Hey guys, I was just invited over here from CF, so I thought I'd go ahead and join.
Anyway, on Friday, I picked up a brand new leftover R6 (for $2100 under the asking price, which was already $800 under MSRP).They wanted to get rid of it, so they practicly gave it away, so I couldn't pass it up. Anyway, I havn't had it out very much obviously since I've had it for 3 days. Anyway, I was wondering if people could help me out with a couple questions.
First, the throttle response seems to be VERY off. It's a 600, so I don't expect power down low, but it seems from about 7000-10000 RPM that it has a very distinct lack of both power and throttle response. It's hard to explain, but when I twist the throttle it seems like the EFI is deciding whether or not to give it fuel. It doesn't seem like an engine deal, it really feels like the computer is just taking it's sweet time to decide what to do. The reason I feel it's the computers is because when I twist it, it doesn't just bog, it just takes a second for anything to happen but then it shoots like a rocket. Is this a computer problem (like an error) or is it the way all R6's are tuned from the factory? It just doesn't seem right, it hasn't got me into trouble yet, but I can picture several situations where choppy throttle response would be very bad.
My second problem is the gearbox, it is a clunky peice of garbage. I love the bike, it's fast (after it decides to be) and it looks awesome, bu the transmission is crap. It's clunky and very notchy. I have never ridden another sportbike, but I have years of dirt experience and I have never seens a tranny this annoying. Not to mention it constantly makes very annoying sounds too. Kinda like a whine, like an electric motor. IS this all a break in thing? After I get say 1000 kms on it, will this crap stop? It's an awesome bike, but these little things are pissing me off. I got a great deal, but I still paid a lot of money to have all these annoyances. Also, they didn't give me a deal because it was a known lemon, because when I picked it up it had 4 kms on it. That tells me that nobody has ever ridden it long enough to know anything was wrong, so I don't think the dealership is purposly trying to drop a lemon on me.
THanks guys, I'm sure some of the others with R6's can help me out a bit.