idle varies


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highballky
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Motorcycle: 1976 gl1000

idle varies

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somtimes 1500rpms next light 3000rpm.


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Fred Camper
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Re: idle varies

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Sounds like sticking sliders, they need to be very, very low in friction and a near perfect fit. Not the best carb expert on this board, so I do hope others chime in.
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Re: idle varies

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Or the throttle is not being returned back to the set screw(binding cable)
Also,that bike should idle down around 800-900 rpm and run smooth.
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Fred Camper
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Re: idle varies

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Yes, the throttle must "snap" back and if not, you cannot be sure it is always closing all the way. An idle that drops then rises is sometimes a throttle return issue.


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