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Old 12-03-2009, 04:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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EITMS, Engine Idle Temperature Management System

One feature on my new R is the EITMS, Engine Idle Temperature Management System. This is a system where once the engine reaches a pre-determined temp the EITMS will turn off the rear jug fuel injector so the engine will act as an air pump and there by cool down. So having said all that my question is this. Does anyone have any experience with this feature as my understanding is that it is default from the factory with this feature disabled. I'm thinking about enabling it but want to see if I'm just inviting problems.
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Old 12-04-2009, 05:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
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One feature on my new R is the EITMS, Engine Idle Temperature Management System. This is a system where once the engine reaches a pre-determined temp the EITMS will turn off the rear jug fuel injector so the engine will act as an air pump and there by cool down. So having said all that my question is this. Does anyone have any experience with this feature as my understanding is that it is default from the factory with this feature disabled. I'm thinking about enabling it but want to see if I'm just inviting problems.
Why don't ya just try it , this time of the year it probably won't activate anyway . Easy enough ... if I remember right all you do to turn it on or off is hold the throttle over center forward and turn the ignition on , hold it till the light in the speedo turns red or green ( on or off ) ( I think those are the colors ) .
The early EITMS had to be activated by the dealer but the later models are user activated .
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Old 12-04-2009, 05:44 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Your bike is a 2010, Jim. You can turn it on when you want to, by the throttle, like Schmidty said. It also lowers the idle from 1050 to 950, as the rear cylinder cuts out.
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Old 12-04-2009, 06:26 AM   #4 (permalink)
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The Heat thing never has been a big deal to me. I aint seriously roasted or nothin, did git warm on a hot summer noonday at a overly long redlight. And I probably got the Hotest POS they rigged, An 07.
The idea that the crapdiddy EPA is fuggin up my ride is more an issue . Stupid o2 sensors and other misc. useless crap.
Never had em do the cylinder dump.
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Old 12-04-2009, 06:27 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Good feature to have Jim -- I don't sit in traffic much so I keep mine turned off. But can activate it if needed.
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Old 12-04-2009, 07:10 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I have an '09 Electra Glide and I reaped the benefits of this technology this past Summer. It works great! All you need to do to activate it is turn the ignition switch to 'ignition' (don't start the bike though) and then roll the throttle control grip forward all the way and hold it there until the cruise lamp indicator in the tachometer changes from red to green. After doing that you're all set for next Summer's heat.
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Old 12-04-2009, 09:14 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks for the feedback ya'll, I'll give it a try when it warms up.
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Old 12-04-2009, 10:00 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I have an '09 Electra Glide and I reaped the benefits of this technology this past Summer. It works great! All you need to do to activate it is turn the ignition switch to 'ignition' (don't start the bike though) and then roll the throttle control grip forward all the way and hold it there until the cruise lamp indicator in the tachometer changes from red to green. After doing that you're all set for next Summer's heat.
Hi Jim: I used this feature all Summer as it works well but the engine temperature must reach a certain high before it kicks in. You will notice a very distinct exhaust odor and a change in engine sound when it enables. Mine shows enabled as Green on the Tach and Orange as Disabled. Also I found you can Enable and Disable this feature while your in traffic with the bike running. Try it for yourself....Enjoy
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Old 12-07-2009, 04:18 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Thanks Terry. I noticed the odor but never made the connection. The sound is different though and I noticed that.

Now the trick is to survive the wait until next summer. :mwink
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I wondered why once in awhile my cruise light would flash after i turned the key on, must've been leanin on the throttle!!! Another example of a very helpful thread!!!!
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