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What to do? - October 10, 2008, 05:47 AM

Okay so as some of you know my 2000 R6 took some damage last week when I dropped it in a corner.
My ? is since (thankfully) I don't do this often I wanted some opinions on what others do in this situation.
I like to keep my bike looking stock and very clean, I am tempted to buy OE parts and put it back beautiful but need to save a little $$$.
I usually get stuff from bikebandit and they have good prices on what I need but whether I go aftermarket or back to original I am wondering what might be my best bet as far as where to go and what to buy.
Primarily the damage is limited to the right side upper and lower fairings and the engine cover. The right handlebar cap and brake lever are scraped but I don't even care about them and I need a mirror and turn signal. I want DOT lighting so I am not really looking to change anything out and I am willing to spend a little extra if it works out better but don't want to get too much outside my budget.

Also I'll need new gear for the spring, 1 piece suit or 2 piece?
Where is the best shop around here to buy stuff? I like the bike shop up in Falls Church (Coleman?) but they seem to have a limited supply of what I am looking for when I go.
I think I have a helmet picked out.

I know that is a lot of questions, thanks for opinions.
Here are the pictures of the bike and where I went down.

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October 10, 2008, 06:02 AM

just buff that shit out and call it a day
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October 10, 2008, 06:18 AM

first question: stock plastics and woodcraft case covers.......
second question: 2 piece suit!~ cheaper and more versatile.......
third question: coleman powersports is some crap!!!!! they are way overpriced and I probably know more about my bike then they do!!!! they know nothing more then a service manual so just buy one.....
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October 10, 2008, 07:03 AM

Thanks for the info so far, I actually do have the FSM (factory service manual) and am a GM "World Class" technician at a Cadillac store in Alexandria so I am not worried about knowing how to fix it.

Is there a "GOOD" shop around here to get gear and accessories?
I know a great one in St. Louis and a couple of good ones in San Francisco but haven't found a decent one here yet.
I used to go here... http://www.cyclegear.com/ or here http://www.mach1motorsports.com/
I need someplace local that I can do some real shopping.

Any R6 riders like a particular slider kit? I am not doing this twice!

Someplace that offers AMA discounts would be best.

I have used http://www.compacc.com in the past also but their website seems to be going downhill.
As I said lately I have been using http://www.bikebandit.com because they have a nice interface and lots of parts, both OE and aftermarket. The search engine is kind of strange but it works great for getting factory parts.

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October 10, 2008, 09:10 AM

When I bought my '02 R6 it was wrecked and needed to be put back together. Head over to http://www.r6messagenet.com for parts and links to discount dealers that will give you a r6messagenet members discount.

Also, when I was looking for fairings and the like ebay was my best friend. I bought a front fairing, left side fairing, head lights, and misc. parts for about $350. They were all the correct color and I just had to bolt them on.

I will say that I found WAY more blue r6 parts then the red/black that I needed so it may be easier and cheaper for you.

Edit: Or you can just replace everything for the cost of one new fairing


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