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Old 04-30-2012, 09:51 AM
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Does anyone know if a custom PC tune would be able to eliminate the annoying 3k idle at start up?
 
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:24 AM
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Is this a 3K idle all the time or only when cold?
 
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:32 AM
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3k is right about where it is supposed to be on cold start up. does it come down to 1200 when it warms up? the pc probably wont do anything about the cold idle speed.
 
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:02 AM
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It's cold idle speed and i know that's how it's suppose to be, just seems unnecessary considering RR's don't do it and my experience with carb'd bikes don't need to idle that high on cold starts either.
 
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the 3k idle on cold start will always happen. what it is, is a wax system. As the engine coolent warms the wax it melts it and lets the idle down. (not 100% sure how it works, thats how it was explained to me)
 
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Old 04-30-2012, 01:29 PM
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Originally Posted by F4I_Bob View Post
the 3k idle on cold start will always happen. what it is, is a wax system. As the engine coolent warms the wax it melts it and lets the idle down. (not 100% sure how it works, thats how it was explained to me)
correct. its not electronically controlled. thats why the pc wont help. as the coolant running through the wax unit, it heats up, letting the link rod with the start valves settle upon the adjustable stop, thus lowering the idle. if you dont want a high idle, you can try disconnecting the wax unit at the link rod and rest only on the manual adjuster. i'm not sure how easy it would start or not, or how rich and smoky it would be, but if the cold idle bothers you that much, it may be worth a try. easy and free enough.
 
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Blipping the throttle after a minute usually brings the idle down alot quicker than waiting for it..
I only ever see the 3k startup idle on freezing cold mornings.

Messing or removing the wax idle controller is asking more more problems down the road.
 
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Old 04-30-2012, 04:10 PM
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I'm not going to mess with that. Just thought it was possibly a electronics thing that could be reprogrammed. You know if mine only did it on freezing cold mornings it would not bother me, but it'll do it on a 80 degree day on cold start up. obviously not as long, but it still does it.
 
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Old 04-30-2012, 05:09 PM
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an 80 degree motor is still *cold*

I live in NC and on the first start up I sit right around 3k until the temp gauge starts to read a temperature. Takes around 60-90 seconds. Once my temp gauge starts to read a temperature (I think it starts at 97, 98 degrees) its time to ride.
 
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It's good for your motor, don't get rid of it!
 
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