Idle Speed

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by harleydad1000, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. harleydad1000

    harleydad1000 Member

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    I have an 05 Heritage with SE air cleaner, SEII mufflers and Power Commander. Plugging into my laptop into the power commander, idel speed is around 1580 rpm. Is there a way to lower the idel speed?
     
  2. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Before you fiddle with the electronics, inspect the system carefully especially the throttle cables to make sure you do not have a mechanical explanation for the high idle like the cables hung up or binding.

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  3. Recon Dad

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    Make sure you shut your bike down using the ignition switch and not the kill switch on the handlebar.

    A lot of people use the handlebar kill swith and the throttle is a little above idle position when they do it. The computer thinks the throttle position is at idle and uses that position for idle next time. This causes high idle speeds.

    I think there is a Throttle Position Learning Procedure in the PCV Manual?