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Can someone tell me the proper way to replace the handgrips on a 2000 R6 there are no bar ends on the grips.

What is the correct tire size for the bike because I have to replace it want to make sure I get the right one before the season starts.

Does anyone now of a clearcoat gloss that I can spray on my fairing because paint job is kinda dull for my liking. Guy I bought it from painted the bike over.

Does anyone know the size of the fairing or plastic screws becuase there are a couple missing. I guess he forgot to put the on after the paint job
 

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PrettyR6 said:
Can someone tell me the proper way to replace the handgrips on a 2000 R6 there are no bar ends on the grips.
find a razor blade, CAREFULLY cut off the old ones. Put a very thin layer of glue on the exposed surface and some on the inside of the new grip. Slide the new grip on (kinda twist as you push) get it to where you want it and let it sit overnight (make sure it is straight)

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What is the correct tire size for the bike because I have to replace it want to make sure I get the right one before the season starts.
180/55/ZR17 rear
120/60/ZR17 front

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Does anyone now of a clearcoat gloss that I can spray on my fairing because paint job is kinda dull for my liking. Guy I bought it from painted the bike over.
no, sorry

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Does anyone know the size of the fairing or plastic screws becuase there are a couple missing. I guess he forgot to put the on after the paint job
You can buy them at your local Yamaha Dealer, they will probably have them in stock.
 

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PrettyR6 said:
Can someone tell me the proper way to replace the handgrips on a 2000 R6 there are no bar ends on the grips.
As per jasamb. Also I've heard of guys using hairs spray instead of glue & it seems to work at treat.

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Does anyone now of a clearcoat gloss that I can spray on my fairing because paint job is kinda dull for my liking. Guy I bought it from painted the bike over.
Have you tried a cut & polish followed by a buffing ? Might save you the painting ?
 

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the hair spry thing works good. provides a lube :hump and when it dries it holds good. make sure u use a aerosol spry like aquanett megahold or something like that. none of that gel crap.
 

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Thanks for the info. This is a informative site
 

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PrettyR6 said:
Thanks for the info. This is a informative site
This site has saved me much money by helping me do things myself as opposed to costly dealer mechanics
 

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so i just bought some handgrips off ebay and a tank pad, jw if theres a special kind of glue that you use, so you just cut off the old hand grip and slide the others on?
 

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I don't use glue. And to put them on/off I use a air hose just get the tip under it and start spraying then slide. Works great. Now if only Ihad a easy why to remove/install bar ends.
 

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I used glue when i changed mine. It just eliminates the chance that the handles will spin. Cut them unless you want to save the old ones and try and sell them on ebay for some reason. If not, cutting makes it a very quick process.


Jeremy: There's not much you can do to make removal/installation of bar ends much quicker. It's only one allen screw.
 

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Yeah it just seems like they are super tight I ended up just taking the bolt all the way out of my old ones and cutting the rubber out. Then the new ones was a pain to push in.
 
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