Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Corpus Christi, TX
Yesterday I went on a ride around Lake Tahoe with a group of friends. The bike was flawless - just before the ride done the hill home, I topped off the XR w/ 2.2 gallons.
When we left the Gas station we had to stop at a light and the idle was 1400 - 1450 -- it is normally at 950-1000 rpm. Every thing else was fine as far as the ride but the fast idle continued at stops.
I pulled over - not easy to do with a large group - I turned the motor off and on 3 times and removed the key waited a couple minutes(restarting the puter?)....started the bike up and all was well again idle and all
I am leaving on a trip tomorrow and hope this isnt going to develop into a problem - I took it out for about 60 miles today and it was perfect......
ANY IDEAS on what this idle deal was??
Had the same issue when comming back from Sturgis 2 weeks ago, except it happened throttling down while going into the gas station. Tried to blip it a couple of times, then just gave it a good rev on the throttle and let it snap back on its own. Never did it again, and I was a good 1,000 miles from my final destination. I don' have an answer as to why it happened, but I'm not concerned about it. I just chalked it up as one of those " What the Hell was that about" which comes with owning a Bike sometimes. I can only speak for my self but nothing has developed from it, and I'm not the least concerned about it. Had some my cars do the same thing before and that didn't turn into any thing either. By the way the Bike ran great even when going through Texas where the Temperature got up to 114 Degree's according to the Bank sign around Big Springs and San Angelo. the ambient Temp on my Bike gauge was 118 degrees! Bike never missed a Beat or run rough the whole trip. Just that one time it didn't idle down like it normaly does. After that trip through the heat, rain and hail while going to, and in Sturgis, and back I have total confidence in this Bike. Enjoy your trip.
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Performance Air Filter
Gustafsson +4 Shield
Adjustable lowering Link
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