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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-08-2007, 08:20 PM Thread Starter
 
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whats a normal idle?

just bought mine and it idles 3k. is there a idle control valve, where?

2000 yamaha r6
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Probally set up as a track bike or stunt bike previously.
There is an idle adjustment screw under all the farings if im not mistaken, at least thats where it is on the 06 r6.


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do u know what its on exactly?
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Id be almost 100% sure its different than on my bike. If it is its probally near the front top of your engine and is a brass colored screw. Id consult your local shop and see if they can just point it out to you, you can adjust it yourself just need to find the damn thing first. Id set around 1200-1700 depending on your preferences.


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3k? That seems way too high to me. My bike is supposed to idle at 1200rpm. The idle screw on mine is on the lower left side. It's the only screw looking knob down there.

Somewhere in the circled area...near the carbs...



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Does it idle at 3k when you start it up while the bike is cold? My bike does that then after it warms up it goes down to 1300 and stays there. The idle adjustment screw is on the right side behind the fairing. It's bnot an actual screw but a black "valve" that you turn to increase or decrease the idle. That's where it's at on my 2000 R6. It should be the same on yours.
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Does it idle at 3k when you start it up while the bike is cold? My bike does that then after it warms up it goes down to 1300 and stays there. The idle adjustment screw is on the right side behind the fairing. It's bnot an actual screw but a black "valve" that you turn to increase or decrease the idle. That's where it's at on my 2000 R6. It should be the same on yours.
Yeah most all bikes start up from 2500-3k rpms then idle back down to around 1500-1300. That's the norm for a bike idle. As well as almost all idle screws that I've ever seen are on the left side of the engine. It will either be a stationary flush mounted screw to your engine casing under the fairing, or a plastic or metal screw protruding from a rubber tube under the fairing. Lefty loosey righty tighty. Just remember to make adjustments when the bike is in neutral and warmed up.
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Yeah most all bikes start up from 2500-3k rpms then idle back down to around 1500-1300. That's the norm for a bike idle. As well as almost all idle screws that I've ever seen are on the left side of the engine. It will either be a stationary flush mounted screw to your engine casing under the fairing, or a plastic or metal screw protruding from a rubber tube under the fairing. Lefty loosey righty tighty. Just remember to make adjustments when the bike is in neutral and warmed up.
LOL, Go up to the very top of this thread. I didn't post it, I was just telling the guy who did where the idle adjustment was at since we have the same year/model bike.
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LOL, Go up to the very top of this thread. I didn't post it, I was just telling the guy who did where the idle adjustment was at since we have the same year/model bike.
I realize that, I was adding to your comment. I thought the original question was pretty dumb anyway, but someone might get their feelings hurt if that's just blurted out.
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My Kawi manual says idle should be 1050 - 1150 RPM. I would imagine your Yami should be about the same.
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I forget the acyronym for it buts its something like AISM which raises the idle of it when its cold. New Suzuki's have this. My r6 does not and will try to idle at 300rpm.


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I realize that, I was adding to your comment. I thought the original question was pretty dumb anyway, but someone might get their feelings hurt if that's just blurted out.
Don't hold back, that's part of the fun on here! One minute we can be and the next we can be . lol
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The thing you're currently using to soak up oil underneath your cage is called an owners manual, it has loads of information about the normalities of your bike, and may even get you out of trouble some day
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been away on busuiness so i have posted. found that valve thanks to rockinthef4.i got it down to 2k, but any lower and it wants to cut off, though i might possibly have a vacuum leak where the carbs slip on, gonna spay some carb cleaner on it to see if idle jumps a little.
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I realize that, I was adding to your comment. I thought the original question was pretty dumb anyway, but someone might get their feelings hurt if that's just blurted out.
whats stupid about it? i bought my first bike and a 3k idle seemed kinda high so i asked whats normal for a bike.
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maybe you be starving the bike of enriched fuel/air. clean dem carbs, den get back to us.
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whats stupid about it? i bought my first bike and a 3k idle seemed kinda high so i asked whats normal for a bike.
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