In my experience the 2 major problems with this bike is cold weather riding causing cold coolant temps and inconsistent idle speed creating stall conditions (among other problems). The other problem is starting the bike with hot engine.
Would you buy a complete thermostat package with fittings, housing, hoses and everything required for installation?
The negative would be expense for a setup like I am using. To function properly in needs to be a bypass design with a check valve in place to prevent backwards coolant flow under closed thermostat operation. It would look something like this:
For those running a rekluse setup this is a must IMO as some of you have had some stalling issues with the reckluse which is really noticable in cold weather when the idle speed will not remain constant due to varying coolant temps. Other advantages are that it corrects an excessive rich running condition in certain situation thus creating better performance, less carbon, and possible decreased fuel consumption (mostly for trial riding). Anyway would you but it if it were available?
a lever similar to hotstart lever than when pulled would open the fast idle air circuit and aid in hot starts. It would be a one kick deal even in gear with this. Not sure of the expensive of this as it doesn't exist and may be difficult to incorperate with the idle adjustment screw. Would you buy it if it were available?
Thanks for the replies!
Edited by tech24, October 25, 2011 - 09:18 AM.