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Old 07-15-2011, 02:23 PM   #1
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Default 03 Intruder 1500 Idle issue

I have noticed that when the bike is running kinda warm when I depress my clutch my idle stays high. Its only when the engine is pretty hot in the summer time. In the winter or when its semi cool it doesn't do it. Any advice ???
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Old 07-15-2011, 03:57 PM   #2
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I wouldn't think clutch activity should effect idle speed (until the gears start engeging). Maybe I don't understand what you are asking.
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Old 07-15-2011, 05:34 PM   #3
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I wouldn't think clutch activity should effect idle speed (until the gears start engeging). Maybe I don't understand what you are asking.
Ok after driving around for a while and the engine is nice and warm, I pull up to a stop light, clutch depressed and the RPM's are still high. I have to toy with the clutch with the bike in gear to get the RPM's to back down.
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Old 07-15-2011, 05:40 PM   #4
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I have to toy with the clutch with the bike in gear to get the RPM's to back down.
"Toying" with the clutch is NOT the right way to get the RPMs down.

Is this a fuel injected model or does it have carbs ??
Any "mods" ??

I'm guessing that it's carbs and your idle speed is just set a bit high. The idle speed should be set when the engine is HOT......like when you notice the "problem". And then you will have to leave the choke on longer when it is adjusted back down correctly. A dose of carb cleaner, inside and OUT might be a good idea too.

Have you posted this in another forum already?
Strange how the same obscure problem often shows up in several places at the same time.
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Old 07-15-2011, 07:34 PM   #5
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I am not the most qualified to answer tech questions, but have never noticed a decrease in idle from pulling the clutch lever. But I agree if the idle seems high, it is set too high. Are you having trouble taking off in 1st gear?
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