September 2011

This doesn’t even deserve much of a write up. Yamaha is getting lazy. The 2012 Yamaha R6 features BOLD NEW GRAPHICS!!! and that’s about it.  It’s been essentially the same bike for six years now. Yes, it handles well. But come on!

The R1 video trumpets how Yamaha has won AMA, WSBK, and MotoGP with their bikes recently. OH REALLY!? Where is the trickle down tech? Who cares if you win and your street bikes don’t improve? Isn’t that the point?

Same R1, same R6. At least the pictures the released will make good backgrounds.

I would like to remind Yamaha that they made this commercial once upon a time.

Here you can see a gallery of the 2012 Yamaha R6 and the bold new graphics.

Help this guy out folks. I’m not an expert but I know there are people on here who are.
I saw your page on facebook and have been looking around for help, I’d really appreciate it. I own a 1999 R6 that I am having problems with, and would appreciate the help. To start off, I am having major problems with the bike to ignite, It just keeps getting worse, it idles but it takes many tries before it actually starts, recently, I tried somany times it killed my battery cause it wouldnt start.. If i dont ride for a week or longer my battery dies. Recently I borrowed a battery from a buddy of mine with a bike, and my bike started up fine with his battery.
Second when the bike is on, my headlights are dim, once I accelerate they brighten up alot more.. what Im more worried about though its the whole starting problem.. Its a big problem to me.. What do you think this problem is? I have been trying to do some research and it seems to be pointing towards a stator or voltage regulator problem.. I WOULD GREATLY APPRECIATE THE HELP!!!
I recommended this but I know I don’t know enough:

First off you need to know I’m not a Yamaha mechanic. All the knowledge I have comes from working on my 2006 R6 and I never experienced trouble such as yours.

From what your telling me it sounds like you have a bad battery. A new battery with a Battery Tender 021-0123 Battery Tender Junior 12V Battery Charger sounds like it should cure those problems. But I don’t know for sure.

If the battery is good then I can’t imagine another problem other than the stator, which is essentially an alternator.

What do you fellow riders think?