- May 26, 2020
- 2019 Indian FTR 1200 S Race Replica
Same problem on the Indian FTR 1200 S which I own, and on many of the bikes I tested before buying the FTR. Problem solved by flashing an aftermarket tune. I agree, it is caused by a lean air-fuel ratio the manufacturer is obligated to deliver to meet emissions standards. The lean mixutre causes the exhaust to run hot enough to fully activate the catalytic converter. Several bikes I tested stalled during warm up because of this, and the stock FTR also stalls sometimes when idling and the RPMs yo-yo up and down at cruising speed. The aftermarket tune cured most of these issues for me.The problem with the Thruxton/1200 twins was apparently that it was very lean. TEC bike parts recommended Booster plug to remedy it. I think there was a ECU flash as well for them.
Then again the problem with 3R stalling may be something else.
In any case, I am still in the market for a black R3GT with mid-controls, auto shifter and Bluetooth module! /drool