runs but wont idle at low rpm

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runs but wont idle at low rpm

Post by steve99 » Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:12 pm

89 goldwing just bought it ,it had been sitting for months it started up but ran rich and would not idle at regular idle and would serge ,been through 2 tanks of gas and cleaned out carbs but still no low idle it runs great on highway but wants to die when comming to a stop sign and i have to rev it from konking out could it be the timing belt or should i take out carbs and clean them throughly

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Re: runs but wont idle at low rpm

Post by dingdong » Fri Dec 03, 2010 9:30 am

Please be a little more specific. When cleaning the carbs, did you pull them or just run some cleaner through? Have you adjusted the idle speed with the adjuster under the fuel compartment door? Sounds like your idle circuits might be clogged.

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Re: runs but wont idle at low rpm

Post by keithg64 » Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:32 pm

There is an idel knob inside the fuel tank filler compartment at the front and right of the fuel filler hole. Turn this a couple turns both ways and then adjust from there.
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