Joined: Sep 2008
From: Blackfoot, ID (~5,000' AMSL)
I Ride: 00 ZX-9r Lime Green 02 ZX-9r Lime Green, California E1 & F1 models, respectively
Setting them individually is more technical than you need to be. I think the gist of the process of determining where idle no longer increases should be performed with all four set evenly, then start the engine and observe RPM.
In retrospect, that was easy to determine in my case because I had the assistance of mountains. As I rode up, idle RPM would drop. When I rode down, it would increase. I tinkered until I found out where the RPM varied the least. At 1 5/8 it was very good, but still increased quite a bit at lower altitudes. 2.0 it was awful, idle speed went up dramatically as I went down in altitude and fuel consumption became unacceptably high. 1 1/4 was too low and caused the engine to starve at high altitude, but was great for low altitude and 1 1/2 made all riding pleasurable with the least amount of variation in idle RPM. It just so happens that the F1 finds 1.5 turns to its liking as well.
Alright! Trading bikes for a while was fun.I'm ready for mine back. No, seriously, get off my bike. Ahh, what a privilege it is to have such a sweet ride.
At the track she's said to be outclassed, but on the street, she reigns unmatched. She's the only big-bore canyon carving hypermiler I know of. -- Picture gallery
, K&N air filter, SuperTrapp
Aluminum Racing Series exhaust (Made in USA)
, ZG touring shield, & otherwise stock.
Science & OODA literate. ACA covered.