Category Archives: The Workshop

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07 Yamaha R1 – Rough Idle

07 Yamaha R1 – Rough Idle

I have a 2007 Yamaha R1 and the idle has gone pretty crappy after a recent track day.


The bike runs perfectly above about 3,000 RPM.


At idle though it’s pretty rough. When it’s cold the idle is a little higher and sounds perfect. Then when it warms up a bit it starts to idle low and rough to the point of nearly stalling. Also, it’s a little sluggish in 1st gear up to about 3,000 RPM. After that it’s perfect.


It has an akrapovic exhaust, exup valve is removed, 02 sensor still in. I’ve had this bike for years with the same setup and the idle has always been fine up until now. It just developed this problem in the last month.


Stuff I’ve tried.


1. I changed all the plugs. No change.

2. I changed the O2 sensor, No change.


I recently tested all of the coils and they were fine.


At this point I’m happy to take it to someone to try to figure it out. Just wondering if anyone has any recommendations for someone who knows how to troubleshoot R1 idle issue.


Note: the 2007 R1 was the first with a fly-by-wire throttle, so there is no way to manually adjust he idle that I’ve been able to find.


Source: 07 Yamaha R1 – Rough Idle


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Painting and flairing repairs.

Painting and flairing repairs.

Any one in the kerry/cork/limerick area with a good turn around time,doing this type of work.If not,any recommendations. Tryed Guy on DD kilkenny, no longer does it. Any ideas !


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Warranty that will cover Ireland?

Warranty that will cover Ireland?

Hi there,


Does anyone have any details of a warranty that will cover a second hand motorbike in Ireland? I see a lot of the UK dealers offer them with second hand bikes but they only cover Northern Ireland. Is there anyone offering warranties that cover down South? The bike is a 2013 R1 with 9k miles. Thanks in advance.


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Spongy brakes?

Spongy brakes?

How are we people?


Just thought that I would reinforce the old trick of tying back your brake lever overnight after bleeding your brakes, especially if you have a bit of a spongy lever. Did it last night on my FJR 1300 after replacing the front hoses, lever was coming back to the bar but no more air coming out of the nipples even after an hour of bleeding. Completely sorted by morning, lever is much more solid and feel is much better than before.


Also tried it with the XJ600 to see if it would improve at all and it actually made a huge difference.


Basically all you have to do it tie back the lever using a cloth or a cable tie if you dont mind marking the grip and leave it for 8 to 12 hours. If it is still bad afterwards, you may have a fluid leak or a master cylinder seal issue.


So believe the hype. It really does work.


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Yamaha R1/FZ1 series Generator Rotor Upgrade

Yamaha R1/FZ1 series Generator Rotor Upgrade

Has anyone ever carried out a generator rotor upgrade on ’06 onwards R1 or FZ1 series engines (magnetic strips letting go problem). If so did you use OEM upgrade or aftermarket upgrade?

Any advice welcome…


Source: Yamaha R1/FZ1 series Generator Rotor Upgrade

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Prestone

Prestone

Anyone know if Prestone all vehicle coolant/auntyfreeze can be used in bike?

https://www.micksgarage.com/d/engine…SABEgJPavD_BwE


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Engine oil seals

Engine oil seals

Hi all I am replacing a few oils seal at the moment and wonder if the new seal is to be installed dry or greased on the rims with engine oil .any advice appreciated


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Electronic repairs needed ..

Electronic repairs needed ..

Anyone recommend anyone with a steady hand and a soldering iron ?
I need the mini usb socket replaced on a Power Commander ..

Otherwise it’s off to Dynojet uk and i’ll get it back for Christmas the way the post is …

Was wondering if the laptop repair lads might be worth a shout ..?


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