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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Jun 27th, 2008, 12:15 pm Thread Starter
 
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Exclamation High idle K1200RS

As a newbie I haven't got round to exploring the site fully, yet ! I have a 2005 K1200RS with 18,000 miles which ticks over excessively high, about 16000 r.p.m. I'm 120 miles from a dealer so before I make any plans to take a day off work etc., ( read as spend a fortune at the main dealer ) I'm wondering if there any suggestions as to where the problem might lie. I normally ride an R1200RT so the K is relatively new to me. I have heard it may be a possible airbox problem. Any suggestions welcomed. Thanks.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Jun 27th, 2008, 3:18 pm
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I'm sure you mean 1600 rpm.
Try resetting the TPS (throttle position sensor). With ignition on, roll throttle all the way 3 times....turn ignition off.....turn ignition on.....start.....ride.

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Ooops, sorry Milkman, should have been 1600 rpm. Thanks for the advice.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Jun 30th, 2008, 3:22 pm
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Ticks?

You may just be hearing the fuel injection............that's normal. Of course, at 18,000 miles you're on the threshold of checking the valves for excessive lash, but you'll hear that at idle too.

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First make sure there is slack at the grip (about 1/4" free movement on mine, but check spec).

Then listen carefully left side of the tank and you should hear a nice sharp 'click' as the grip is rolled off to the stop. That tells you the quadrant moving the butterfly linkage is getting to its mechanical stop position.



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