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post #1 of 108 (permalink) Old 05-09-2007, 12:19 PM Thread Starter
 
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Beware of the 2006 R6 Engine

Hope this is the place to talk about this,

Well My 2006 R6 just expired warranty (1 month), and last weekend we went riding, well after getting gas rode for about 1 mile, I could hear some noise coming from the front end of the bike. We pulled over and the noise was coming from the engine, I checked oil level and it was fine.

Some guy at the gas station suggested pouring an extra quart to see if it would help. Well that did not solve the issue, So I trucked the bike to the dealer last Tue.

After checking the top end of the bike, the valves seem ok, the bike runs fine except for the noise, well they found pieces of metal in the filter and oil pan, the dealer called me to authorize 3k in labor, needless to say I almost **** my self.

While in my rage fury and anger-frustrated moment, I called the Yamaha Corp. And started a case with this engine problem, they are going to cover labor so far, but need to know what is up with this engine.

I am an Aircraft mechanic so I know **** happens, but I got to say 1 year old R6 to need engine repair, makes me second guess keeping this bike now.

Last but not least, I called the dealer, told them Yamaha is covering labor -as their rep said "We are covering labor" the dealer asked me what are they covering percentage, I reply LABOR as in ALL - I mean that made me second guess are they messing with me? I mean this same dealer guy spoke with the same lady @ Yamaha as I did, so why even ask me? want $ from me and Yamaha perhaps?

Well I will keep this thread going, but for yall with year old 2006 R6 beware this could be you.

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Now I'm NOT picking on you (cus it sucks, no matter how ya slice it), but is there any possible way the way you ride it could have contributed to what's happened? I know on certain bikes doing wheelies can starve the bike of oil... Now I don't know if you've been stunting this bike (wait, yes I do, cus you were riding it up here last Spring when we met you, weren't ya?) is it possible this damage occured little by little over time from that sorta thing?

Just a theory... might well not even be an issue on that model, but just something to ponder.

Good luck and keep us posted!!!
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(However, further to your **** happens theory, I agree it can... I had a similar indicent happen with an 8 month old car some years ago... mysterious metal shavings found in the transmission... luckily was still under warranty, but I had to fight like mad to get it replaced, etc...)

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Going up a hill on my bike at around 4k it makes a "woog woog woog" noise consistantly around like 30-40mph and its not a wheel out of balanace or anything because I pull in the clutch and it stops, its like its lugging really hard but its not stressing anything beause im only riding around 4k with like 10% open throttle.

If thats the noise you heard im getting the bike fixed and selling it asap!!!!


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Your an aircraft mechanic and you took advise from someone at a gas station who said put an extra quart of oil in your bike! Sounds like something an aircraft detailer might do but a mechanic...?
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Your an aircraft mechanic and you took advise from someone at a gas station who said put an extra quart of oil in your bike! Sounds like something an aircraft detailer might do but a mechanic...?
I was thinking the same damn thing.

Why would you put an EXTRA quart of oil in your machine if you verified the oil level in the bike was correct?

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well if you do the wheelies thing then yeah. Thatís is #1 thing due to there's no oil ( for got what is called) so it'll ef with it,... you should have heard some (tick tick tick) going on for some time. My friends kawi zx10 did that and 2 weeks ago a big oh BANG!!! And HOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLY CHET!!!!! There goes bike and my friend,.. So all in all bike is gone and my friend had road rashhhh all over the place,.... AND
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Your an aircraft mechanic and you took advise from someone at a gas station who said put an extra quart of oil in your bike! Sounds like something an aircraft detailer might do but a mechanic...?
That's exactly what I was thinking when I read the first post.

I hope you get some help from them paying for the fix!

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Your an aircraft mechanic and you took advise from someone at a gas station who said put an extra quart of oil in your bike! Sounds like something an aircraft detailer might do but a mechanic...?
the reason why I did that was because I read post from stunters, that overfill the bike when they stunt - it was just troubleshooting @ a gas station with no answers. It is funny what sunday afternoon will do to you with a broken anything @ citgo.
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Now I'm NOT picking on you (cus it sucks, no matter how ya slice it), but is there any possible way the way you ride it could have contributed to what's happened? I know on certain bikes doing wheelies can starve the bike of oil... Now I don't know if you've been stunting this bike (wait, yes I do, cus you were riding it up here last Spring when we met you, weren't ya?) is it possible this damage occured little by little over time from that sorta thing?

Just a theory... might well not even be an issue on that model, but just something to ponder.

Good luck and keep us posted!!!
first off, as I had bunch of other bikes and whellied them more than my 6, they never broke down and they were from 3rd and 4th owndership, my 6 been only owner. So what you mean the 6 is not as tough as as the older bikes? come on, stop making small talk for Yamaha's short comings and engineering problems, I knew when I got that letter from them about throttle stuck wide open I had to sell this lemon. Build the bike like the price we all paid for it 10k aint cheap for a 600 class my friend. Not to say the rest "IT IS A YEAR OLD 12kMI" so who is not to say I just discovered a lot of issues here that others like D who do not ride their bikes as much as I do.

Just called the dealer, it is called the connecting rods.... so those broke and guess what they dont know how, and the fact yamaha is picking up the tab they know something we dont and prob. wont say till happens to 1000 R6's
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... stop making small talk for Yamaha's short comings and engineering problems..
wasn't saying that at all. I'm actually quite a fan of Yamahas and would quite honestly expect more of them. Was merely proposing a theory.
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shoulda got a gsxr-600 or 750

but best of luck man, hope everything works out
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wasn't saying that at all. I'm actually quite a fan of Yamahas and would quite honestly expect more of them. Was merely proposing a theory.
I know Im just teasing

BTW you should see Rozzys new pup he is a demond child, he probe broke my R6
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shoulda got a gsxr-600 or 750

but best of luck man, hope everything works out
that will be next after i get this fixed.
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wasn't saying that at all. I'm actually quite a fan of Yamahas and would quite honestly expect more of them. Was merely proposing a theory.
Maybe the break in period was ridden to hard or maybe you got a bunk motor it happens
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Maybe the break in period was ridden to hard or maybe you got a bunk motor it happens
Nope.... I did proper break in.
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I know Im just teasing

BTW you should see Rozzys new pup he is a demond child, he probe broke my R6
What the hell you feedin' that puppy?????? If he can kill a bike, I'd hate to see what he does to carpet and furniture!!
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What the hell you feedin' that puppy?????? If he can kill a bike, I'd hate to see what he does to carpet and furniture!!
She got him trained well, except he goes for my damn shoes!!! fuker messed up my new vans the other day Ohh yea and also he humps legs too
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