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Until you stop paying attention for half a second, open the throttle wide open and end up under a semitrailer.

I'm glad you learned to respect speed but I can 100% anyone who started out on a 250, 500 or bike with less than 50hp can outride your dumbass anyway.

I learned on a 1975 cb550k which was a big bike back in the day, but with 50hp and the weight of my car and the handling of a cruise liner, I could turn circles around you, and I proved just so receiving the only perfect score for the day when I took my riding test.
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rebuild the calipers, and put the bars on. currently bleeding the brakes, but took a pic before it gets dark


that's a catch can next to your radiator. right? right?
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that's a catch can next to your radiator. right? right?
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Anyone ever pulled a starter from a 05 r6..how hard is it? I I'm getting tired of push starting it
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So yesterday I picked up an 08 Yamaha R6 for $2300, amazing bike, a few scratches on the left side from what looks like it tipped over and a small dent on the gas tank. Going to clean it up and post some pics later!
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Had one of the scariest experiences i've *ever* had in my 8 years of riding.

Literally just got back from a nice evening ride. I live by the coast, and it's supposed to rain tomorrow. I had my window open in my room, and the smell of the air was intoxicating. I was going to watch some TV, but said fuck it, still feeling awake and energized, and grabbed my jacket and went for the garage. I popped my clear visor on, wheeled the bike to the end of my complex (rock and roll ain't noise pollution, but an R6 at 10pm is). I fired it up, warmed it up, and took off for PCH.

I forgot how much I love riding at night. The dense cool air actually produces a different exhaust note, and a slight bit more power when you really wring its neck. I had a nice ride all the way down to Solana Beach from Carlsbad. Hardly a car on the road, just me and a nice 2 lane stretch of open asphalt. I have ridden this route hundreds of times, and have been traveling along it for literally as long as I can remember. I approached a stretch going north, where there is a slight bend that opens up into a long, straight slab with 2 lanes that just begs to be scorched. Having not ridden in a few weeks, the novelty of power and speed that is normally not so alluring was rearing it's ugly head.

I flipped on my high beams, checked the mirrors, and at 8k RPM twisted the grip til I was wide open. I tucked in behind the windscreen, watching the shift light flicker at me in my peripheral vision as I clicked it through the gears. Just as I was about to roll off, it happened. The front tire hit a NASTY pothole. It wasn't a direct hit, but more of a glancing blow. This stretch does have pretty adequate lighting, and the moon and my high beams did a lot to illuminate the road, but I didn't see it coming at all. I am sure it is new as well, because as I mentioned, I'm incredibly familiar with this stretch.

The bars began to oscillate, and a split second later, they were slamming nearly full lock to lock. The front tire started to howl and chirp, my knees began to bang against the tank, my right foot came flying off it's resting place of the rear brake. I rolled out of it slightly, which only fed into the headshake, but at the same time my right foot found the rear brake, and while still on the throttle, I slowly applied the rear brake. I felt the rear spring extend, the chassis stiffen up, and as my speed reduced, so did the wobble. This all took place over the span of about 4-5 seconds at most. I estimate my speed to be close to 110-120 at the time I impacted the pothole.

My heart pounded, my body surged with adrenaline, but I was surprisingly calm considering what had just happened. I was surprised and relieved at the same time, and thrilled that I handled the situation so well. There was absolutely no thought process in my reaction, just instinct to go for the rear brake. The scary part was when my foot flew off the pegs and I started to roll off, how violent the head shake was. I had almost accepted the fact that I was going to be surfing asphalt before I managed to hang on long enough to regain my footing. My wrist and knees are sore from the violent ride, but aside from that, I learned a valuable lesson. Never get complacent due to familiarity, and don't give in to the urge to twist the wrist at night.

tl;dr

1. Hauling ass at night
2. Hit pot hole
3. Tankslapper
4. Learn valuable lesson
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No steering damper?

Also, it's possible for a tankslapper to knock the brake pistons back into the calipers a little, so that the next time you go for the brakes they aren't there until you pump them a little. Obviously you would've noticed that when you slowed down, but just advise for the future - if you have a tankslapper and don't stop, don't assume the front brakes will work when you need them to.
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No steering damper?

Also, it's possible for a tankslapper to knock the brake pistons back into the calipers a little, so that the next time you go for the brakes they aren't there until you pump them a little. Obviously you would've noticed that when you slowed down, but just advise for the future - if you have a tankslapper and don't stop, don't assume the front brakes will work when you need them to.

Nope, no steering damper. I've dealt with headshake fine before. I actually enjoy the feeling of the steering getting light as the front tire lofts itself and hovers a bit, powering out of a corner. However, after last night, I am starting to see them as a pretty worthwhile investment. Not to mention, it's nice during slow speeds (approaching a light) when the tire wants to track every little rut and rivet in the asphalt.

Good call on the pistons. I actually pulled over and gave the bike a once over, and everything was in order.
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1. Hauling ass at night
2. Hit pot hole
3. Tankslapper
4. Learn valuable lesson

Glad youre alright.

I'm in San Diego, we should ride one day.

I hit a pot hole the day before thanksgiving 2011. Hit it @ ~80mph. Dented both front and rear wheels (front one so hard that it went flat) and as the rear wheel bottomed out into the undertail, on the release it basically shot out all the insides all over the road. I'm very lucky i made it since it was on an off ramp so i was leaning into the turn, and as soon as I saw the pothole I straightened out literally just in time. Smashed the frank and beans pretty good but aside from that nothing really happened. Ended up getting new front/rear wheels, all is well.
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Glad youre alright.

I'm in San Diego, we should ride one day.

I hit a pot hole the day before thanksgiving 2011. Hit it @ ~80mph. Dented both front and rear wheels (front one so hard that it went flat) and as the rear wheel bottomed out into the undertail, on the release it basically shot out all the insides all over the road. I'm very lucky i made it since it was on an off ramp so i was leaning into the turn, and as soon as I saw the pothole I straightened out literally just in time. Smashed the frank and beans pretty good but aside from that nothing really happened. Ended up getting new front/rear wheels, all is well.

For sure man.

Luckily the front tire was really light considering the bike was under hard acceleration. I should also note that the suspension was also set up in it's track settings, stiffer than my bonerdong at the spearmint rhino.
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Anyone ever changed the starter on an 05R6? Looks to be a pain, whole throttle body assm has to come off.. anyone done it have any pointers for me?
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Hey guys, no posts in over a month

Just got a tail bag for my 650. Only 2 more months or so until can start riding again
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