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Old 09-16-2012, 11:52 PM   #1
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05 r6 trackbike

Have started my first racebike build. This will be a ground up build from a blank frame swingarm etc.

I am looking for advice suggestions etc from any previous builders. Any troubles experienced..advisable or must have parts.

I plan to post progress throughout this build for future reference pn the r6 forum

Planning to buildout in fairly stock form at first for rider school training at VIR and early season track days.

Besides stock I plan to do the basic stuff:

05 header mod
pc3/5
racetech springs(fork/rear shock)

Look forward to your input
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Old 09-17-2012, 12:02 AM   #2
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Any specific reason for choosing given year R6?
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Old 09-17-2012, 03:35 AM   #4
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Any specific reason for choosing given year R6?
ha, I expected this question.. at first it was about the cost.

I wasnt finding any frames at a decent starting price for my project and r6s frames were practically falling in my lap. Then I started to think about the characteristics of the r6s vs r6r and what made the 6r so much better..besides the obvious newness.

While I will sacrifice some top end kick by going with the r6s, i felt the chassis of the r6r is what really made it a better racebike. I will be using the r6r front forks in the front to at least upgrade the suspension some.
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Old 09-17-2012, 03:52 AM   #5
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ha, I expected this question.. at first it was about the cost.

I wasnt finding any frames at a decent starting price for my project and r6s frames were practically falling in my lap. Then I started to think about the characteristics of the r6s vs r6r and what made the 6r so much better..besides the obvious newness.

While I will sacrifice some top end kick by going with the r6s, i felt the chassis of the r6r is what really made it a better racebike. I will be using the r6r front forks in the front to at least upgrade the suspension some.
Bam! 'preciate your answer. I'm actually looking for a 600 for a track bike and an 05 R6/06-09 R6R are in consideration. However I'm not building from the ground up and kind of leaning more towards an R6R (if I get an R6) even though either would suffice. Plus I was curious because you previously had an R6R.
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Old 09-17-2012, 04:08 AM   #6
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yea had been riding the fence for months now about it..and finally pulled the trigger due to a stupid deal on a 05 frame.. $80 bucks shipped with no damage.

I couldnt find a r6r frame for less than $500 without any damage to it. money talks. haha

Added: If I was going to buy a bike and start the build I would have probably definitely heldout for a r6r. But I just had a diff agenda for this project.
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Why are you doing a frame up instead of a whole bike/ swap parts?

Is there a major benefit? Or are you that bored and want something to call "yours"
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First Mods you should do is the suspension above all else!

I have a PCIII still in the box if you are interested. Also have Graves velocity stacks. I bought a pack of four but the 03-05 R6 only needs two, so I have two spare.

Besides suspension, the best mod I did was a Brembo MC - world of difference!
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Old 09-17-2012, 05:31 AM   #9
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Why are you doing a frame up instead of a whole bike/ swap parts?

Is there a major benefit? Or are you that bored and want something to call "yours"
Experience and boredom. It will be nice to know that whatever is on the bike is my work 100%. also it will be nice to be to analyze every portion of the build and make decisions as part of a plan versus swapping out parts. i have been floating around forums car and bike for about 10 yrs now and its one thing that bugs me is a teardown.

Things like lightening the wireloom and getting lighter bolts and trimming other weight can be done earlier vs going back and doing them. just my take on modding and since I have a decent timetable to work with I will be able to make it a thorough process
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Old 09-17-2012, 05:35 AM   #10
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First Mods you should do is the suspension above all else!

I have a PCIII still in the box if you are interested. Also have Graves velocity stacks. I bought a pack of four but the 03-05 R6 only needs two, so I have two spare.

Besides suspension, the best mod I did was a Brembo MC - world of difference!
Funny you say that because i was just reading a study the other day that said new MC is one of the best purchases.

Pm me some prices on those parts... I was just searching ebay for stacks this morning

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Good year. Doesn't share parts with the 03-04 and R6S models as much as people think (don't ask me how I know). But a very solid bike to track.

Unless you've tripped across a complete front end from an 06+ for a song, just work with the OEM 05 forks and put your money into a decent shock absorber. The forks are actually very good, although they can be better (easy fix).
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Funny you say that because i was just reading a study the other day that said new MC is one of the best purchases.

Pm me some prices on those parts... I was just searching ebay for stacks this morning

Thanks
What other parts are you looking for? I am contemplating parting out my R6s.
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Good choice in year model OP. That year model is my favorite R6. Like you said, you will loose some top end, but the R6v is liking in low and mid range. This bike has tons of torque and mid range power. You'll love it for trackdays. Let me know if you need anything, I have a few parts laying around my self.
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Good year. Doesn't share parts with the 03-04 and R6S models as much as people think (don't ask me how I know). But a very solid bike to track.

Unless you've tripped across a complete front end from an 06+ for a song, just work with the OEM 05 forks and put your money into a decent shock absorber. The forks are actually very good, although they can be better (easy fix).

Good to know! I have been typically trying to source 05 only items anyway so thats good.

I am fortunate that I already have a set of gold r6r front end laying around so thats covered.

Thanks a ton for the assistance all. As i progress through the build i will definitely be in touch
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Good year. Doesn't share parts with the 03-04 and R6S models as much as people think (don't ask me how I know). But a very solid bike to track.
Interesting, is this mainly OEM, aftermarket, or a combination of both?
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What other parts are you looking for? I am contemplating parting out my R6s.
I pretty much need everything at this point..I have frame/swingarm and front end. Next purchase will be rear shock and subframe. then racetech internals and engine components..radiator etc..

Ultimately planning for the engine to be the last piece I purchase..mostly due to my space constraints and my impatience..i know once i bought the motor i would start trying to rush through it.
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Interesting, is this mainly OEM, aftermarket, or a combination of both?
Should be both. But I only know of a couple specific examples having procured parts for the wrong bike. Throttle bodies are slightly different sizes and the shock absorber is different. But I've heard that there are many differences.
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