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Let me start off by saying hello to everyone. I dont own a CBR technically, but my girl does (CBRrrGurl) and I ride it like its my own. I own a '05 R1. Here my question, and dont hang me b/c it isnt about the CBR. I posted on a few others also, figured I would take you 600rr.net people for a spin since I'll be around b/c of wifey..

Hard to explain really, so please bare with me..
In first and second gear, lower RPM, lower speeds, moderate to little acceleration. Most noticeable in first gear between 4-6k RPMs, noticeable in second also. Feels like its "skipping" almost. Not enough to be an entire tooth on the sprocket IMO, but i'm not sure. Maybe clutch slips? But wouldnt it happen more at hard acceleration if it was clutch slippage?? Under hard accelration I feel nothing, its pulls my head off my shoulders when I whack the throttle. Maybe its just so small I can't notice it at that point. I have only done two things to the bike so far and they were both at the same time I dont know if it started with one or the other. I went down a tooth on the front sprocket (Vortex 16t w/stock chain and rear sprocket). The other thing wasnt even a mod. The '04-'05 R1's have a bit of a sticky clutch plate issue in the first 1000 miles.. A cure for that is to lay the bike on its side for a an hour to soak the clutch plates in the engine oil.. It def solved the sticky clutch issue, but could this be causing to it to slip? When I changed the oil I used VALVOLINE 20w50 Motorcycle oil (Non Synthetic). I know its recommended when installing a new clutch to soak the plates in oil anyway, so I can't see this being the problem. I lubed the chain also, thinking that might be the cause.. Didnt work though..
Any suggestions appreciated.. I'm sure it's covered if I take it to the dealership, was just trying to avoid having to ride it all the way out to Jersey. Hoping its not a transmission issue. only 750 miles on it..

Thanks in advance..
 

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If you think its clutch slippage try adjusting the clutch cable.
Did you take the RR in for the 600 miles service?
If you did Dealer probably screw with the clutch cable adjuster.

Only thing I can think of is that your suspension might not be setup right for you.
Does your wifey notice the "skipping"?
 

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Shouldn't try to help when i'm drinking :drunken_s

Someone should be able to help you. We have a couple of members with R1
 

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I have no idea... but if I had to guess, it's either your chain tension is off (too loose) or somethings wrong with the clutch...
 

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if your clutch is engaged and it pulls you back when u give it gas it is most likely not defective or malfunctioning. try putting the rear on a stand and with the engine off spinning the tire . alot of time you cant really hear whats going on over the motor. are your sprockets wearing even and are they installed right and aligned properly? do that and then write back
 

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and make sure u have about 1 " of jiggle in your chain no more no less. proper torque on the king pin and lined up correctly with your adjustment indicators
 

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njssli22...sorry, definitely not mechanically inclined here; but just wanted to say we all appreciate beautiful bikes here, that's why we own a 600RR and admire the R1's(as previous threads would prove). Hope your problem gets fixed



Ride well...
 
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