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post #1 of 259 (permalink) Old 09-04-2007, 01:05 PM Thread Starter
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FZ6-R Project/Track Bike

Here's my thread officially announcing my "FZ6-R" Project/Track Bike. I'll be trying some things with this project that I don't believe too many others have attempted. The purpose of this project bike is to build on the FZ6's race lineage and make it a more competent track bike. I already know it's a great touring/street bike, I'm just wanting more track fun from it now. I'll also dumping a ton of money into the bike. I already have some $1100 into the bike plus I've spent $700 this month in buying R6/R1 plastics, DZUS fasteners, an R1 headlight, R1 integrated tail light, R6 flush mount turn signals, an R6 fairing stay. Other things I'm hoping to add are a PC3, Vortex 520 Chain Conversion, EBC Pro-Lite Contour Rotors front and back with HH pads, and an Ohlins rear shock, and some sort of paint job. Probably looking to spend another $1500 over the next year. For now, I'll post some pics of the plastics, headlight and fairing stay.
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Items already paid for:

Part                         USD Price   Source
R6/R1 Fairing Set            $  325.00   eBay/CobraSkinz
Vortex Clip-ons              $  135.00   CycleDepot
R6 Forks                     $  300.00   eBay
R6 Calipers                  $   65.00   eBay
Galfer Steel Braided Lines   $  125.00   CycleDepot
Frame Sliders                $   45.00   CycleDepot
DZUS Fasteners               $   18.00   eBay/KurveyGirl
Scorpion Exhaust             $  350.00   SBN
K&N Air Filter               $   60.00   CycleDepot
NGK Iridium Plugs            $   44.00   CycleDepot
K&N Oil Filter               $   25.00   CycleDepot
PowerCommander III USB       $  212.00   SBN
Ohlins Rear Shock            $  580.00   SBN
Scratched R6 Windscreen      $   30.00   eBay
Pazzos (Short CL/Long BR)    $  135.00   CycleDepot
EBC Front HH Brake Pads x 2  $   53.00   CycleDepot
EBC Rear HH Brake Pad        $   26.50   CycleDepot
EBC Front Brake Rotor x 2    $  376.00   CycleDepot
EBC Rear Brake Rotor         $  118.00   CycleDepot
DID 520 Conversion -1/+2     $  137.00   CycleDepot
New Set of Pilot Powers      $  235.00   CycleDepot

---PARTS---                  $3,159.50
---LABOR---                  $  650.00   Custom Fairing Stay, Brackets, and Fitting
---LABOR---                  $     .00   PCIII & Ohlins Rear Shock Installation
---LABOR---                  $     .00   520 Conversion Installation
---LABOR---                  $     .00   Pilot Powers Installation
---LABOR---                  $     .00   EBC Rotors Installation
***TOTAL***                  $3,809.50

Items to be purchased:
Rear Sets

Other Items purchased:
R1 Integrated Tail Light            $65.00              eBay
R6 Flushmount Front Signals         $36.00              eBay
Single R1 Headlight                 $76.00              eBay
R6 Upper Fairing Stay               $110.00             eBay

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Awesome! I will be keeping up with your progress!
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Subscribed! I'm anxious to see how this turns out

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Do you have any plans for the swingarm, either replacement or reinforcement? It seems that this is a source of flex even in stock trim and will become a point of frustration as your other improvements allow increased cornering loading. Just wondering...

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Awesome...can't wait to see it all put together along with some action shots.

Why are you going to spend $120 on a rear brake rotor? Will it drop a lot of weight? How about the front rotors? My back end is routinely in the air at the track (front end is dropped too much I think) and I only have the EBC HH pads with SS lines...I have stock rotors. Weight again?

I'm shopping for a rear shock and rear sets.......


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Flats do happen, but it's not enough of a problem to attach magnets or brooms to your bike....
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Do you have any plans for the swingarm, either replacement or reinforcement?
I think we're all waiting for someone to part out an '07


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I think we're all waiting for someone to part out an '07
Good point, it appears that it should just drop in as the shock, wheel and swingarm pivot dimensions are the same.

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This is an honest question, not a flame....
According to your avatar, you have a R6 already.
Why not make it your track bike since it's closer to a race/track bike out of the box???
Seems you would have to modify and spend less than doing the FZ6.

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good luck oso, i'm really looking forward to seeing if you can mount that tail and what it would take to do so.

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Nice! Have fun with that. A question about the 07 does it have linkage on the rear shock? Or is it just bolted to the swing arm again.


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Nice! Have fun with that. A question about the 07 does it have linkage on the rear shock? Or is it just bolted to the swing arm again.
Same direct mount and same shock unit as previous years.

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Almost like building a sleeper, but.....
Rather put that money in your R6S and make it better, keep FZ6 where it belongs - on the street. Its due to engine and frame limits that its not gonna be equal to lets say R6S. I mean rideability.
As someone above mentioned - rear swingarm is SO SO SO SKINNYYYY it might get twisted if you dont change it or reinforce it. So at this point we come back to same question - why to put money into FZ6, when you can sell it and buy MT03/MT01 and keep R6S for the track. And if you really really ready to put that money in it put TURBO in - then its gonna be fun. I bet there is no turboed FZ6 - you might be the first in the world ( worst case USA) then it will be something. Anyway you choose congrats for courage to step up
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