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Old 09-09-2010, 08:47 AM   #1
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Hey guys I'm john.I live in west Houston by six and clay.I just got bought a bike but has a few things I need to fix on it .kickstand is missing the spring and is a bit bent I guess.I did the coolant drain and refill and oil change with yamalube.the fairings need to be replaced and needs a front headlight.it also needs front pads I bought the rear pads and put them on but idk if I got ripped off lol I'm new to bikes .$37.00 for rear pads ebc at stunned cycles ?...oh BTW its a 2000 yamaha r6 ...if anyone can help me get these parts cheap that be great since I'm clueless.and hopefully get it lookin and running safe since it runs good .meet up with you guys and ride or go to meets .thanks !
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Welcome to MH I had a project bike too... good luck getting it back together by the end you'll understand bikes a little better
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Old 09-09-2010, 09:10 AM   #6
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Welcome to MH. I'm near you at I-10 and Hwy 6.
If I had more free time I'd definitely help you with what I could. Hope to see you around soon!
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Old 09-09-2010, 09:10 AM   #7
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Welcome to MH. I'm near you at I-10 and Hwy 6.
If I had more free time I'd definitely help you with what I could. Hope to see you around soon!
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Yeah I work at Toyota so I guess you can say I'm mechanically inclined and I do all my work on my Volkswagen .I have a uncle that knows about bikes so that should help .this bike has a a vortex aftermarket sprocket .not sure how many teeth .let me try get some pictures up
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THanks helios! I work and go to school by hobby full time .so I work on the bike on my days off or on the weekend .or after 8 when I get home from work
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A reputable shop is always good to know. I live in the Galleria area but work actually over off of Hwy 6 & 529, so not too far from you and I found a shop off of 290 & Fairbanks called STX. Excellent shop with great prices. Andrew is usually the one running the shop, it's owned by him and his dad. He'll help you out also if you need it!
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welcome to the board, good luck with your project bike
I don't think i'd pull the trigger on used tires, but just my opinion.
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Old 09-09-2010, 09:46 AM   #13
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Well how much do new tires go for ? And I usually order online for my car on tire rack but they don't sell for bikes.
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Welcome and Good Luck with the Bike! I recently got new rear tire for my Fz6 installed for like $170.00.
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Old 09-09-2010, 10:15 AM   #15
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I'm so used to paying $60.00 a tire and installing it my self lol
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I'm so used to paying $60.00 a tire and installing it my self lol
but then again you pay for four tires instead of two. I would look into learning how to change your own tires if you're mechanically inclined and don't mind investing in a few tools. Tires don't last very long. I get 8000+ on my sport touring tires but my sport tires were looking bad at 6000.
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Old 09-09-2010, 11:00 AM   #18
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What tools do I need I have tools .and I just got a quote for a michellin 150 installed
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Well first off welcome to MH! Second... if you can, keep me informed on the progress you make with fixing up the bike because I don't have a lot of knowledge on the mechanics of a bike.

I will say this and it's my opinion. You're doing a good thing by fixing up a bike. You fix it to your standards, which I believe is a very good thing. I think it may take longer to get a new bike and then adjust it.But me being COMPLETELY new I'm most likely wrong haha!

Anyways... good luck and welcome!!
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