Texas: Long time rider; 1st R1
New to the forum. I've riding motorcycles for 30 years and on the street for 22 years. I recently bought my first R1--in the 2007 flavor in the dark red--with 12,398 miles on the clock. Apparently the PO freaked when the bike threw a Code 17 and check engine light so he sold it for cheep expecting possibly the worst. The bike has the Power Commander III-USB, Ignition Module and Ti-Force exhaust, which ultimately negates the need for the EXUP servo, so he removed the entire assembly thus the warnings appeared; he did not do his research to find that all it needed was the EXUP Emulator (a direct plug-n-play into the lonely harness) which I found on Amazon.
I have noticed unlike other bikes I own/owned that taking off in first gear requires extra clutch/throttle finesse, having to nurse the clutch and time it just right with the throttle; it seems rather excessive. Is this normal with this model bike? I haven't dug into the front sprocket to see if the ratio has been altered from OEM.
Thank you in advance for your input!