A question for you all. I don't know if any of you may know the answer to this but here it goes... This happened a long time ago, I totally forgot to ask this question before.
Anyway, I was goin' to Squamish with my buddy a month ago or so, and we got to the part where there was a long straight away and up hill as well, so my buddy guns it on his SV650s and so do I on my R1. I was (I think) in 4th gear (I can't remember) and I just let her rip, but it seemed like it didn't accelerate much at all, so I shift into 5th and then gun it and it just took off... Now, I don't know if any of you are mechanics or not, but any ideas what that could have been?