Middle Age Crisis for Sale, No Reasonable Offer Refused…

Up for sale is a one of a kind 2000 Yamaha YZF-R6 sportbike. Numerous nagging little injuries associated with the affliction commonly known as “getting old” have made it impossible for me to derive extended periods of enjoyment from her, so I would like to make room in my garage for something more comfortable. Here are some pictures and more in-depth information. If you’re coming from Craigslist, please do not bother contacting me until you’re read this entire post and looked at all the pictures. There will be a quiz.

Update: She finally sold. I will dearly miss the thrill of rolling the go stick and lifting the front tire up coming out of corners.

Update: I’ve grown tired of repeating the bike’s life story to everyone who still insists on using a telephone. If you’re still interested it’s for sale on eBay.

As you can see the bike has been repainted, in the process all the decals were lost. I’ve been putting off having some custom airbrush work done to her, so if that’s your cup of tea here’s a clean canvas to work with. Click on the pictures to see full-res.



  • 2000 Yamaha YZF-R6, 599cc
  • 36,XXX miles
  • Clear title, two known previous owners
  • Runs & sounds great
  • Front tire has approx 7k miles, rear tire less than 2k

Aftermarket Parts:

  • Vance & Hines S4 Titanium can
  • RK 530 drive chain and sprockets replaced 2009
  • Taillight shaver kit
  • Double bubble windscreen
  • Racing clutch kit (springs & plates) of unknown brand
  • Gold Fren metallic brake pads all around


  • Lots of paint left over (1/2 gallon or more)
  • Misc OEM parts


  • Rear brake rotor worn
  • Front fairing has small cracks where it was repaired previously
  • Numerous minor scuffs and scratches in paint
  • Very small tear on bottom edge of rear seat vinyl
  • Lonely from being left in the garage all the time

As you may be able to see from the pictures, and to establish that I’m not trying to hide it, yes the bike has been down on both sides from previous owners. Both lower engine covers show this, as well as the muffler end-caps and aftermarket front pegs to replace one that was bent. When the bike was painted it was stripped down to the bare frame, and the engine was opened and checked out. Everything was within specs at that point (2009). Also the front forks have been resealed in 2008. The frame is straight, and the only mechanical issues of note are the rear brake rotor and one or two nuts may not be exact OEM replacements.







Trades I would be interested in:

  • Motorcyle (cruiser)
  • Reliable, economical used car with automatic transmission
  • Project car / truck pre 1989 vintage
  • Anything pertaining to my other interests
  • Plasma cutter
  • Bridgeport type mill
  • Electric golf cart

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