Well, today I traded my R6 in on a 04 919. Only rode about 50-60 miles, but so far I love it. Handles well, like the motor, and way more comfortable. I can't wait to take a trip to the mountains. I took that flyscreen off and the centerstand will probably go to. Might work on that fender tonight.
Do what you want.... the c-stand tucks way out of sight, weighs nearly nothing and is VERRRRY handy to have. I use mine constantly. You're not going to want to go over 80mph for very long without that screen either. Maybe ride it a while before making those 2 changes. The r6 is a very fine machine, but you will like the 919 on the street a whole lot more. Love the 06 red!
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Here ya go Snipe. Personally, I like the naked look of aftermarket cans with no heat shields. Been running Satos with no shields for 2 years now with no heat problem.
Could you post a pic? I read your post this morning and went out and took a look and tried to imagine what It might look like without them. I've got Yoshi cans and it appears that without the shields you would see the big, ugly slip on joint more than anything else.