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Old 12-02-2012, 08:42 PM   #1
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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?

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Old 12-02-2012, 08:45 PM   #2
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:53 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:57 PM   #4
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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!
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:59 PM   #5
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From what i understand the low oil pressure issues are at low RPM....not a problem on the track



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Old 12-02-2012, 09:21 PM   #6
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Welcome to the forum, you're in the right place!
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:26 PM   #7
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:27 PM   #8
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:29 PM   #9
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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.
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:33 PM   #10
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Welcome!
And post up with photos of your progress and any questions you may have
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