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once in a while, eng dies during idle from cold st

Any body seen this on there bike? Mine is an 08 <500 miles.

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Check your idle, Mike. Seems a few of us have had our idle set too low. May not be it, but it's easy & a good place to start...



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I just had this happen for the first time. Just once yesterday. Stared bike it died 10 seconds later. Started again and all was good. 08 with 13K on it.

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Idle speed should be set to 1300 rpm, once engine is warmed up. Adjustment knob is on the right by the throttle bodies.
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OK guys thanks. I'll check the tach for 1300 rpm warm idle. I think its been somewhat less. When I get back home that is.

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I have had this a few times over the current 16 000 kms or so, and have found if I give it the gentlest of revs (say to 3000 or so) just after start up it never happens.

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Idle speed should be set to 1300 rpm, once engine is warmed up. Adjustment knob is on the right by the throttle bodies.
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Mine has done this once or twice as well. It seems sometimes when it is cold the bike doesn't go into cold start mod, the idle stays low instead of being raised by the stepper motor and will die. Start it again and it is fine. Probably a glitch in the ECU, no big deal IMHO.
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Yep marc11.. my thoughts exactly.. the gentle rev seems to put it into "cold start mode"

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Mine has done this once or twice as well. It seems sometimes when it is cold the bike doesn't go into cold start mod, the idle stays low instead of being raised by the stepper motor and will die. Start it again and it is fine. Probably a glitch in the ECU, no big deal IMHO.
This just started on me a couple days ago, and I've got over 17,000 miles on it. Kind of annoying actually!
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I guess it depends on how often it happens. Mine has only stalled twice in 15k miles, so it isn't a big deal. If it happened all the time I would think there is something else wrong.
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Yep, my idle speed was about 900. So far so good now.
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I am a new Versys owner. Lovin' the bike so far. But, in the morning, it stalls off-the-line. Idle seems very low. How do I adjust the idle on it?

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At a summer time my idle is even les than 900 rpm but a winter time(at my place is beetwen 15 and -5*C)I ingrease it at 1300 rpm and it works perfectly. A screw near your right knee below the yelow one turn it clockwise.

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