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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chandler, Arizona
I run mine at an indicated 1000 on the bikes tach, which the book says is not accurate, but that doesn't matter to me anyway, I don't use numbers, I go by what it sounds like. If you have messed with the filters, your idle characteristics will be different. I found mine will not idle steadily at 1000 rpm with the pilot screws turned 1 1/2 turns out (the factory setting) but purrs like a kitty cat at 1000 when they are turned out 3 full turns. At 1000 rpm, it is running strictly on the idle circuit, and a lean mixture will cause an erratic idle. I have never had my oil pressure light come on with it idling at 1000 rpm, and as has been said, it will not charge at any reasonable idle speed. I have an off switch on my headlight high beam, so I can idle it without putting to much of a drain on the battery. I also keep it hooked up to a Battery Tender Jr. whenever it is not being ridden.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
1979 Vespa P200E
2002 Vulcan 750 parts bike
1994 Yamaha XT225 parts bike