Hey everyone, I'm new to this forum, and decided to make a thread following the build of my 2006 GSXR 600.
First of all, the bike is to be built as a race bike. I've been riding my 250 on the track a number of times over the past few years, and decided that I'd like to build a 600 to race. The main reason behind this is that I finally got to feel what a 600 felt like when I rode my dad's '93 CBR F2 at Nola Motorsports after my 250 had started running weirdly.
As mentioned in the title, this will be done on a college budget.
I picked up the bike today for $600. It was in a crash previously, and I'll outline what I have to do to get it relatively back to rideable condition.
1) The frame is cracked on the front left side near the radiator. Sadly I've never welded aluminum before, so a friend of my dad will likely be doing that for us.
2) The subframe needs to be replaced
3) The stator cover needs to be replaced
4) I need a gauge cluster
5) I need a new front wheel
6) It needs the upper fairing stay bracket
7) It needs all new fairings (Race fairings) and a windscreen
8) It needs a battery
The first things I will do are to replace the stator cover and subframe, then take it to our friend to have him weld the frame up. We're still not sure if we need to pull the motor out or not, but we'll find out.
I'll be posting progress here for anyone interested in the bike, and hopefully I'll learn some things here on the forum!
Oh yeah, and if anyone is interested here's a picture of my current 250 after a little wipeout at NOLA Motorsports