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Old 09-04-2013, 11:41 AM   #1
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Question 15 min idle. Is it really necesary?

I summon the wisdom of this forum members to explain me what is the 15 min idle procedure for.

Maybe it could help me with my problem.
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Old 09-04-2013, 12:09 PM   #2
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Its good if you can solve several problems with one answer. Those who are interested, please keep reading:
- For those of you who must service your 990cc when no KTM dealer is near.
- Fuel consumption: If you have unusually low gas mileage, and you think its because of your driving style, you should perform the following procedure.
- If your idle is too high or too low, this can procedure can help with this issue. Other positive results can be achieved for engines that die when you are stopped or at low RPM or have high idle.
- If you have to constantly rev the engine during cold winter starts just to keep it running,
this procedure can help.

The solution may lie in a new acquisition of parameters
May sound complicated, but it is not. The low cost is out of proportion to the possible improvement.

- A new comparison of the acquisition parameters needs to be performed at each inspection or re-mapping.
- Should the procedure be incomplete or faulty, it must be repeated again 100% accurately or you can take it to the KTM dealer for a faster resolution.
Prepare for the procedure:
- The tank must have several gallons of gasoline.
- The procedure is performed outdoors (safety precaution probably).
- Do it somewhere where it wont disturb your neighbors. (lol)
- The vehicle and the owner should be in shadow. (stay cool, man)
- A clock must be present
- The bike must be on the center stand.

* We, SUMMER KTM, did it indoors on a dyno in our workshop in Oberhausen. The advantage is that we can keep the room cool and test the bike right there.


What is to be done:
- The 990 is on the center stand and vertical.
- The engine must be cold,.
- It should be cool when performing the procedure. (Dont do it in July at noon in Tucson).
- Start the bike and let it idle for 15 minutes.
- Do not touch the bike while its idling: Do not operate throttle or other functions.
- Do not let the bike idle for less than 15 minutes or more than 16 minutes.
- If the bike stops, restart the 15 minutes again.
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http://www.produkte24.com/cy/ktm-som...278-gross.html
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Old 09-04-2013, 05:34 PM   #3
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Puke 10x a lot. very clear

I spoke with the mechanic and he assures that he does the 15 min idle process
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Old 09-04-2013, 05:39 PM   #4
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When I was at the KTM rally last year in Bend the factory mechanic flashed my ECU with the Akra map.
After flashing, he ran my 990 until the fan came on and at that point turned off the engine.
I asked "don't you need to do the 15 minute idle procedure"?
His response was no.
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Old 09-05-2013, 02:29 AM   #5
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Mind, only Works with o2 sensors active in the map. On the old akra map this is just a waist of fuel.
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Old 09-05-2013, 09:34 AM   #6
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Mind, only Works with o2 sensors active in the map. On the old akra map this is just a waist of fuel.
Great info!
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Old 10-14-2013, 11:07 AM   #7
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Mind, only Works with o2 sensors active in the map. On the old akra map this is just a waist of fuel.
What makes you think that? What about learning the other 5 or more sensor ranges and current altitude? I'll have to throw a BS on that statement.

REMEMBER, this 15 min idle only does something if you have just reset the ECU settings using the KTM special programming tool or TuneECU. When you remap the ECU is reset is done for you. Otherwise, you are just doing an extensive warm-up and wasting fuel.

Why do I even try to shovel sand against this internet sea of misinformation? Are you looking for some type of KTM Religious beliefs?
Reference> http://www.ktm950.info/how/wotf/wotf.html#SubjectIndex
And> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion
Religion is on the down swing you know.
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