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    2008 rxp-x Idle lower possible?

    I know everyone says 1800-1900 idle is normal, but has anyone lowered their idle on theres? Its just annoying with the R lever the whole time.

    Just want to know if I can buy a programer etc....


    thanks
    -dan


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    R88ory RXP's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by djk8705 View Post
    I know everyone says 1800-1900 idle is normal, but has anyone lowered their idle on theres? Its just annoying with the R lever the whole time.

    Just want to know if I can buy a programer etc....


    thanks
    -dan
    I dont think there is anything you can do to lower the idle RPMs.

    It gets worse as you get more mods and steeper pitch props. My 04 RXP used to idle at 5 mph.

    R88

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    Quote Originally Posted by R88ory RXP View Post
    I dont think there is anything you can do to lower the idle RPMs.

    It gets worse as you get more mods and steeper pitch props. My 04 RXP used to idle at 5 mph.

    R88
    +1 on that. mine idles at 1780-1820 but i added a bunch of pitch and at idle my ski's movin pretty good!

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    Hold the reverse lever half way up to drive nice and slow..its soo annnoying but hey it works around the docks...i got one ski that idles a mile an hour faster thann the other..its a PITA...soo annoying

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrankieV123 View Post
    Hold the reverse lever half way up to drive nice and slow..its soo annnoying but hey it works around the docks...i got one ski that idles a mile an hour faster thann the other..its a PITA...soo annoying


    thats what I do now... i wish someone would chime in saying they lowered their idle via a tune or dealer.....

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    if you search around you will find a few threads on this. The most logical theory that was proposed was that the charging system couldn't generate enough juice to keep the motor running below that. Im also very interested in lowering the idle to a reasonable rpm, but i doubt its possible.

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    You guys wouldnt believe how fast a conversion ski is @ idle.

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    dont play with it

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    Dont mess with it. My Girls Ski has a problem starting and I found out what it is the "Idle Control Motor" there is a motor that is controlled by the ECM to adjust the idle speed. It opens and closes a bypass circuit at the throttle valve. It isn't working and the engine idles about 1300-1500 slower but the ski wont start without pulling on the throttle a little till it starts. You could trick it to idle slower and unplug it and just remember to open the throttle a little so it starts. But I wouldn't.

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