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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-15-2011, 06:48 PM Thread Starter
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erratic idle1700 storm

anyone else have an idling problem with their Thunderbird storm. bike seems to idled between 900 and 1500 RPM. When shifting and between gears bike almost seems to be on cruise control very slow to return to idle
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-16-2011, 12:14 PM
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Something is not right. Mine is 900rpm at idle. Probably a sensor. Take it to the dealer.

I had an air pressure sensor go bad that caused similar behavior.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-16-2011, 02:37 PM
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Did you do the 12 minute tune?
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-07-2012, 05:27 AM
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what is the 12minute tune?
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-07-2012, 06:21 AM
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Start the bike without touching the throttle. Leave it running until the fan kicks in, then start timing. Once it has run for 12 minutes, I usually give mine a minute or so over to be sure, turn it off.

Start as normal and the bike should have self adjusted. This will get rid of a lot of problems like yours. Not all of them but it's cheap and easy to do.

Cleared up a couple of minor tuning problems in the past, and is probably a good first step if you are having problems.
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