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    Hello everyone,

    I just picked up a blue 2013 FZ6R on Saturday. I've only ridden it about 10 miles (no plates until I get to the DMV this week). I also have a blue (love that Yamaha blue) 2005 R6 that I've owned since 2007. I've been riding for about 41 years - mostly Yamahas.

    The FZ is mostly stock except for a fender eliminator, flushmount front signals, and LED rear turn signals. I've already ordered a set of frame sliders and the Haynes manual for it. I plan to leave the engine and exhaust pretty much stock, but I'm going to upgrade the brake lines and pads next.
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    Welcome!!!

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    Welcome aboard. That R6 is gorgeous. I've been trying to find that model to pick up and build into a track bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrFrzZ View Post
    Welcome aboard. That R6 is gorgeous. I've been trying to find that model to pick up and build into a track bike.
    Thanks. It's definitely my favorite year of the R6. I've done some track days with it, but now it's just my weekend canyon carver. I've always had a more practical bike for commuting and everyday riding - a Kawasaki EX500 before the FZ6R - and reserved the R6 for playtime.

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    That's the best year of the "s" body anyway with those inverted forks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrFrzZ View Post
    That's the best year of the "s" body anyway with those inverted forks.
    The front brakes have spoiled me - a Brembo master cylinder, radial-mount four piston calipers, and steel-braided lines.

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    Yea... You'll hate the or brakes on the fizzer haha..

    I'm waiting for a friend to send me a master cylinder from a 14 r1 to try to swap on to mine. I've got the lines changed out and pads waiting to go on... What pads do you use?? I've got a set of ebc's to put on before the track but I've heard great things about vesrah too..

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrFrzZ View Post
    Yea... You'll hate the or brakes on the fizzer haha..

    I'm waiting for a friend to send me a master cylinder from a 14 r1 to try to swap on to mine. I've got the lines changed out and pads waiting to go on... What pads do you use?? I've got a set of ebc's to put on before the track but I've heard great things about vesrah too..
    I'm using Galfer HH pads and love them. Lots of feedback. The OEM pads were also pretty good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just_Jim View Post
    I'm using Galfer HH pads and love them. Lots of feedback. The OEM pads were also pretty good.
    nice. I think when the time comes, I'm going to swap the rotors for the Galfer Wave rotors.

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