Wheelies for boobs!
In regards to the ECU lag issue. That is totally different. To my knowledge every U.S. model had the problem. If only a few people had reported the lag issue, and everyone else said "no problems with my bike" then there would have been no widespread Exchange Notice and everyone would have just assumed that there were a few bikes with this problem.
As an example, some members have reported footrest snapping off. Does this mean that every footrest on every R1 is going to snap off? Does this mean that every R1 owner should run out and purchase aftermarket rearsets because a few have had them snap off? I would hope the answer to both would be no.
If you remember, when the lag issue was first posted here and for a good time afterwards, there were many US people who said that they didn't have the problem. Even after the majority of us agreed that every US bike should have. Everyone who has a US 07 R1 has a US 07 R1 and it still took 6 months of posts, phone calls, dealer complaints, NHSTA claims, etc. for Yamaha to recognize there is a problem with their product. Not everyone who has a US 07 R1 has a SpeedoHealer and even if they did and there was a problem I doubt the manufacturer would go on record and say/do something about it. Maybe that was a poor example, but I'm sticking to it! :chair:
The footrest issue is much more apparent. Unfortunately all you have to do is look at the right footrest and say hey that don't look right WTF? And there is a significant history with Yamaha's pegs. The 02 had shitty ones (I broke 2 and posted that up way back then, replaced with Vortex) the 04 actually was advertised as having improved footrests on Yamaha's website when it came out (but I didn't trust them and I replaced them with Gilles,) and the 07 has the "notch" so they got replaced with Satos. I wish every R1 owner should not have to run out and purchase aftermarket rearsets because a few have had them snap off as well, but as far as I'm concerned if it happens to you then what does it matter what the odds are?
Hey, what was the topic of this thread again?
I think we can agree to disagree, ok?