Stock motor idle speed

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by Biffy08, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. Biffy08

    Biffy08 Active Member

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    My 2008 FLHTCU, with V+H slip ons, with a Power Commander, seems to idle high (around 1000 rpm's). Is this high for a motor with stock internals and the exhaust change?:newsmile042::p
     
  2. speedyron

    speedyron Active Member

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    cant u adjust that with the power commander
     
  3. ironmark

    ironmark Junior Member

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    That is normal, the newer bikes idle higher than the older bikes do. It is better for the engine to idle a little higher because the oil pump will circulate the oil to the top end better.
     
  4. R_W_B

    R_W_B Senior Member

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    1000 rpms is normal. When it's hot enough for heat mangagement to kick it, it will lower the rpms down to 900 (as long as you leave the throttle alone)
     
  5. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    The idle speed is supposed to be 950-1050 because of not only the oiling but the added electrical load with the FI bikes driving the fuel pump. Any lower and slow driving like stop and go would run the battery down.
     
  6. Biffy08

    Biffy08 Active Member

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    Hey thanks all!:s:)