Ha, I'm starting @ less than a third of $6k. The reality is that the bike is going to sit until I've got a significant income stream or a windfall. It looks like my Texas/Chicago endo team is going to buy into the 05R6 which will liberate funds to prep the new bike if we don't use the money for medical insurance or food ;-)
Update (11/1/9)I have $2300 into the bike - initial purchase, seat, dented black tank w/o cap, race fb, fairing stay..... Still looking for hard left case cover, steering damper, steel lines, undented black tank.