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That's about where I thought I set it, but it seems to idle a bit lower than that now, more like 1400 once it's warm, but it's hard to tell exactly. It still drops down to perhaps 1100 briefly with the clutch pull on a cold engine say 2 minutes after setting off, but hasn't died. I don't think that is ever supposed to happen. I'll check it tomorrow. It's close enough that I can tweak the throttle as I squeeze the clutch and the revs drop and that keeps the revs from dropping too low. On the 2013s that wouldn't work. The engine would drop down to zero and stall almost instantly. This really looks like the same issue, but perhaps a little milder version. If it continues to be an issue though, I will take it in and let the mechanics try something. Maybe the map is faulty. I could actually live with it the way it is now, so I'll ride a couple hundred more miles before I do anything else.

The service dept. guy was really talking up his fuel additive when I bought the bike. I figured that was just to push a high-profit product, but it could also be there have been fuel issues with the Ninja 300. Others have certainly mentioned it. It's not like I let the bike sit for very long. The gas should be fine. I've been using Shell 87 or 89 octane at busy stations...same stations I've been using for years with no issues in other bikes, so I'm pretty sure it's not bad fuel.
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Looks like my bike is healed. I took it for a nice ride this morning and it runs smooth and doesn't stall on the hill now. It mostly needed to be broken in. Everything works better now...smoother shifting, better braking, smoother take-off (no clutch chatter), better throttle response, and the engine purrs. It has 220 miles on it.
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Hi folks,

I just bought a low mileage (170mi) 2014 300 ABS and I'm having the same issue with the clutch killing the bike. I had a 4 hour ride home to become well acquainted with restarting on a regular basis. Fun times on an unfamiliar bike for sure.

the bike was even crapping out sitting in neutral but seemed to run well when I was moving. I upped the idle speed last night and it seemed to help a bit early in the ride today but once it was warmed up the rpms were dropping like a stone with every clutch pull.

I'm wondering if it was sitting for a while with old gas and that is causing the problem. I'm putting some redline in tomorrow and I'm on the 2nd tank of gas.

Any ideas would be much appreciated. thanks for the help
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Hi folks,

I'm wondering if it was sitting for a while with old gas and that is causing the problem. I'm putting some redline in tomorrow and I'm on the 2nd tank of gas.

Any ideas would be much appreciated. thanks for the help
I also picked up a 2014 that has had gas sitting in it since March. Ran like crap for a while, but really improved with some fresh ethanol free gas. Getting some fresh gas is definitely the first place to start.
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The last few times I've pulled into my driveway after a nice ride (plenty long for it to be 'warmed up') my bike stalled in first.

I realized I hadn't filled my tank in awhile and the tank only had one bar left. I filled it up and it hasn't happened since. It wasn't stalling any other time, just pulling into my driveway (which has a steep incline... not sure if any of it is connected... maybe it was coincidence)
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