2017 r6, what prior years Parts are compatible?

Discussion in 'Tech' started by Jht643, May 30, 2018.

  1. Jht643

    Jht643 Well-Known Member

    I searched but don’t see other threads discussing this topic.

    I was under the impression the wheels were the same but came to find out they appear to be different since the 17s have an abs ring on the Front and rear. They also have bigger rotors in the front. What would happen using the older gen wheels with out the abs ring? Would I lose abs or abs and tc? I also thought I read somewhere that the axle is larger?

    Rear shock? Appears to be the same but want to double check before remove it.

    Other subtle difference on common parts that are swapped out? I know the forks are larger. Any help is appreciated.
  2. RM Racing

    RM Racing Tool user

    No on wheels. ECU needs those wheelspeed sensors.

    Shock should work.

    Engine is almost exactly the same.

    Not much else. The bike was almost completely the same for 11 years. Then they upgraded it.
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  3. RichB

    RichB Well-Known Member

    What about frame, swingarm, exhaust & cockpit e.g. clipons, levers and steering damper?

    Just wondering as I have a '10 model and the old bike incl. parts is prob worth less than a few choicecaftermarket parts would cost on a 17+ one.
  4. SPL170db

    SPL170db Trackday winner

    Isn't there a thread about this already....maybe even 2 or 3.
  5. Jht643

    Jht643 Well-Known Member

    Post it if there is. I couldn’t find it
  6. SPL170db

    SPL170db Trackday winner

  7. RichB

    RichB Well-Known Member

    Yes, it was about 2nd and 3rd gen r6 was it not? Not sure what the current one would be considered for purposes of this thread, maybe 6 or 7th?

    WANABE RACER Well-Known Member

    Rear sets will work, exhaust, and like said most rear shocks.
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  9. Jht643

    Jht643 Well-Known Member

    Yeah not seeing any discussion on my topic there either
  10. almano

    almano The crazy Hungarian

    Exhaust, frame, rear set, shock is the same. Engine is different because of the Gear position sensor on the new one.You can use the 17+ engine in the earlier model, but not the erlier engine in the 2017+ model. Forks, triples are from the R1. Swingarm different, front wheel and axle is different. also the rear wheel is different. Fuel tank is different.
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  11. EnvyCycles

    EnvyCycles D.RoD

    Any workaround the gear position sensor to be able to use the 3rd gen engine one the 17+?
  12. TRK

    TRK Well-Known Member

  13. TRK

    TRK Well-Known Member

    Anyone know of a work around for gear position sensor yet?

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