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Review of the 2004 Yamaha YZF-R6:
First Streetbike - Incredible!
Author: Derek M, 2006-10-05|
As my first streetbike, I have limited experience to other models but I can tell you what I´ve learned and found...
I LOVE THIS BIKE! I spent nearly a year in research to find the ´perfect´ sportbike out there. All the 4 jap bikes are very close, but I chose this one based on my past dirt biking experience and after reading reviews on how the seat of the R6 is more comphy than the GSXR or the CBR.|
I have put over 14,000 miles on my bike since 2004, and I have done very minimal maintenance. The only things I needed to do are:
Oil changes every 2000 miles
Tighten the steering head assembly
Clean Air filter once
Replace spark plugs once
All of this didn´t take very long (~5 hours for the steering head, air filter and spark plugs at the same time), and I found guides online. Perferring to do it myself, I found the website:
VERY helpful. On that forum you can find a lot more discussions from performance to How To guides to teach you how to change your oil to how to install aftermarket parts. I highly recommend looking at this forum to see if this is the kind of bike you want to get.
You won´t be unsatisfied if you get this bike. One thing I should note though, is if you plan on using this as a sport touring bike, you won´t have as much fun on it as you´d think. Any sportbike is a SPORTbike... and the rider´s stance is aggressive and will take a toll on your body. I´m 5´10´, 180 lbs, and I can comfortably ride for about 1 hour. Any longer than that, if I don´t stop for a 5-10 minute break, my legs will cramp up, my shoulders will start to ache, and it more or less is not very enjoyable. Also, if you´re stuck in traffic this is not a very fun bike... but I guess what bike is fun in traffic...
I hope my little bits of info has helped you in your search for a new motorcycle! I found that the best way to buy a bike is to THROUGHLY research all the aspects about a model before you make a purchase... then you should find the winning match for you. Good luck!
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