Idle RPMs changing

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Idle RPMs changing

Postby Jeeper » Fri May 07, 2010 6:57 am

When I first got my bike, I ran seafoam through it and it idled great, right around 940 RPMS. Lately I've noticed the idle has creeped up to around 1300 RPMs when the engine is warm and the choke is off. It still idles smoothly, just too high. It didn't seem like I had a throttle cable sticking, but I can't think of too many other problems that would cause this behavior. Any other ideas would be greatly appreciated. I know there is an idle adjustment screw, but I can't see how the idle would have increased by 400 RPMs in a couple of weeks.

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Re: Idle RPMs changing

Postby WingAdmin » Fri May 07, 2010 12:07 pm

Is the choke sticking at all? When the choke is used, it cracks the throttle open a bit as well - if the choke isn't turning off all the way, it might still be opening the throttle.

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