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post #1 of 13 Old 02-22-2012, 09:55 PM Thread Starter
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Gen:4 how do you adjust idle????

How in the hell do you adjust the idle on the generation 4? All the other bikes I've had had a knob under the left fairing but there isn't one on the 2012... And couldn't find anything in the manual.
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post #2 of 13 Old 02-22-2012, 10:55 PM
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Why do you feel compelled to adjust the idle?
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If I had to guess it is probably a dealer only thing with some diagnostic tool hooked to the bike. What is your idle? Even after a full exhaust system, race air filter and an ecu flash mine still idles right where it did before all the mods.
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It was eliminated on the gen 4 they has ISC ( idle speed control) that automatically sets the idle to 1100 rpm. This is to allow the bike to run better from stop on a cold engine


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post #5 of 13 Old 02-23-2012, 02:10 AM
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I have the same problem, my bike sounds like it has a very aggresive cam in there.

As i have a PCV in the bike, my tuner has put some values (-8) in the first gear map, on Zero throttle, from 500 to 2000 RPM, this has made it a bit better, but not as smooth as i would like.

This is taken from the Service manual:

This motorcycle is equipped with the idle speed control
valve. The idle speed is adjusted automatically at the
specified value (1 100 r/min (rpm)) by the idle speed
control valve system. Therefore, it is not necessary to
adjust the idle speed normally.

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There is an idle adjustment cable listed in the race manual. You can adjust it on the throttle bodies too, but it would be a bitch to do with the engine running.
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post #7 of 13 Old 02-23-2012, 06:32 PM Thread Starter
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It idles right at 1000 rpm, like "bounce" said, it sounds like I have a very aggressive cam in it. When idling on My led display there is only 1 light lit up right at 1k rpm. All other 4th gen bikes I've seen have 2 or 3 led lights on when idling. I think I'm idling a hair low maybe 500 rpm and I just wanted to adjust if possible
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did you figure this out?
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post #9 of 13 Old 01-05-2013, 01:32 PM
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mine idles with just one bar lit up as well...never thought of it as a bad thing
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post #10 of 13 Old 01-05-2013, 03:25 PM
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Mine also idles with 1 bar lit up. And I hate the way it sounds. All my previous machines sounded smooth at idle. this one sounds like a lumpy sack of spanners. Hunting and missing it sounds like. Not very nice at all :(


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