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12S - how do I reset the stepper motors or idle actuators

I have heard speak of resetting the idle actuators and others speaking of stepper motors and then even another (Col) having an actuator? replaced under warranty.

This seems to be a bit of a so so area on the R12 at least. My idle is pretty ordinary and the FRK has not been put in yet, I know friggin useless right?

I remember owenm writing about how to reset them but I didn't follow it too well as my 3 R's aren't too flash (reading, riting and rithmetic ) I NEED A PICTORIAL!

Can the brotherhood explain just how even a dummy can reset these bizzos

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My idle noticeably improved when I dumped the Bosch spark plugs in favor of NGK Iridiums at about 2500 miles. 9168 miles now and still idles reliably smooth.
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The only thing, other than the dealers equipment, that I've seen for resetting the stepper motors is the GS 911 diagnostic tool.
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Local Guru (who can't resolve my permanent awful idle problem) says that if you turn on-off 3 times (without starting) the bike > that ****** BMS-K can reset the Idle things.

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Mine were reset by the dealer with their special diagnostic tool, but the idle deteriorated 30 minutes later and was solved by replacement of one of the motors. Once a bad motor, always a bad motor. Stepford motors.
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+1 on GS-911 and of course, it gives you other diagnostics. I got the "enthusiast blue tooth" model so I can use my BB to diagnose any errors on the road.
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Interesting responses, thanks dudes, so where does that leave me?

I'm 300km from a service outlet (600 round)

What does the Diagnostic Tool cost US?

The cheapest of the two above things may be the best solution for mwa

edit) Ken, I should ask, how the heck could the sparkers make that difference? (and Kieran do you still have that spare set?)

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Ken, I should ask, how the heck could the sparkers make that difference? (and Kieran do you still have that spare set?)
Nothing with the actuators if they are having a problem, really. I just noticed the bike idled better, IMO, when I changed out the Bosch plugs.
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What does the Diagnostic Tool cost US?
Bluetooth enthusiast = $350 US

No, it's not cheap, but neither is a trip to the dealer-
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Nothing with the actuators if they are having a problem, really. I just noticed the bike idled better, IMO, when I changed out the Bosch plugs.
righto, no worries

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Bluetooth enthusiast = $350 US

No, it's not cheap, but neither is a trip to the dealer-
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Add another for the GS-911. You can reset your next service date as well by mileage or by date. Saves a trip to the dealer if you are doing your own work.
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Jon ,

My bike ran like a hairy goat , intermitantly , Dealer plugged in, and the only course of action was to replace the idle actuator . Haven't had any problems since .

I would suggest giving Southbank a ring and seeing if there is any "Hidden Warranty" on idle actuators , often manufacturers are aware of a fault that is common in a model range and will warrant certain parts after the warranty life of the bike .
My father had the automatic transmission replaced in his six year old car because of a known fault that was covered by "hidden warranty"
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Col, brilliant! I will call Monday and suss 'em out.

You going to the big race or are you going to listen from home

Long time no speak - hope you are well man
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Mate ,

working nightshift on an oil rig off WA so no GP for me this year .

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