This is per special request of @bruceb :
In another thread, I wrote about taking my CTX in for service, including fixing the engine not changing to low idle after warm-up. One month later, motorcycle still in the shop and the technician is grasping for answers.
He estimated I've spent $350 for motor and valves and labor so far.
- He replaced stepper motor that controls air into the airbox. Said that it came apart in the box.
- He replaced all valves
- The pressure is down on #2 cylinder. Oil still blowing into airbox [I think that’s what he said.]
- He wondered if I needed new rings. He plans to call Honda Central again on Tues, tho said they are usually busy on Tues.
Other than installing iridium plugs, I have made no modifications on this engine. 49k original miles.
Any suggestions greatly appreciated. I doubt I need an engine rebuild with so few miles and no other symptoms but idle, unless I just got the lemon made that day.