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Every once in awhile, my engine stalls when coming to a stop. The rpm's drop like normal down to about 2k then the needle will drop to 0 and the engine dies. I've tried to increase the idle speed to about 1600 revs/sec but now when I come to a stop the needle will fall to 2k and then drop to close to 1k rpms and struggle sometimes to get back to the idle speed. I have about 2100 miles on the bike and it started about 400 miles ago. It's been serviced at the recommended times by a kawasaki dealer. Does anyone have any suggestions?
 

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This happened to me during the first few days. I'd down shift and the bike would die out. Eventually I checked my clutch cable and adjusted it a little surprisingly it fixed.
 

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Yes, this has been noticed by several people including me. It is most common going down a hill in gear where the rpms are up a bit...say 5000 rpms, then you brake and squeeze the clutch to come to a stop, and the engine dies. I noticed mine the first time I rode it and stopped at the first corner. Now it does it only when the engine is a little cold and only as I described on hills. I think there will be a recall for it since it is apparently common. I can live with it though. I anticipate it, and pop the clutch in 1st just before I stop and the engine catches again. The other way to do it is SLOWLY brake and slowly let the rpms drop. Someone suggested taking it back to the dealer and that makes sense, but I'm in no hurry. If it is still doing it in a couple months, I will though. It appears to be a mapping problem. I suspect Kawa will come up with a firmware fix. Someone who took it back said they increased the idle, but that's not the way it should be fixed cause the idle...at least my idle is fine.
 

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If everybody can "live with it", Kawasaki will never know its occurring. Just a thought. Mine only did it once. It was cold and I left the garage as soon as the oil pressure light went out. Thirty seconds later, I was slowing to a stop at the end of the road and it stalled. Fired immediately after that. There have been times I've thought it happened on the twisties, but couldn't verify because I wear ear plugs and I was watching the road and not the instrumentation.
 
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