Yamaha FZR 600 Mods: Vapor Motorcycle Digital Gauge

Trail Tech Vapor Digital Dash

Shortly after purchasing the 1993 Yamaha FZR 600, I took my first ride out onto the highways of New Jersey, to open her up and see what she was capable of.  About half-way through the trip, the bike had some serious issues, but the one problem, that bugged me more than all the others, was the speedo needle fell off.  Good grief!  I started wondering about a motorcycle digital gauge. Read More …

Yamaha FZR 600 Mods: Front Fork Overhaul

The Yamaha FZR 600 being stripped of the front end.

Getting ready for a fork rebuild…

Rebuilding the forks is one of the best, most cost-effective upgrades that can be done to our old bikes.  Vintage motorcycles especially can benefit from fresh parts, replacing springs and oil seals that have been distorted and worn over the decades.  Although the 1993 FZR 600 is only 20 years old, the suspension (both front and rear) was horrible, and was in desperate need of some freshening up… Read More …

Motomethod: Our long lost brother garage?

Pipeburn is a weekly stop for us, checking out the builds from around the world, often creating energy when inspiration runs low.  So, imagine our surprise when we stumbled on their post, not about a build, but about a motorcycle repair shop in Vancouver, Canada.  But this shop is different.  Very different… Read More …

Yamaha FZR 600 Mods: R6 Front Brake System Swap

This is what the Yamaha FZR 600 looked like when purchased.

The FZR in it’s original state…

Since getting the 1993 Yamaha FZR 600, I have spent countless hours researching the history, personal experiences and opinions about the bike.  A couple owner’s forums have been helpful, including the FZR Online Forum, and the FZR Archive.  Both have offered invaluable insight into the workings of this particular model, and the common upgrades that make it a better ride… Read More …