Would these increase my idle speed?

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Would these increase my idle speed?

Post by johnny42 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:58 pm

This past year I noticed my idle speed seems to be running a couple hundred more rpm while stopped and after the bike has warmed up.

I started to burn Ethanol free gas exclusively this past year. I also installed a new air filter. I've been using the old one for a lot of years since I haven't done much riding and it looked clean.

Would either of these cause the idle to run faster? I'm hoping yes. If yes, I'll simply dial it down a bit next season. If no, I'll reopen this thread next season for advice.

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Re: Would these increase my idle speed?

Post by MikeB » Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:03 pm

With a bike that is 37 years old, I suspect a vacuum leak from old cracked hoses would be more likely to cause an increase in RPM.
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Re: Would these increase my idle speed?

Post by dingdong » Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:50 pm

Yes to both of your changes. Set the idle speed and see what happens anyway.

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