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Old 07-09-2013, 07:34 AM   #1
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R6 with no RPM

I'm typing this up before I go to work so I apologize in advance for any missing details. My bike is an 06 R6

4 weeks ago my bike got laid down because my friend forgot to clutch and or switch to neutral as he came to a stop . The damage was only some scratches on the left fairing and a cracked stator cover which started leaking oil. I had to leave for vacation soon after that so I didn't even start to work on it until two weeks ago.

The stator cover was no biggie, it was the oil change that got me. It gave me trying to change it because the previous owner (I recently got it, hadn't done maintenance on it yet) cranked on the oil filter and bolt extra hard and I had to do it over the course of a week since I kept running out of daylight.

However, when I finally finished, I start her up and she's very weak. At first she was hard to start up, but now she does it right away. But she still doesn't go over 3.5 - 4k rpm in any gear. I don't know what I did to cause this since she was completely fine before and the only things I touched were the stator cover and change the oil...

Any help or idea what this might be?
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Old 07-09-2013, 07:43 AM   #2
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If it took that long to change the oil I have to ask if you are sure you added the proper amount of oil. Also, check the air filter box for oil.
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I tried tool after tool in order to get the filter off but nothing worked. In the end I bought a metal filter removal cap, drilled holes in it and screwed it on to the oil filter so I could ratchet it off. That's a whole story by itself

I put in enough oil to get it in the shaded area of the dipstick, over three quarts of mobile one full synthetic. How would oil get in the air filter box? I'm not familiar with that part of my bike yet
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Did you check the level again after starting it
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I tried tool after tool in order to get the filter off but nothing worked. In the end I bought a metal filter removal cap, drilled holes in it and screwed it on to the oil filter so I could ratchet it off. That's a whole story by itself

I put in enough oil to get it in the shaded area of the dipstick, over three quarts of mobile one full synthetic. How would oil get in the air filter box? I'm not familiar with that part of my bike yet
When it was on its side its possible that oil got into the filter box. Its pretty common.
When you checked the oil level was the bike on its stand or where you holding it level?
You could have saved some time and trouble by punching a screw driver through the filter to unscrew it
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Bad TPS sensor? Pretty common on these bikes.
Put the bike in diagnostic mode and check the cluster readings to see if it's out of spec.
Sometimes the wiring connector comes out of the sensor too.

Any Power Commander/Bazzaz on the bike?
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To me it makes more sense to connect this issue with the fact that the bike fell on its side before looking at other possible causes.
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I let it run, for a bit, then checked it. I tried checking it after riding but I almost burned my finger so I didn't. Could low oil really do this?
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How are you burning your finger checking the oil? WTf are you doing?
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I rode the bike twice after it got laid down, so my intuition says something went wrong while I was working on it.

No power commander or anything like that on it.

I'm not sure what you mean by out of spec, but I'll also check that out when I get home.

Thanks for all the feedback guys, I really appreciate it
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How are you burning your finger checking the oil? WTf are you doing?
The right engine cover thing was hot, I think, either way I was too chicken to check lol

Sorry for the dbl post, it's hard posting from my phone
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Is there not a sight inspection window to see oil level? Sounds like you need to take it to a shop and maybe attend Motorcycles Unlimited's basic maintenance class next time they host one
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:23 AM   #13
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AFAIK, my my r6 doesn't have one of those holes. I use the dip stick. Somebody please point it out to me because that would be pretty cool

I could take it to a shop but I enjoy working on it myself, just makes me feel better. I think the only time I'll take it to a shop is if I don't have the tools
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R6s are strange. They actually do have dipsticks and no sight glass.
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Ok. Mental note taken on dip stick. Are you checking the level while the bike is vertical or on the side stand?
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OP- Any unusual clunking, ticking, or jerking at that RPM, or is like the bike has a governor and won't let you go past one point?

How to Check TPS
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To check the TPS values, you have to press and hold SELECT + RESET, then turn the key and keep them pressed for 8 more seconds.

It'll appear dIAg on the display, you can release them now. Afterwards use select until you see a d01 (Diagnostic Mode for the TPS)

Then it should read between 15 and 17 if the throttle is closed,
With the throttle fully open, it should read between 97 and 100.

If the values are over or below those I mentioned, the TPS should be replaced.

To leave the dIAG mode, simply turn the key counter clockwise.
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AFAIK, my my r6 doesn't have one of those holes. I use the dip stick. Somebody please point it out to me because that would be pretty cool

I could take it to a shop but I enjoy working on it myself, just makes me feel better. I think the only time I'll take it to a shop is if I don't have the tools
I have news for you.....reading through this thread...tools aint your problem. Take it to the shop!

The good news is that both Bluewave and Senator have given you sound advice but you do not have the mechanical skill to follow their directions. Do you have a friend who can help you with their suggestions?
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I have news for you.....reading through this thread...tools aint your problem. Take it to the shop!

The good news is that both Bluewave and Senator have given you sound advice but you do not have the mechanical skill to follow their directions. Do you have a friend who can help you with their suggestions?
He is missing one main tool
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I still say there is a good chance its way over filled and/or there is oil in the air box. I also agree, its not a tool issue.
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Capacity for an '06 R6 is 2.4L-2.6L...depending on whether or not you changed the filter. OP DID change the filter so "over 3 quarts" is overfull, but not so much that the big wouldn't rev past 4k.
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