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Old 11-22-2006, 08:56 PM   #1
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hey guys..i laid the bike over a couple weeks ago..cranked up fine and everything...but i let it sit for a couple weeks and now it wont idle.. have to keep gas open...its only idling at like700rpm...any ideas????
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Old 11-22-2006, 09:00 PM   #2
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Check your airbox & air filter and see if they are full of oil from the tip over. If so, clean it out.

Also, if the bike sat up for a while, the ethanol will seperate and be at the bottom of the tasnk, causing an erratic idle.
Bump the idle up to 1200 rpm, add some fuel additive / Stabil to the tank and you should be good to go.
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Old 11-22-2006, 09:03 PM   #3
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i cant get it to idle up..my adjuster, forgot the correct term for it, just turns with no improvement of idle..i think i turned it too many times and now it needs to be replaced..im gonna work on it tomorrow tho..the tank was just about dry too.
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What bike do you have?

Which way did you turn the adjuster?
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Old 11-22-2006, 09:46 PM   #5
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05cbr600rr...i turned it clockwise till it wouldnt go anymore...no change..so i turned it counterclock...still no change...i know that i used to be able to adjust idle from here. isnt it idle up is clockwise and idle down is counter?
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Old 11-22-2006, 10:07 PM   #6
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does it go Potato, Potato, Potato? depending on the bike, that may be normal
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nope it just dies when i let off the throttle
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it seems that is not getting enough air. When you open the throtle does it revs fine? Check the airbox like patrick said. It is a bif of a pain but it is easy. I have a manual if you want to check it out.
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oh, sorry my manual is for 2003, it may be the same though
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Maybe you shoulda run it for awhile let it warm up and if it doesn't help then take it out and run it wide open that should unclog something. If that doesn't help then take it to the nearest Honda. Is it still under warranty?
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Maybe you shoulda run it for awhile let it warm up and if it doesn't help then take it out and run it wide open that should unclog something. If that doesn't help then take it to the nearest Honda. Is it still under warranty?
He laid down the bike, so i think that they will void it and charge him but i mught be wrong
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He laid down the bike, so i think that they will void it and charge him but i mught be wrong

Is this true? So, in a car if you are involved in an accident your car powertrain is still under warranty but if you wrecked in a motorcycle, the warranty is out the door?
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yea i warmed and opened it up..surely they will void my warranty due to laying it over...i will check the airbox tomorrow but i honestly dont think thats the problem.. i think 03-05 is the same so i will let u know tomorrow if i need the manual..im sure i will..thanks yall
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They cannot void your engine warranty because you crashed.
That being said, if the running problem is indirectly related to the crash, to repair it is not covered under warranty.

Try filling your tank (you said it was almost empty right?)
Add some Stabil, start the bike for a minute and see if it clears out.
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ok i got...i just had to put some hustle in my muscle and turn the adjuster clockwise more..it had a good deal of tension on it but i just turned a bit more and up went the idle!! thanks for yalls help everybody...hey pat should i drain tank completely for winter storage or just put stabil in it?
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Your right but I doubt im gonna be riding too much in the next couple months. Ill probably just run it out of gas and park her in the garage..i gotta get a couple parts for it anywayz
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After you let it warm up, does it idle normally (steady and smooth) if you hold the throttle very still keeping it at say 1200 RPM? If so, it sounds as though the idle screw itself may not mechanically be holding the throttle body shaft in the correct idle position. If that's the case you need to look at the idle screw/linkage/etc. If that doesn't seem to work I would certainly do the air filter / fuel / stabil suggestions Patrick offered, if you haven't already done them.
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I just realized after posting - you had already got it working -oops!
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