Originally Posted by sheepofblue
My 04 has a stutter that a PC would fix but that is not what you describe. Check the battery for the slow starter, also the stator.
Is there a chance that the two are related? I tested the battery with my multi-meter and got 12.7 from the battery. When it was running I got up to 14 volts. Unfortunately I can't measure amperage though.
I have the stock pipe (came with the sale). If I replace it will the hesitation go away? It's hard to believe that just a slip on would make the bike set off like crap so much. My 07 gixxer 750 had a slip on and I never had any issues (yeah I know different make/model).