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high idle on start up can it be removed

Can the cold start high idle be bypassed on the versys?

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-09-2014, 06:42 AM
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Not sure but why would you want to do that?
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Remove the fast idle cam held on right end of subthrottle shaft by a nut with an 8mm socket, and replace it with a washer.

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What are the reasons for it doing it, and why would you want to stop it from happening? I live in the frozen north, in Ontario on the 49th parrallel, and we have cold weather riding, so I'd like to know.

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it doesn't get that cold is south Australia and i don't ride under 15 deg c... also even when the bike is warm it pisses me off how it high idles for a few seconds/ minutes when it does not need to, i may only stop for 30 min from fully hot on a 25 deg c day and it goes into high idle for a short period on start up.

I can always reverse it.... thanks for advise Invader.

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The higher idle provides additional oil pressure to get your oil up where it's needed most after it's been sitting and the oil has been drained back down into the bottom of the engine. Removing the fast idle might cause more problems than it solves for you.

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Since we are on this controversial subject. What is up with people blipping the throttle? I know several guys who hit the starter and then blip the throttle. Are they trying to get the idle to drop quicker?

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Since we are on this controversial subject. What is up with people blipping the throttle? I know several guys who hit the starter and then blip the throttle. Are they trying to get the idle to drop quicker?
Trying to be "Cool"? Piss-off the neighbors? Having a Fonzie flash back? Who knows?

I see no reason at all for that in a FI bike and very little on my KLR with it's, more or less modern carburetor. A lot of folks grew up (or DIDN'T ) when bikes had very simple carbs that didn't work very well without a lot of up keep. The Bing on my bikes didn't HAVE a choke at all, they had a "Tickler" that just drooled raw gas into the the motor and all over the cases. You then had the kick the beast to life (on a good day maybe 2-3 time to get it to fire up ). You didn't want to kick all day so once it did fire you'd "Blip her" to keep it from stalling.

Now I mash the button and leave the bike to warm while I gear up. Then I'm off.

Or was that look THEN leap?
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The Bing on my bikes didn't HAVE a choke at all, they had a "Tickler" that just drooled raw gas into the the motor and all over the cases. You then had the kick the beast to life (on a good day maybe 2-3 time to get it to fire up ). You didn't want to kick all day so once it did fire you'd "Blip her" to keep it from stalling.
Yeah, I have Bing 53's on my other bike. The fun part is that you have to do less tickling if it's warm outside, or sometimes no tickling at all...

I guess this explains why a Honda carb of roughly the same vintage has 5 jets and my Bings only have 2.
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