help with the rpms

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help with the rpms

Unread post by mcs698 » Sat Oct 15, 2016 4:22 pm

Hi I bought a Suzuki gs500f year 2005
When im riding and go back to n the rpm some times take a while to go down doese anyone know if the is normal thanks

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Re: help with the rpms

Unread post by GS_in_CO » Sun Oct 16, 2016 7:47 am

If you are referring to the idle speed being slightly higher after a highway run then - yes that's normal.
It's because a highway run heats everything up including the oil. Hot oil is thinner oil an so there is less oil drag at idle for the same fixed throttle setting.

If you mean something else - please describe it.

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1980 Honda XL185S
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