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So I'm new to the whole sportbike community. For those that don’t know my background, I came from drag racing. I have worked up on Buick Grand National for years. Therefore, I think it’s only a question of time until I mod my new R6. That by no means, means that I’ll be moding it tomorrow. I am just a dreamer, who loves to think about moding either my bike or my drag car.

That being said, I would like to learn more about performance companies for crotchs. I don’t want to know about aesthetic. Of course I want my bike to look, but form follows function.

So I guess one of my biggest question is, I ran into putting together a performance combo with my Grand National. Really important to match parts together. I don’t mean in the sense of jetting because you’re running lean from doing the exhaust. Rather, in the sense that one brand match better with another part then another.

I’m running all around…I think may be this is just a free post to talk about brands and combos. It would be great to hear about mods for the R6 for those with the info.

Thanks,
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For a Yamaha, I heard Graves has the best performance parts. If you're gonna do suspension, Ohlins is the top name out there. Try doing a search for an R6 forum. There is an R1 forum out there so I'm sure there is one for the R6.
 

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yoshimura exhaust is good but you just kinda see that more on suzukis
 

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FYI, you're never gonna get a good response in here using crotch rocket terminology.
 

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V8KILLR said:
I would like to learn more about performance companies for crotchs.
Yeah, esp. with statements like that :lao :bitchslap

Just playin' with ya :)

As for performance companies....NOS :egrin
 

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For a Yamaha, I heard Graves has the best performance parts. If you're gonna do suspension, Ohlins is the top name out there. Try doing a search for an R6 forum. There is an R1 forum out there so I'm sure there is one for the R6.
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one thing you will realize is VERY few people set up 600's for drag racing, if you want to get into serious drag racing, ride your r6 for a few years and upgrade to a liter bike or open classer, those seem to be much more popular to drag race. now on the flip side, if you want to race your 600, find a road course, gear up and hit the track, you will start looking at suspension, brakes, increased ground clearence, race plastics, tires, etc.
 

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one thing you will realize is VERY few people set up 600's for drag racing, if you want to get into serious drag racing, ride your r6 for a few years and upgrade to a liter bike or open classer, those seem to be much more popular to drag race. now on the flip side, if you want to race your 600, find a road course, gear up and hit the track, you will start looking at suspension, brakes, increased ground clearence, race plastics, tires, etc.
No no, not at all looking to drag it! I just come from a drag background. If I wanted to drag a bike, which I don't at all have any interest in doing so, I'd get a Busa. I want to road track race it, like Summit Point and VIR.

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V8KILLR said:
Of course I want my bike to look, but function follows form.
I think you mean form follows function...

The basic rule for any design is “Form follows function.” If an object has to perform a certain function, its design must support that function to the fullest extent possible.
 

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V8KILLR said:
No no, not at all looking to drag it! I just come from a drag background. If I wanted to drag a bike, which I don't at all have any interest in doing so, I'd get a Busa. I want to road track race it, like Summit Point and VIR.

Jason
It is more capable than you stock, I guess start with tires if you really want something to buy. Maybe SS brake lines. Then suspension down the line. Spend your $$ on lots of good gear and track days, don't worry about the bike for the time being.
 

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I think you mean form follows function...

The basic rule for any design is “Form follows function.” If an object has to perform a certain function, its design must support that function to the fullest extent possible.
haha, yes that is what I mean...just trying to do too much at one time.

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It is more capable than you stock, I guess start with tires if you really want something to buy. Maybe SS brake lines. Then suspension down the line. Spend your $$ on lots of good gear and track days, don't worry about the bike for the time being.
I agree, plans are to go to VIR in the spring. I'm about an hour and half from it. I don't what to go this fall because I want to learn the bike first.

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performance for crotches huh..Cialis, viagra, trojan...
 

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performance for crotches huh..Cialis, viagra, trojan...
hahahaha :eek:nfloor :eek:nfloor :eek:nfloor , you're killing me.

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V8KILLR said:
hahahaha :eek:nfloor :eek:nfloor :eek:nfloor Jim, you're killing me.

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Who's Jim?
 

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Who's Jim?
Sam,
Just saw his sig and thought that was his name. Now I look and see it's a quote.

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V8KILLR said:
So I guess one of my biggest question is, I ran into putting together a performance combo with my Grand National. Really important to match parts together. I don’t mean in the sense of jetting because you’re running lean from doing the exhaust. Rather, in the sense that one brand match better with another part then another.

I’m running all around…I think may be this is just a free post to talk about brands and combos. It would be great to hear about mods for the R6 for those with the info.

Thanks,
Jason

If you are serious, you could get everything for the engine straight from Yamaha. Ohlins suspension, brembo brakes with galfer rotors and SS braided lines, a full Ti exhaust, and...

Then start replacing as many parts as you can with carbon fiber.


Easier said than done, but with $10,000 you could have a killer R6.
 

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Süsser Tod said:
If you are serious, you could get everything for the engine straight from Yamaha. Ohlins suspension, brembo brakes with galfer rotors and SS braided lines, a full Ti exhaust, and...

Then start replacing as many parts as you can with carbon fiber.


Easier said than done, but with $10,000 you could have a killer R6.
Yamaha parts... but isn't that what's already in the bike?
 
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