Ok, got me a Street Triple R 2012 model, approx. 2 months old. Started having issues with the gearvposition indicator malfunctioning and then the engine warning light coming on. Took it to the dealer (Melboune), and got it fixed with 2 very interesting responses, both of which blamed me.... 1. Apparently, the front sprocket was caked in chain lube (which I bought from them), and was causing it to stick etc...* I can buy that, except I am not that vigilant with the lube, (for my bike chain..!) and in 2,000K I have probably done it twice (once after a ride, and once just before [which I know is not the right way to do it], but I don't have a stand.* He was saying that as I was using too much, it was flicking off the chain and clogging up the sensor etc.* Thing is that it kind of makes sense, but seems like a poor excuse for the cause of the problem.* I will see how it goes, and I guess get a rear stand and be more vigilant in maintenance. 2. The other thing he said had to do with what I figured out was cause the issue, which was 'floggin' the bike.* So here is my second question - the max torque output is at 11,500rpm (right?), and if I am in 1st gear and hit that the bike really moves, but changing into second was a bit of a crunch, and there is no way I can push second up to 11,500rpm without reaching serious speeds, which is above any speed limit on any roads I ride that I would totally loose my license.... So is gunning it in 1st bad for the clutch and gear box, should I be hitting second asap and loosing all that torque until I push it up again in second....? It seems like my problems with the bike have to do with my bad riding and poor maintenance....... any thoughts or suggestions... Is it possible to ride a bike too hard?