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    A bozo on the bus deilenberger's Avatar
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    2001 R1200C (Montana) idle question..

    Anyone know offhand how to adjust the idle speed on one of these beasts.. a friend brought a basket case back to life and it's running fine except the idle is down around 800-900 RPM (and feels like it wants to stall.) The single throttle body is buried in the airbox and not terribly accessable, but he has read of a yellow cat code plug upping the idle, and thinks there may be some allen adjusting screws poking out the back of the airbox.

    Anyone BTDT?

    TIA!
    Don Eilenberger http://www.eilenberger.net
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    Hi Don,
    Send your friend over to Chromeheads.com. There is a wealth of info there in the searchable form of past posts (and a great bunch of helpful people too).

    Greg

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    When he had the tank off, did he open the electrical box? There may already be a jumper plug in that bike.

    The chromeheads has a wonderful R1200C mechanic who has created a ton of reference material found at: http://www.pokiespages.com/pokie/index.htm

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    A bozo on the bus deilenberger's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by kahuhna View Post
    Hi Don,
    Send your friend over to Chromeheads.com. There is a wealth of info there in the searchable form of past posts (and a great bunch of helpful people too).

    Greg
    Thanks. I think he's been there - but he said most everone is talking about chrome. He's rather "terse" and not exactly comfortable typing, so I imagine his questions might not be too well formatted..

    Mebbe I'll take a look and do the translating..
    Don Eilenberger http://www.eilenberger.net
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    '07 R1200R (current ride) and some bimmers.. and a Porsche

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    Quote Originally Posted by deilenberger View Post
    Thanks. I think he's been there - but he said most everone is talking about chrome. He's rather "terse" and not exactly comfortable typing, so I imagine his questions might not be too well formatted..

    Mebbe I'll take a look and do the translating..
    What? I go there daily and don't find people talking about chrome. There is a ton of posts about the idling. I went through them a while back when my bike wouldn't idle after it got it's first tank of ethanol blended gas after my last 100% station was forced to switch. It adjusted and started idling again after about 100 miles.
    'You can say what you want about the South, but I almost never hear of anyone wanting to retire to the North.

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    As a Chromehead, I don't exactly take offense at his contention that all that everyone talks about chrome on our site. But I do think he needs to return and have a really good look around. There is so much information on all aspects of the "beast" that is maintained and updated by pretty much every member ... from around the world ... at one time or another ...

    Why no have him go back to the site and do a search for "fast idle plug" or just plain "idle" and he'll find all he needs or wants to know on the subject. And yes, he should also check out Pokiespages for a very comprehensive and informative info on just about every aspect care and feeding of an R1200C by a guy ... Pokie ... who knows just about anything he wants to know on the subject of his new toy ...

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