Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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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.