not idling


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firagate
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not idling

Postby firagate » Tue Nov 03, 2015 1:56 pm



ok so im having a problem my bike wants to bog down around 1 to 2 grand but 3 grand and up runs great the bike starts up great but wont idle
any ideas could i be off a tooth on timing or maybe a gasket leak from the carb to the heads
any suggestions



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Re: not idling

Postby wingman12 » Tue Nov 03, 2015 2:33 pm

one tooth off on your timing would not cause the no idling issue. I would expect it to be your slow idle jets are clogged or your carbs are not synced properly. I am going to guess that you did adjust your valves after you got the timing problem solved?? :D :D

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Re: not idling

Postby firagate » Tue Nov 03, 2015 3:42 pm

valves are good i checked them today carbs are clean i just finished a second check on them about 20 mins ago
so i guess i got 1 tooth off thats what im thinking as well i did a check list on everything else so thats the last thing i even checked the ballast resistor just for fun :D im done for today ive been out working on her all day today since 6am need a break but ill let you know what happens tomorrow

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Re: not idling

Postby maintainer » Tue Nov 03, 2015 5:49 pm

I read that you checked the carbs but your issue sure sounds like clogged idle jets. Mine idled fine even while running on 2 cylinders. Those idle jet orfices are near microscopic.
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Re: not idling

Postby dingdong » Wed Nov 04, 2015 8:17 am

There are so many causes of poor idle or performance below 2000rpm that I will recommend that you go to Randakks and read his carb tech tips regarding this. http://www.randakksblog.com/lazy-slow-r ... /#more-983 This isn't just regarding slow return to idle it deals with all possible causes for erratic idle or performance under 2krpm. There is also the possibllity of ignition problems. Take a look.

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Re: not idling

Postby wingman12 » Wed Nov 04, 2015 8:37 am

Been there and done that. I finally bite the bullet and purchased the randakk carb rebuild kit and took my time and the 82I I was working on idled like a dream. :D :D




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