Idle wavering


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TennX
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Idle wavering

Postby TennX » Mon Jun 11, 2012 12:58 pm



My 97 Gl 1500 runs great crusing or at speed , but the idle wavers after warmed up...tach sits right on 1k rpms...did a search but answers varied.....many thanks......


Phil.......

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virgilmobile
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Re: Idle wavering

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Jun 11, 2012 1:07 pm

Anything from a vacuum leak at the sharp 90* bends on 7 hoses sprinkled about,a plugged low speed jet to as simple as leaving the choke part way on.
Any can cause a uneven fuel flow and idle "hunting"
Check the easiest first...the choke...from there,get to the vacuum lines...then finally the carbs and the one vacuum line buried under it,under the rubber mat.

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TennX
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Re: Idle wavering

Postby TennX » Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:43 pm

Ive should have known some of the problemsfixes that plague the VTX would be similar to the GL....Im learning....many thanks
Phil.......

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82 GL1100 I
83 GL1100 I
83 GL1100 standard
84 GL 1200 I

Re: Idle wavering

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:05 pm

Plagued?..How long do you expect Japanese rubber hoses to last?They've been exposed for 15 years.
I'm surprised to see them over 5 years old and still pliable.
I don't even trust my tires if there over 4 years old.




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