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I have an 01 R6. I just regeared the bike this past week. I went from 16 up front to a 15 and from 48 in the rear to a 50. I like the fact that the bike has awesome acceleration in any gear now. 2nd almost feels like 1st used to. The only thing im not to happy about is riding wheelies. Yes regearing helps the bike come up easier but the gears run out so much faster. With stock gearing i could clutch 2nd up and ride it out as long as i had a straight without any problem. I could keep the speed constant. Now with the regearing i feel like i have to learn how to clutch again. Everything i did before, doesnt respond like it used to. Now when i clutch up even right after i switch to 2nd, the bike comes up so damn fast scaring me sometimes. Other times i ride it out and it just ends so fast. 3rd gear has a bit more room, but it still winds out pretty quick and you also have to be up higher in the gear to clutch it. I still havent perfected switching gears while in the wheelie. What does everyone else do with regeared bikes? Yes it comes up easier but i miss being able to just ride that mile long wheelie. Now its so torquey that any slight twist of the throttle throws me off. Help!!!!
 

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Well, i rode the bike around some more today. I have to say im getting used to it more. The bike just has power in any gear at any speed now. I can start in 3rd from the light. I have to give it a little more gas but it isnt to sluggish. I rode some pretty good wheelies also. Its all about finding that balance point. I just hated how touchy the throttle was till i got used to it. It made it hard to ease your way up to the balance point. It pretty much shoots up there fast. I had a shop do the work so they kept the old parts. Im thinking they fixed the speedo because i had a friend ride beside me on his stock 03 gsxr1000 and my speedo was only 5 or so mph higher than his. Feels like its much faster but it was only reading 5 more. Anyways, thanks for the imput guys. Now we will see how the gas mileage is affected.
 
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