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Old 06-17-2010, 07:10 AM
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Bought a 2008 Yamaha R6

Needs: Lowering link installed(I olready have it), front needs to be lowered, and i need a good place to paint my fairings. Color i want is "Pearl White". The fairings are off the bike for now and its not rideable do to that. My location is Newport News any local shops around? Thanks in advance!
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Old 06-17-2010, 07:59 AM
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Learn to ride before you do all this stuff to it. Especially painting it if your a new rider, very possibly will be a waste of money because there is a large chance you will drop the bike as some point.

Take MSF, buy riding gear, put a couple thousand miles on the bike, then start chaning it to your liking.

Are you, erm, vertically challenged? If not, you realize lowering the bike front and back will decrease turning capabilities?



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Old 06-18-2010, 12:56 PM
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dude, f what he says. lower bike = less distance from the ground when you fall. be smart and slam that bitch
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its what the pros do
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Old 06-18-2010, 03:14 PM
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dude, f what he says. lower bike = less distance from the ground when you fall. be smart and slam that bitch
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its what the pros do
saaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy whhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaat?

pros?.. as in drag racing pros maybe.. road racing no.


i would get a set of sliders if your gonna get fresh paint.
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Old 06-18-2010, 03:25 PM
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OP- you are better off seeking advice from a good motorcycle forum. Even though the 2nd post is joking, at least I hope he is because nobody can be that fucking stupid.
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Old 06-18-2010, 06:19 PM
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Yeaaa... definitely don't listen to the second post. The lower the bike, the less lean you'll be capable of accomplishing.

Plus 1 on the frame sliders, handlebar end caps will do some good as well, that's if you have stock levers that are long as hell. (please don't get the ones that are pointed... self explanatory )

Paint plus body work is cool, I'm sure you'll be extra careful after you drop all that cash. At least I hope, haha.

Good luck
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Old 06-19-2010, 06:31 AM
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I would invest money in gear, riding courses instead.
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Old 06-20-2010, 07:22 AM
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saaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy whhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaat?

pros?.. as in drag racing pros maybe.. road racing no.


i would get a set of sliders if your gonna get fresh paint.
joking dude
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Old 06-26-2010, 06:12 PM
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Default Re: New rider help pls....

I took the safety course before i purchased my bike, got icon safety gear. Its now lowered 3" Only reason i did that is because i stand 5'4"... Street FX in Tidewater Chesapeake is finishing up my fairings on Monday. Ill post some pics ASAP. Now on the sliders i know i need them it'll be my next purchase.
Pointed bar ends, I know what your talking about and im not a fan of flashy bikes not my style.
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Don't lower the bike it noticeably changes the handling of the bike. I know from personal experience. I'm about your height and ride a cbr1000. I can "walk" the bike decently with one leg. It is a lot tougher to ride since we cannot flat foot but getting in as much riding time in as possible in parking lots and less traffic prone areas will make you a much better rider.
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