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Old 10-27-2008, 09:29 AM   #1
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15-Minute Idle Fix Gets Rave Review

I tried the much-discussed 15-Minute Idle Fix, and it worked great. Honestly, it's like a whole new bike, or maybe the same (not so) old one with a brand-new fuel injection system. The throttle response has lost its jerkiness both on and off, and it has upped the pleasure of riding immensely.

Thanks very much to anyone involved in convincing me that this was a good idea.
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Old 10-27-2008, 10:17 AM   #2
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Is this a one time solution or is this something that should be done every day? With my other fuel injected bikes I like to start them up and ride off. I keep the rpms low till it is warm but I pretty much take of immediately. steve
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Old 10-27-2008, 12:08 PM   #3
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Is this a one time solution or is this something that should be done every day? With my other fuel injected bikes I like to start them up and ride off. I keep the rpms low till it is warm but I pretty much take of immediately. steve
I believe it is pretty much one time - and should have been done before delivery. On a routine basis, however, the collective wisdom states to let the bike warm up to at least 2 bars before riding off.

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Old 10-27-2008, 01:43 PM   #4
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How long can you idol before the bike overheats? I thought excessive idoling was harmful to motors. Repeated application of the 15 minute drill won't have any side effects if it has been done before will it? I don't know if my bike had this procedure done to it.

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Old 10-27-2008, 02:04 PM   #5
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How long can you idol before the bike overheats? I thought excessive idoling was harmful to motors. Repeated application of the 15 minute drill won't have any side effects if it has been done before will it? I don't know if my bike had this procedure done to it.

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It's water-cooled, so as long as the cooling fan is working, the bike shouldn't overheat. I did it at 45 deg. just to make sure. I wouldn't think repeated applications would hurt anything, but I don't know for sure.
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Old 11-02-2008, 04:02 PM   #6
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Addendum:

After 75 miles or so of off-road riding, my enthusiasm for this fix has been tempered a bit.

On the street the bike really does ride better, but as soon as I got onto some dirt where I wanted to ride somewhat slowly, it seemed like it was jerky as ever, so I resorted to death-gripping the throttle in an effort to restrain it. This worked pretty well, but with predictable consequences to my arm. Finally, I just got exasperated and kept the throttle open to the point where the meager spring tension would dampen out unwanted throttle inputs.

So-- all in all, worth the 15 minutes of very little effort, but I'm still going to get a stiffer throttle spring or a G2 (if that's what they're called).
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Old 11-02-2008, 04:17 PM   #7
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Nailhead,
Are you running stock gearing?
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Old 11-02-2008, 04:30 PM   #8
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Nailhead,
Are you running stock gearing?
Oh yes-- I have the 16-tooth CS sprocket, but I ran out of time to mess with it before I had to return to work.

And I can't remember where I saw the how-to on its installation...

Not much good sitting on a shelf, I wouldn't think.
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