Hard to start and rough idle ???
Took all the plastics off so I could work on the bike for the winter. It's a 2005. Everything on the left side came off the bike. Air box, throttle bodies, etc. Mainly so I could reattach the crankcase breather. I did change the fuel filter and hose, new plugs, air filter, just to eliminate a few things. So, I have to try several times to get the bike to idle. Once I get it to idle the slightest throttle will kill it. I can get it to take some throttle after a few more tries. All the time running a little rough. I dropped in gear one time to check my valve adjustment and everything seemed fine and it stayed running. I did take the battery out to help with bleeding the ABS unit. I know I have to reset the TPS and the Motronics. I believe the throttle bodies and vacuum lines have been put back correctly but I could pull the fuel tank and check them again. My question is, should I wait until I can run the bike in order to reset everything, Does this sound like a tps reset problem. Or should I be attempting to solve this problem now. Another thing I forgot to mention, can't run the bike long, it's in my basement and there's 2' of snow on the ground.
Last edited by pdrrock; Jan 28th, 2015 at 10:24 pm.