New to Yamahas... building a track/race bike - Yamaha R6 Forum: YZF-R6 Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-02-2012, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
My R6 eats me.
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 28
New to Yamahas... building a track/race bike

What's up everyone, I'm Kyle, and I'm new. I'm not really new to sportbikes though, I have a 2009 CBR 600RR that I keep for the street. Done a few trackdays on it though. I'm an aspiring racer hoping to try my hand at racing in the next couple of seasons with WERA's North Central region. I recently picked up my R6... and I'll probably get called a BS'er but whatever....

Story is I posted up on Facebook that I was looking for a track bike (but I didn't have much scratch) and I got a call from a guy I haven't talked to in four years. I deployed in the Marine Corps with him then, but we were more acquaintances than friends... well he proceeds to tell me he has a theft recovery 2008 R6 that he happened into. He attempted to get it retitled and rebuilt but he never had the cash or resources and basically gave up... so he sold it to me with 1,300 miles on it for $250. Yes, $250, not a typo.

It's had a hard life for 1,300, but I drove from Kentucky to Wisconsin this past weekend to pick it up and I've stripped off what I won't be using for the track that I hope to sell in the classifieds to offset some of my costs. When I bought it, it was missing all the fairings and headlights except for everything attached to the tail piece, and it had the front fender... so it's pretty much perfect.

Before anyone starts flaming and suggesting it's stolen, I have a bill of sale (no title) and I ran the VIN through every search I could find, called my sheriff's department to have it run in their database, called the DMV to have it checked by them, even called the California DMV where it was last titled to have it checked there. The bike is clean

Here's a pic... I'll have lots of questions so bare with me. Also I heard these years have an issue with oiling in race conditions? Can anyone point me to a thread explaining this?

LongshotR6 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-02-2012, 08:45 PM
pin it to win it
 
bryan j's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: forsyth GA
Posts: 8,010
Bike: 07 r6, 06 yz250f
Send a message via AIM to bryan j
06/7 had the oil pressure problem, 08 didn't have any issues

Go fast parts:
Pipercross race filter, Leo sbk slip on, 05 header mod, pcv, bauce racing ecu flash, agg smog block offs, quick turn throttle, 520 rk gxw chain -1-1 renthal sprockets, ebc hh pads
, Shorai battery.

Body:
Robby moto sbk rearsets, woodcraft clip ons & sliders, armor bodies sbk fairings, db screen, vortex v3 gas cap, keyless ignition mod, agg sbk res kit,


Support the forum Vendors
bryan j is offline  
post #3 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-02-2012, 08:53 PM
I eat my R6
 
Tropicoz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 228
Re: New to Yamahas... building a track/race bike

Nice find, razor sharp platform. Now prepare to go broke!! I'm building my next year's race bike as we speak so if you have any specific q's PM me.

Tropicoz is offline  
post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-02-2012, 08:57 PM Thread Starter
My R6 eats me.
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 28
Re: New to Yamahas... building a track/race bike

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tropicoz View Post
Nice find, razor sharp platform. Now prepare to go broke!! I'm building my next year's race bike as we speak so if you have any specific q's PM me.
Good sh*t, dude. I'll keep you in mind. This poor bike has been through hell so it's just flushing fluids, getting the old gas out and putting in something fresh, oil change, new battery right now... hoping around tax return time I'm able to really make some progress.

Oh, and safety wiring too :p

...and I'm already broke... wife & 2 kids, and 2 sportbikes!

2009 Honda CBR-600RR- Street
2008 Yamaha R6- Track
LongshotR6 is offline  
post #5 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-02-2012, 08:59 PM
When in doubtThrottle out
 
mercenary's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Kansas City, MO
Posts: 4,870
Bike: Always Under Construction
Re: New to Yamahas... building a track/race bike

From what i understand the low oil pressure issues are at low RPM....not a problem on the track



2 kids, 3 sport bikes

2009 YZF-R6
2010 Ninja 250

MCRA/CCS#81


Quote:
Originally Posted by doctorv
I was wrong.
Quote taken 7-16-15 @ 0640CDT
mercenary is offline  
post #6 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-02-2012, 09:21 PM
Dirt track racing!
 
|/3|\|0|\/|'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: SW Minnesota
Posts: 1,983
Bike: 2008 YZF R6 LE
Re: New to Yamahas... building a track/race bike

Welcome to the forum, you're in the right place!
|/3|\|0|\/| is offline  
post #7 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-02-2012, 09:26 PM
My R6 eats me.
 
Beck123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 9
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByMO Free1354512326.935496.jpg
Views:	26
Size:	209.0 KB
ID:	87071


Sent from my iPhone using Motorcycle.com Free App
Beck123 is offline  
post #8 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-02-2012, 09:27 PM
My R6 eats me.
 
Beck123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 9
🔼🔼🔼🔼🔼my 07 that I built, looked a lot like yours when I bought it good luck man enjoy it it's fun


Sent from my iPhone using Motorcycle.com Free App
Beck123 is offline  
post #9 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-02-2012, 09:29 PM
I eat my R6
 
Tropicoz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 228
Re: New to Yamahas... building a track/race bike

Quote:
Originally Posted by LongshotR6 View Post
Good sh*t, dude. I'll keep you in mind. This poor bike has been through hell so it's just flushing fluids, getting the old gas out and putting in something fresh, oil change, new battery right now... hoping around tax return time I'm able to really make some progress.

Oh, and safety wiring too :p

...and I'm already broke... wife & 2 kids, and 2 sportbikes!
Haha LOL @ wife and kids....I know what you mean! I'll have some spare track parts up for sale shortly to help deplete your wallet and complete your build.

Tropicoz is offline  
post #10 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-02-2012, 09:33 PM
I eat my R6
 
maxpr1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: the track
Posts: 819
Bike: '07R6 Track
Re: New to Yamahas... building a track/race bike

Welcome!
And post up with photos of your progress and any questions you may have
maxpr1 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Yamaha R6 Forum: YZF-R6 Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Building a decent track bike Velazquez Track Tech & Riding Techniques 33 07-20-2011 06:52 AM
Building any 05 Track Bike aka Danksy Track Tech & Riding Techniques 46 10-16-2009 05:16 PM
'99 YZF-R6 Track/Race Bike - $3200 - All the track goodies on ciaka Bike Parts For Sale 8 10-17-2008 05:21 AM
subdivision with it's own race track who's in yamahas only excitebike General Discussions 12 10-05-2007 10:22 PM
building race bike feverla2005 Garage / Mechanical Help 2 06-05-2007 02:07 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome