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post #1 of 52 (permalink) Old 01-23-2008, 07:54 AM Thread Starter
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07 R6 Trackbike Build

Ive started a thread on my local boards documenting everything Im going through in transforming my 07 R6 from stock into a race ready bike. I work in a bike shop that specializes in suspension and chassis work on race bikes. Our local track is Loudon.

Ill be documenting each step with photos and possibly some video. Right now the plan is to break the bike down to just an engine in a frame and build it up from there. The goal is to have it completed by mid to late April so we can take it on the track

Would you guys be interested in following this? If so I can posting up as early as today with a photo or two and then Ill keep it going as I go.

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heck yeah man...I loved building my 06
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yea definitely i want to see what it takes to convert a track bike that would be sweet!
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post pics of your twin too!

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post pics of your twin too!
Ok guys Ill get it all going soon. Im going to try and start the tear down this weekend.

I can also post up some photos of the RC. I dont have any great ones of it in track trim but I do have a few.

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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. The bike will be fully race prepped. 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.


A few shots of the RC.


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same paint scheme as my roommates 02. god i love those bikes.
what rims are those on the rc?

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What a coincidence. I'm getting my 07 r6 prepped for track duty this yr, and i've got an rc51 too

Also have an sv650 which serves as my 'A' bike, but the r6 will probably replace it.
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Updated 1/26

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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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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