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    apriliaforum expert northernkiwi's Avatar
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    Horten; Norway

    idle problem solved

    havent been up too much since last autumn,mainly due to ongoing health issues. The Capo has also had ongoing health issues for the couple of years. Mainly intermittent idle problems/cutting out or stalling at low revs. Not much fun heading in to roundabouts and intersections especially in wet weather. Last year Grant the wizard of watford suggested that it maybe the injector O rings that needed some silicon. Not so, and i even replaced them,as he said after 14 years things do wear out (even rotax). So start of season and things were not to bad, my health issues were making me borderline suicidal, but thats another story.
    But they did not get better, so i took contact with Tim who suggested i clean the idle valve under the airbox. Today with some help from my local mc guy we did just that, but also found the lead to the front coil was extremely loose. Which of these fixes, fixed the problem i'm not certain of, but the valve was mucky. Seems like problem solved, thanks Tim.
    2004 capo - the grey one
    Oberon clutch slave, 4cm extra foam in riders seat, RR back shock , Hagon progressive front springs, 4 techauto coils, AF1 fuel line and metal connectors, both brown connectors replaced with direct wiring, kappa racks and Big Husky 46l cases, hepco becker junior top case,mandatory capo stickers, cbr honda mosfet rectifier. Grant of watford,s map.
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    Good to hear it's solved. On the other hand, sorry to read about your on-going health problems and how they're making you feel - hang on in there, old bean. Was sorry to miss you at Llandovery.

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    apriliaforum expert timcrasher's Avatar
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    I'm glad you got your bike sorted. I just hope your health allows you to start using it. You live in an amazing part of the world for exploring by motorcycle. I'm so jealous

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