Even the new ones have valve train and cam chain noise. GSXRs just sound like growling demons going over speed bumps while shivering on a cold night in the back of a pickup truck while rhythmically tapping drum sticks on glass coffee tables and thats that. No "fix" for it.
I also picked up a new K6 Gixxer, freakin awesome bikes. Mine also has that weird sound, though sometimes I hear it at idle? No issue on roasting your nuts though, but I have been riding in 50 degree temps here in the Chi town. Have fun!
hope you enjoy the new gixxer. The sound to me sounded a little off as well when i first got my gixxer 05 but damn does that sucker fly! It is taking me some getting used to but it is comforting to read posts that say this is normal. Hope everything is ok on the new bike and hope you get it all fixed for cheap.
Tail light out now, signals work, break light works, as does hazard lights.
Will take it to the shop tomorrow after work and have them look at.
You know, for less than the cost of a service department inspection you can buy a multitester/volt meter and maybe a lightbulb. Since you mention the seat getting hot, which is odd on a bike that doesn't have an underseat exhaust, look for a short in the tail light wiring. Just follow it back from the tail light assembly. If that doesn't show anything, look for any place a wiring harness might be rubbing against metal.
Then you can take your girl out to dinner on the savings
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Got the service manual, and wireing diagram, and pwners manual, all free that was nice. I am fairly good mechanically, but have neverdone any real wireing, the diagram looks a little complex and I am terrified of blowing somthing up lol.
Had battery checked at advanced auto pars today and all is fine, 100% charge 12.7v.
Found the problem with tail light, seems while trying to jam my rain gear into the tail i knocked loose one of the wires leading to the tail light, plugged it back in and problem solved.
Still have the hot seat though, all wiring looks OK to me, nothing exposed that i can see, nothing touching any metal, took to dealer and they just looked at it and said it looked OK, but an actually diagnosis would cost 85 per hr and would take 2-6 hrs, needless to say if I can at all help it I will not have them do it lol.
A friend said it could be a bad ground, but didn't know how to test for that, he thought you check resistance but wasn't sure.
Looks like it is time to learn a little about electrical, anyone able to point me in the right direction (other than google it :P) or give a decent explanation on how one would go about checking all the wires for a short?
You're going to need some basic test equipment. Radio Shack has a "Extech® DIY Electrical Test Value Kit" for $30 that sounds attractive. I haven't looked at the specs in detail but I like that it also will measure frequency and temperature.