This right here is the best thing to be said. I've modded the hell out of my bike at this point, and I understand that (riders being equal) I'd still probably be outperformed by a stock R6, but to me there's something nice in having something that's uniquely yours (or that you did work on).
So, about two years ago I ordered one of these replica seat cowls: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Yamaha-fz6-Fazer-600-Tapa-colin-culin-seat-cowl-Mod-TCP/173375632101
Unfortunately, that ended up coming right around when my first FZ6 got crunched while parked outside. I never really...
You may have just started me down a dangerous path with the painting of the engine/frame (though, I might decide to do a ceramic coating instead, as I'm already going to do so for the exhaust). I'll need to find out if ceramic can get that nice glossy finish though...
Then again, yours also...
That is one clean looking bike.
1) how did you get that frame looking such a deep and shiny black?
2) where did you find your belly pan? That's actually the most attractive alternative I've seen, also, how's the build quality?
Edit: also, which headlight/headlight kit is that?
I can still find them for sale at a few international locations, but for nothing less than $260 (after shipping). Figured I'd ask around here and see if I might get lucky with someone looking to part with one!
I know there are others I could get, but nothing looks as good on the naked FZ6 to...
Business first, explanation later.
Things already packed and ready to ship:
Aftermarket Two Brothers Carbon Slip-On w/ Arrow de-cat midpipe ($500)
OEM exhaust: headers (polished), midpipe, muffler, heat shield ($150)
Things that need to be packaged (can combine):
So, I sold my whole front fairing, and didn't realize that by selling the wiring harness attached to it I would also be down the piece that connects headlights AND the speedometer.
I ordered the GSXR 750 K4 headlight to do the streetfighter + KMP fairing dealio. So here's what I have:
The the build thread for what it looks like now: http://www.600riders.com/forum/fz6-streetfighter/56744-journey-so-far-lessons-learned.html
I swapped my headers for some R6 headers, and I'm more than happy with the results.
What I'm worried about at the moment though is that the exhaust is...
The build thread: http://www.600riders.com/forum/fz6-streetfighter/56744-journey-so-far-lessons-learned.html
Here's where I'm at.
The ideas I've had so far have been to:
A) Trim down the existing tail something like this:
B) Find a different tail to put on there.
In the beginning there was this:
My 2009 Yamaha FZ6, named Freyja (license will come, whenever the name frees up. :disapprove:
I was smart enough to know doing everything at once was a bad idea...
...but I was also impatient and stubborn enough to do it anyway.)
And here's where I am...
It says your inbox is full, so here's the extra pictures of the forks (freshly off the bike) and handlebars that you wanted to see.
Clear out yo inbox!
I know a lot of people will jump on the "just buy an R6" train, or "just spend money on a faster bike". I'm of the philosophy of do whatever you want to your bike as long as you're getting into it for the right reasons and know what you're getting into!
I know my bike wont beat a...