Go Back   Ducati Forum > Ducati Panigale Forum > Ducati 1299

Ducati 1299 Ducati 1299 Forum - Ducati 1299 Panigale Superbike Motorcycle Forum


Thanks Tree38Thanks
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old Oct 29th 2018, 12:03 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
vyruz's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2013
From: Singapore

Posts: 26
Thanks: 25

My 2015 Panigale R Build

Hi everyone

I thought I'd share my build here like I did on the 899 forum. I learnt a great deal from people putting up their work here, so hopefully this will help someone as well.

As a quick background, I learnt riding on smaller bikes (the process is long and very detailed in Singapore), and aside from a short stint with an Aprilia RS125, my first proper bike was a 2014 Ducati 899 Panigale. I had that from new and, over the course of two years, had a great time modifying bits and gaining some understanding of how various components worked.

My old 899




I made the mistake of riding a mate's Panigale 1199R and was immediately hooked on that big Panigale glitz and pull. Lucky for me, a used 2015 Panigale R came up for sale about a year later and I jumped on it. I spent the intervening year with a 2015 Aprilia Tuono 1100 Factory, which I enjoyed but which egged me on too much and was trouble waiting to happen.

It's now been almost two years since I bought the R. Lots of work has gone into this bike and I thought I'd share my experiences here. I have quite a few photos to share so I thought I'd post the build in chronological order. So we'll start with the day I got her.

She was in stock condition, only had 1,400km (870 miles) on the clock and spent most of her time at the Sepang circuit. For reasons unknown to me, the owner stopped riding her and for months she sat motionless. Being overexcited, I had a few beers (rookie mistake) before going to look at the bike to seal the deal, and fail to notice a whole lot of corrosion. The bike was in a covered park, but the ocean was next to it, so the salt in the air did its thing.

Start of the 2015R Project







Last edited by vyruz; Oct 29th 2018 at 01:34 AM.
vyruz is offline  
 
Old Oct 29th 2018, 01:31 AM   #2
Junior Member
 
vyruz's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2013
From: Singapore

Posts: 26
Thanks: 25

First days

At this point, I had any transferrable mods from the 899 installed on the R. Then it was the initial getting to know the new bike via street rides and the obligatory coffee runs with mates.

Initial impressions: Surprisingly easy to ride, significantly hotter than the 899, blipper was nice but not as crisp as the BSD Blipbox on my 899, felt special to ride, stock Ohlins felt nice but the front fork was not as plush as the black/gold Ohlins I had on the 899. Not as easy to launch off the lights as the 899, which had an STM slipper.

The mods at this point were:

Brakes: Brembo Supersport discs, Brembo RCS17 master cylinder, Brembo P2 rear caliper, Brembo serie oro rear disc

Clutch: Brembo RCS16 master cylinder, CNC clutch slave 28mm

Controls: DP rearsets, Progrip 717 grips, TWM remote brake adjuster

Tyres: New Supercorsa SC2

Misc: DP reservoir, DP fuel cap, DP race seat, DP rear LED indicators , DP brake guard, Ducabike start switch, Evotech tail tidy, Ducabike shock linkage in Flat setting

The R and the old 899










Thanks from youngR, Twistedracer and GNASH959
vyruz is offline  
Old Oct 29th 2018, 06:55 AM   #3
Phl
Moderator
 
Phl's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2012
From: here

Posts: 7,435
Thanks: 4032

I Ride: Panigale, CRF450, CRF50, GROM, bionicon supershuttle
Nice, congrats on the R!!!
Phl is offline  
Old Oct 29th 2018, 07:16 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
youngR's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2013
From: USA

Posts: 2,830
Thanks: 1068

I Ride: Panigale R | Streetfigther 848
awesome!

I cant imagine import tax on R in Singapore! must be a lot.
youngR is offline  
Old Oct 29th 2018, 10:21 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Joined: Jan 2015
From: Australia

Posts: 440
Thanks: 131

Your 899 thread on the old forum was great read.

No interest in a V4?
DStyleNZL is offline  
Old Oct 29th 2018, 10:50 PM   #6
Junior Member
 
vyruz's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2013
From: Singapore

Posts: 26
Thanks: 25

Originally Posted by Phl View Post
Nice, congrats on the R!!!
Thanks Phl!

Originally Posted by youngR View Post
awesome!

I cant imagine import tax on R in Singapore! must be a lot.
Thanks man. The taxes here on vehicles were bad enough as it is, but I was lucky when I bought my R. Not three months after I bought it, they changed the tax structure for bikes here (to align it with cars), and literally overnight the price of a brand new 2016 Panigale R went from US$54k to US$74k.

Originally Posted by DStyleNZL View Post
Your 899 thread on the old forum was great read.

No interest in a V4?
Heya mate, thanks! The 899 forum build was proper fun.

A V4 would be great, but not with prices as they are here. I would probably have to top up an additional AU$30k after selling my R to get the V4S . That said, I'm not sure I want to part with my R. I'm keen to see what the V4R looks like (we'll know on Sunday) but it's nothing something I'll be able to afford anytime soon.
Thanks from youngR
vyruz is offline  
Old Oct 29th 2018, 11:16 PM   #7
Junior Member
 
vyruz's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2013
From: Singapore

Posts: 26
Thanks: 25

Stage 1: General tidy-up and getting rid of corroded bits

I never got too far into the titanium bolt thing on the 899, but with corroded bolts everywhere on the R, it was one of the first cosmetic things I wanted to address. I went with Proti for bolts that would remain in the natural titanium colour, and Podium Racing for bolts that I wanted in black to match stock black bolts. I also tried titanium bolts from an old friend on ebay, carbonfibrefever, as I was getting a carbon upper chain guard from him at the same time.

Next was the rear sprocket and related assembly. AEM's products looked really good, especially their D-sei carrier, so I went with that paired with the AEM quick change sprocket in stock configuration (525, 41T). While we were going to update the rear, the corroded stock cush drives needed to go as well. I went with AEM's cush drive kit, which came with titanium nuts.

I wasn't too impressed with the fitment of the AEM quick change kit. As you can see from the pictures below, the lug base didn't fit flush into the slots of the quick change carrier. Some fettling was required. But the result looked good.















Thanks from Twistedracer

Last edited by vyruz; Oct 29th 2018 at 11:19 PM.
vyruz is offline  
Old Oct 29th 2018, 11:43 PM   #8
Junior Member
 
vyruz's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2013
From: Singapore

Posts: 26
Thanks: 25

First issues

As the first mods lined up, so did the first few issues.

The first was something I noticed the day I picked her up. The mag clutch cover was corroding (most likely due to rear brake fluid dripping on it judging by the position of corrosion). Lucky for me, Ducati agreed to fix this under warranty and replace with a new clutch cover.

Next was an oddity. The Panigale R is meant to come with the 41T rear sprocket (the 1299 had 39T). Oddly mine had a 39T rear. The previous owner said he hadn't made any changes from stock, so Ducati HQ was contacted about it. Ducati stepped up and approved a warranty replacement consisting of the full set of front and rear sprockets and a new chain. I didn't need this since the AEM kit was going on, but it was nice to be treated so well by Ducati.

Lastly, the left fork leg started to leak. I've read other R owners have the same issue, but for mine, the fact that it sat for months on end did it no favours. This was also going to be rectified under warranty. I was glad because there was a trackday coming up and I wanted all issues resolved before then.







Thanks from youngR
vyruz is offline  
Old Oct 30th 2018, 01:48 AM   #9
Junior Member
 
vyruz's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2013
From: Singapore

Posts: 26
Thanks: 25

First bits on and some Tyga goodies

With the AEM rear sprocket, titanium fasteners, and a new 525 chain on, the corroded drivetrain days are over for the R. While she was in the shop, a CNC alternator cover was installed as well.

I had the DP bike cover (the one with the graphics on the sides) for my 899 previously, but it was a little tight for the R and its non-foldable mirrors. I was nervous about snapping the mirrors every time I put on or removed the cover. So I sold that cover and went with a Tyga Performance cover. I had this on my Tuono and it was great quality for the price (just over US$40, but shipping isn't cheap - link here).

I also picked up a carbon Tyga brake holder (what they call a parking brake - link here). For US$28, it is a nice piece of carbon that you can use to keep your brake or clutch lever pulled overnight to aid with bleeding and getting air out of the lines. Works fine but you might want to wrap the part that contact the lever as it can leave scratches.











Thanks from Phl and Twistedracer
vyruz is offline  
Old Oct 30th 2018, 05:44 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
youngR's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2013
From: USA

Posts: 2,830
Thanks: 1068

I Ride: Panigale R | Streetfigther 848
which track you heading to? Sepang?
youngR is offline  
Reply

  Ducati Forum > Ducati Panigale Forum > Ducati 1299

Tags
2015, build, panigale



Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Discussions
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Update on my Panigale V2 build.... Ljuice26 Ducati 1199 5 Apr 12th 2016 09:18 PM
A New Panigale Track Bike Build jarelj Racing 128 Feb 28th 2016 04:54 AM
Panigale R Winter Build SOULRIDER Racing 13 Feb 12th 2016 06:44 PM
1199 Panigale Engine build. George Villar Mechanical and Technical 3 May 10th 2013 06:41 AM
BellissiMoto's custom Panigale build BellissiMoto Ducati 1199 51 Feb 4th 2013 02:45 PM


Facebook Twitter Google+ RSS Feed