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Return to idle problems

I have a 97 bandit 600 and after its ridden at say 40-60mph for a while when i go to slow down or even stop for lights it idles at 2000-3500 starts normally, its just after riding the bike at these kind of speeds it happens.would it have anything to do with the cold as it was a very cold day when it happened?

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  • spankie09 Feb 01, 2009

    Your throttle cable might be sticking???? Can you rev the motor up high and let go, then will it idle back down. What I trying to say is the when you pull hard on the gas, the spring action slam the slide back down to idle position....???? Check it out, because my cable started breaking apart making it stick inside of the housing.


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This is a carb issue,just get the carb cleaned.

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