New here! Introductory post
I got a 2018 GSX-R1000R last Saturday. I had a 2015 Ninja 650R for three seasons and only put about 7,000 miles on her.
During that time I had two bad accidents... First I was being stupid... Second a deer ran out on a tar and chip road and I locked up the brakes at 50.
I've fixed her up both times and she still rides great... Except... The oil pressure light came on two weeks ago while cruising at 7-8k rpms for sustained periods. Backed off and thought nothing of it and then it did it again on the way home. After a reddit post it seems it is either faulty sensor, loose wiring, or the motor is about to blow.
Although I have a lot of room for improvement in cornering, rather than lose the best part of the season I picked up the 2018 1000R.
Before I got the bike I got equal amounts of hate and enthusiasm when I was talking about getting one with fellow riders (friends and acquaintances). In the end, I'm very happy with it.
I really wanted the auto blip... Kinda funny now that I own the bike I see you can add it to regular 1000 with ecu tune and maybe extra parts.
I settled for black because all the dealers wanted a lot more for the blue. I'm really sad I don't have the blue, but I still love the bike. Day 1 I put the yoshimura slip on and tail tuck on... While installing the tail tuck I followed a youtube tutorial of one I liked way more, what a bummer I didn't do much research... Oh well.
All the gixxers in my area I've seen so far are squids and/or extended swingarms. Not really my style but I can be a hoonigan too. I ride almost exclusively ATGATT... Hoping I can get track days in my future (maybe with 650R, maybe 1000).
Anyway, enough about me. I'm interested in finding an aftermarket ecu tuning software or getting a tune to get rid of the dreaded fuel cut and learning more about what disabling the various smog settings does. Wanted to get ahead of posting on here for when I really need it!
Looking forward to civilized conversation and learning more about my bike!