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Even after I warm up the engine and the choke goes back in I stall at stops and have to pull out the choke a bit. I suspect a higher idle might solve this problem ? Is it worth a try ? Is there a factory "preset" making adjustment difficult ? Is getting at the idle screw easy for a novice ?

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  • kennethlevin Dec 21, 2008

    I appreciate that advice but now that you ask I must say that after market pipes were put on by the original owner and I am stuck with them. I was told it was "re-jetted" but given my occasional backfiring, I am told maybe not re-rejetted properly. Is it still worth a shot at the idle screw ? I wonder if anyone can desrcribe the process of getting at the idle screw for an intelligent novice ? The stalling out is more of a concern than the occasional backfiring on deceleration.


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The idle is a great place to start. If you have a normal bike with no engine mods ie exhaust, jet work then you need to screw the idle screw all the way in, then back it out 2 and a half turns.

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  • Ken Mangione Dec 22, 2008

    Now that I know you have exhaust it narrows it down for me. Now it sounds like two things, They have put too big of a jet in the carb or your fuel/air screw needs adjusted. Don't mess with the idle, start with the fuel/air mixture screw first.



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