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hello all im getting a bike after xmax and would like to know what you guys think of the yamaha r6. would that bike look right as a fighter. does anyone have pic of the r6 transfered to a fighter. that way i can get ideas
 

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Depends what year. I've never seen a 99-02 that I thought looked good. I think the frams are hideous but that's all the more reason to make one.
 

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Yam R6's can look the dog-bollocks as a fighter, but they have to be done "just right". I've seen a few total abortions just because the owner/builder didn't make a few good choices (strange swingarms, crap paint, wrong bikini fairings.... all IMHO of course).

But get them right and they'll look nearly as good as a poorly fightered Suzuki :D:D:D
 

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Never seen an R6 fighter that really struck my fancy to be honest. Doesn't mean it can't be done of course, but for my preference I would look elsewhere.

Most guys just make what they have work though, so if you have an R6, go for it!
 

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I love the r6, but like most guys on here, have never seen one JUST right. they've got crazy potential, but it seems like they haven't been capitalized on yet.

I have a line on cheap rashed one that I may be getting if my bike sells, then you'll see a nice r6 fighter, lol
 

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That ones not actually too bad, it uses lines that actually make those funky triangles in the frame not-so-ugly
 

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not to rob the post but damn... thats a good looking r6.

i'm going to be buying a 99 r6 on tuesday if all goes well.

my question is the mirrors... i found some on ebay and some on the europeanstreetfighter website https://www.europeanstreetfighter.com/index.php?page=shop&ID=10

but where do they attach? and on that r6 pic, can you really see outta the mirrors under the bars like that?
 

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that is hot for sure. i got this imagine in my head that i can't get away from.... it started with a bike i saw in a mag. couldn't even tell ya which one. it was a german bike i think. the guy designed a single sided front suspension and a single sided swingarm. then molded the tank and tail together with glass and flipped the tail up just a bit. it ended up being an amazing bike... but his bars were almost straight across and the mirrors he had were thin and sleek... thats my version of a motorcycle porno.
 

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since the toilets flush backwards on the other side of the earth does that mean your thoughts are backwards too? lol... i'm just playing. you seriously think the r6 was one of the uglyist tho? ya the triangle piece in the frame isn't the hottest. but its got potential.... plus i like taking on a project tha no one else will. makes it that much more unique.

please dont take my words as an insult. i'm just a sarcastic SOB.


g'nite
 

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my question is the mirrors... i found some on ebay and some on the europeanstreetfighter website https://www.europeanstreetfighter.com/index.php?page=shop&ID=10

but where do they attach? and on that r6 pic, can you really see outta the mirrors under the bars like that?
i like bar end mirrors personally
theres tons of different types of bar ends out there, heres a few i found with just a quick google search...

http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcycle-bar-end-mirrors/crg-mirrors.htm
http://www.oberon-performance.co.uk/acatalog/Bar_End_Mirrors.html
http://www.amazon.com/Mirror-Third-...=UTF8&s=sporting-goods&qid=1189432457&sr=8-13
 

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ya bar end mirrors are everywhere. i am looking for a mirror that stays over the bars, low and sleek. and they will have to attach on the dirt bar, around the location of the kill switch and whatnot.
 

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OUCH! Oh that's wrong......why would you base a fighter around one of the ugliest bikes ever made?

Suzuki got that B-KING so wrong....

Laz didn't copy the Bking.

That guy invented the Bking. Suzuki made it off of his prototyped fighter.

Unless I'm not understanding you.
 

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since the toilets flush backwards on the other side of the earth does that mean your thoughts are backwards too? lol... i'm just playing. you seriously think the r6 was one of the uglyist tho? ya the triangle piece in the frame isn't the hottest. but its got potential.... plus i like taking on a project tha no one else will. makes it that much more unique.

please dont take my words as an insult. i'm just a sarcastic SOB.


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G'day buddy,

No insult taken - I meant the B King thingy was the ugliest bike ever made. R6's I love and they make nice nimble fighters. A mate of mine over here has an 02 R6 fighter and it is SWEET.....
 

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