I have a 2014' XC, that I bought new about a year ago, love it!
My buddy just picked a screaming deal, a 2012' XCT.
Both of our bikes have just 5000 total miles on them.
Last weekend, my buddy on his bike with his wife on back and me with my girlfriend on back went up one of local canyons for a ride and dinner. Left from the Salt Lake area, very hot day, about 95 degrees. Went up Big Cottonwood Canyon to about 7000', and still hot at about 85 degrees. Both of our bikes got somewhat hot but nothing i havn't seen before.
Spent about an hour and a half for dinner and came down the same canyon which had cooled some but it was still rather warm. Virtually the entire ride down was with the throttles closed and using various gears and brakes to maintain the proper speeds, some of the corners are rather sharp.
When we got to the bottom of the canyon, waiting at the stop light, neither of our bikes would idle at less than 1500 rpm?
I would blip my throttle, as also my buddy was, and neither of our bikes would idle at less than 1500 rpm?
We continued home at normal back road speeds, around 40 to 60 mph, and up and down some hills but nothing like the incline of the canyon. We stopped at another stop light and still the bikes were idling at 1500 rpm, normal it's right at 1000 rpm? I could not for the life of me figure out what in the hell was going on with the idle rpm?
He split off to go home and we went on our way.
As I went down a hill with the throttle closed, I briefly turned off the ignition switch next to the throttle grip and then back on. When I got to the next stop sign my bike was now idling at the normal 1000 rpm?
When my buddy got home he turned his bike off then restarted it and it idled at the normal 1000rpm.
Can anybody explain to me why both of our bikes started idling so high?
Is it an EPA thing to make sure the cats stay hot?
Thanks in advance!