What is this part?


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What is this part?

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Hey everyone. I recently upgraded from an '86 Aspencade to a '94 Aspencade.

I've already stripped the bike down three times to add enhancements, videos to come soon, but I keep coming across something I am clueless about.

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That knob adjusts the engine idle speed.
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Re: What is this part?

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Owners manual should be on your list.
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and service manual. Honda if you can find one, otherwise Clymer or Haynes
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Re: What is this part?

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Andy Cote wrote: Thu Sep 02, 2021 5:22 am That knob adjusts the engine idle speed.
Specifically it is designed so you can adjust the idle speed when traveling and you have a big change in elevation.
Usually you will never have to touch it, but some do (ie travel from sea level to 6,000 foot elevation).
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Thank you everyone.

I do own the owners manual and I also own the Clymer manual. I just could not seem to find what that knob and consequently what is was.

That said, I also cannot seem to turn it. Should I give it more pressure to turn. I didn't want to break anything so I really didn't put a lot of force in my turn.

I really want to play with this to see if this is a fix to the current issue I am having or something new that I need to diagnose.

Thank you in advance.
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Some have complained about the idle control seizing up. It's just a flex shaft to a threaded adjuster at the carb linkage. You might have to open things up to shoot some lube on the threads to get things moving again.
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Re: What is this part?

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when you are trying to adjust the knob, turn the throttle and hold while adjusting the knob. Doing this takes pressure of the lever
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This part adjusts the heat vents of your lower cowl on a 2006 to 2010 Goldwing.
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Bank angle sensor, is my guess
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It's the Knuter Valve adjustment.
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DenverWinger wrote: Fri Oct 01, 2021 7:54 am It's the Knuter Valve adjustment.
And all this time I thought it was for the kanutzen valve that adjusted the traveling train! :lol:
Seriously, the above replies are correct, it is the idle speed adjustment.
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hardtimes wrote: Thu Sep 30, 2021 11:43 pm This part adjusts the heat vents of your lower cowl on a 2006 to 2010 Goldwing.
You got it! :)

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Did we somehow get two threads mixed here?
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Re: What is this part?

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To adjust carberator idle had one on my 1500 worked well it has a small rubber hose hooked to both ends,
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Re: What is this part?

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Mine doesn't move... not left or right?
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Fatboy46 wrote: Sat Oct 09, 2021 5:38 pm Mine doesn't move... not left or right?
The knurled knob should rotate clockwise and counter-clockwise. Believe there is a How-To article on how to free this up if stuck.


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