Track Day Winner
Join Date: Feb 2017
Motorcycle: 2006 GSXR 600
Re: Hello from the 619!
So last Thursday i finally got my bike to the states, pretty uneventful ride. The best part was not having to wait at the border queue. Had the bike inspected by the CHP for stolen parts and then the brake and light inspection, which took longest because I forgot the license brake lights. Rode it around for a good bit of the day, and kinda figured that the speedo was inaccurate because it said I was going 80 when I was just keeping up in traffic. Now I got the plates and will be using it to commute some 4 miles to work and back. I was a surprised at how stable the bike feels at speed compared to a dirtbike.
Two things I did notice:
1)Maybe I'm just being a pussy, but the clutch feels heavy to pull. Could be the awkward angle that it puts on my wrist or I need to work out more.
2)The throttle does not snap back instantly like its supposed to, damn near sticks.
Ill lube up the throttle cables, watched a video of an sv650 that does exactly what mine does and lube was the fix.
For the clutch, I was thinking about changing the whole cable since it looks somewhat worn.