Allright, after reading the post below about the poor fellow w/the oil-munching R1 I felt obligated to begin what will most assuredly be a looooong thread.
Lezeehere...$11k on a new bike, and it's sucking half a quart a week. There are two possible culprits in my mind:
1. No offense, but the dude didn't break in the bike right. Babied it for 75 miles, than ran it up to redline in all six gears for 34 days in a row. This is the MOST probable culprit.
2. But then again, I've been reading an awful lot lately about Yams w/bad rear wheels/cush drives, steering head bearings (although all those wheelies don't help D) )
So, it brings the question to mind; is all of this just pure coincidence, or is Yamaha starting to get sloppy? Don't get me wrong, for my next bike (prolly around the end of this year) an R1 was in the running. It's gotta be an open-classer. I'm a tad over 200lbs and I like mean, rip your face off acceleration. A 750 ain't quite cuttin' it no more. But w/all the probs that Yams are having lately, I'm starting to get a little wary about buying a Yam. Reminder...this is not a Yam-slam thread. I'm not biased against any real bike. (Harleys Suck) I'd ride a Yam, or a Honda, or a Kaw as well as my Suzook any old day. It's just that w/all the different brands represented on this forum, how come we don't hear about Honda probs, or Kaw probs as much as Yam probs? Just a question.....QUESTION OF THE MONTH MATERIAL? Cheers.
'97 Katana 750