Missoula Maladjusted

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by Chains45, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. HairLipDog

    HairLipDog Old Fart

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    And for lunch we have cheese stuffed, bacon wrapped hot dogs.
    New hip replacement recovery medicine!! :clap

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  2. Siorc

    Siorc Tiger Shark

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    I had pretty much given up after the snow storm a couple weeks ago. But today was so nice, didn't even get down to freezing last night, so I squeezed in one more commute on the bike. Hopefully someone else got out for the sunshine today as well.
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  3. Force0321

    Force0321 Dirty Pirate

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    I rode the 690 to work on Saturday afternoon. Was a bit chilly but rather enjoyable.

    On a different note, I've got a high idle issue with the 690 at the moment. With the Rekluse clutch, when the bike is warmed up, it wants to drag abit when stopped. To the point I have to hold the brake at stops. This issue didn't start until I had the dealer flash the map to the Evo set. I recently had him reflash back to stock and it still does it.
    Fixing to tear into it tonight and see if maybe I have an air leak between the intake and throttle body, causing the higher idle. ( close to 2k)
    If I pull in the clutch lever idle drops tho.
    I'm running out of ideas. I can install the heavier gold springs into the Rekluse EXP disc which will fix the dragging issue and make the clutch not engage until rpm is a bit higher, but that also gets rid of some of the engine breaking.
    Any ideas?
  4. Wansfel

    Wansfel I'm not lost! The world is just a bit misplaced.

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    Tried pulling in the clutch lever when stopped?
  5. Force0321

    Force0321 Dirty Pirate

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    Yes , and the idle drops, and bike stops trying to drag me forward. Before the remap, idle stayed consistent whether I used clutch lever or not at a stop.
    Something's up with the computer I think.
    I'm double checking I got the air box back on the throttle body properly at the moment.
  6. Wansfel

    Wansfel I'm not lost! The world is just a bit misplaced.

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    I was being snarky. I always pull in my clutch at stops. (No Rekluse.). BUT, I can imagine KTM did program the computer to raise the revs with the clutch out to help prevent stalling. Don't think I've ever seen discussion on this specific aspect of a Rekluse.
  7. Force0321

    Force0321 Dirty Pirate

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    Yeah I figured you were !
  8. Captain Salmon

    Captain Salmon Africa Twin and BMW F800GS (for sale)

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    When mine was dragging i just adjusted the clutch cable a very little bit. Set it up with the rubber band as described in the instructions
  9. Force0321

    Force0321 Dirty Pirate

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    Clutch is hydraulic, no cable to adjust. Free play is adjusted perfectly on the slave cylinder.
    Something is telling the computer to increase idle when bike is put into gear.
  10. Ladybug

    Ladybug Bug Sister

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  11. jonz

    jonz Miles are my mantra

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    Hey Missoulians, do you have any snow on the ground? I just bought my Xmas tree in So. California from some folks from Dixson, MT and they said there was no snow on the ground.
  12. philthyphil

    philthyphil Nomad

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    Hey Jonz,

    Not much in town. Maybe a bit in the shade. I’m up on the NE side of Blue Mountain and I still have a couple inches. I was in LA last week for work and did a double take when I saw X mas trees for sale near beach. I don’t go there much so I thought it was weird.
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  13. GotItGood

    GotItGood Adventurer

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    Jonz, here’s what it looks like at the foot of the Sapphires east of Corvallis. [​IMG]


    Praise the Lord, I didn't kill myself.

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  14. Wansfel

    Wansfel I'm not lost! The world is just a bit misplaced.

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    Might need a bit of snow, and fog, and frost...at least this morning...
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  15. 74C5

    74C5 Long timer

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    Intro. Just purchased a Lot a couple miles east of the Eastside Hwy traffic roundabout near the Fire Station. Won't be up there for a few years (need to build, drill and dig), but might also be asking about snow cover for trips....mostly just to go to a Costco that sells wine and spirits!
    Was up there at the end of summer and enjoyed some of Kinsman's brisket....that didn't need much smoker smoke due to the Lolo fire.
  16. Wansfel

    Wansfel I'm not lost! The world is just a bit misplaced.

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    Shouldn't be a problem. Half the locals commute to Missoula every day so they keep the roads in good shape. But then there's the traffic during commute hours???????
  17. Siorc

    Siorc Tiger Shark

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    Sorry to disappoint, but no spirits at Costco in Montana, that would be a pretty long drive to the Spokane Costco for spirits. Although their tequila is almost good enough to justify it.
    But there is lots of great local beer here.
    :beer
  18. 74C5

    74C5 Long timer

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    I settle for anything other than 3.2 beer that Utah is so infamous for.
    I do know they have my favorite Margarita mix and some nice Chiantis ffff fffff ffff fff
  19. Kinsman

    Kinsman Ribs....for her pleasure

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    There are some local distilleries, legal ones, making spirits. I have heard that there are some local distilleries, nontaxed, that are making spirits as well.
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  20. Wansfel

    Wansfel I'm not lost! The world is just a bit misplaced.

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    Not to forget wineries and cideries also.
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