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Old 06-14-2011, 08:21 AM   #1
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so my bike was running great except for the idle screw was backing out after a day or two of riding. No big deal, I would just turn it back up before a ride if I noticed the idle getting low.

So I get the brilliant idea to replace the spring, picked one up for about $4 total and go to put it in, pop the tank off, pop the carbs off unscrew the idle screw and replace the spring, put it all back together. Done in about 20 min.

Pull the bike to the driveway, tun it on and adjust idle a bit, clean up the tools, put some gear on and go drive a bit to warm up the bike. Come back and reset the idle. All is good.

Now on the way to work, after about 15 min on the bike, coming to a stop the bike wants to die! WTF...ok turn idle up does it again. now its running like at idle to 2500 or so. I can even get the bike to die if I push hard on the bars and make the forks compress...

so I'm thinking pilot jets got clogged again from me turning the carbs about 45 degrees from strait up to put that spring in...

I have the bike with me now but its just a pain in the to keep it running at lights, guess I'm picking up the truck at lunch and popping the carbs off again tonight....

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Old 06-14-2011, 08:23 AM   #2
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A dab of silicon would keep that screw in place
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well with the new screw, its not moving..
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A dab of silicon would keep that screw in place
Well red loctite would work for that too.....



Probably the carbs need a cleaning.
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