Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: St. Louis, MO, USA
Idling 22 K1200LTE
I'm new the the K1200LT and the lack of the old fashioned carbs. My bike sat idle for a year before I bought it. It sputtered a little when I started to riding it, but after new fuel and a few miles it now it runs fine. I recently replaced the air and fuel filter along with new plugs.
The weather is getting cooler now and I'm not sure what normal is with throttle body injectors in the heat or the cold. When I clutch and shift between gears the RPM's remain a little on the high side. Also, if I clutch the bike on the highway it takes a few seconds for the RPM's to return to 1,000, but it does make it there. At idle the bike occasionally idles a little high for a few seconds, but always comes back down to 1K. If you goose it a little to move up in traffic and then clutch it, the RPM's will go hold at about 1500 for a few seconds, then return to 1,000.
Is this normal? Am I over thinking this?