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Old Apr 20th 2012, 05:11 AM   #1
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Just got back from the dealers after having the first service done.

I had a good conversation with the chief technician about the smoke issue that seems to be in the front of most peoples minds. I was told the reason for the smoke was a combination of factors. Firstly the piston rings seating not seating properly, which apparently takes up to around the time of the first service, and secondly related to the lack of pressure within the crank case (unlike regular bikes). Apparently the pressure isn't there when the bike is on idle or low revs which is when the smoke can appear. When the piston rings dont seat a tiny amount of oil can escape and cause the smoke. I'm about as far from technical as you can get on this sort of thing, so im just reporting what i was told.

There have been some issues with people running full systems and connections along the pipes not sealing correctly, which has caused smoke to appear to come from the fairings rather than the exhaust tips, but this is not the same issue.

I can also confirm that my bike had hardly used any oil during its first 650 miles, which is some comfort.

Two other items worth reporting.

Bad News - My dealers were unable to turn off the service light when they ran the diagnostics. Which means I've got the large red graphic appearing when i start up which then fades into a service icon once the engine is running. Apparently there is a new software pack due which will solve this problem.

Good News - The rev limit is raised to much higher than other people have been claiming, once the first service is complete. Mine is now raised to 10,500rpm and the amber lights have moved up the rev counter in line with that number. I was told that after 1000 miles this will rise again to the full rev range. So the horror stories about a 2500 mile run in period have been over exaggerated.

Hope the info is useful

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Old Apr 20th 2012, 05:22 AM   #2
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Good info. Thanks.

At what point is the next recommended service?
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Old Apr 20th 2012, 05:44 AM   #3
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Good info. Thanks.

At what point is the next recommended service?
Most guys Won't own their bikes long enough to do the second service (the bike won't be alive rather) lol.

Either way I beleive the next service interval is 12000 or 15000 MILES :-)....tho I'd strongly recommend not only checking your oil level every 600 miles, but also do your own oil/filter change every 3000-6000 miles anyway depending on riding style/conditions.

If you on the track offer, oil/filter change every track weekend would be healthy ...$$$ ;-)
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Old Apr 20th 2012, 05:47 AM   #4
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Btw Jay, you didn't mention whether or not your bike actually stopped smoking after initial service. Good info too man, thanks
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Old Apr 20th 2012, 06:14 AM   #5
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Thanks Jay Kay! - I figured as more people get miles on, the scenarios reported would be exaggerated or worst case scenario. It also sounds like the stories from the mechanics are consistant. They are all telling the same lie

Give us a review now that you have more RPM's
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Old Apr 20th 2012, 06:23 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by SoonerNation View Post
Good info. Thanks.

At what point is the next recommended service?
Within 7500 miles or 12 months
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Old Apr 20th 2012, 06:26 AM   #7
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Btw Jay, you didn't mention whether or not your bike actually stopped smoking after initial service. Good info too man, thanks
I didnt see any when i left the dealers but the bike had already been running in the workshop area out of sight. I'll keep you up to date on if its still an issue or getting better over time. My bike and one other were in for service today. They were the first to come through there. The other one had not seen any smoke and was only a week old with 650 miles on it. He was running the same exhaust. Problem is you are relying on owners as observant as yourself. Some people will jump straight on from cold fire up and ride away. Not knowing whats blowing out behind them. I let my bike run up to temp first so im stood there looking at the pipes which makes smoke hard to miss.
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Old Apr 20th 2012, 06:30 AM   #8
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Thanks Jay Kay! - I figured as more people get miles on, the scenarios reported would be exaggerated or worst case scenario. It also sounds like the stories from the mechanics are consistant. They are all telling the same lie

Give us a review now that you have more RPM's
I rode away from the dealers in a hailstorm (no joke) April in the UK. After about 30 mins i was clear and into dry roads again, but feeling a bit worse for wear. Nothing like a set of wet leathers....

Anyway I put it up to around 10k in 4th ;-) Errrmmm all i can say is it pulls like a train and what youve felt under 7k is only a hint of what that bike can do. Feels really smooth too. The weather wasnt playing ball today but once i get out for a proper run I'll give a full road report.
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Originally Posted by JayKay View Post
I rode away from the dealers in a hailstorm (no joke) April in the UK. After about 30 mins i was clear and into dry roads again, but feeling a bit worse for wear. Nothing like a set of wet leathers....

Anyway I put it up to around 10k in 4th ;-) Errrmmm all i can say is it pulls like a train and what youve felt under 7k is only a hint of what that bike can do. Feels really smooth too. The weather wasnt playing ball today but once i get out for a proper run I'll give a full road report.
Awesome! I can't wait!
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Old Apr 20th 2012, 09:38 AM   #10
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thanks JayKay, my service is not until the 30th and I am really looking forward to those extra revs keeping it below 6 is killing me a Audi TT out accelatated me today, I pinned it and there was nothing there
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