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I've posted about this topic before as have others. This 2010 Wing hunts @ idle. RPM goes up and down a couple times when I disengage clutch when coming to a stop or turn then settles to a "normal" idle RPM.

Well it happened yesterday afternoon for the 1st time. Cruising down the road, bike is running fine, put signal on to make a left turn onto a side street, slow down as I approach turn, disengage clutch to down shift a couple gears, RPMs drop, idle bounces up and down a couple times and dash lights come on - engine died! 1st time it has ever stalled. Hit starter as I am turning, fires right up and off I go. Did not stall again during the rest of the 60 mile ride. Luckily there was no one behind me.

Engine was up to temp, tank was 3/4 full of good gas and it was not me that stalled the bike. I've been riding for almost 25 years.

I had a bad feeling this hunting at idle was going to get worse.

2010 Wing, 2200 miles, ECM has been reset twice (no change), no other problems with this bike at all.

Calling the dealer today. Not that I expect they will have an answer but I want this on my record (if they keep track of these things). If it gets worse, stalls more often etc. I don't know what I will do. Based on the posts in this forum it seems Honda has no fix for this?

Rob
 

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UPDATE:
Spoke with my dealer - 1st time since I bought the bike. The owner was very concerned and said the stalling is a definite safety issue. Said he is now riding a 2010 Wing and his idles fine with 1700 miles and never hunted. He told me he does not think more miles will cure the issue - sounds like a problem with the ECM. He also said he has not had this complaint before but he is going to make some calls to Honda and get this taken care of. So far, so good.

He asked if I had any wobble accelerating or decelerating. I told him no. He told me they recently worked on a new Wing for a customer, that they could not get it to stop wobbling. Honda sent 3 different sets of tires. All shook. Installed tapered bearings in head - still shook. Honda sent a set of new Bridgestones and he said the wobbling is totally gone on this bike. Says they were about to refund the guy's money for the bike. Anyway, guy has over 1200 miles on these new tires without any complaints. My dealer said to keep this in mind. I will get the tire model/sizes when they call me back about the idle hunting issue.

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Hi Budoka,
I have not heard back from my dealer yet on the surging issue. Luckily it has not stalled since I called him Wednesday and I do not have the wobble issue (knock wood). I do love this bike!

My dealer is:
Sovie's Cycle Shop
590 Ames Road
Potsdam, NY 13676
(315) 265 - 4297

Not far from the Canadian border. About 2 hrs from where I live. They sell Hondas, Harleys, boats, sleds etc.

If you call them, ask for John Sovie Sr. (he's the owner). Real nice guy and he does care about his customers. You can mention I bought a 2010 Black Wing from him back in April and recently called about the idle hunting issue. This shop is super, family run, nice people. They are open on Saturdays.

John will be able to tell you all about the Wing that had the wobble, what they tried and the tires they put on it that cured the shakes. Make sure you get John Sr. and not Jr.

I have a feeling I will have to live with this surging issue. He should remember my call. Maybe if a bunch of calls are made to Honda, this surging issue and wobble will get some traction? I've worked on cars/trucks and bikes and problems like this surging never seem to arrise when the vehicle is taken to a shop.

As to the snowmobile trails in this area: THEY ROCK!! Won't be long before the white stuff is here and the Wing sits in my garage for what seems like forever til spring of 2011.

Rob Phillips
 
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