you own your own music and have the right to license it to us for use and we’ll post it in a video, podcast, and more. It doesn’t matter if you are a DJ, metal, instrumental, or punk – we jam it all! Hey, we need cool music and you need all the eardrums you can get, right? We are in front of 1,000’s of riders and motorsport enthusiasts a month. If that sounds cool to you, contact me ASAP at Robert at

No worries, if you suck, we just won’t use your stuff until you practice up a bit more. And in the words of Ezel from Friday, “I ain’t gonna tellll nobody else!”

R1Videos – out.

Fellow R1 Insider Orbie’s Crash Pics

It’s not “IF” you are going to go down, it’s “WHEN.” Orbie sent these over so thank God he made it out of this mess in one piece. To our beginners and pros, always wear your safety gear no matter what. That one time you need it will make all the hot and sweaty rides worth it. We here at R1Videos are commuters through rain, cold, and Texas heat and always stay protected. Anyways, sorry for your loss Orbie, maybe your next bike will be a Yamaha R1!

For Questions and Contacting R1Videos

Howdy supporters and fans of! We just wanted to remind you to add our email address to your safe senders and/or contacts list in your emails so our replies don’t go into your junk or spam folders.

To contact R1 Videos, drop us an email any time at:  Robert at

Then open up your email provider and add us to your contacts. If you email us and don’t see a reply, check your junk and spam folders. We reply to all emails, questions, and contact forms that you send in.

It is also a good idea to like us on Facebook so you can contact us there at anytime as well.

Stay visible,

Team R1 Videos

Got a Motorcycle You Need to Sell?

What up everyone? I just got to thinking we have this little project going nicely and already get about 1,000 page views a month and climbing from all over the world. So why not share a little bit of the love back with our fans and readers?

That said, here’s the deal. If for some terrible reason you find yourself having to sell your motorcycle (or any parts), we will gladly help. Just shoot us your links, pics, location, mileage, contact info, and asking price and we will post your info right here in the blog to help you sell it! Can’t hurt to get as many eyeballs on your listing as possible, right? And if we post it here, you can even link back to your post here on R1Videos.

Speaking of which, if you already have it posted, say on Craig’s List, then just send us the link and we will post that for you.

Please note: If you see a listing for a bike (of any kind) or R1 or any parts here on the site, just know that we are not endorsing the seller or the items. Buy at your own risk. – – Sorry, we have to say that. Also, we won’t be answering any questions for any of the sportbikes you see for sale here so you will have to contact the seller directly.

To get your listing up on the site, please send all info in an email to:

Stay visible!

R1 Videos Team

R1 Videos Crashed

See, it’s not if you’re gonna crash, it’s when! Good thing (or not) it was only the site that crashed and burned this time! Sorry for the inconvenience as the site updates did not care much for the system updates and the whole thing went kaput. Even worse, I have to admit we didn’t even catch it for the past 2 days. Speakin of crashing, we have some pics coming soon of a new friend and fan’s crash so check back for that.

Since we’re on the subject of crashing – here is a safety/riding tip for you before I go:

You should always have on your person (your pocket, backpack, etc) a card or folded piece of paper with the following in case of emergencies:

  1. Put it in your wallet where it can be seen immediately upon opening your wallet – I wrote in big red letters “EMERGENCY”
  2. Also add your Blood Type as this is probably the most important thing if you really bust your ass
  3. That card/paper should include: Your name (so it matches your driver license), Emergency contact name and number
  4. You might also add other emergency contacts – I added my mom, and my girlfriend because my parents are out of town and if it’s serious enough (sorry to be so morbid) then I at least want someone to come to the hospital as soon as possible!
  5. Be sure to include a line that says what meds you take and what allergies to meds (if any) you have
  6. I included my driver license number in case I loose my ID – at least I still have it on this card/paper
  7. I highly recommend you also jot down your License Plate # and your VIN # – just so you will have it in case your bike gets jacked while you are in a store or watchin’ the GP races at Bikini’s or something. It’s good to have handy when you call the cops as fast as you can so they can look out for it.

This is how mine looks: Emergency Card Emergency Card example



Stay visible out there! – Team R1Videos

R1 Videos Needs Bands and Music

Got band? Do yall (or they) kick ass? If you think it would go great in our videos with our content, then we need you to contact us. We will promote your socks off if we like your stuff. Contact:  Robert AT

So far our videos have over 5,000 total views on YouTube. We need music, and BANDS need exposure, reach, and eyeballs. You must have full control over licensing to work with us. No contracts, no bullshit. Just solid music to play in the garage in the background and during intros to our videos.

Send us links, contact info, and assurances that if we choose your band, we can use your music and your label won’t trip or sue us.

To bands and our fellow riders out there – – Stay Visible!


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. Welcomes 2012

Hey everyone, we wanted to say welcome to 2012 and welcome to our second year here at Ok, we haven’t really been around for 2 years, but we started out in 2011 and now we’re excited to start ramping things up for 2012. There will be many more how to videos, parts review videos, and gear review videos. is not just for Yamaha R1 riders – it’s a place for all riders – – even those of you that haven’t quite saved up the money for your first R1 or first motorcycles yet. We got two new GoPro Hero 2 cameras so we will also be doing some instructional and safety videos with street riding tips and much more. We’re also planning to fully cover MotoGP in Austin, Tx at the new Track of the Americas so you won’t wanna miss that.

Anyways, good luck in 2012! Keep the rubber side down or whatever they say. Stay out of trouble if you can help it and stay visible out there.

Oh, and if you want to know when the latest videos are released, just sign up to be an “Insider.” I think we might start making some of our content and videos private and only for those that have the links to the private videos (which we will send out to our “Insiders” via email when we have private “R1 Insiders” only videos) so sign up and “Get your fix!!”

Peace for a change! – Team


R1 Videos now on Facebook (

Find and friend R1Videos on Facebook to keep up with all the updates and mentions here on our new page: – – be sure to Like this

Update:  Still don’t have any takers for the FREE factory windscreen and factory Break/Clutch levers set. I guess that’s a good thing, means there haven’t been any bad spills for our readers. If you missed it though, read more here.

Video update:  “How To Flush Coolant System 2004-2006 R1” video is 99% complete. We are having problems in post with encoding. No worries, we should be able to solve the issues and release the DIY video this week. Sign up to be an R1 Videos Insider and you’ll be notified the minute it goes live. Speaking of which, welcome to our first official Insider: Roberto!

To sign up, see the top right corner of the homepage at or for our mobile readers with the QR Code app, go here: QR Code – YouTube, Facebook, Twitter

“Get Your Fix!” – is now up and running in the social media world. Here is how you can watch, friend, and follow.

Be sure to friend us, comment, ask questions, like, and email us. We’ll do all we can to answer your questions or shoot videos to help you do your own work on your own Yamaha R1. Save time and money by following along with our DIY or How To Videos!

How To Videos – watch on our YouTube channel

Friend us – we’ll answer your questions (if this link is broken, search for: R-One Videos)

Follow us – for new video releases, tips and more!/r1videos

Stay visible!

Marco Simoncelli RIP #58

Very sad news in MotoGP as San Carlo Honda Gresini’s Italian rider Marco Simoncelli succumbed fatal injuries at Sepang on Sunday October 23, 2011. He is now in God’s hands and we wanted to express our condolences to his friends, family and fans. RIP #58

To leave a tribute for Sic on go here.

2012 Yamaha R1

So Yamaha finally released the new 2012 R1 and as you probably already know by now, it comes equipped with traction control. From what we’re heard, there are many traction control settings including an ‘off’ position that can be toggled through while the throttle is fully disengaged.

We’re a bit confused why the official Yamaha website is down at the moment. Could it be from the tons of Yamaha fans overloading their servers looking for pictures and paint schemes? Who knows. All I can say is, I’ve seem quite a few images of what I believe to be official images, but don’t have any to post yet.

For 2012 the R1 will come in blue, black, pearl white/candy red, and on a limited edition MotoGP version with Grand Prix Gold badges, the R1 will come in pearl while/rapid red. These limited edition R1 liter bikes will be limited to only 750 here in America.

The 2012 Yamaha YZF-R1 is supposed to ship out to dealerships and be on your showroom floors in November 2011.

Price? The standard R1 blue/white and raven colorways will cost $13,990, with a white/red livery $14,190 and the Anniversary Ed. $14,490

We will post the pics of the new 2012 Yamaha R1 as soon as their official site comes back online. Stay tuned and check back soon to “Get Your Fix!” – 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 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 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, and some other goods like how to find us on other sites like YouTube and Twitter. Here is our About page.

We have an 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 “ 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

Yamaha R1 Periodic Maintenance and Lubrication Checklist

This is a JPG file of the Yamaha R1 Fuel Injection Models Periodic Maintenance and Lubrication Checklist. We do not have the specific years that this checklist pertains to, but it can obviously be used for all of them as a guide to know when to lube and make adjustments to your bike.

Motorcycle Superstore has motorcycle jackets for all riders on sale for under $100!

This R1 Periodic Maintenance and Lubrication Checklist will help you keep your YZF-R1 in tip top condition as most dealers use this checklist when servicing your R1.

Get Your Fix!
Click the image below to go to the post, then click it again to see it in full size. R1 Periodic Maintenance and Lubrication Checklist YZF-R1 Peridodic Maintenance and Lubrication Checklist Flickr Site

What’s up everyone – hope yall are enjoying this Labor Day weekend! If you are out riding during this extended weekend, be sure to watch out for drunks and cops – both of which will be out in bigger numbers during this holiday weekend.

Just wanted to let yall know we just launched our official Flickr page here:

R1Videos on Flickr

Happy holidays and let us know in the comments how we can help you “Get Your Fix!”

– R1 Videos

SA Speed Trap Twitter Updates and Tool for Sprocket Gearing

Normally, this page is only for our R1 how to videos.  However, there are two sites we wanted to share that could be handy.

One is a Twitter page for updates on speed traps and unmarked police car sitings in San Antonio, TX.  We never suggest speeding (save that for the racetrack), but it is your right to know that you are being monitored on the roadways by marked and unmarked police forces.  See the updates here:!/sastreetriders

And if you are thinking about changing the teeth on your sprocket for speed or acceleration changes, this tool will be very handy:

Long live MotoGP!!

How To Videos For R1 Owners

The website is now underway and we are planning to shoot our “how to” videos as soon as possible.  Our hope is that eventually, you will be able to completely take apart a Yamaha YZF-R1 motorcycle from start to finish and be able to fix or mod anything you want on your R1.

Our plan is to film and edit the videos to give you the best learning experience possible so all you have to do is hit play and pause as you follow along and work on your bike.  Beginners?  We’ll start out teaching you the basics of working on your R1.  Experts?  As we get further along, we’ll show you our tips and tricks for modding your R1 to make it just right.

Eventually, we will have a form where you can sign up to receive exclusive deals on everything R1 from parts and mods to discounts on buying your next R1 motorcycle.

Ride safe and stay visible!

That’s right – you’ve found us here at  This is our official video blog for posting all of our how to videos for working on your Yamaha YZF-R1.  We also have a YouTube channel (official channel name is:  R1VideosdotCom) so check us out there and be sure to subscribe, comment and like all of the videos you enjoy.

Whether you are an expert or beginner, we are determined to show you how to videos that will make it easier to mod, fix, and do repairs on your Yamaha R1.  Between the two of us, we have over 32 years combined of riding experience and might be able to show you a tip or two if you get stuck working on your R1.  Check back soon as we are just getting everything started!

Good luck and be safe out there!

– Team