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Old 11-11-2007, 01:28 PM   #1
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I would like to start a "Problems" thread for the '08 R1. Correct me if I am wrong, but we can not create sub-forums; only threads. There is not a sub-forum yet for '08 R1 mechanical issues, (or if there is, I somehow missed it).

So far, after doing some searches in this forum, these are some of the problems that '08 R1 owners have mentioned. By the way, if I accidentally picked up some '07 problems, it is because most of these guys are currently posting in the '07 Mechanical Problems area.

'08 R1 Problems:

Stalling, misfire, throttle-lag issue, still there on some '08 units, even though problem was supposed to be corrected with updated ECU/ECM.
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EXUP Valve malfunction.

Bad valve guides.

Mystery "check engine", overheating, engine code light illuminates. Owner takes bike to dealer, dealer clears codes, dealer says nothing is wrong, code/light comes back shortly thereafter.

Unexplained ticking noise coming from engine.

Clutch rattle.
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Old 11-11-2007, 01:38 PM   #2
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The stalling, misfiring, and throttel lag should have been corrected. This is first I've heard of it on '08s. If it's still there a switch of the ecu should fix all those problems.

Can't help ya with the exup valve and valve guide problem.

If the engine code light comes on again, check it yourlself and then call stealership.

The ticking noise and clutch chatter are normal.

EDIT: Now that I've re-read the post it seems that you don't even own the bike Now I can kick my own ass for wasting my time trying to help.
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Old 11-11-2007, 01:45 PM   #3
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Damn, are you serious? All these problems with a freakin brand new bike?
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Old 11-11-2007, 01:46 PM   #4
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Old 11-11-2007, 01:55 PM   #5
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and to think i would get the 08 raven to replace my 05 nope not anymore yet atleast
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Old 11-11-2007, 02:32 PM   #6
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quite a few problems
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Old 11-11-2007, 04:06 PM   #7
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Havnt had one problem with my bike...
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Old 11-11-2007, 04:22 PM   #8
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This should be interesting. Anymore '08 owners having the same problems?
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Old 11-11-2007, 04:55 PM   #9
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Where do you think they got all those ECU's from for the '07? j/k
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Old 11-11-2007, 04:58 PM   #10
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According to Yamahog there is still a lag, although much less noticeable, with the fixed ECU. This is probably the same that is programmed into the 08. Considering the rest of what you've listed you could either have a faulty ECU altogether, a lemon altogether, or are doing things in your riding that are causing these.
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Old 11-11-2007, 05:04 PM   #11
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not sure why you need a place to bitch about just the 08 since it's the same exact bike as the 07 and there's certainly plenty of reading material there already.
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Old 11-11-2007, 05:08 PM   #12
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I would like to start a "Problems" thread for the '08 R1. Correct me if I am wrong, but we can not create sub-forums; only threads. There is not a sub-forum yet for '08 R1 mechanical issues, (or if there is, I somehow missed it).

So far, after doing some searches in this forum, these are some of the problems that '08 R1 owners have mentioned. By the way, if I accidentally picked up some '07 problems, it is because most of these guys are currently posting in the '07 Mechanical Problems area.

'08 R1 Problems:

Stalling, misfire, throttle-lag issue, still there on some '08 units, even though problem was supposed to be corrected with updated ECU/ECM.
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EXUP Valve malfunction.

Bad valve guides.

Mystery "check engine", overheating, engine code light illuminates. Owner takes bike to dealer, dealer clears codes, dealer says nothing is wrong, code/light comes back shortly thereafter.

Unexplained ticking noise coming from engine.

Clutch rattle.
Do you even own a '08 R1? Because it doesn't seem like it to me.
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Old 11-11-2007, 05:24 PM   #13
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I can't believe some of you are saying you aren't getting an 08 because of this guys post. It's the same bike as the 07 there arent going to be any new problems.
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Old 11-11-2007, 05:25 PM   #14
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I think its a lil early to really make a list of things that are wrong with it, given there aren't that many people that have had experiences. Once everyone begins to see a pattern, you can determine what are ACTUAL problems compared to issues you may have with YOUR particular bike.
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Old 11-11-2007, 05:35 PM   #15
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i was wondering the same thing kevap. Doesn't sound like he owns one based on the post, but i might be wrong. I have heard of the lag from one customer though...
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Old 11-12-2007, 03:39 AM   #16
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Old 11-12-2007, 04:02 AM   #17
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Old 11-12-2007, 08:36 AM   #18
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Your going to trust this guys word? Just look at his name, Booger Cooter.
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Old 11-12-2007, 08:39 AM   #19
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I want to know how he knows "bad valve guides"
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Old 11-12-2007, 08:48 AM   #20
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Mighty big list of problems....(Rolls eyes on the Valve Guides also Aron)
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