I rode a couple hundred miles today and ran into something I've never encountered before.
My idle speed would stick at 2500-3300 all day long when the bike was in gear, but the moment I shifted into neutral, the RPM dropped to 1500. If I then shifted back into gear, the RPM's stayed down. If I shifted N to 1 and let out the clutch for a couple of seconds then the RPM would stay at the higher level. The temps were 28-42 F.
At first I thought, perhaps the clutch was not disengaging completely until I realized the speed would drop in gear, not go up. Has anyone seen anything like this? What do people suggest I do for diagnosing what is going on here?
it is a stock '03 with the map previous to the '05. all else appears to be fine.