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Well here's my take on a build thread. Hope mine will be as entertaining as others!!! :toocool:

Last year Oct, bought my 07 Team Yamaha Blue R6 with 14,995 on the clock. Got it at $4500, which is a pretty good deal here in Cali. Got into an accident last November though on the highway :thumbdown...thank God I'm alive...

Unfortunately only got a few picture of it pre-accident...



Here she is in a position we never wish to see her in...EVER!!!



Cliff notes on the accident: car in front of SUV slammed on brakes, chain reaction I ended up superman style flying into back of SUV at around 50mph. Came out with minor scruffs and scratches here and there. Biggest thing was 5% minor lung collapse on both lungs, those healed by themselves.

Got a check from insurance to fix it, with clean title. Won't list the amount, but let's say it was a GOOD amount. :fact Still flirted with picking another used R6 and try selling this one, but it was easier for me to fix it. So scoured for parts.

It needed basically right side fairings, front brake reservoir, upper triple tree, ignition, wheels, right clipon.

Here she sat for a while...



Here it doesn't look too bad...estimate to fix was high though due to two wheels and OEM fairings, upper clamp, and ignition switch.

Picked up used wheels, fairings, tank, and oem parts for the misc pieces.

Tore apart her for surgery...



Put on the "new" used wheels and went with different color scheme...
Tank first...



Installed Motovation No Cut Frame Sliders and Woodcraft Swingarm Spools...


The complete product finished to the point it is mechanically safe to ride!!!




Sorry for the long post, but excited since this past weekend was first time I rode in a long time!!! Prior to purchasing these grey fairings, I didn't really like the color. Then my pops had a coworker that rode his to work, and he said it looked actually not bad. So I picked up full set of OEM charcoal grey with tank from a forum member here. And I am LOVING it!!! It looks great!! :toocool::YEA

I'm not done yet though, haven't installed my mods yet!!! Will update with pics when I'm done installing the mods!

Thanks for looking guys!!

P.S. I know the front pitbull stand is facing the wrong direction! :lmao
 

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Awesome man that bike looks like nothing ever happened to it. Bet it feels good to ride again!
 

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Did you get that bike from Santa Rosa Powersports? (IIRC) Because I almost bought a TYB bike from there with about that mileage and price but they sold it the day before I came to look at it... Anyway good to see it back on the road!
 

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Sherman Connoisseur
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Did you get that bike from Santa Rosa Powersports? (IIRC) Because I almost bought a TYB bike from there with about that mileage and price but they sold it the day before I came to look at it... Anyway good to see it back on the road!
Naw I found a guy on craigslist and contacted him. Brought it into San Jose Yamaha to have them to a check up on it to see the condition. Came out good, got the price I want, and I bought it!! :toocool:

Nice job, did you paint the tank or get a new one? Just so you know, you lost about 6-9 hp by switching from blue.

Do you still have the old one? :sing
:lmao I hope I can regain those lost hp when I install my exhaust later!!! :YEA

I got the tank with the full set of fairings, for a good price. I still have some blue fairings that are in good condition. You interested in some?

I still have the blue tank too. Tip-top shape!!

Awesome, good to see it back to tip top shape! And glad to hear you got out of your incident with minor injuries!
Thanks buddy!!!
 

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Awesome man that bike looks like nothing ever happened to it. Bet it feels good to ride again!
Feels great!! Only thing is there are times, especially when car in front brakes somewhat hard, that my heart pumps faster. Not like freaking out, but certainly scares me a bit whereas it didn't before. On the freeway you see me realllyyy far away from the car in front! :lmao

charcoal FTW:toocool:
Yea didn't want charcoal before cause I've actually never seen it in person. Looking at pictures didn't make it appealing to me. My pops saw one and said it was good looking, so I bought the fairings. Let's just say pictures don't do charcoal grey and justice! :fact
 

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Now I'm not sure whether to get gold grips and levers or black?

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pics of m3
You know...I think I lost all my pics...my best friend tried to drift with it in a residential area and ran it up the tree...:thumbdown

I miss that car a lot!!!
 

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Just installed the Graves Works Exhaust, Graves EXUP Elim, and Spiegler Brake Lines...

The exhaust is very loud and sounds awesome!! I'm glad I picked this over Akra, although I know I can't go wrong with either one.

Didn't take much pictures during the process, cause I kind of forgot and was too busy making sure I did everything correctly...

Right before installation of brake lines...


Finished installation of Graves...



Really quick question guys, one of the lines from the front master cylinder is touching lightly against the fork. That's ok right?
 

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Sherman Connoisseur
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Nice build man! Bike looks really good. Hook up some Watson LED flush mounts. Then you'll really be flawsin' :fact
Thanks Walt! Yea I think I'm going to get that. Does it have resistors in it already so I don't need to get a separate one, since I have motodynamic taillight?

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Found a little of the in between pics...

Looking very nice!!



It was a b!tch to take off the damn O2 sensor and reroute it to work. Almost was about to just plug it then found a way...
 

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Found a little of the in between pics...

Looking very nice!!



It was a b!tch to take off the damn O2 sensor and reroute it to work. Almost was about to just plug it then found a way...
are you talking about the stock O2 sensor or the afm sensor? or are you just using stock sensor until you get the zfi+afm installed


oh and sucks about your m3, i guess this bike will do for now
 

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are you talking about the stock O2 sensor or the afm sensor? or are you just using stock sensor until you get the zfi+afm installed


oh and sucks about your m3, i guess this bike will do for now
Just the stock o2 sensor, which you are correct sir, I'm using until my zfi+afm arrives, which should be this wednesday!!!
 
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