Airbox Fix for 2008 GT
Now that I have my intermittent instrument electrical issues resolved, I got to actually ride the bike these past weeks and lo and behold I was running along in the lovely 80+ temperatures enjoying the sheer joy of 150+ hp when I came to a stop light and started to shift down and noticed my idle was at 2000 rpm. Moving off after the light, upshifting was miserable as the engine raced, making the gearbox even clunkier than usual.
At this point I recalled that when last ridden long enough to actually get hot this 2008 GT, built in late 2007, has the old crappy airbox and idle control device, which heats up, warps and jams, preventing the idle from falling freely.
Last week I ordered the new improved airbox, haviing tried unsuccessfully to "fettle" the idle control device with some sandpaper to no avail.
Received the new airbox today, and found out that I needed to also order the new improved idle control device, as it has been upgraded too to fit the new airbox. Parts guy didn't mention it and I wrongly assumed it would come with the airbox. Don't believe everything you read on the internet......
Ordered the idle control device and it will be here in a few days. So, $350 for the air box and $150 for the idle control valve.....
I look forward to running the bike long enough for the Final Drive to detonate
2008 K1200GT, Custom Paint, Vivid Black, Aeroflow WS & Aeroguards, Givi E52 Maxia Topcase w/AdMore Lighting, Zumo 660, Suburban Footpeg Lowering, Sargent Seat
2009 R1200GS Adventure, Magnesium Grey/Black, Adventure Cases, Zumo 660, Touratech Unobtanium Accessories
1974 Norton Commando 850 Soon to be a restoration project
Last edited by lhendrick; Nov 7th, 2014 at 5:05 pm.