Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: San Diego, Ca, USA
I know this subject has been beaten around for some time, but I thought more fuel (no pun intended) on the fire would not hurt. Just completed a 10K mile tour around the country that required a great deal on time on the super slabs. Up until then the bike (07 with 3K miles) has not demonstrated any peculiarities that this group has identified.
However, after spending many hours (repeated tanks of fuel) engaged in cruise control and then disengaging and exiting the thoroughfare, the bike would not settle below about 25-2800 rpms. Additionally, the bike exhibited backfiring upon downshifting. No amount of "blipping" the throttle would settle the engine until it was switched off for a refuel. Upon restarting, all was solid around 900 rpm.
Just completed the 12k mile service, explaining the issue to the service manager and tech. They could not offer any advice or recommendation. From the manner in which my bike demonstrated this problem, it appears to me as a fuel management/trapped vapor issue. The problem never manefests itself without engaging cruise control. My thought here is that not matter how steady we hold the throttle, there is always some variance that clears the system before slowing.
Unfortunately, I am not knowledgeable about injection systems and will have to await further input or a failure somewhere. Lots of luck to all.