idle knob issue

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idle knob issue

Post by houtexfan31991 » Wed May 15, 2013 1:37 pm

Help! I just bought a 1995 goldwing se. I had it running after it had set up for 2yrs. I changed plugs, oil, fuel and old filters, air filter as well. I was at work and my sons friend unscrewed my idle control knob. Does anyone know tge best way to reconnect? And it wont start anymore. Thanks in advance.

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Re: idle knob issue

Post by virgilmobile » Wed May 15, 2013 4:16 pm

After you've broken their kidding.....
It's gonna be tough.....It sets at a angle and the flex adjuster will be difficult to align back up....As I remember,it attaches just to the right of where the throttle cables attach at a upward angle and is routed just behind the accelerator pump body....
Either way,expect to spend a good part of the day trying...
Most likely,removing the radio shelter,right side cover will get you close but expect that you may have to remove the air cleaner to access it starting from the right side near the ECM module.

I also wonder why it won't start....The idle thingy won't stop it from starting..just idling right.
Could "he" have pulled the vacuum line off the fuel cutoff valve???It it right there too...

Either way...get the "kid" to help get it back running...He caused the problem and It's character building....they won't forget the experience..or the repercussions.
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Re: idle knob issue

Post by ct1500 » Wed May 15, 2013 8:53 pm

Air Box will for sure have to come off. In the picture you can see the screw with spring attached to adjusting hose/cable. If it was backed all the way out kiss that spring good bye, will need another.

Carb was on the bench in the photo.

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