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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 27th, 2006, 9:52 pm Thread Starter
 
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Would not idle!`

So I was heading into Yosemite via the 120 (Tioga Pass Road)... and I stopped wanting to take a picture. I pulled over--the bike just quit.

I suspect at this point I was somewhere between 5000-6500 feet. I decided to restart (and it did) and keep on riding. I rode to the entrance of the park--and stopped again. The engine stopped.

That was the last time it would idle until I dropped down below 3,000 feet.

Whats the deal with that?

It idles fine now, but I am near sea level. Has anyone had a problem like this?

No.. haven't upgraded to 7.0 yet. Perhaps that will cure it?

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 28th, 2006, 12:18 am
 
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I live @ 4,000 ft.
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I often ride to mountain high restaurants. One at Ponderosa, CA is at 7,200 feet; other at Alta Sierra, CA is around 5,500 feet. No problemo with either with regards to idle (I'm on the old software).

Maybe you got a bad tank of gas or a plugged injector? I ran a bottle of water treatment cleaner through my RT once when it wouldn't idle. It occurred the day after I got a tank of watered-down gas at a Chevron station in Morro Bay. Bike idled like crap and I abandoned the ride that day for fear it wouldn't run. I ran a bottle of treament through it and it got better along with a new tank of gas. The mechanic at that time (when I had a local dealer) said that water-related problems occur the day after purchase when the water settles to the bottom of the tank and then gets picked up.

The really odd part was the purple-colored gel all over the fuel pickup sock in the tank when I changed the filter out months later. Don't know what that stuff was, but it also had a lot of sand in it as well.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 28th, 2006, 8:34 am
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I regularly ride to Big Bear 6700' from Long Beach - idles fine with 6.0 upgrade.

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 28th, 2006, 8:42 am
 
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there is little air pressure difference (as far as the bike is concerned) even at 12,000 feet.... the beauty of computer-regulated EFI

the days of having your carbed bike REjetted before a trip to the moutains are long gone...
the point...
something else has to be wrong
keep us informed please
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 28th, 2006, 4:07 pm
 
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Mile high-working well

I live in Colorado and have never had an issue. Denver is "the mile highh city", And goes up from there. Good luck
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 28th, 2006, 7:04 pm
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The version 7 upgrade has a specific enhancement to address this issue:
Power optimization at high altitude:
clears the "lack of power at high altitude" symptom.
There's certainly no power if doesn't idle, no?

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The version 7 upgrade has a specific enhancement to address this issue:
Power optimization at high altitude:
clears the "lack of power at high altitude" symptom.
There's certainly no power if doesn't idle, no?
I am hoping it is something that is fixed with the update. It is idling fine now... the question is--can the dealer fix what they can't see? Clearly they can run the computer diagnostics. More than likely they will install the update and then I'll have to go on a riding mission. How awful would that be?

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