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Title: Project Peej - Yamaha R46
Post by: PJ on August 16, 2014, 08:10:21 PM
Well, as some of you on Facebook know I sold the R1, I suppose I should explain why as a few have asked. It had nothing to do with whether or not I could afford to keep it, just simply that paying it off each month seeing it sat outside not being used much made my wallet slightly vomit and every trackday I did on it I couldn't get comfy with riding it how I used to with my Gixxer. The fun per £ ratio was all wrong, as much as I loved it. So it's gone.

I then pondered if I wanted a trackbike or something tatty for the road. Anyway long story short I ended up with a Cat C salvage bike which me and Steff did a 400mile round trip to Surrey today to collect.

The bike is a 2005 (on a 56 plate) Yamaha R6 but it is the limited edition Rossi 46 version. It had been written off and sold off to me but I was impressed with how much bike I got for the money.

Lets start with the good :

7850 miles from new
2 previous owners
Full service history
2 nearly new Diablo Corsa 3's fitted
3 keys including the red one plus a Datatool S4.....urgh
Structurally sound
Scottoiler fitted so chain etc is mint
MOT till May 2015
Radial caliper/USD fork version

Now the bad :

Every panel including the tank has some sort of damage with the nose cone fairing taking the brunt
The special Termignoni exhaust is possibly damaged beyond repair but we shall see
Crash bung on RHS is bent badly
One of the headlights is scratched a little too bad to repair which is a shame as its all one unit I think
Fairing brace snapped off (but the lugs on the headstock are intact and not bent
RHS clip on snapped
Front brake lever snapped
A few other bits

Basically my thoughts are, see if I can get it back on the road at minimal cost which shouldn't be hard, and use it as a weekend infrequent toy that owes me nothing realistically but mainly a track toy that I won't be worried about if I bin. Or, if the parts start to mount up for the road I shall just stick some track fairings on and I have myself a very sound trackbike for sub-2K.

Here's some pics I took once I got it home and washed it quickly :

(http://peejay1977.smugmug.com/Motorbikes/Yamaha-R6-2005/i-GzHx48f/0/XL/IMG_0838-XL.jpg)
(http://peejay1977.smugmug.com/Motorbikes/Yamaha-R6-2005/i-rx7CGcx/0/XL/IMG_0840-XL.jpg)
(http://peejay1977.smugmug.com/Motorbikes/Yamaha-R6-2005/i-qRNtb3t/0/XL/IMG_0844-XL.jpg)
(http://peejay1977.smugmug.com/Motorbikes/Yamaha-R6-2005/i-9pxC9kC/0/XL/IMG_0846-XL.jpg)
(http://peejay1977.smugmug.com/Motorbikes/Yamaha-R6-2005/i-kCXcJ47/0/XL/IMG_0850-XL.jpg)
(http://peejay1977.smugmug.com/Motorbikes/Yamaha-R6-2005/i-TMfNvFP/0/XL/IMG_0852-XL.jpg)
(http://peejay1977.smugmug.com/Motorbikes/Yamaha-R6-2005/i-B2dq5Zj/0/XL/IMG_0857-XL.jpg)
(http://peejay1977.smugmug.com/Motorbikes/Yamaha-R6-2005/i-BfCzTjX/0/XL/IMG_0859-XL.jpg)
(http://peejay1977.smugmug.com/Motorbikes/Yamaha-R6-2005/i-kRv79cG/0/XL/IMG_0861-XL.jpg)
(http://peejay1977.smugmug.com/Motorbikes/Yamaha-R6-2005/i-Ss3Xwfm/0/XL/IMG_0863-XL.jpg)
(http://peejay1977.smugmug.com/Motorbikes/Yamaha-R6-2005/i-kZH82vj/0/XL/IMG_0865-XL.jpg)
(http://peejay1977.smugmug.com/Motorbikes/Yamaha-R6-2005/i-kfv8kzB/0/XL/IMG_0867-XL.jpg)
(http://peejay1977.smugmug.com/Motorbikes/Yamaha-R6-2005/i-9BfxGvd/0/XL/IMG_0869-XL.jpg)
(http://peejay1977.smugmug.com/Motorbikes/Yamaha-R6-2005/i-DTbC94w/0/XL/IMG_0870-XL.jpg)
(http://peejay1977.smugmug.com/Motorbikes/Yamaha-R6-2005/i-9Dx7tLW/0/XL/IMG_0871-XL.jpg)

And here is the first run of it once I had charged the battery up :

https://www.youtube.com/v/X3DgqTqAVXE

So far I have removed the top pieces of the side fairings, managed to remove the bent crash bung and removed the original rubber brake lines and Y-piece.

Parts list for the short term is :

RHS clip on
RHS footpeg
Rear brake lever
LHS footpeg
LHS R&G (or pair)
Front brake lever
Screen
Nose cone
LHS rubber air intake pipe
RHS mirror

I'm under no illusions, if I manage to get it back on the road it will look tatty and worn but underneath will be a very low mileage sorted bike so I couldn't care less!

It looks like the previous owner had a lowside but the tyres are literally almost brand new, not even scrubbed in anywhere near the edges (which are still shiny) but there is some blueing on the rear which makes me wonder if he binned it on a trackday without scrubbing them in properly....

:)
Title: Re: Project Peej - Yamaha R46
Post by: Alzo on August 16, 2014, 08:58:07 PM
It fits your requirements perfectly...and you can sort it at your leisure...it's all good.  :moto:
Title: Re: Project Peej - Yamaha R46
Post by: MOzZereLLa on August 16, 2014, 08:59:41 PM
Agreed.

Looks bloody good for the cash.

Are the forks and frame etc straight??
Title: Re: Project Peej - Yamaha R46
Post by: PJ on August 16, 2014, 10:36:39 PM
Seems to be mate, all looks solid and sturdy so just the plastics and other bits and bobs to sort :)
Title: Re: Project Peej - Yamaha R46
Post by: DaveH on August 16, 2014, 10:41:07 PM
Nice 1  :moto:

Enjoy the bike and getting it on the road/track  :cool: :afro:

Does it really matter about the scratches on the head light, not part of the beam pattern?
Title: Re: Project Peej - Yamaha R46
Post by: PJ on August 18, 2014, 10:32:10 AM
Quote from: DaveH on August 16, 2014, 10:41:07 PM
Does it really matter about the scratches on the head light, not part of the beam pattern?

Not sure mate will have to see if I can sand them out carefully but not sure if they obstruct the beam or not.

So far I have ordered :

HEL braided lines and banjo's for the front
Renthal Medium Grips
RHS wing mirror
RHS wing mirror rubber "spacer" and metal collars
RHS footpeg
RHS foot brake lever
RHS clipon
Rubber air intake pipes
Fairing/screen brace
Top engine mount bolt

:)
Title: Re: Project Peej - Yamaha R46
Post by: komp on August 18, 2014, 10:36:57 AM
looks like a shit load of work
have fun :)

i reckon you might just get away with that headlight
Title: Re: Project Peej - Yamaha R46
Post by: PJ on August 18, 2014, 11:21:09 AM
Quote from: komp on August 18, 2014, 10:36:57 AM
looks like a shit load of work

With all the parts I could have it back on the road in 1 day (weather permitting).

:moto:
Title: Re: Project Peej - Yamaha R46
Post by: Coxy on August 18, 2014, 11:26:06 AM
Nice one. I look forward to the progress updates and you caning the fuck outta of it and grinning from ear to ear.

Title: Re: Project Peej - Yamaha R46
Post by: PJ on August 18, 2014, 11:57:32 AM
Quote from: Coxy on August 18, 2014, 11:26:06 AM
Nice one. I look forward to the progress updates and you caning the fuck outta of it and grinning from ear to ear.

Thanks Andy! Hoping to have the clip on and the brake lever/lines before the end of the week so I can at least "ride" it to make sure everything is ok.
Title: Re: Project Peej - Yamaha R46
Post by: PJ on August 19, 2014, 10:06:49 AM
The first of many eBay deliveries....

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/19/fa5a6b436fb1ab74f464dd322320af91.jpg)
Title: Re: Project Peej - Yamaha R46
Post by: Andy M on August 19, 2014, 10:59:55 AM
good project that mate, had one of those for years as a track bike.
Title: Re: Project Peej - Yamaha R46
Post by: PJ on August 19, 2014, 11:17:56 AM
More parts!

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/19/02a544f50f618e7d54f0cd9a0f5b1183.jpg)
Title: Re: Project Peej - Yamaha R46
Post by: PJ on August 19, 2014, 11:19:17 AM
Quote from: Andy M on August 19, 2014, 10:59:55 AM
good project that mate, had one of those for years as a track bike.

Thanks mate, I reckon it's gonna turn out to be a stonking bike :)
Title: Re: Project Peej - Yamaha R46
Post by: Andy M on August 19, 2014, 11:24:52 AM
It just used to rev and rev, was great fun more of a laugh than the 06 onwards r6. its one I should have kept hold of really. aftermarket suspension was well worth the investment think I had Maxton on it.
Title: Re: Project Peej - Yamaha R46
Post by: Coxy on August 19, 2014, 12:31:29 PM
There is something very satisfying about unbolting the bent bits and putting good ones in their place.

Go make it happen Baloo, may the force be strong.
Title: Re: Project Peej - Yamaha R46
Post by: PJ on August 19, 2014, 12:56:15 PM
Quote from: Coxy on August 19, 2014, 12:31:29 PM
There is something very satisfying about unbolting the bent bits and putting good ones in their place.

Go make it happen Baloo, may the force be strong.

Thanks mate!

Footpeg has turned up too so tonight, if it's dry the fairing brace will be fitted, the clip on including transferring over the throttle stuff etc and changing the footpeg and brake lever. At least then I'll be able to wheels it around properly without having to do it one handed :)
Title: Re: Project Peej - Yamaha R46
Post by: gayboy on August 19, 2014, 02:34:43 PM
Quote from: Andy M on August 19, 2014, 11:24:52 AM
It just used to rev and rev, was great fun more of a laugh than the 06 onwards r6. its one I should have kept hold of really. aftermarket suspension was well worth the investment think I had Maxton on it.

What this man said, have a maxton rear shock on mine and really made a difference to the bike...

would love the forks done, but at 330 + VAT, i think i will make do with some hyper-pro springs and decent oil
Title: Re: Project Peej - Yamaha R46
Post by: PJ on August 19, 2014, 09:32:46 PM
Some progress this evening as the fairing brace arrived as did the air duct. I wanted to test fit everything up front to make sure I knew how it all went back together :

(http://peejay1977.smugmug.com/Motorbikes/Yamaha-R6-2005/i-5KGJnKc/0/XL/IMG_0872-XL.jpg)
(http://peejay1977.smugmug.com/Motorbikes/Yamaha-R6-2005/i-hh8VRbM/0/XL/IMG_0873-XL.jpg)
(http://peejay1977.smugmug.com/Motorbikes/Yamaha-R6-2005/i-xBpJ9jg/0/XL/IMG_0875-XL.jpg)
(http://peejay1977.smugmug.com/Motorbikes/Yamaha-R6-2005/i-R53SMf4/0/XL/IMG_0876-XL.jpg)
(http://peejay1977.smugmug.com/Motorbikes/Yamaha-R6-2005/i-7P4VJVp/0/XL/IMG_0877-XL.jpg)

Unfortunately dickhead here ordered the wrong clip on so that was an expensive mistake so I couldn't transfer over the throttle gear sadly. But I did also fix the RHS rearset with the new peg and lever and rode it up the path to check it stopped ok which it did.

Let the engine warm up a bit as well to see how it sounded :

https://www.youtube.com/v/UZBmp2Qu-xU

One thing I have noticed is that the forks look a little twisted, in that if I centre the top yoke the front wheel looks slightly off centre. I have loosened the clamps and allowed the forks to drop through the yokes a bit but I think I need to remove them completely and check everything. Will get that done once I get the Abba stand adapters and the proper socket size for the front spindle.

:)
Title: Re: Project Peej - Yamaha R46
Post by: terry950sm on August 19, 2014, 09:51:32 PM
If the forks are bent. Might be worth having the headstock checked.
Title: Re: Project Peej - Yamaha R46
Post by: Coxy on August 20, 2014, 09:35:10 AM
Stick some straight bars on it and ride it like you stole it!
Title: Re: Project Peej - Yamaha R46
Post by: Lord Danoir the first on August 20, 2014, 10:00:20 AM
I reckon you got a bit of a bargain there Peej. Fingers crossed for the forks though.
Title: Re: Project Peej - Yamaha R46
Post by: PJ on August 21, 2014, 08:28:55 PM
Thanks Dan, I reckon so too. Few more parts arrived today, the wrong clip on is on it's way back and correct on order.

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/21/fdfe535bb1a72c9ab12ede76e1494e0b.jpg)

I reckon I've been lucky with the forks. A bit of messing tonight and measuring and I'm fairly sure they are not twisted. I'm still going to rip them out and have a good look over though.
Title: Re: Project Peej - Yamaha R46
Post by: PJ on August 22, 2014, 10:56:17 AM
Final major piece of the puzzle ordered :

(http://www.pjitsolutions.co.uk/pics/share/r6cowling.jpg)

Local bike shop has it, made them an offer of £120 (RRP is £421) and they accepted so they are only up the road, picking up tomorrow.

All I need to do now is get the Abba stand adapter, get the forks out and checked and then put it back together again and I can literally ride it away.

:)
Title: Re: Project Peej - Yamaha R46
Post by: Lord Danoir the first on August 22, 2014, 11:23:46 AM
Give that man a gold star and a cheeky little rub of his bottom.
Title: Re: Project Peej - Yamaha R46
Post by: PJ on August 22, 2014, 11:31:13 AM
Quote from: Lord Danoir the first on August 22, 2014, 11:23:46 AM
Give that man a gold star and a cheeky little rub of his bottom.

:moto:
Title: Re: Project Peej - Yamaha R46
Post by: Coxy on August 22, 2014, 12:50:23 PM
Baloo....oooming marvelous
Title: Re: Project Peej - Yamaha R46
Post by: Dom1 on August 22, 2014, 01:40:27 PM
That looks like it needs to come to Brands Hatch on the 25th September.
Title: Re: Project Peej - Yamaha R46
Post by: PJ on August 22, 2014, 05:08:43 PM
Quote from: Coxy on August 22, 2014, 12:50:23 PM
Baloo....oooming marvelous

Geni-arse!  :rofl:
Title: Re: Project Peej - Yamaha R46
Post by: PJ on August 22, 2014, 05:09:06 PM
Quote from: Dom1 on August 22, 2014, 01:40:27 PM
That looks like it needs to come to Brands Hatch on the 25th September.

Erm erm erm, haven't even got it to a point I can ride it yet, gimme a chance!
Title: Re: Project Peej - Yamaha R46
Post by: Dom1 on August 22, 2014, 05:21:22 PM
Plenty of time yet, we're more than a month away.
Title: Re: Project Peej - Yamaha R46
Post by: Millhouse on August 22, 2014, 09:26:25 PM
Quote from: PJ on August 22, 2014, 05:09:06 PM
Quote from: Dom1 on August 22, 2014, 01:40:27 PM
That looks like it needs to come to Brands Hatch on the 25th September.

Erm erm erm, haven't even got it to a point I can ride it yet, gimme a chance!


Then pull your big blue finger out!!
Title: Re: Project Peej - Yamaha R46
Post by: PJ on August 23, 2014, 07:35:19 PM
Tada!

(http://peejay1977.smugmug.com/Motorbikes/Yamaha-R6-2005/i-nxFmc5m/0/XL/IMG_0879-XL.jpg)
(http://peejay1977.smugmug.com/Motorbikes/Yamaha-R6-2005/i-Kbk7frc/0/XL/IMG_0880-XL.jpg)
(http://peejay1977.smugmug.com/Motorbikes/Yamaha-R6-2005/i-Kwnrf2T/0/XL/IMG_0881-XL.jpg)
(http://peejay1977.smugmug.com/Motorbikes/Yamaha-R6-2005/i-HRrg9nT/0/XL/IMG_0882-XL.jpg)
(http://peejay1977.smugmug.com/Motorbikes/Yamaha-R6-2005/i-pD97Q4h/0/XL/IMG_0883-XL.jpg)
(http://peejay1977.smugmug.com/Motorbikes/Yamaha-R6-2005/i-XLvWbRg/0/XL/IMG_0884-XL.jpg)

Needs more work sadly, but at least it looks like a proper bike now!
Title: Re: Project Peej - Yamaha R46
Post by: Grantham ninja on August 23, 2014, 11:31:32 PM
Good work Paul...
Title: Re: Project Peej - Yamaha R46
Post by: Carbon_ZX6R on August 24, 2014, 08:05:19 AM
coming along nicely that peej ,how much did the bike it self set you back?
Title: Re: Project Peej - Yamaha R46
Post by: PJ on August 24, 2014, 12:29:19 PM
£1400 mate, which considering the overall mechanical state of the bike I thought was a bargain. I was lucky that only one panel needed to be physically replaced in terms of cost.
Title: Re: Project Peej - Yamaha R46
Post by: 1-600-matt on August 24, 2014, 03:48:42 PM
Quote from: PJ on August 24, 2014, 12:29:19 PM
£1400

Bargain, more than good enough condition for a weekend/trackday toy. Good work.
Title: Re: Project Peej - Yamaha R46
Post by: PJ on August 24, 2014, 04:13:59 PM
Quote from: 1-600-matt on August 24, 2014, 03:48:42 PM
Quote from: PJ on August 24, 2014, 12:29:19 PM
£1400

Bargain, more than good enough condition for a weekend/trackday toy. Good work.
Indeed mate, just been looking through the service book, it's got 5 stamps and is completely up to date. In fact it had a service 150 miles before the accident it had.
Title: Re: Project Peej - Yamaha R46
Post by: gayboy on August 26, 2014, 11:24:51 AM
it will be ready for 15th Oct at Oulton then mate - 90 quid NL!!
Title: Re: Project Peej - Yamaha R46
Post by: Carbon_ZX6R on August 26, 2014, 11:30:34 AM
Quote from: PJ on August 24, 2014, 12:29:19 PM
£1400 mate, which considering the overall mechanical state of the bike I thought was a bargain. I was lucky that only one panel needed to be physically replaced in terms of cost.
fuuuuuuuuuuckk I knew you got the thing cheap but I didn't expect anything like that, bargain of the year providing your correct in thinking the forks etc are fine..
Title: Re: Project Peej - Yamaha R46
Post by: Farmer Giles on August 26, 2014, 01:44:16 PM
Already mentioned but I would be getting the forks and frame checked over before riding it at all let alone going on the track with it where you'll be putting more stress on the bike..

It's damaged on boths side so could have hit something hard and flicked it over..

Anyoning to strip it down again but needs to be done IMO for peace of mind..

2p

Title: Re: Project Peej - Yamaha R46
Post by: PJ on August 27, 2014, 11:15:11 AM
Quote from: Farmer Giles on August 26, 2014, 01:44:16 PM
Already mentioned but I would be getting the forks and frame checked over before riding it at all let alone going on the track with it where you'll be putting more stress on the bike..

It's damaged on boths side so could have hit something hard and flicked it over..

Anyoning to strip it down again but needs to be done IMO for peace of mind..

2p

I know mate, frame has been checked properly, no signs of cracks or dents and head stock rake etc is all fine. Forks have been take out by me and checked thoroughly and seals are fine with no obvious bends etc.
Title: Re: Project Peej - Yamaha R46
Post by: PJ on August 29, 2014, 08:52:43 PM
Ok, so the clipon has finally arrived but I have a little quandry, but I'm sure it's quite a common one. Reattaching the throttle cables to the throttle tube is proving difficult due to there not being enough slack to get the ends in and seated. Is there a trick to slackening it off without having to spend hours fiddling to get it adjusted right again?
Title: Re: Project Peej - Yamaha R46
Post by: 0luke0 on August 29, 2014, 09:50:12 PM
Slide the clip-on through before you mount it to the fork, ie while you have the top yoke off
Title: Re: Project Peej - Yamaha R46
Post by: PJ on September 03, 2014, 03:14:18 PM
Managed to get enough slack to get the throttle tube back on. Bike is more or less back in one piece, list of jobs to do now :

Sort out front brake line routing
Bleed front brakes
Fit Renthal grips
Fix LHS front indicator
Replace RHS rearset mounting plate
Tighten and check everything

Took it 100 yards up the road last night just using the rear brake at slow speed. Seems fine and runs lovely. Contacted MHP about getting the Termi can fixed and he quoted me £80 - £100 for it. Ended up buying an Akky can off M6rk but the link pipe diameter is different and they all seem extortionate on eBay.

Akky and Termi have been stuck on eBay and I managed to nab myself a VERY good condition replacement Termignoni can, with baffle, link pipe and springs for £88 delivered so that was a good purchase.

Title: Re: Project Peej - Yamaha R46
Post by: Alzo on September 03, 2014, 04:14:15 PM
Quote from: PJ on September 03, 2014, 03:14:18 PM

Bleed front brakes

*Shudder*
Title: Re: Project Peej - Yamaha R46
Post by: PJ on September 03, 2014, 04:15:06 PM
Quote from: Alzo on September 03, 2014, 04:14:15 PM
Quote from: PJ on September 03, 2014, 03:14:18 PM

Bleed front brakes

*Shudder*

I've become rather adept at that now so no fear of any posts!  :moto:
Title: Re: Project Peej - Yamaha R46
Post by: Tiiimmmaaayyyy on September 03, 2014, 04:37:50 PM
Quote from: Alzo on September 03, 2014, 04:14:15 PM
Quote from: PJ on September 03, 2014, 03:14:18 PM

Bleed front brakes

*Shudder*

Warped discs?
Title: Re: Project Peej - Yamaha R46
Post by: PJ on September 03, 2014, 04:40:02 PM
Quote from: Tiiimmmaaayyyy on September 03, 2014, 04:37:50 PM
Quote from: Alzo on September 03, 2014, 04:14:15 PM
Quote from: PJ on September 03, 2014, 03:14:18 PM

Bleed front brakes

*Shudder*

Warped discs?

:rofl:
Title: Re: Project Peej - Yamaha R46
Post by: Jonesy on September 03, 2014, 04:56:37 PM
Quote from: PJ on September 03, 2014, 04:40:02 PM
Quote from: Tiiimmmaaayyyy on September 03, 2014, 04:37:50 PM
Quote from: Alzo on September 03, 2014, 04:14:15 PM
Quote from: PJ on September 03, 2014, 03:14:18 PM

Bleed front brakes

*Shudder*

Warped discs?

:rofl:

Master cylinder repair kit?
Title: Re: Project Peej - Yamaha R46
Post by: Alzo on September 03, 2014, 06:30:41 PM
Quote from: Tiiimmmaaayyyy on September 03, 2014, 04:37:50 PM
Quote from: Alzo on September 03, 2014, 04:14:15 PM
Quote from: PJ on September 03, 2014, 03:14:18 PM

Bleed front brakes

*Shudder*

Warped discs?
:thumbleft:
Title: Re: Project Peej - Yamaha R46
Post by: PJ on September 09, 2014, 02:00:41 PM
Well, she's finished....(for now) :

(http://peejay1977.smugmug.com/Motorbikes/Yamaha-R6-2005/i-pk2RcNS/0/X2/20140906_155836%20-%20Copy-X2.jpg)
(http://peejay1977.smugmug.com/Motorbikes/Yamaha-R6-2005/i-sx6wRfv/0/X2/20140906_155827%20-%20Copy-X2.jpg)
(http://peejay1977.smugmug.com/Motorbikes/Yamaha-R6-2005/i-Zrm4wv3/0/X2/20140906_155817%20-%20Copy-X2.jpg)
(http://peejay1977.smugmug.com/Motorbikes/Yamaha-R6-2005/i-7HhTdJP/0/X2/20140906_160111%20-%20Copy-X2.jpg)

Still looks tatty up close in regards to the fairings but I couldn't care less. it rides lovely and I've covered about 100 happy miles so far!

(http://peejay1977.smugmug.com/Motorbikes/Yamaha-R6-2005/i-h97pxvK/0/X2/20140908_180457-X2.jpg)

:)
Title: Re: Project Peej - Yamaha R46
Post by: Jonesy on September 09, 2014, 02:28:08 PM
Looks good Paul- seems you got a good deal!

Do you have to MOT / SVA kinda test it to put a cat c back on the road?
Title: Re: Project Peej - Yamaha R46
Post by: PJ on September 09, 2014, 02:54:35 PM
Quote from: Jonesy on September 09, 2014, 02:28:08 PM
Looks good Paul- seems you got a good deal!

Do you have to MOT / SVA kinda test it to put a cat c back on the road?

According to the DVLA I can just ride it, BUT, I will probably MOT it the end of the month just for my own peace of mind. I'm no mechanical genius as we all know, and although I'm confident in my work it would be nice just to have the extra seal of approval.
Title: Re: Project Peej - Yamaha R46
Post by: 0luke0 on September 09, 2014, 08:29:37 PM
Some insurance companies won't insure it unless it's had a MOT either
Title: Project Peej - Yamaha R46
Post by: PJ on October 18, 2014, 12:58:54 PM
Well the little R6 finally got an outing on the track yesterday with Andy (gayboy). Was a cracking day even though it was wet in the morning!

(http://peejay1977.smugmug.com/Motorbikes/Trackdays/Oulton-Park-October-2014/i-cXJ2n8f/0/X2/DSC_6640-X2.jpg)
(http://peejay1977.smugmug.com/Motorbikes/Trackdays/Oulton-Park-October-2014/i-88DhRWG/0/X2/DSC_5919-X2.jpg)
(http://peejay1977.smugmug.com/Motorbikes/Trackdays/Oulton-Park-October-2014/i-ZFpvjXr/0/X2/DSC_6752-X2.jpg)
(http://peejay1977.smugmug.com/Motorbikes/Trackdays/Oulton-Park-October-2014/i-2fb72kG/0/X2/DSC_6757-X2.jpg)
(http://peejay1977.smugmug.com/Motorbikes/Trackdays/Oulton-Park-October-2014/i-zPRcjhH/0/X2/DSC_6955-X2.jpg)
(http://peejay1977.smugmug.com/Motorbikes/Trackdays/Oulton-Park-October-2014/i-9w6LLj7/0/X2/DSC_8496-X2.jpg)
(http://peejay1977.smugmug.com/Motorbikes/Trackdays/Oulton-Park-October-2014/i-GQ9MgQC/0/X2/DSC_8497-X2.jpg)

Best session I got on video was the last session I did before conceding to the cold I've been fighting off for the last week :

https://www.youtube.com/v/fAadMmD44qg

Best part was I only got passed by 3 people all day and 2 of them were No Limits instructors! :)



Peej.
Title: Re: Project Peej - Yamaha R46
Post by: Gilby104 on October 20, 2014, 11:29:39 AM
Awesome work Peej, nice to see a proect like this come off! How was the bike on track, any niggles (real or psychological) from having re-built a damaged bike?
Title: Re: Project Peej - Yamaha R46
Post by: PJ on October 20, 2014, 01:30:57 PM
Quote from: Gilby104 on October 20, 2014, 11:29:39 AM
How was the bike on track, any niggles (real or psychological) from having re-built a damaged bike?

Sublime mate, I reset the suspension back to defaults as it was a little harsh and had wondered if it would be a little wayward but I genuinely cannot fault it. The tyre wear was spot on too :

(http://www.pjitsolutions.co.uk/pics/share/IMG_3267.JPG)

In terms of rebuilding the bike, the first few rides on the road caused me a bit of "oh shit, have I tightened and checked everything properly" so by the time I got to the track I just rode the damn thing lol
Title: Re: Project Peej - Yamaha R46
Post by: Dom1 on October 20, 2014, 01:42:17 PM
PJ in actually riding bike shocker!

Nice work.
Title: Re: Project Peej - Yamaha R46
Post by: Gilby104 on October 20, 2014, 02:20:19 PM
Awesome news Peej, bet you're proper chuffed.
Title: Re: Project Peej - Yamaha R46
Post by: PJ on May 30, 2015, 07:16:24 PM
Thought I'd update this thread, those I'm friends with on Facebook know I've had a couple of "off track" excursions, one resulting in actual damage. But managed to find a guy on an R6 Facebook group with all the replacement panels in the special edition colour scheme.

She looks even better than when I originally got her road worthy again!

(http://peejay1977.smugmug.com/My-Yamaha-R6/i-LJ5XbqD/0/X2/IMG_9959-X2.jpg)
(http://peejay1977.smugmug.com/My-Yamaha-R6/i-CRTP4Z2/0/X2/IMG_9954-X2.jpg)
(http://peejay1977.smugmug.com/My-Yamaha-R6/i-hWsws93/0/X2/IMG_9955-X2.jpg)
(http://peejay1977.smugmug.com/My-Yamaha-R6/i-Bkf7c4D/0/X2/IMG_9956-X2.jpg)
(http://peejay1977.smugmug.com/My-Yamaha-R6/i-FRKxdFS/0/X2/IMG_9957-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Project Peej - Yamaha R46
Post by: Carbon_ZX6R on May 30, 2015, 07:21:41 PM
Looking too good to sell now peej