I wrote a diatribe in the high idle returned thread earlier tonight.
I pondered why my bike was still doing the high idle, bucking BS again - had a nice 4 day 1000 mile trip to Eureka Springs (from Dallas) and yup...she acted up again, but only after cruising on the highway for a period of time at a constant speed.
I started listing out all of the things that occur during such cruising. What confounded me is that on day 3, I spent the entire day on the back roads, 150 miles worth, with nary an issue and my bike as dreamy as ever.
Day 1 and day 4 though, both involving highway miles, resulted in the high idle and bucking crap when slowing down for small towns and slower speed limits.
So what gives?
I did a bit of digging here through old posts and there are numerous reports of folks complaining about that behavior after using cruise control. Namely after spending time at a constant speed on the highway and of course, using cruise.
I have 7.1 (according to my dealer anyhow).
Other folks like Rusty have 7.1 and have had their airbox replaced and still experience the high idle issue.
So I'm going to do some experimentin' this weekend. I'm going to plot out a few 150~200 mile rides around here. I'm going to drive the routes with and without cruise and see what happens. 2 times on the route using cruise as much as possible. 2 times on the route without ever touching cruise.
I may be grasping at straws, but hell, I might actually grab one.
Has anyone else already experimented with this theory? Holy Grail search or maybe some meat to it...?
On a totally unrelated note here...I'm posting from my laptop and have the tube one. I just saw what may qualify as the most irksome commercial I've seen in some time. It's an ad for the new Volvo S80. It has a sensor that lights and and beeps whenever the driver decides to stop paying attention and is about to plow into something. Sort of like a fancy HUD version of that nodding off deal you used to see in magazines that you'd place on your ear.
The thing that bugs me is that the something this particular Volvo almost plowed into was a biker. Now, on the one hand that's great that Volvos may save us bikers but fer crying out loud...let's just take away all responsibility altogether why don't we? This way when folks use it as a crutch and it FAILS they can blame Volvo for not paying attention whatsoever.
Anyhow...I gotta go find that machine that pees for me now.