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Offline bluealcol

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High Tickover on Starting
« on: Apr 30, 2008, 12:49 PM »
On starting the tickover seems a little high.  From cold, it creeps up to 3000rpm for a few minutes before settling down to 750 - 1000 normal tickover, on starting from warm, will creep to 2000rpm then quickly settle down.  Is this usual for the Versys?  It's going for it's first service next week so if not I will get them to have a look at it.

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Re: High Tickover on Starting
« Reply #1 on: Apr 30, 2008, 01:50 PM »
3000rpm seams a bit high for a few minutes, unless you live in northern Canada
just over 2000 rpm would be about right in Europe
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Re: High Tickover on Starting
« Reply #2 on: Apr 30, 2008, 03:22 PM »
Just over 2000rpm is right in US to. Take it in.

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Offline andy198712

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Re: High Tickover on Starting
« Reply #3 on: Apr 30, 2008, 06:01 PM »
just incase you didnt know, it has an AUTO choke, and will hold the revs highier then normal till its warm

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Re: High Tickover on Starting
« Reply #4 on: Apr 30, 2008, 09:08 PM »
Thanks for the replies.  I thought it was a bit high.

Andy - thought the Versys had fuel injection - which was why I was aksing about the tickover.  The CPU should control the tickover?!?

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Re: High Tickover on Starting
« Reply #5 on: Apr 30, 2008, 09:43 PM »
Is yours an early one? Mine did the same and the dealer reckoned it was because it was one of the first and that the software had probably been changed on later models.

Anyway, I've sorted it now by making a new cam for the auto choke. Could have just filed a bit off the original one, but I thought it was safer to be able to swap back if there was a problem.

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Re: High Tickover on Starting
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2008, 12:25 PM »
Tibs

it was registered on the 1st September 2007.  I bought it on the 1st March 2008 with 100 miles on it, so I am assuming it is at least a 2007 model.  Booked for service next Friday, so I will mention it then.  Unfortunatley, I won't be able to ride it until then as I have 650 miles on it now, and don't want to over run the service interval (as I do a 60 miles round trip journey each day) - Boo Hoo!

Al

Offline andy198712

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Re: High Tickover on Starting
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2008, 08:56 AM »
*Originally Posted by bluealcol [+]
Thanks for the replies.  I thought it was a bit high.

Andy - thought the Versys had fuel injection - which was why I was aksing about the tickover.  The CPU should control the tickover?!?

It does have FI, but that raises the tick over, much like a choke, till its warm :31:

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Re: High Tickover on Starting
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2008, 06:14 PM »
650 miles on it now, and don't want to over run the service interval

Are you implying that Kawasaki UK will invalidate your warranty if you turn it in for service with more than the recommended miles on it for that service?

I do all my own service, other than valves, but plugs, filters etc, I do note it in the operators manual, but no official dealer stamp. Think I would check with your dealer before assuming the warranty would be gone just because you show up with 1000miles on it for the 600 mile service. But, I may be wrong-so might want to check first. :211:

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Offline Tibs

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Re: High Tickover on Starting
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2008, 10:24 PM »
The bike could be an early one.
Can't be sure this is age related but it does seem to be the old ones that suffer from it.
It'll be interesting to see if the dealer can do anything to help, but if not you can either tweak the cam or, like some others on this forum, just remove it altogether.
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