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Bandit idle adjustment

Discussion in 'Technical and Troubleshooting Torque' started by Bravus, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. Got the Bandit back from its major service, and it's running beautifully, but the idle is set too low - 700 rpm or so when the manual says 1200. It's hard to keep running on a warmup and occasionally stalls at lights and such.

    The idle adjust screw (manual calls it 'throttle stop screw') is in the middle underneath the carbs and set up to be manually adjusted. Had a go and turned it several turns for no real result.

    Should take it back to them, and will if it's not resolved soon, but they're out at Ipswich and I'm kinda busy. Any tips?
  2. They probably backed it all the way out, keep turning!

    They usually have a lot of excess thread that's not used.
  3. ring them up.
    explain how unfortunate it was that some total ****ing retard posed as a mechanic in their workshop.
    be polite and understanding, as these things happen.
    ask if they can send out a motorcycle mechanic to your place of residence asap, or as soon as they hire one.
  4. +1 to keep turning.

    Count the turns and if it does no good turn back and take it back to them.
  5. +1 GreyBM