First question.... when riding in the rain, lots of steam comes out from the front of the bike - fogs up my mirrors pretty quick when I'm stopped.
This only happens when it's raining and the steam rises up from in between the front of the gas tank and the steering column.
My assumption is that it's just the water on the engine... but not sure if this is normal or not.
Today when I was leaving a job, I fired my bike up, and left the parking lot.
As soon as I got on the street (in first gear) and opened the throttle a little bit.. it dragged a lot... as if I was in second or 3rd gear... jsut took a while to pick up until I hit about 8000RPM.
I kicked the bike into neutral and back into first but still did the same thing.
I rode it for about 2 minutes and then it was back to normal again...