squidding it up
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Fort Collins, CO
Bike: 2005 R6 "bluecifer"
Wrecked R6 Rebuild
Hey yall! Long time anonymous forum stalker who finally decided to make an account.
In January of this year I picked up a 2005 R6 that had been laid down, used as a stuntbike after that, and then finally came to me. Needless to say it was in pretty rough shape. Wasn't running but would crank and fire off of ether.
So far I have replaced:
Taillight and wiring
Fuel pump (the stock one was cut for god knows why and JB-Welded back together in some sort of hackery)
Fuel Tank (because the threads for the fuel pump were all cross threaded with some nasty RTV to "seal" it)
Replaced starting circuit relay
TONS of wiring issues (lots of stuff elec-taped together *cringe*)
Replaced broken/bent brake lever
Added a Two Bros muffler because it was just open headers when I got it
Added a Power Commander Fuel Controller
Added TST front turn signals
Added BMC air filter
Added TST license plate mount
She's definitely a work in progress but we are getting there!
It seems like every day I find something else I need/want to fix on it. Yesterday on my ride home from work I got the front tire up and as it started to pull up the engine sputtered and dropped back down. So now im gonna pull apart the kill switch assembly and check the contacts on that.
Heres a little before-and-after action for ya!
Let me know what you think, what mods I should consider, etc!