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Author Topic: Rough idle/stalling...  (Read 3703 times)

clubman

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Re: Rough idle/stalling...
« Reply #15 on: September 07, 2010, 08:26:06 PM »
Me too looking to fit a Goldstar type silencer.
Is there any difference in quality, between the WS one and the Hichcock, or are they the same animal.

I have the Clubman so have had the Watsonian Goldie from new. I completely agree with Will - it runs absolutely great. Actually, my bike has never stalled in 5,500 miles and three seasons of use. The idle is a touch fast when warm now. I didn't dare touch the settings but will probably do so having followed this thread.

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Re: Rough idle/stalling...
« Reply #16 on: September 07, 2010, 08:38:17 PM »
Louder?  Yikes!  I always thought that sports pipe would have a more muffled thump than the Goldie. But I'm given to these irrational fancies....

A very slight turn of the screw will restore the idle speed.
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clubman

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Re: Rough idle/stalling...
« Reply #17 on: September 07, 2010, 09:00:27 PM »
I heard an older model with a sports pipe on it, (not the same as the EFI one though), and believe me it was loud! Really nice, deep thump etc etc but loud!

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Re: Rough idle/stalling...
« Reply #18 on: September 07, 2010, 10:22:50 PM »
Ya, the two megaphones I used were open pipes pretty much, and they are "give me a ticket" loud.

I dont think there is an intake leak, but Ill check. Is that propane torch method safe?! never heard of that. Is it a ducati trick?! :)

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Re: Rough idle/stalling...
« Reply #19 on: September 07, 2010, 10:48:18 PM »
If you're looking for vacuum leaks an unlit propane torch can be handy.  Move it slowly with the vavle open.  If the idle goes up it's sucking in propane where you've got the torch.  Of course do this outside ;)

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Ducati Scotty

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Re: Rough idle/stalling...
« Reply #20 on: September 07, 2010, 11:37:28 PM »
I mentioned 'unlit torch' but it never hurts to say it twice. ;)

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Re: Rough idle/stalling...
« Reply #21 on: September 09, 2010, 06:15:25 PM »
Yup, those megaphones of his are really loud!  The upswepte has been a good compromise.  It's quiet in town, but has a nice improvement in tone and volume when "on the pipe"  without being overly loud or grating. Nice improvement in power over the stock pipe as well, but I don't know how that compared to the megas.

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Re: Rough idle/stalling...
« Reply #22 on: September 09, 2010, 09:53:35 PM »
I mentioned 'unlit torch' but it never hurts to say it twice. ;)

Scott

Gee - You think I could have READ that in there somehow .......  ::) It must be time for a new seeing eye dog .......  ;D
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Re: Rough idle/stalling...
« Reply #23 on: September 09, 2010, 09:54:44 PM »
Dogs have a good sense of smell.  They could smell the propane fumes and warn you ;)

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Re: Rough idle/stalling...
« Reply #24 on: April 27, 2011, 07:38:25 PM »
to cure EFI stalling, i began starting the bike differently.

i turn the key & wait for the engine light to go out, THEN hit the starter.
while the light is on & you hear the buzzing, the bike's brain is resetting itself. if you push the starter before it's ready it doesn't work right.

my bike stalled twice in the first week i owned it. after changing my starting ritual it hasn't stalled since.


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Re: Rough idle/stalling...
« Reply #25 on: April 28, 2011, 01:37:33 AM »
Hey Michael K and welcome to the forums  :)
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Re: Rough idle/stalling...
« Reply #26 on: April 28, 2011, 02:20:05 AM »
Your bike should not stall so frequently that it puts you in some uncomfortable or dangerous situation on the road.  I do not know how many miles you have on your C5 (guess that is what you have).  These bike do get better generally speaking.  However, you may try the following as well -

When you start your bike, do not run immediately.  Instead wait for 30-50 seconds  after starting your bike and then go.  A better plug might help.  Also check your idle setting.  Here is a video on how to set idle on UCE RE G5.  I guess C5 also has same set up.  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w51XKoubABI


Ok, I watched the video. The C5 adjuster is buried under the gas tank. Which way do you turn the screw? Clockwise for higher rpm?

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Re: Rough idle/stalling...
« Reply #27 on: April 28, 2011, 02:41:58 AM »
Ok, I watched the video. The C5 adjuster is buried under the gas tank. Which way do you turn the screw? Clockwise for higher rpm?
Back the screw out, counter-clockwise, to increase idle speed.

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Re: Rough idle/stalling...
« Reply #28 on: April 28, 2011, 02:47:52 AM »
Thanks!

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Re: Rough idle/stalling...
« Reply #29 on: April 28, 2011, 02:55:37 AM »
Dan. you wouda figgered that out on your own in two seconds.  It ain't rocket surgery bro ;)

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