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2017-2018 Yamaha R6 STG Project Bike

  • The 2017 - 2018 Yamaha R6 is the most advanced 600cc Supersport Motorcycle ever produced. Over the years Van has built a lot of STG Project Bikes, and he had to add the new R6 to the list for sure! The only problem was that he has morphed into a lazy, corner camping, straight away blasting 1000cc rider who sits in the middle of the seat on every lap (He's still pretty fast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpZieMms37E). So, we had to get a little creative in order to find a new R6 and make this awesome project happen. We decided to search for a local STG Rider with a 17 R6 willing to let Van wrench on his bike over the winter, transforming it into a kick ass STG Project Bike.

    It didn't take long to find Ryan and talk him into dropping off his shinny new 2017 Yamaha R6 so we could get the party started. We will keep this page updated with the progress adding at least one new video each week until the snow thaws and Ryan picks up his fully modded R6.

  • Brian Van wrenching on the 17 R6
2017-2018 Yamaha R6 STG Project Bike How To Videos

2017-2018 Yamaha R6 M4 Full Exhaust System Install

  • M4 designed an all new canister for the Yamaha R6 improving on their previous R6 updating it to showcase all they have learned since the previous model R6 was released in 2006. Installing the M4 Yamaha R6 Stainless Full Exhaust with X96 Carbon Canister requires a reasonable level of mechanical skill as well as a set of common metric hand tools. This video install is complete and could be used to help most riders navigate through the install.

    Installing the M4 full system on the 2017-2018 R6 adds just short of 8hp at 15,600 RPM and saves a massive 12 lbs over the stock exhaust. M4 is our best selling exhaust here at STG, this system really showcases their performance, quality and value.

2017-2018 Yamaha R6 SkutrNet Exhaust Servo Buddy Install

  • When install most aftermarket exhaust systems on your R6 the exhaust servo motor and cables will need to be removed to facilitate the install. This will illuminate the check engine light on your insturment cluster which needs to be addressed. Installing the SkutrNet Yamaha R6 Exhaust Servo Buddy will mimick the servo motor so the ecu thinks all is well with the exhaust circuit preventing the FI light from coming on due to exhaust faults while still keeping its functionality to warn you if anything else is wrong with the bike! Simply disconnecting the FI light or putting tape over it could mask potentially serious problems and lead to a damaged engine.

    Installing the SkutrNet Exhaust Servo Buddy is far less complicated than replacing the exhaust making this a mod most riders are able to handle. Removing the exhaust servo motor and cables removes a bit of weight from the bike while cleaning up the undertail area, both are welcome benefits for sure.

How To Remove The Stock Bodywork on a 2017-2018 Yamaha R6

  • The all new R6 really showcases the design and engineering skill of Yamaha. As the bikes advance servicing them becomes a little more challenging. Removing the stock bodywork is required for many of the installs you will see Van do throughout this build. Use this as a resource for your own R6 installs to guide you through the process of bodywork removal and installation.

2017-2018 Yamaha R6 Yoshimura Fender Eliminator Install

  • No one wants to ride around with that boat anchor OEM rear fender on their bike, this is a fact. Installing the 2017 and up Yamaha R6 Yoshimura Fender Eliminator is just what the doctor ordered to clean up the rear of your R6 and keep you from being stoned at your next group ride. We have installed Yoshimura Fender Eliminators on several STG Project Bikes over the years and have always been happy with the end result. This kit is a realtively easy install, one that most riders can complete using only common hand tools.

    Yoshiumua is a hosehold name in motorcycle exhausts, their line of Yoshimura Genuine Accessories is a great addition to their catalog for sure. They offer a full range of parts for your 2017 and up R6 to help take your project to the next level.

2017-2018 Yamaha R6 Spiegler Brake Line Kit Install

  • Replacing the stock rubber brake hoses with a braided stainless steel line kit will improve the braking performance of your bike a metric shit ton. I feel this is the best overall bang for the buck sportbike mod that should be done on any bike that came with rubber hoses. Installing the Speigler Stainless Steel Braided Brake Line Kit on the 2017 and up ABS equipped Yamaha R6 is the most challenging brake line kits install I have done to date. (I have installed more kits than I can count by now) This video contains both an overview and the full install for a total length of just over 1 hour. This video install is complete and could be used to help most riders navigate through the install.

    We use Spiegler Brake Lines on all of our STG bikes and recommend them to any rider with confidence. If you are planning to install a set of brake lines or bleed the brakes on your bike we recommend picking up the Speed Bleeder Bag and Hose Kit. This makes the whole process of bleeding the brakes much cleaner and it can be reused.

Swingarm Spools - Why you need them on your bike.

  • Most modern sportbikes have a threaded boss on the rear swingarm that allows for the installation of rear swingarm spools. In this video Van explains what swingarm spools are and why you need them on your bike. Installing the Yamaha R6 Driven Spools is something any rider can handle with basic hand tools and a little thread locker. The #1 reason for installing a set of spools is they allow you to lift the bike with a spooled motorcycle rear stand.

    If you own a sportbike you either already own a motorcycle stand or would see one in your future if you had a crystal ball. A motorcycle stand is a key part of any riders kit, we recommend purchasing a quality stand the first time and skip the cheap low quality stands. If you would like more information on motorcycle stands check out our STG Motorcycle Stand Buyers Guide.

2017-2018 Yamaha R6 Driven Oil Cap & Engine Plug Install

  • I know you're thinking "Why in the hell would you do a video on something this simple?" when you look at this. We did this video to show you how Bad Ass the Driven Racing R6 Oil Plug and Driven R6 Engine Plug look installed on the bike. Made in the USA and available in multiple colors to add that pop of color to your bike you know you want. They come pre-drilled for safety wire if you are racing or riding track days.

    Driven Racing products are Made in the U.S.A. with both passion and pride. Over the last few years as the motorcycle industry has changed many brands have stopped producing performance parts in eye catching colors like blue, red, gold and silver, focusing on black. Sure black is the safe color that appeals to most everyone. For those of us who need a little bling in our lives Driven Racing has just what the doctor ordered.

2017-2018 Yamaha R6 Hotbodies Racing Carbon Fiber Fender Install

  • Over the years we have install a ton of Hotbodies Racing products here at STG. This new carbon fiber line they have is the best fitting stuff we have installed so far. The quality of the Hotbodies 2017 and up Yamaha R6 Carbon Fender was top shelf and the fit was very close to that of the OEM front fender we replaced it with.

    This Kaben Carbon Fiber front fender is part of a full line being imported by Hotbodies Racing that includes front fenders, rear huggers and chain guards for most popular sportbikes. If you have a 2017 or newer Honda Grom they have a wide range of carbon parts to take your mini project to the next level.

2017-2018 Yamaha R6 Driven Mirror Eliminator Install

  • Replacing the stock mirrors with a set of mirror block offs really cleans up the front of the bike giving it that race bike look. The Driven R6 Mirror Eliminator Kit are one of the prettiest motorcycle bolt ons I have ever seen. When my man at Driven designed these he wanted to create something that really stood out from the crowd. To make that happen he used 3D machining to shape the block offs and add tremendous detail.

    Available in multiple colors to match your own personal style these can be run on a street or track bike. Some riders may think adding mirror eliminators to a track bike is ridiculous, I would counter that with simple logic: blending beauty with performance is the path to perfection!

2017-2018 Yamaha R6 New Rage Cycles LED Front Turn Signals Install

  • On the 17 and up R6 the turn signals are integrated into the mirrors. After we installed the Driven Mirror Eliminators on our 2017 R6 Project Bike we started searching for front signals for the bike and found a set from a company called New Rage Cycles that looked pretty trick. The New Rage Cycles Yamaha R6 2017 ad up LED Front Turn Signals offer a unique design, excellent quality and are made here in the U.S.A.

    These LED front signals are easy to install and look awesome on the bike. This is a creative deign that allows you to install mirror block offs and retain the front signals. All OEM connectors make them plug and play.

2017-2018 Yamaha R6 New Rage Cycles Mirror Eliminator Install

  • The New Rage Cycles Mirror Eliminators for the 2017 and up Yamaha R6 offer a clean design that gets right to the point and install easy. They fit closely to the stock bodywork and are available in black only. On the 17 and up R6 the turn signals are integrated into the mirrors. If you want to retain the front turn signals on the bike you will need to order up a set of the matching LED Signals from New Rage.

    New Rage Cycles is a relatively new brand we discovered when searching for a set of LED front signals for the R6. After doing a little research on our own we called and spoke with one of the owners to learn more about their product line up. New Rage is located in New York and manufactures a unique line of bike accessories at their location in NY that has a style all it's own. From there we placed an opening order and got busy adding their products to the site.

2017-2018 Yamaha R6 New Rage Cycles Fender Eliminator Install

  • The New Rage Cycles 2017 and up R6 Fender Eliminator is in a class all it's own. It includes LED Signals, Plate Light (you can install it without the plate light if you choose) and mounts up high and tight to the under tail of the R6 for a super clean look. You can pair this up with their Front LED Signals and dial in your R6 on both ends.

    New Rage Cycles designed this to stand out in a crowd with it's high and tight plate mount and those kick ass boomarang shaped LED Signals. Installing this with their LED front signals transforms the R6 into a Supersport Street Machine that will turn heads everyhwere it goes.