Idle Speed Adjustment


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SilverT
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Idle Speed Adjustment

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Can someone tell me which direction to turn the adjuster to reduce idle speed?

I've tried turning it both ways and the idle doesn't seem to change.

Maybe I'm not turning it enough??? How many turns does it take???

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Re: Idle Speed Adjustment

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Ditto my 1999 seems to not adjust when I turn my adjuster. I dont need to adjust anything but it would be nice if it worked.
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Re: Idle Speed Adjustment

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It's like turning up the audio volume, to the right it goes up, to the left it goes down. It's not more than 3 or 4 laps and you have to notice the change.
At night and at 100 it is not noticeable.
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Re: Idle Speed Adjustment

Post by WingAdmin »

Turning it to the left reduces idle speed.

However - at the other end of the adjuster is just a screw. If you (or someone else) has turned it too far to the left, the screw will come out of the tab, and now you have to disassemble the bike to get to the other end where you can screw it back in. Once it's come out of that tab, it won't have any effect anymore. It has a spring and a washer to keep it tight regardless of setting, and if it's come out all the way, then you've probably also lost that spring and washer, too:

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Re: Idle Speed Adjustment

Post by Bonnie and Clyde »

WingAdmin wrote: Wed May 15, 2024 9:44 am Turning it to the left reduces idle speed.

However - at the other end of the adjuster is just a screw. If you (or someone else) has turned it too far to the left, the screw will come out of the tab, and now you have to disassemble the bike to get to the other end where you can screw it back in. Once it's come out of that tab, it won't have any effect anymore. It has a spring and a washer to keep it tight regardless of setting, and if it's come out all the way, then you've probably also lost that spring and washer, too:

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Have a look at this topic for more information and pictures.
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Re: Idle Speed Adjustment

Post by SilverT »

Thanks so much y'all. I suspected what the direction of the turns would do but wasn't sure just how many it would need and I didn't want to over turn it and loose that spring LOL


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