5 Easy Yamaha R6 Mods

There are certain things that make the R6 better looking. They are easy and simple. I will lay them out for your here along with instructions on how to go about them.

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Decals Removed

1. Remove decals. I have always been a fan of de-decaling. The hideous R6 stickers were the first thing to go on my bike. Some like it some don’t.

How To Remove Decals:

  • Use a hair dryer to heat the decals and slowly peel them off. They should peel off with little residue, if not, you’re doing it wrong.

2. Fender Eliminator. All can agree the R6 has the most ghastly stock fender. I bought a simple one off Ebay for $35.

Fender eliminators can be cheap and look sharp. This one was about $35 on ebay.

Fender eliminators can be cheap and look sharp. This one was about $35 on ebay.

How to uninstall a fender eliminator on the R6:

  • Remove the rear seat. Underneath the rear seat where the fender mounts to the bike there will be four nuts.
  • Unplug all the wires and unscrew the bolts.
  • The fender should drop right off.

Depending on which eliminator you bought your install will be different. Just know that certain eliminators and turn signal solutions are completely illegal and may get you in trouble with your local law enforcement.

3. Remove the rear foot pegs for a cleaner look.

Obviously if you carry people you don’t want to do this.

How to remove the rear foot pegs from an R6:

  • Remove the front and rear seat. The front seat comes off with two allen headed bolt that you can see once you pull the cushioning back. The rear seat comes off with the key under the rear fairing.
  • Remove the rear fairing.
  • Unbolt the footpegs.
  • Reassemble exactly as you removed.

4. Tank pad. Self explanatory. Clean the tank very well and apply very carefully. Don’t try to reapply unless the manufacturer specifically states you can.

5. Sliders are the most important functional upgrade in my opinion. There are a multitude of sliders ranging from really cheap crappy carbon look sliders to high quality racing sliders. If you are simply looking for quality I suggest the Shogun No Cut Sliders. You don’t have to worry about cutting your fairings and the sliders are high quality so no need to worry about them breaking.

03-05 Yamaha YZF R6 R6S Shogun Frame Sliders No-Cut Black

06-07 Yamaha YZF F6 Shogun Frame Sliders No-Cut Black

08-09 Yamaha YZF R6 Shogun Frame Sliders No-Cut Black

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