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Old 04-01-2014, 11:28 AM   #1
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950 Super Enduro Idle Question

So I know that I am supposed to have the bike idling at 1400rpm. But without a tach, how do I know when I get there? I'm a new owner, and tried using the search, with no luck, so is there some secret I just haven't been able to find yet?

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Old 04-01-2014, 11:34 AM   #2
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Old 04-01-2014, 12:38 PM   #3
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Mybe I'm brain dead from a long day at the office, but the above makes no sense? Googling that number turned up nothing, and it's not a part # on that website.
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Old 04-03-2014, 07:08 AM   #4
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Old 04-03-2014, 02:30 PM   #5
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Why is that so important how many rpm you have? Just use common sense, if rpms are too low and bike stalls too easily, add a little, if it sounds too high, decrease a little. Has worked for me for 60000kms.
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Old 04-03-2014, 04:20 PM   #6
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So I know that I am supposed to have the bike idling at 1400rpm. But without a tach, how do I know when I get there? I'm a new owner, and tried using the search, with no luck, so is there some secret I just haven't been able to find yet?

TIA

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I got a buddy with a 950ADV and had him rev his engine to 1400, then matched it by sound. Probably close enough.

I either read somewhere or was told the 950SE puts out too little juice at lower idle speeds to keep up with electrical demands. I've killed a stator on another bike with a wimpy idle output during a prolonged low speed ride in traffic into a racetrack. I don't like the higher idle speed cause it decreases engine braking so I like to be able to keep track of the voltage via my Garmin 478. I also installed a lower watt (35W) low beam. I don't know what my idle speed is now but it always sounds a little too fast but it does maintain voltage.
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