reasonable idle speed?

2001 WR42

My manual says idle speed is about 1700 rpm. Do any of you set your idle slower?

Seems to me awfully high for any compression braking on slick rock or other

perilous terrain.

If I try to set the idle down where I think it should be based on my previous

thumpers, it seems to die. Maybe because of the high compression ratio?

Yes you are right. I set mine around 1900 rpm (WR450) they seem to run better with a high idle. :)

ahh, that explains a lot.. I'm used to my harley beat, real slow, was trying to get my wr to idle way too slow :)

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