Very High Idle

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Very High Idle

Post by TechSpeaker » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:07 pm

Hey guys, A couple weeks ago I got my '78 goldwing running. It had an idle of around 3k initially, which I figured I could fix later and not be too worried about. However, after hooking up the throttle cables and messing with some stuff (the idle adjustment screw seems to be doing nothing) my idle is now at about 6k. Next thing I'm going to do is a carb sync. Any other suggestions?

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Re: Very High Idle

Post by kwild » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:53 pm

Check the simple stuff first, possible the fuel filter is hitting the linkage and keeping it from retracting to idle position????
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