Idle Problems


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Mikie
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Idle Problems

Postby Mikie » Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:42 am



My 95 Aspencade idles at 3000 rpm with the choke wide open. When I try to reduce the choke the rpm's waver between 2500 and 1200. Seems very cold blooded. Once warmed up, the bike runs fine. Any ideas? Thanks.



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Re: Idle Problems

Postby dingdong » Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:14 am

How long before it runs smooth? That sounds normal unless it takes a long time to warm up. I cold start mine with the choke full on and then immediately move the lever to 1/2. It takes only about a minute before the bike will run at a smooth idle.
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Re: Idle Problems

Postby Mikie » Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:00 am

dingdong wrote:How long before it runs smooth? That sounds normal unless it takes a long time to warm up. I cold start mine with the choke full on and then immediately move the lever to 1/2. It takes only about a minute before the bike will run at a smooth idle.


It won't idle steady until it's fully warmed up. Can't turn it to half way, it'll stall.

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Re: Idle Problems

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:22 am

I start at full choke, and can move to half choke immediately after starting, regardless of ambient temperature. If it's warm out (70+ degrees) I can turn the choke off within 30 seconds or so and it will idle smoothly. In colder temperatures it might take a minute before I can turn the choke off and maintain a stable idle.

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Re: Idle Problems

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:36 pm

17 years is pretty good life for vacuum hoses.If you don't find anything obvious,start pulling on the vacuum lines to see if any are loose or weakened.

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Re: Idle Problems

Postby Mikie » Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:05 am

virgilmobile wrote:17 years is pretty good life for vacuum hoses.If you don't find anything obvious,start pulling on the vacuum lines to see if any are loose or weakened.



Good news! 1/2 can of Seafoam did the trick. Idle runs smooth. Thanks to all.




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