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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 12-08-2018, 12:51 PM Thread Starter
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2009 R6 Track Bike Conversion (2017+ Fairings)

Hey All,

Going to use this post to document my process on converting my bike to a track bike as well as converting the bodywork to 17+.

I picked this bike up that had been in a front end accident.

This is what it looked like the day I got it:

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I put it back together with a new front end and a new fork to get it out for the last track day of the year.

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Then I decided to tear it down and convert it to 17+ bodywork. I had seem some conversations on it, but not enough information. I didn't know how well it would work, so I figured why not and used the 1/2 price Hotbodies (meh) kit. Here is a quick fit of the front end with most bolts drilled, but the old fairing stay.

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It actually fit pretty well. The only "problem" was that the bolt bracket by the exhaust didn't line up and the 17+ fairing stays have a different fairing stay and different gauge bolt configuration. I still need to fab a quick bracket for it. I ended up going with a Tightails fairing stay from '17 and having those guys swap out the "dash plate" with the 08-16 model. I will get pictures of this later. The intake bolted right up.

I painted the front fairing GM Dark Cloisonne Blue and probably did it when it was too cold out. Oh well. The color turned out nice though.


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I then put them back on the bike. I got a windshield at that point as well.


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Here it is with "headlights". I have ordered the Yamaha Race Bike decals for it and am still waiting on those.

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I now had the tail fairings for a 17+, but the stock street fairings, so I bought a used 17 tail. This part is turning out to be much more involved than the front.

Here are the tails side by side. You can see the newer one is much narrower with a smaller battery tray and a smaller ECU slot.

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Here is the wiring in the old tail before removal.

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The new tail bolted right up to the same holes easily and with enough clearance to the shock.

It took me a good bit of time to push the wiring through on the new tail. I ended up taking the tank off which made it way easier. Here it is sans ECU and Battery and wire cleanup. I ended up cutting some tabs on the ECU slot and turned mine sideways and it fit okay that way. I still need to get a smaller battery and arrange things better.

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Here's a shot of the tail on (I don't recommend leaving your tank like mine in this photo)

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Problem To Still Solve

1. The tank on the 17+ has the hinge on the bottom, not the back like the 08-16. If I spacer plate the hinge, I can get it to work, but then there is an awkward pinch zone because the 17+ tank comes back further. You can see that in the pictures below.


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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 12-08-2018, 02:52 PM
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Re: 2009 R6 Track Bike Conversion (2017+ Fairings)

I'm in for updates. That's a nice project to tackle.

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post #3 of 26 (permalink) Old 12-09-2018, 08:57 AM
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just bought a 08 r6r front end damage also wanna do the same mod
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keep us updated on progress
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thinking about doing something similar
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Update:


The new R6 rear has a shorted tank mount (silver) and it is narrower.

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My solution was to run to the hardware store and get some square aluminum and cut off small sections to make spacers (ignore the rough ends, haven't filed them yet). This solution actually works quite well to line up the tank. I may need to washer up the rear a bit to get a slight angle.


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Now I am onto fabricating a seat solution. The old R6 seat has a wider "tongue" and wider bolt holes, the new race R6 pan is too short. I have an R1 seat that may fit better with some modification.
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I took the old seat (08-16) seat and cut down some of the plastic underneath it to clear the new subframe. The front of the seat fits pretty well now. The rear needs a bit of work as the mounting tabs are wider than the new tail ones. I think I am going to put a bracket in to fit it.


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Quick update. I had the seat bracket mount points cut off and rewelded to fit the 08-16 seat. The seat works, but still fits a bit strange.


Here is the current state. The fairings have been painted. I bought the smaller 17+ battery and rearranged the wires. If anyone needs shots of that, let me know.

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Looking good so far, but a lot of work.
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