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Hi guys,

Just got my '05 Vee back from the dealer after waiting for about a month - full tune up, tires, chain and sprockets, etc. They also fixed the "FI" light, which kept flicking on after about 20 miles of riding.

I bought the bike used with 12,300 miles on it, and took it to the shop for inspection and tune up. It still runs rough, and exhibits most of the running issues that TB sync, TB boots, and PC III or Yosh box seem to fix. Does anyone know a good shop that can help get the bike running right? Keeping it at or above 4K rpm seems like the only way to keep it running smoothly. The shop that did the work is out of ideas.

Thanks for any suggestions - I'm willing to travel just about anywhere on the east coast/mid west to get this figured out. Love the bike, and this is driving me crazy!

Thanks,

Chris
2nd Post and you're disappointed with the way your bike runs. You've had it for just over a month and in that time it spent approx. four weeks in the shop.

These things tell me something. You don't have much experience riding a Vee. It took me over a year to really get to know my bike.

Why don't you just ride it for a while?
 

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I'm absolutely not disappointed with the rest of the bike. It fits me perfectly, has a great seating position, handles well, nicely laid out cockpit and useable mirrors, and is just generally fun to ride. I'm hoping to ride it to Chicago later next week, and am toying with swinging through the Cabot Trail on my way home.

Chris
Hasn't it been close to a 100 degrees and humid in DC the past week? (I'm originally from a MD suburb of DC and keep in touch with a riding buddy there.) I don't know where your bike is idling but it should be a touch over 1,200 RPMs when fully warmed up. Fully warmed up during those recent hot days is probably about 3 bars on the temp indicator.

I didn't mean to come off as a wise ass but when I bought my '03 Vee a few years back, I came close to selling it shortly after buying. I'm glad I didn't but it did take about a year (10k miles) to get comfortable. The engine, especially, takes a while to get used to and it likes to operate where you feel it most comfortable, above 4k RPMs.
 
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