V-Twin
It is premature to call this an issue but I am curious and slightly concerned.

I had the Power Commander V and Auto-Tune removed from my bike yesterday.  I am running the latest Indian Stage 2 Cams tune released about 6 months ago.  As our engines mature, engine control module (ECM) updates don’t come out as often as it doesn’t need it.

I have ridden yesterday afternoon and this morning in the stock form.  The factory tune has matured alot and it runs really well.  I have heard a slight popping from the Indian High Flow Air Cleaner but it was a quiet puff and the engine has not stalled.

In the afternoon, when I started the bike up in the 33 degree heat, it shot up to 1,400rpm at idle!! 😳  My bike never idled that high.  Usually 1,100rpm.  Then, within a minute or two, drops to 1,050, then to 1,000rpm.

Even after riding to the end of the driveway about 100m down the road, the bike was still idling at 1,350rpm. Next time I stopped and the bike idled was about 5 minutes later - all was back to normal.

When I had the opportunity, I restarted the bike half-a-dozen times. No issues.  It idled within the normal range.

This could have 2 possible outcomes:
  1. It was a one off event and it is unlikely to happen again.
  2. It will get worse over time and it will start to idle at 1,400 more frequently.
My question is, has anyone else had their Thunder Stroke 111 start up and idle on its own at 1,300rpm or higher?
Let's be kind to one another.
Melbourne, Victoria
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Dr.Shifty
The poor old dear has dementia and will soon forget the names of her children. Time for a new bike I'm afraid.

On the other hand, could just be too much caffeine at lunch. 😉
Cheers, Kim.

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V-Twin
Dr.Shifty wrote:
The poor old dear has dementia and will soon forget the names of her children. Time for a new bike I'm afraid.
On the other hand, could just be too much caffeine at lunch. 😉
🙈😜😬🤣 How could you post such an informative post on battery thread and post such a cryptic post here?  🤬😝
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Dr.Shifty
V-Twin wrote:
🙈😜😬🤣 How could you post such an informative post on battery thread and post such a cryptic post here?  ðŸ¤¬ðŸ˜


Let's just blame whoever invented single malt. 😉
Cheers, Kim.

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JuanPoop
I have stage 2 cams as well and the PVCX has my idle tuned at 800rpm and although it starts at about 1,000 it gets to 800 in about 1 minute.
No variations to that for about 3 months to date - since last tune. 
Also haven't heard of anyone else with their idle that high.  
Sounds odd - but could be a one off.
Worth watching closely by the sounds of it...

aka - John
2017 Springfield - grey / burgundy
Northern Beaches - Sydney
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V-Twin
JuanPoop wrote:
Sounds odd - but could be a one off.
Hey John,

Thanks for chipping in.  I do appreciate it.  Since my original post, it has not done it.  I have restarted the bike about 30 times over several days.  Only difference was that I had my alarm activated when the idle shot up to 1,400rpm.  I have not used my alarm since the issue.  That’s all I can think of that could have made a difference. 🤔
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Melbourne, Victoria
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Skah Viho
I have the stage 2cams and hi flow aur and pipes after my last service at 16 k i noticed it popping every now and then but my idle has wlays been 1150 down to 750 800 just reached 19500 klms
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V-Twin
UPDATE: 4 APRIL 2018

I have now experienced 1,400rpm idle for the 3rd time.  My bike has never idled at that rpm in the entire time I have owned my bike... even in the 3 degree winter morning.
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AAMC
This is not an unusual occurrence and quite a few of our customers (and brands) experience this. It's simply part of the warm up cycle (mainly related to emissions) to ensure the engine (and mostly catalytic converter) are up to temperature ASAP. For Euro 5 emissions there is a timed period where the vehicle has to meet the test criteria. It's dependent on many factors and inputs as to when it may occur. Don’t worry yourself about it V, completely normal although it can appear to be a bit random. 
Kind regards Rick
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V-Twin
Thanks Rick.  Even though it has not done that in two years... I will assume it is the new (5 months old but new to me) Stage 2 tune from Indian that is now programmed to do this.  Cheers!
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