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no i am not the squid that dumped it!

the guy that bought my r6 dropped it in the gas sation turning it around!

just scratches but still cracked me up

luckily for the reast of us are insurance premiums wont be affected since he's not gettin it fixed

its a shame though, bu-ti-ful 2001 r6 all scratched up
 

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i want an r6...take me into the darkside yami boys! :) how is the reliability with the r6, i know they're still relatively new, but have any of the r6 owners here had any problems? I'd really like to pick one up with cosmetic damage and repaint it, i wanna wind a gear out to 16 k just to watch people stare when i finally come through the town a couple of minutes later:) loud noise approaching can make people stop and stare:) anyway, just wondering

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6800 miles with no probs. 50% percent of riding time above 8k. too much squidly action. get it jetted
 

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From what I've heard the R6 is VERY reliable. No recalls or reacurring problems. 98-01 R1's on the other hand...

"...we are road people, we are cafe' racers."
 

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<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr>

98-01 R1's on the other hand...


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What did I miss? I never have had a recall on my 2000 R1. I think you have the R1 mistaken with that 929 junk! /images/icons/laugh.gif

 

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The 98's had recalls, but I never heard anything about the '00-'01m models except a tire issue which is obvioulsly out of their control.
 

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No no, didn't mean it that way. I don't think there are any recalls from the R1 cause Yamaha didn't adress the reacurring problems. When I was looking for an R1 for myself I kept coming across problems with the bike. Don't get me wrong the R1 has always been a BEAUTIFUL, POWERFUL, great handling bike and that's why I was going to get one. From 1-3000rpm's they develop a loud tick in the top of the motor, even with the valves in spec. Numerous shifter mechs and or bent shift forks have cause probs. The only possible recall was for the clutch basket failures, but it only covered half the bikes affected. Also the oil press. light comes on it's own for a couple of minutes. And now 2 of the 1st 02 models have seized their front wheels w/one case causing an accident a 60-70MPH. Sceptics won't believe me, but, go to 2wf under cycle doctor for the tick and search the web for the other problems, mainly other forums from other R1 owners.
The sad thing is the warranty is suppose to cover this stuff but the dealerships will tell you it's perfectly normal. Don't believe me? Call a Yamaha dealership, tell them you have a R1 that ticks loudly.

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R1's suck/images/icons/shocked.gif OK you may leave now/images/icons/laugh.gif

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I thought that since the <font color=blue>Yamaha<font color=black> guys were now over on the <font color=red>HONDA<font color=black> forum that we switched forums!/images/icons/laugh.gif/images/icons/wink.gif
 

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haha lol don't worry I'll be over there in a lil while/images/icons/smile.gif

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I don't think this is the honda forum but then again I could be wrong/images/icons/smile.gif.....nah I'm pretty sure this is the YAMAHA one/images/icons/wink.gif

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As I have an '01 r1, I'm curious about that-- I've never heard of the "loud engine tick", and didn't find anything looking through Cycle Doctor. Besides, 1k-3k is practically worthless on an R1 anyway. Or any other inline four literbike.
 

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March 24 2001, 1 case.
Feb 18 2001, 3 cases.
The R1 was updated in 2000 and the 01 models are the same. Don't go based on one site, look around. Internet, hangouts, mechanics...

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Talk about engine ticks. Have you rode a F4i?. audioman929RR did you hear about the cam bearing recalls on the 2001 F4i? All manufactures have had thier problems. On that note we should all be thankful we don't ride Harleys.
 

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My brother has 10,000 miles on his 2000 R6 and he hasn't had any problems/images/icons/wink.gif.

BTW...Blue R's are faster than the Red/images/icons/tongue.gif/images/icons/laugh.gif!!

 

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I'm buying a new R6 today. Work is totally dragging because of it. I think I will be leaving early...

<font color=red>2002<font color=red><font color=black>R6<font color=black>
 
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