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well i just picked up my first bike, an 08 r6. so far i have ordered, swing arm spools/sliders, black brake and clutch levers, puig black windscreen, black racing foot pegs, new gel grips, front flush turns, and fender eliminator with led turns.

i still plan on getting bar ends and frame sliders. im also trying to decide what i want to do with the exhaust, i want it louder and would like to lose some weight. i see most people go with mjs race header i may do that with the gytr slip on and a pc III. what are some good websites to buy stuff from? i search ebay a lot but dont know to many bike sites. well anyways heres a few pics


built in leds in the plate bracket.


left turn signal on.









any suggestions are welcome, i really cant decide what i want to do with exhaust. i am planning on blacking stuff out for the black/silver contrast.
 

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also the bike got towed because i do not have a license only a permit. and the tow company messed the bike up so its back at the dealer getting an estimate and the tow company is going to write me a check. i plan on doing all the labor myself to put some of the money in my pocket, and hopefully get an exhaust and pcIII.
 

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If you plan on buying all that...here's what I did and it worked for me. I went to a dealer (you can try the one you bought it from but sometimes they give you a hard time there, I went to a competing dealer). I asked for the parts manager. When I met him we spoke briefly and he asked where I bought the bike and I said (which was true) that sales wouldn't match the other dealers price so I had to buy it there. I told him I wanted all the stuff you mentioned plus some other things but I wasn't going to pay retail for it and wanted to see if he wanted to work with me. I get 20% off suggested retail (not their matrix which is higher) on everything I buy now from a place that I didn't even buy the bike from. It never hurts to ask.
 

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yeah, i get 10% where i bought the bike, but good idea im going to try that. also do you guys think the GYTR performance air filter would be an ok one to go with? same with the GYTR slip-on? or should i go with a BMC filter and a different slip-on? also whats everyones opinions on the MJS header? i do not want to spend 1000+ on a full exhaust. i found a graves full kit on ebay for like 800, is it a good kit? or should i try and make my own mid-pipe? how important is the 02 sensor? whats the pros/cons of having it in the mid-pipe or to zip tieing it to the bike like ive seen. sorry i just have a lot of questions.
 

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BMC is nice, I would imagine GYTR is comparable. I am custom building my exhaust as well and making the mid-pipe. You wont need the O2 if you do the rest of what you mentioned as long as you run a PCIII. The O2 sets a trouble code if it is disconnected unless the PCIII is installed so don't disconnect it until you have the commander to install. You wont need to zip tie anything if you keep a muffler on it and have the can mounted using the stock mount. The Graves system is very nice and I do know someone that has it. MJS is great if you don't plan on building your own. (If you do a full system or make your own, take the time to read the How-To on the smog system removal.) I'm sure NVKrawler will be in here telling you about his Leo Vince and how MJS (or making your own) isn't worth your time....you can believe what you want and do what you want, it is YOUR bike.
 

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(If you do a full system or make your own, take the time to read the How-To on the smog system removal.)
if you can explain more? what does this do? what if its not done? is it needed?

does this have anything to do with the EXUP?
 

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if you can explain more? what does this do? what if its not done? is it needed?

does this have anything to do with the EXUP?

The EXUP is it's own system and deals with noise and back pressure. The smog system works with the O2 and the cat. It pumps fresh air into the exhaust so the cat can burn the excess fuel. If you remove the cat and O2 the pump will run more and cause popping in the exhaust as well as false dyno readings when you get it tuned. It has no use after the cat is gone and does not set a code upon removing it.

http://www.r6-forum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=61784

If you don't want to make your own block-off plates just buy the ones from Graves for $35.

You will be removing the EXUP valve and cables if you change the muffler. You will need to leave the servo/motor alone as it will set a code if removed.
 

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k&n mane.... nice ride.. what kinda damage they do??
ahh ill look into the k&n, thank you. and as far as damage. right side plastic, footpeg, mirror, bar end, front brake lever luckly i had already got mirrors with led turns, black levers, and new pegs. so i wont need to purchase those parts through the dealer and can pocket some of the money. i was pissed
 

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thanks for all your help ihav2p.

also my puig windscreen just showed up via UPS man. hes the shit, hes like its like christmas everyday for you. lol.
 

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thanks for all your help ihav2p.

also my puig windscreen just showed up via UPS man. hes the shit, hes like its like christmas everyday for you. lol.
Yeah there were some things I bought online and when I went through my "spree" my fiance said "Geez, I want to get to open presents everyday." So the next few days I let her open all my stuff:lmao
 

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uploading some pics now...
 

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puig windscreen... wasnt aware that it was going to say r6 on it, i like it






grips, pegs, and levers.



like i said i intend to either do some silver color matched paint, or either black or carbon fiber for the black/silver contrast that i think is beautiful.
 

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Welcome to the forum. Sweet looking bike! :D
 

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looks good man
 

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thanks man, also ive heard that a bmc filter will take away mid range and increase top end. this is what im not looking to do. does any one know how a gytr filter would work? also how many teeth do i want to go down or up to have a little more low/ mid range? do i want to subtract teeth for front sprocket and add teeth to rear? whats everyone suggest with the stuff i plan on doing.
 

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thanks man, also ive heard that a bmc filter will take away mid range and increase top end. this is what im not looking to do. does any one know how a gytr filter would work? also how many teeth do i want to go down or up to have a little more low/ mid range? do i want to subtract teeth for front sprocket and add teeth to rear? whats everyone suggest with the stuff i plan on doing.
I would have to imagine that the GYTR filter is just Yamaha's version and works the same way. As for adding more low/midrange most people start with -1 in the front and potentially do +2 in the rear and get a 520 chain when they do it. It does wake the bike up from what I understand. The problem is that it messes up the speedo a lot more than it is now. You can fix this with a speedo healer but 06+ R6 have known issues with the healers burning the ECU.
 

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ic, so id have to live with the speedo being off.. so far youve been very helpful lol.
 
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