Moving from a Kawasaki ZG 1000 to a FJR. I test rode a 2007 this morning and the bike is in great shape, low miles, very clean, but with what seems a fairly common issue. Initial acceleration from idle (900rpm) while in neutral led to hesitation in the engine response and occasionally to the engine dying. Seemed to improve a little on warm-up.
The bike is located at an altitude of 4500 ft. It has aftermarket exhaust (Staintune) and an older generation Power Commander. The current owner doesn't know whether the ECU was recalled and replaced.
How big a concern is this? How much is a fix (and what is it, exactly?)? I've been trolling the forum and don't (yet) see a clear answer. Any advice is appreciated!
a- how many owners
b- how many mechanics
c- how many DIY that muck around under the tank
known fact ....after market exhausts will many times affect the idle
many a different bike & model
resulting in a ' lean ' condition
fluffy idle = essentially less power at idle
many think over time they can modify & have a better product that what they bought
rare they accomplish that result
whenever anyone is having issues its always good to revert to
OEM / parametres [ currently Not even close ]
sometimes issues go away or point more clearly to the
negatives resulting in a better path to a solution
the bike is question is old
has passed thru many a hand
probably NO major issues yet a basket full
of headaches & ankle biting issues
eliminating ALL of the knotted issues will atke a really gooood mechanic &
plenty o patience$$$$$$$