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post Nov 5 2015, 11:08 AM
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Man, it never ends.

Today I left home to pick up my replacement rear brake line from the dealer. eight miles into my trip, pull in the clutch, let go of the throttle, and the bike idles to zero, shuts down. Oil light came on. No engine light, no codes.

Start her up again but she won't idle unless I feather the throttle. Anytime I came to a stop the idle would drop and I had to continue feathering the throttle. Headed home.

Continued with the throttle feahtering through several stop signs and two lights. After the second light it idled fine. Rode it back home and shut it down. Checked the oil level. Needed a half a quart. Turned it back on and it idled fine. Took the bus to work.

Perusing the internet, others that have encountered this behaviour point to the idle air control (IAC) in the throttle body.Small hole that gets gunked up. I had taken out the air filter this weekend and cleaned it and oiled it. Maybe I have to spray down the IAC?

So far? New voltage regulator, new battery, seal leak at primary, rear brake line, and now, no idle... The hits just keep on comming. Starting to feel like brother Bruce. Do BMW's have this many problems?

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post Nov 5 2015, 12:51 PM
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post Nov 5 2015, 01:41 PM
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It's alright, Bro....

You got time to get everything worked out before MN/2016.... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerbang1.gif)

If you do tear into it snap a pic of the IAC I may have to clean mine out too...

Mine does the same thing sometimes.... I thought it was a pin hole in the fuel line (in the tank)... That's on my to do list but the honey do list is longer.... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/hysterical.gif)
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post Nov 5 2015, 02:17 PM
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I love my new carb. Maybe some of the oil you used got sucked into that little hole in the IAC.

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post Nov 5 2015, 03:20 PM
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You guys are no help (IMG:style_emoticons/default/finger1.gif)

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post Nov 5 2015, 03:57 PM
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I feel your pain!!



Yammie home. New stator/voltage regulator. Some gaskets to stops some leaks (worse than a damn shovel).
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'01 home. 2006 swing arm put on. Good news is the parts were el cheapo. Bad news had to bore the trans and wheel for larger shafts. Machine shop bill. Don't even know what the bill is yet. I bet it will exceed a grand!!


Our Indy dropped off the '01 and picked up the '11 to put a new drive belt on. This should be the least expensive. Maybe just South of 3 bills.




Your right, Ordy. The hits just keep comin'!!


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post Nov 5 2015, 04:50 PM
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Damn!
To all the above, and the sincerely hope y'all get sorted out and put a end to the gremlins.
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post Nov 5 2015, 06:23 PM
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did you over oil the filter element? only needs a little bit....if the engine runs OK otherwise, oil blocking the IAC port will resolve itself eventually
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post Nov 6 2015, 09:36 PM
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No Lou, I followed instructions and gave a once over.

Pulled the air filter and sprayed the induction unit with carb cleaner. Had a bottle of SeaFoam and threw some on a terry cloth towel and cleaned the bore of the induction unit along with wiping down the butterfly valve. Man the crap that flowed out of that induction unit. black soupy mess…Poured the rest of the SeaFoam into the gas tank.

Rode the bike to work and it purred… Felt like the day Mikey sold it to me and I rode it home. Smooth as glass…. idled smoothly; at 900 rpm and never hiccuped.

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post Nov 7 2015, 10:21 AM
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So, problem solved? Gunky idle air control? That's it? Sweet!
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I own two boats with carbarated outboards and every since they started using alcohol in gas I've had carberator issues, it eats the insides of fuel lines that is not spacifily made for it and it badly gunks up small jets in a carberators
I literally have to tear down all the boat carbs every time I let a motor sit more then a few weeks.

One of my customers owners a boat repair shop openly praises the alcohol additives for making him a wealthy man.
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post Nov 10 2015, 01:49 PM
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QUOTE(Ordy @ Nov 6 2015, 08:36 PM) *
No Lou, I followed instructions and gave a once over.

Pulled the air filter and sprayed the induction unit with carb cleaner. Had a bottle of SeaFoam and threw some on a terry cloth towel and cleaned the bore of the induction unit along with wiping down the butterfly valve. Man the crap that flowed out of that induction unit. black soupy mess…Poured the rest of the SeaFoam into the gas tank.

Rode the bike to work and it purred… Felt like the day Mikey sold it to me and I rode it home. Smooth as glass…. idled smoothly; at 900 rpm and never hiccuped.

Ride safe
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Cool, glad it worked...

It's been awhile since I've used any SeaFoam on mine.... It's overdue for a cleaning....

What happened to the pic????

I'll work on mine this weekend...
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post Nov 10 2015, 07:28 PM
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QUOTE(LoudnProud @ Nov 10 2015, 01:49 PM) *
Cool, glad it worked...

It's been awhile since I've used any SeaFoam on mine.... It's overdue for a cleaning....

What happened to the pic????

I'll work on mine this weekend...


Just remove the filter and spray the induction unit down. Wipe up the bore with seafoam soaked cloth and spray induction unit with carb cleaner with engine running. Then add seafoam to gas tank.... Done... No pics necessary carlnalito....

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PS: Did you install the shocks? How does it ride?
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Orale, Grassy Ass.... Bro

I meant a pic of the IAC if you swapped it out.... No Worries...

I'll clean it out as you suggested and maybe get lucky too...

I haven't swapped out the shocks yet, Bro....

Gonna get new tires soon figured I'd do them at the same time....

They're too pretty... Can't wait to have them installed... More stuff to clean.... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/hysterical.gif)
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Damn, That shit actually worked.... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerbang1.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/hysterical.gif)
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post Nov 17 2015, 08:17 PM
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QUOTE(LoudnProud @ Nov 17 2015, 06:02 PM) *
Damn, That shit actually worked.... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerbang1.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/hysterical.gif)



Weeeeeeee. It's fun when shit works.
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QUOTE(LoudnProud @ Nov 17 2015, 07:02 PM) *
Damn, That shit actually worked.... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerbang1.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/hysterical.gif)

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I know! Right...

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