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Those of you who have bikes, what is your engine idling speed? Mine seems to be between 1600-1800 rpm even from cold, I thought it a little high, as I saw a Full Throttle started in the dealers and that was idling at a much lower speed.

Just wondering if it's connected to my snatchy throttle, or if it's normal ..
 

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Those of you who have bikes, what is your engine idling speed? Mine seems to be between 1600-1800 rpm even from cold, I thought it a little high, as I saw a Full Throttle started in the dealers and that was idling at a much lower speed.

Just wondering if it's connected to my snatchy throttle, or if it's normal ..
I'm still waiting on my bike so can't give you a comparison but I'd say that 1600 -1800 rpm is far to fast for an idle speed. Most Ducatis are set to idle at around 1200 rpm. Is there any slack in the throttle cable? There should be about 2-3 mm.
 

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I've only owned one fuel injected bike and I was surprised idle is supposed to be over 1000 RPM, but that's normal. That's how you rip away quickly from stop lights :)

It also beats fiddling with the choke on cold mornings.
 

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Just been out to the garage to check mine and it's ticking over at 1600, seems fine to me.


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I find it difficult to read it exactly with the LCD rev counter, but I'd say that mine's about the same. I'm fairly sure that the demo bike I rode was the same too. It doesn't sound overly "busy" at idle.
 

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I took my new Scrambler Icon out for its first ride yesterday. The start-up idle speed was around 1600-1800 (one can only estimate it due to the "bar graph" display) and I expected that it would slow down once the bike warmed up. But it didn't, and since the traffic was slow in Paris I spent much time between stopped and slow. The engine seemed to me to be quite hot and after about 40 minutes of this I decided, rather than my nice pastoral ride outside of Paris, to go by the shop and inquire about this. Once there, my question, "what's the normal idle speed for the bike?" didn't provoke the expected direct answer, but led the mechanics to wire the bike to a their laptop analyzer, which told them that everything was fine. This is a long, long way from my experience with my previous bike, a '79 Bonneville that experienced mechanics tune the carburator "by ear" (and the idle speed for which is around 900 rpm).
 
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