I bought Tony’s old R6 that he crashed… He didn’t go through insurance, so it’s HPI clear but it’s seen better days.
Just a little project to restore it really…
I got tons of parts on order… A pair of paddock stands, a new Harris rear set (one side got damaged), a new engine case, some new indicators, a pair of levers, a new double bubble screen (well, two - one for the R6, and one for the VFR), chain and sprockets, clutch cable, head light holder, down pipes and then I’ll be looking for some fairings…
I’ll get some better pictures of it tomorrow…
Picking these up tomorrow night:
Began to look at the engine damage. I thought it was just the casing (so that’s all I ordered):
Also, the link from the rear set to the gearbox is bent, and I didn’t know… So I gotta order one of those too.
Connected the battery up, and realized a lot of stuff wasn’t working…
I found this randomly disconnected. It could be an old alarm, or something? Any ideas?
This is how it used to look (me riding):
…and Tony riding:
Need to order some exhaust gaskets, and also a “gear shift rod thingy” (as the original one is bent). Also need to order chain and sprockets, and the bolt that holds the front brake lever on…
I was gunna swap engines on the VFR today, but I find the R6 much more interesting to work on.
New casing, alternator and oil:
New fairing bracket (old one snapped). I got my bitch, Graham, to fit the lights/clock to it:
Got some petrol, and played about with it… Got it started (see movie):
As you can hear, it’s very loud because of the down pipes… So off they come:
Old and new:
New down pipes fitted:
Fired it back up… Sounds rather nice (see video):
Time to clear up…
Ordered a stainless steel fairing bolt kit, some stainless steel engine bolts, a nut for the front brake lever, a spare key and a regulator/rectifier.
Now all I need is to find a new gear rod thingy, and also get a C&S kit…
It should be road worthy by the weekend…
These are the bolts I ordered (two different sets):
Bought a chain and sprocket kit (genuine Yamaha), a nut and bolt for the brake lever, and I ordered the gear shift rod (gotta pick it up Saturday):
I have everything now… I just gotta sort out the electrical problem on Saturday (which hopefully Davo will be helping with).
Ordered 2 small number plates.
My original plate, as well as “**** YOU” ordered in size 6.5" x 2"
£26… Can’t complain.