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peterhaak

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Engine problem below 2000 rpm
« on: October 02, 2016, 09:56:40 »
Hello,
I am the owner of a 2003 injection varadero
Has anyone faced a similar problem? When the engine is running with idle speed neutral gear, the engine revolution drops down for a second, also when i shift back and the rpm goes below 2000(roundabout, traffic lights). While riding everything comes back to normal and there are no problems, acceleration is ok. It startet yesterday at once when i left the higway, never had problems before.
Please help, all suggestions are welcome.
Thanks in advance,
Peter

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Re: Engine problem below 2000 rpm
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2016, 13:32:08 »
Thats a common problem with the first MK2 injection models. Unfortunately there is not that much you can do, besides:

- Check if the mounted sparkplugs are the right one. The injection models require Iridium sparkplugs.
- Fuel the bike with at least 98+ octane fuel (NB: 'V-power' and 'Excellium' are in The Netherlands 95+, in Germany f.e. 100+)
- Expensive but a good alternative: install a Powercommander. Don't know your location, but the guys @ JR Tuning / Mulders Motoren (Veendam) are very experienced. If you are with the Dutch Transalp / Varaderoclub (transalpclub.nl) you get a fair discount here as well.

Let us know how things develop.  ;)
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Re: Engine problem below 2000 rpm SOLVED
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2016, 22:42:55 »
Hello to you all,

Problem solved, changed the spark plugs for new ones and put new fuel in the tank.
Tried about 150km and the problem is gone.

Thanks for your reactions and help.

Kind regards,
Peter

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Re: Engine problem below 2000 rpm SOLVED
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2016, 20:46:38 »
Hello to you all,

Problem solved, changed the spark plugs for new ones and put new fuel in the tank.
Tried about 150km and the problem is gone.

Thanks for your reactions and help.

Kind regards,
Peter

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