Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: NOT Boise anymore
Just gave my R6 some much needed TLC
I had been neglecting my R6 since I got my 10 several weeks ago. I took her out and washed her up, checked the oil and tire pressure, lubed the chain, ect. ect. I took her around the block a few times and wow, boy do I like the snappiness of a carberated 600. I have an Akra on her and she loves to scream (I love it when she screams). I didn't realize how small the R6 is till I've been off of it for a while. It feels like a short sport tourer now. The 10 didn't feel that much bigger when I got it but it does now that I'm used to it. I put a Two Bros pipe on the 10 two weeks ago. Love the sound of it, but sound isn't everything. I lost the already weak bottom end. After riding the 600 again and realizing what I've been missing, why doesn't my 10 have the get up and go that the smaller bikes do?
Has anyone put on an aftermarket pipe on and retained the stock butterfly valve? I am wondering if this would help the low end out where it desperately needs it. I might look into finding a pipe bender and seeing if I can do this.
I know everyone is saying get the power comander. I've never used one before. Does this help the lower RPM's out without sacraficing the top and mid range? Someone told me that the power comander, you set it for where you want the power. If this is true, then your just moving the power band around and not gaining overall, is there truth to this? I want my 10 to rip off the line like my R6, and I want my R6 to pull away from everyone else on the top end like the 10. Can't I have both with the same bike?