High idle K1200RS - K-Bikes.com - Excellence in Motion
  • 1 Post By voxmagna
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Jun 27th, 2008, 11:15 am Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 2
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.

MickFinn is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Jun 27th, 2008, 2:18 pm
milkman's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: SF bay area, CA, USA
Posts: 870
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.

'04 GT...Orient Blue...Staintune...Ohlins...Power Commander
milkman is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Jun 27th, 2008, 3:25 pm Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 2
Ooops, sorry Milkman, should have been 1600 rpm. Thanks for the advice.
MickFinn is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Jun 30th, 2008, 2:22 pm
cobbler's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Statesville, North Carolina, Good Ole USofA
Posts: 493

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.

Jim S.
* Everyone crashes. Some get back on. Some don't. Some can't.
cobbler is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Jun 30th, 2008, 2:44 pm
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: , , UK
Posts: 3,750
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.

Never pay again for live sex! | Hot girls doing naughty stuff for free! | Chat for free!
dsrtbiker likes this.
voxmagna is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the K-Bikes.com - Excellence in Motion forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
High Idle: My Observations ncooper K12/1300GT (Next Gen) 86 May 29th, 2009 4:11 pm
Update on high idle with new air box BobD K12/1300GT (Next Gen) 8 Jan 31st, 2008 5:19 pm
High Idle vs. Break In method? GT-1 K12/1300GT (Next Gen) 6 Oct 9th, 2007 11:12 am
High Idle issue bobd9390 K12/1300GT (Next Gen) 44 Aug 18th, 2007 5:40 pm
High idle BBS in Australia BobD K12/1300GT (Next Gen) 2 Jun 26th, 2007 3:52 pm

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome