Ok, the last part of the ring vs track bike puzzle is compleat.
As many of you know, I broke down and bought the ring last month, well I have finally managed to get my hands on a yamaha r6 track bike.
this was a good deal but the bike has definatly seen better days, after getting the bike for a very nominal fee, I started searching out parts.
for those of you that are planning on getting a track bike, I would highly recommend getting one that is pretty much compleat or you will spending LOTS of money and time to fix up a write off.
I basically got a frame, with an engine, subframe, front fork etc...for $1000. If you pour gas into the gas filter it will start up, big plus. As you may have figured out no gas tank. I went searching for one and found one for $100 not bad, 3 days later all the dents are out of it and it is primed and has gotten it first coat of paint tonight.
Now would be nice if I could move the bike, no wheels, so I went out and found some used factory ones with good rubber for $500. Now I can move the bike around.
Next step was body work, found a place in langley (thanks Liquid racing for the tip) that sells race body work for a very reasonable price, compleat set race uppers, lowers, and solo seat $750. that is all primed and has gotten its first coat of paint. www.flexi-glass.com
Electrical, well the key works and it starts but none of the gauges work all the wires have been cut, so 2 days a soldering gun and lots of help from the internet all wiring is now fixed, gauges work or at least light up.
now I need a pipe and thanks to Arai, I will be picking up his Yosh pipe another $250, at least the seat was ok.
So my little track bike project has run me $2600 so far, I am still not 100 percent sure that it will actually move once I get it all together but I sure hope it does. I managed to save $$$ by having my own compressor and paint gear, and will be able to do all the vinyl graphics and lettering, so I will post a pic as soon I get it put back together which I hope will be this, as I planned on going to Spokane, but I have now been told that it is canceled.
Oh well at lest I have till Sept. 13th before Mike Sullivans course.
On the plus side, if you every want your R6 taken apart I can definatly do that, as for re assembly, I will let you know next week.
And if anybody wants a real project they have another R6 frame and subframe only