so i've got an 02 R6 and one long story short the bike is realtively new to me, about 5 weeks. since i've had it i've noticed that between 3K and 6Krpm the bike hesitates/surges once it's fully warm. also at around 9-10K rpm the power drops off a bit. i originally thought it might be due to the fact that i was running the stock exhaust on a bike that had been jetted with an aftermarket (MIG) pipe. i was running the stock exhaust b/c the MIG was getting repaired. i reasonably thought that once the MIG pipe went back on the bike would run a bit smoother.
Mr.Sushi ya ha fixed the pipe for me and when we put it back on he said it sounded like the carbs needed to be cleaned or sync'd as it didn't sound crisp at idle or when you cranked it up. that made sense to me with the hesitation/surging issues i was having too. well over the past five rides or so since putting the MIG back on i've noticed the issue getting a bit worse. this could also be due to the fact that i'm starting to open up my riding a bit more as well but i'd say it's more the bike getting worse.
i have an appt booked on tue at motoconcepts in n.van to get the carbs cleaned and sync'd. they said it should only take a couple hours and they could have it back to me in the afternoon if i drop it off in the morning.
this past fri tho i decided to call EMS after hearing a bunch of you singing their praises about the good work they do. when i talked to ted and explained the problem he said it sounded like it needed more than just a simple clean/sync. he told me to call (forget the name of the damn shop) soandso out in richmond to get it dynoed and the exhaust gas analyzed to figure out what's really going on as maybe the needles need to be adjsted.
so i called the shop and they pretty much confirmed what he said. tho they recommended i get a tune done first (incl spark plugs) and then get it dynoed to see what's going on. they said they'd need me to leave it with them for 3-4 days tho to get it all sorted out and i'm planning to ride to whistler this weekend for a buddy's wedding
all in i should expect the bill to be around 5-6 hun, money i don't really have right now. was hoping to just get the dyno/carb adjust done and be on my merry way.
should i bother doing the tune myself clean carbs/airbox and plugs or just let the shop deal with it all.
any suggestions on what might be going on besides what been said to me so far? i'm hoping that i might get lucky with a lower cost solution to my problem like it may only be that the airbox is dirty and needs to be cleaned.
kind of a long post and i realize i've been asking lots a queston since i've been here lately but there's just seems to be so many helpful and knowledgeable people here that this is pretty much the first place i turn to for help.
ps - i'm a carpenter and personal trainer by trade (weird combo, i know) and and would like to do a labour trade if that's possible or if anyone is interested. i'll go 2for1 on a labour trade, i'll give you two hours of my time for every one of yours.