Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Central Florida, USA
Stalling and non-smooth idle
I purchased a new 2016 Hammer a few months ago. The bike has always idled around 900 to 850 rpm when hot, and I had a single stall at a gas station back when the bike had less than 500 miles. A few weeks ago, I had a Stage 1 exhaust and air filter installed, and I took it to a Vic/Indian shop to have the re-tune installed. The bike ran better (than stock) after that and I noticed that my idle was now smooth and 50 rpm's higher. Wonderful. Then, after about a week I noticed that my idle was back to "normal", which means it's back to being 900 to 850 rpm (according to the digital instrument) and not quite as smooth as right after the re-tune.
The other day, about 8 miles from home, as I approached a stop sign and began to downshift the engine stalled. I coasted to a stop, turned off the key, back on and restarted the bike. I was so surprised and upset about this I ended up just riding back home. Doing a search I found several old threads about this issue...but didn't see anything firm about a fix. A modern fuel-injected motor should NEVER stall. Has this been resolved and if so what't the fix? If I have one more stall I'll call the shop that did the re-flash and talk with the service manager. Maybe there is now a trouble code. Any info?
2016 Hammer S...stock