feather the throttle and idle problems


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krock123
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feather the throttle and idle problems

Postby krock123 » Sun Sep 23, 2012 12:42 pm



I bought this 88 1500 in June. It sat for 2 years without being started. After warm up I have to feather the throttle to get it moving. Even when its at idle sitting still you have to play with the throttle. It seems to run better at higher rpms. I have checked the vacuum lines and run a bottle of sea foam through it. At idle if I pull the front brake lever the rpms drop so low it almost stalls and it takes a few seconds to recover. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!



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robb
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Re: feather the throttle and idle problems

Postby robb » Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:43 pm

Check the air filter, after 2 years there may be a rat nest on it. Try running with gas cap loose. Fuel filter is probably bad too.

krock123
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Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
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Re: feather the throttle and idle problems

Postby krock123 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:33 pm

Thanks! I checked and cleaned air filter. It was in good shape. I will try the gas cap and fuel filter next.


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