04-23-2012, 02:01 AM
I have been riding for about 3-4 years. I started on a gsx-r600, i then moved on to the gsx-r750, and now finally about 2 weeks ago i traded in my 750 for the new 2012 gsx-r1000. The first thing i have to say is i absolutely love the bike i feel like it was worth every penny and more. I have about 450 miles on the new bike now but all my riding so far has been in the low rpm range (about 7k and under) because i am breaking in my new engine and since this is the last and final bike i will buy i want to make sure i do it right. I want to really release the power of this bike and push it just like i did my 600 and 750. With my 750 i felt as if it was one with me because i was so comterable on the leans and opening the throttle and really pushing that bike in the high rpm and i new the machine inside out. I want the same relationship with the new bike but before riding it like i rode my 600 or 750 id like to take some tips from more experienced gsx-r1000 riders. I know i have stepped up to a whole new machine and a whole new animal when it comes to power and i know i can't gun on the throttle and hit the leans at the speed i was doing with the 750 so any pointers or tips would be helpful i am always open to learning and my goal is to get the new bike fully track ready to start doing tons of track days over the summer.
04-23-2012, 10:11 AM
Very well put I would like to know as well. I came from a 2006 Gsxr-600 to the new 2012 1000 after riding my 600 for 4years.
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04-27-2012, 03:43 PM
this is the last and final bike i will buy i want to make sure i do it right.
porkies lol i said the same thing and i cant count the different bikes i have bought. trust me you will end up with another bike. it may be another 600 for the track or just another bike for the heck of it or commuting.
riding so far has been in the low rpm range (about 7k and under) because i am breaking in my new engine.
break it in the right way. ride like you stole it from 0 miles. i forget what its called. i think motoman method. i have broken in every bike i owned from a stock bike to breaking in many built motor bikes and when i ask my engine builder how should i ride it, his answer is open it up.never had a problem. you riding a sport bike thats designed to take abuse not a honda civic with a 300 shot of NOS where you have to be careful lol. imo its ready to run from 0 miles.
well i ride a 1143 stroker so i may not be of much help but ill give it a shot:
as for the bike the throttle will be more sensitive than the 750. from what i have experienced on a stock 1000 is that wot in 2nd on a 1000 is similar to wot in 1st on a 750 if that makes sense. its been 6yrs since ive ridden a stock 1000 and i never kept them stock motor wise, but from what i can remember is that you can go wot in 1st provided you not as light as courtney love and nicole richie of course and the front wheel will come up, but that can be cured with the back brake. you a smart guy for building up some experience first. a 1000 is fast compared to anything beneath it power wise. however, its not an animal compared to a 750 imo.just play with the throttle in 1st until you feel comfortable to go wot. i always did that you will see how quick she accelerates but wont be on your ass provided you can ride seeing as you had a 750 for a while. not like you upgrading from a 250. its nice to know you have that extra power and im always after more. respect the bike but dont let it scare you. and dont use the bitch switch a mode b mode whatever. leave it in A mode and get use to it
these are some good guys that you can pm and that i pm if i need help on something for info as they are track junkies also and really good riders:
svs the viking (very very very helpful viking)
oldfart (well i guess hes an oldfart)
iridium red(crazy track rider that rides strokers on the track)
jp1143 (also rides track i think and with a stroker too)
hope that helps man. been a while since ive touched a stock 1000 so if you pm those guys you will get better responses and info than what i can give as questions like this have been asked many times so you may not get a lot of responses and thats why i recommended send a pm to one or more of the list above
hope that helps