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The Great R6 Build

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    The Great R6 Build


    Im sure a number of you are well aware I purchased a new R6. We are going to transform it into a track bike and I thought I would be interesting to everyone to see the process I got through to get it ready. The current plan is to break the bike down to engine and frame and then build it from there. The goal is to have it finished by mid to late April. Ill be using the bike for trackdays but Im pretty sure PK wants to race it once or twice so we will fully prep it. Ill keep this thread updated with photos and maybe some video as I have them. This is inspired by the Ducati build. Not many of us have millions to toss into a bike. This will be the average mans build.

    The start...

    2007 Yamaha R6



    Just out of the show room and completely stock.

    Next I made of list of parts Ill need.

    Shock (penske or ohlins depending on budget)
    Fork Revalve
    Woodcraft Case Covers
    Rear Sets
    Exhaust
    Rapid Bike fuel module by Dimsport
    Bodywork
    Clipons
    Braided Brake Lines
    Frame Sliders
    Steering Damper
    520 Sprockets front and rear
    520 Chain
    Spools
    Stomp Grip

    This weekend Im going to try and get the initial measurement on the bike with the computrack machine before anything gets done to it.

    Thats it for now Ill update when the next step is complete.

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    Re: The Great R6 Build

    This will be awesome. Thanks for doing the progression thing. Cool project.

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    Re: The Great R6 Build

    dont forget to get something for the tank...so it dont go BOOM!

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    Re: The Great R6 Build

    What about electronically variable velocity stacks
    to increase mid range power ?
    Shoulda got an 08 !

    Just messing with ya dude...
    I'd guess there's not that much to do other than
    race plastics, sliders, case covers, safety wiring
    and reversing the shifter...
    oh and little of Pete's bouncing the thing up and down.

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    and NoS.

    just kidding, but you'll make some good cash on eBay selling those OEM fairings and buying race plastics. most new OEM plastics sell for $1400 on eBay

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    Re: The Great R6 Build

    Quote Originally Posted by union View Post
    Im pretty sure PK wants to race it once or twice so we will fully prep it.
    Might wanna ask him about his Triumph Test Ride before you decide to let him take that for a spin

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    Re: The Great R6 Build

    Quote Originally Posted by OreoGitorio View Post
    Might wanna ask him about his Triumph Test Ride before you decide to let him take that for a spin
    are we deducting for low blows still?

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    Re: The Great R6 Build

    What's the advantage of going with the Dimsport fuel module vs a PC3?

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    Re: The Great R6 Build

    Quote Originally Posted by Dangerz0ne View Post
    This will be awesome. Thanks for doing the progression thing. Cool project.
    I'm looking forward to seeing the progress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Denno View Post
    are we deducting for low blows still?
    Jigga wut? Have you heard the PK vs Triumph story? It's a classic

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    Re: The Great R6 Build

    James,

    Congrats on the bike! Looks great.

    I might be interested in snagging a couple of parts when you start stripping it down...

    Can't wait to see how it turns out.
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    dont forget to get something for the tank...so it dont go BOOM!
    Anyone know for sure if the 08 tank can mount up to the 06-07's??? That would be a good conversion to do if the black is the same paint code. I could sell my mint 06 tank on egay and have no net loss... Better than blowing 120 bucks on those ripoff plastic chunks traxxion is selling.

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    Re: The Great R6 Build

    Quote Originally Posted by Kurlon View Post
    What's the advantage of going with the Dimsport fuel module vs a PC3?
    The dimsport can be transfered from bike to bike with just a wiring harness that can be purchased separately for each bike. It also hold two maps that you can change with a toggle switch.

    As for the stock stuff. Im probably going to end up keeping it for now. We will have to see what happens with the build.

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    Re: The Great R6 Build

    Quote Originally Posted by union View Post
    The dimsport can be transfered from bike to bike with just a wiring harness that can be purchased separately for each bike. It also hold two maps that you can change with a toggle switch.
    I am intrigued, does anyone have the web site (in english) for this product? all i can seem to find is romaninan. Any local dealers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by reiobard View Post
    I am intrigued, does anyone have the web site (in english) for this product? all i can seem to find is romaninan. Any local dealers?
    Dimsport - Tuning - Centraline - Odb - Rimappature - Engine - Performance

    Call Kates he can get them. Im not sure who he goes through.

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    Re: The Great R6 Build

    Quote Originally Posted by union View Post
    The dimsport can be transfered from bike to bike with just a wiring harness that can be purchased separately for each bike. It also hold two maps that you can change with a toggle switch.

    As for the stock stuff. Im probably going to end up keeping it for now. We will have to see what happens with the build.

    And it has a built in electronic shifter. About $725 for everything.

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    How about this???

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    Re: The Great R6 Build

    Quote Originally Posted by l3uddha View Post
    make it look like this:
    my buddy taylor hoffman bought that bike off of jeff....he got into racing this past season, ended up a top 5 amateur, i'm scared hes gunna be killin me next season haha.

    note: hes the one that got me into riding when i was living in lake placid....i HAVE to stay ahead of him for bragging rights haha

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    Re: The Great R6 Build

    Today I broke the bike down a bit and measured it up with computrack. For those of you not familiar with computrack, in a nutshell it measures the bike using specific targets on the bike and determines if there are any bends or twists. It also calculates any adjustments that will be needed to get the geometry to where we like it.

    As you can see I took off the stock fairings and a bunch of the other stuff that I wont be needing.

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    The measurement results came back and the bike was straight. Its a good start. I have the woodcraft parts on order and they should arrive by next week.

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    Re: The Great R6 Build

    Sorry for the lack of updates but some work has been done. Not many pictures this time around. The camera batteries were dying when I was doing the work but I have some.


    I put the bike up on the lift and laid out the parts I had to install. I have braided brake lines, woodcraft clipons, woodcraft case covers, woodcraft rearsets, and woodcraft frame sliders.

    I started with the case covers. I removed the old covers.



    I transfered the stuff from the inside of the left cover the new cover. Make a note or remember well where everything was situated or the new cover wont go on right. Also remember which order the bolts go in. On the right side a few of the bolts are a little longer then some.

    Case covers installed.



    Next I did the rearsets. Almost a direct bolt on. Directions were pretty good and made the job pretty easy. I chose to go with the GP shift. No brake light switch provisions on the woodcraft stuff so if you want to keep the bike streetable then youll need a pressure banjo on the master cylinder.



    Frame sliders were next. Once again pretty easy. Remove the engine mount bolts and replace with the mounts for the sliders. After that install the pucks and youre good to go.



    Next it was time to tackle the front end. Forks got revalved, new springs, and the brake lines. Having Kates around for this is key.

    Forks off the bike


    Getting cleaned


    Going back together


    Done with new valving and springs


    Forks back on and braided lines installed.


    As all this was going on a little safety wiring got done as well. Once again Kates was key. Bolts drilled and wire installed.


    Im sorry but I dont have any photos of the clipons going on.

    That is it for now.

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    hey, the pictures look nice. i think you've got a longer list of parts to install prior to riding season that i do.
    i like the woodcraft, but why did you use that instead of the new OEM one? do they give a better clearance on the track? I'm asking because my cover cracked, and I looked at the woodcraft one when I was buying a new one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DBConz View Post
    hey, the pictures look nice. i think you've got a longer list of parts to install prior to riding season that i do.
    i like the woodcraft, but why did you use that instead of the new OEM one? do they give a better clearance on the track? I'm asking because my cover cracked, and I looked at the woodcraft one when I was buying a new one.
    Case covers? The bike is going to be raced at least once and you need some sort of case cover to satisfy the rules. In the case of a get off with case covers its less likely to grind through and drop oil on the track. Also the sliders on them are replaceable and much cheaper then an entire new cover.

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    yea the engine or stator cover you put on there. i was looking at them for my bike, but ended up getting an OEM one because they were much cheaper

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    Quote Originally Posted by DBConz View Post
    yea the engine or stator cover you put on there. i was looking at them for my bike, but ended up getting an OEM one because they were much cheaper
    I dont know what the prices for the OEM stuff is but in the event of a get off youre probably going to have to replace the cover again. I can probably just get away with replacing the slider on the woodcrafts for much cheaper. So yes the entire assembly might be more money but in the end it could be much cheaper. Besides you have to have them anyway to race the bike.

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    Re: The Great R6 Build

    James,

    This could be a great thread - maybe even a sticky - you should re-post it all and keep it clean from nonsense when you're done or something...


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    Re: The Great R6 Build

    thanks for the input. i figured it was a clearence issue for racing. my OEM stator cover was $80 with an OEM gasket on eBay. if I end up replacing it again, I'll look into the woodcrafts.

    and in the event you do repost to remove the nonsense: denno sucks.

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