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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-17-2006, 11:28 PM Thread Starter
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R6 project bike

My friend and I have taken on a nice little project this winter. We bought a 2000 Yamaha R6 thats a bit wrecked for 1500 bucks. Has 16k miles on the engine. We just got it this past sunday and already we are almost done with the body work.

The Bad: As you can tell, the gas tank has a huge dent, cracks and such in rear farings, missing upper cowl farings and headlamp. Well, the front rim is bent a bit, the subframe is bent as well, front forks are leaking fork oil and are shifted off the triple tree, and it is possibly in a need of a good carb tuning.

The good: The owner bought an extra subframe and we installed that already, the tank has no holes, started right up when we got it. New sprocket, chain, and clutch.

Our plans for it is to turn it into a streetfighter. We are going to paint it flat black and use it as a stunt bike as well. The sprocket on it is already an aftermarket stunt sprocket (not sure what size). We already bought the headlight kit and we'll prolly add a slip on exhaust, cage, and 12 bar in the near future. I'll take some pics of the pic with the body work we done to it tomorrow.

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so much for FRAGILE, lol.
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post #3 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-18-2006, 04:28 AM
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Sounds like a fun project and should have a cool toy when you are all done.
Keep the update pics coming.
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Is it just me, or does the placement of that frame slider look like it would cause more damage than it saves?
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the frame slider is odd, but its big, thick and does its job. It just doesn't seem to protect any of the farings or the front part of the heads/engine area. But who cares about farings now. If you noticed, the left one is missing. We still have it, but the bolt for it is bent.
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Fragile handle with care

I so look forward to future spare time to engage in this kinda thing. I'll need to learn welding first

Cool project

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This is what the bike looks like right now. Bondo filler on the dents and sanding it now. Bondo is a bitch since we put 20 layers on it and its hard to match the curves on the other side, expecially when the tank is bent a bit. But all in all, we've got the shape of it good and time to do touch up bondo.

This last pic is a concept idea of where we are thinking of making a metal bracket to house the guage cluster on the tank near the tripple tree. We think it should have enough clearance to not have a problem with steering. We'll have the bracket held in by the two screws holding the tank.

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post #8 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-22-2006, 08:11 PM Thread Starter
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Well the body work is completed. Here's some more pics of the project and the finished body work.

Added new spark plugs and air filter right after we took the tank off.

Other pieces already preped for primer.

And now the finished product!

We went with a flat black color, but instead of using the flat black color, it didn't make since of doing that when black primer is same color. So we added 3-4 coats of black primer and it works. Its not going to win any beauty contest, but it looks far better then when we got it.

Project Details
bike cost: $1500
body filler: $16
bondo scraper: $3
bondo touchup: $3
Black primer spray cans (4): $20
fiberglass fabric: $5
fiberglass resin: $11
Various Sandpaper grits (80,220,400): $8
Streetfighter headlight: $50
Air filter: $50
Spark plugs (4): $36

Total project cost: $1702 (and change)

Future additions to the bike:
* Bought new engine crash cage for $315
* New front forks
* Larger stunt sprocket
* 12 o'clock bar
* Slip-on exhaust
* Swingarm sliders

I'll update this thread when we do more stuff in the near future.

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What kind of title does that have?
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post #10 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-23-2006, 06:03 AM Thread Starter
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previous owner says its clean, never really checked. But its not salvage, was never claimed when previous owner wrecked it multiple times. It was his stunt bike.
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