idle adj. in fuel cap area


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trak
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idle adj. in fuel cap area

Postby trak » Thu Jun 23, 2016 4:06 pm



my idle adj. doesn't seem to be turning,,, seems like a knob on the end of a vacuum hose,, I don't want to get to rough with it... or am I being to much of a light weight idk... it doesn't seem to want to turn



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Re: idle adj. in fuel cap area

Postby CrystalPistol » Thu Jun 23, 2016 5:49 pm

Turn CW to increase, CCW to degrease idle speed. Target is 750-850 rpm.
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Dusty Boots
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Re: idle adj. in fuel cap area

Postby Dusty Boots » Thu Jun 23, 2016 5:58 pm

Try giving the inner sheath/cable a good shot of PB Blaster, to help ease it somewhat.
It IS normally stiff to turn!

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Re: idle adj. in fuel cap area

Postby trak » Fri Jun 24, 2016 6:44 am

ok,, thanks,, I will look into it again,,

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Re: idle adj. in fuel cap area

Postby MikeB » Fri Jun 24, 2016 1:30 pm

There is always the possibility that the cable is rusted in place in its sheath. It is similar to a speedometer cable.

The speedometer cable, however, is always turning when the bike is rolling and never has a chance to rust (much). The idle adjuster is virtually never turned. At least with the speedometer cable it is frequently cleaned and lubed when the front wheel is removed during tire change.

Any moisture that gets in the sheath can and usually does create rust. Try injecting PB Blaster or some other type of penetrating oil in the cable and just work it slowly back and forth. If it is rusted, it may free up. Careful though, if you are too vigorous with it, you could break it and not be able to change the idle. If it doesn't free up, it is your choice what to do but it would need to be replaced.


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