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post #1 of 13 Old 03-05-2008, 06:10 AM Thread Starter
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1st R6 Ride

10,000 angry bees in a 'roid rage trapped inside an aluminum engine block trying to escape so they can kill you. That's what came to mind as I drove my track bike down the road for the first time yesterday. I left the driveway and when I reached what would be near-redline on the 919 I looked down and saw I wasn't even halfway to the 17,500rpm redline of this crazy Yamaha. I can't believe you guys drive these things around the street all the time. I must be getting old.
Can't wait for track days though........

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10,000 angry bees in a 'roid rage trapped inside an aluminum engine block trying to escape so they can kill you. I can't believe you guys drive these things around the street all the time. I must be getting old.
Can't wait for track days though........
Rumor has it, a old fart WT member rode one of these for 6 years on the street. Enjoy the R6, it is a fun bike to ride.

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Thats awesome! I'm looking at a "Like New" 06' Raven. Trying to resist. . .

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10,000 angry bees in a 'roid rage trapped inside an aluminum engine block trying to escape so they can kill you...
Awesome description! Made me laugh.

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I wish I could ride the thing more to get used to it but with no tags, lites, etc it's just too much of a risk around here.

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I trailered my track bike to NC and did some runs on back roads.
Had a LED headlight on the front and rigged a brake light for the rear.

Would not do it again.

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you're such an outlaw...

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I'm not sure how your bike is set up, but you got to get a full system on it. I had a full Graves and power commander pushing 115.5 hp. Probably the most impressive bike I've ever had on the track. Thing is incredible. Wish my Duc had some of that topend. The acceleration of the "little" 600 kept putting grins on my face at Barber.

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This one came with only a Yosh c/f slipon. I've heard that about the full systems. It'll have to do for now as my budget is about tapped out.

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My 2007 is still pretty much stock, but I am slowly but surely going to get it into a semi-track bike state, then full on racer next year.

The engine is fantastic, but yeah, you start seeing 11-12-13-14,000 and the speed builds pretty darn quick. My first few days on it and my wrists killed me from limping around the Seattle area.

I can't wait to deep six the stock exhaust and that huge cat, should save a bunch of weight.

My only complaint is the brakes are no where near my Vesrah/Steel lines/Motul setup on my 2000 racer. That will change though!

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I wish I could ride the thing more to get used to it but with no tags, lites, etc it's just too much of a risk around here.
it IS a pain

i'm almost ready to ditch the trackbike for something legal that can be 'prepped' for the track w/o too much trouble

i'd love to have a liter bike for the street...like a blue&yellow 1kRR

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it IS a pain

i'm almost ready to ditch the trackbike for something legal that can be 'prepped' for the track w/o too much trouble

i'd love to have a liter bike for the street...like a blue&yellow 1kRR
If you can afford and store 2 bikes, get something for the street and leave the tracker as is.

I ended up selling my racer (which could never be made street legal) because I couldn't afford to race, but I still wanted to ride. Also, I live downtown and have no room for 2 bikes.

Now I have a brand new street bike and I want to make it into a track bike... its a sickness.

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