1998 yamaha timberwolf 250 atv all of a sudden won't idle steadily - cleaned carb, fresh gas, new spark plug, new air filter. rpm fluctuates and engine will cut off if don't constantly fluctuate choke, any leads greatly appreciated. thx
Check the rubber boot that joins the carby to the engine to often have seen the hose clamps over tightened therefore creating a split in the rubber letting to much air in giving the rough idle eventually you wont be able to start it at all (have a good thorough look inside an outside of boot doesnt take much)
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If you can tell me your vin - or your year I can tell you what model you have. But - if you go onto any parts site - such as cheapcycle.com or partsmonster - you name it - you won't need your 'model' # - just your year. You'd click - Yamaha OEM Parts, then ATV then Year - 1992 - 1998 was the Timberwolf - a lot of parts from the 99 - 04 Bear Tracker will work (just about only changed the plastics and carb in 99 - 04) same engine/transmission/rear end, etc. the brakes also went from drum to disc - but you'd click on the year - and then look - the timberwolf will be right there the 1992 - 1998 Yamaha Timberwolf 250 - I can't remember if they offered a timberwolf 350. If you can tell me the vin or year - like I said - I'll reply with your exact model # - but you can buy and order most parts just by model name and year 95 Timberwolf.
Hi, Anonymous the carburetor throttle shaft wheel has two cables the cable closest to the right side of the bike is the throttle cable and the one closest to the left side is the idle cable. Right about the middle between the two is the idle adjustment bolt it faces out towards the air filter end of the carb . The engine should be at operating temperature with the enrichener off to set the idle between 950-1050 rpm. Turn the idle adjustment bolt clockwise to increases idle speed and counterclockwise to decrease idle speed. If you have access to your air fuel mixture bolt you may adjust it as well if not there is a video below on how to gain access, make sure you start with clean or new spark plugs. Gently turn the air fuel mixture bolt clockwise until it starts to bottom out "STOP" do not over tighten as it will damage the taper on the end, now back it out 2 full turns to establish a starting point start the engine and check the idle rpm's and adjust the idle adjustment bolt accordingly for 950-1050 rpm if necessary, adjust the air fuel mixture bolt 1/4 turn at a time and let the engine settle for about 10 seconds, clockwise for a leaner mixture and counterclockwise for a richer mixture you are seeking the highest rpm your air fuel mixture bolt can acquire without going past 3 full turns from bottom then readjusting the idle adjustment bolt back down to 950-1050 rpm If you can not detect any rpm change and can not stall the engine by turning the air-fuel mixture bolt all the way in then your pilot/low-speed jet is too big. Final adjustment should be made with a clean air filter mounted to the carburetor. For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need please click on the links below. Good luck and have nice a day. Yamaha ybr 125 idle ajustment Adjust Engine Idle Ninja 250 Yamaha YBR250 2007 Service Manual Download Manuals Technical OEM parts for Yamaha YAMAHA YBR250 Owner Manual
Clean or change air filter. Clean, gap or change spark plug. Empty gas tank add fresh gas with Stabil. When spark plug is removed pull rope several times to blow out cylinder. Spray starter fluid in spark plug hole before replacing spark plug. Clean outside of carb so choke works freely. Spray starter fluid into carb breather hole with air filter removed and try to start. if running replace air filter and cover. If no start disassemble carb and clean. If no start replace carb.