How to fix a fluctuating idle of a motorcycle? I ready set the timing and adjust the valve but the idle is still fluctuating.
hi there, have you cleaned the carb lately? i have a honda anf 125, a tad bigger that a 100. anyways, usually a mis-tuned or dirty carb makes the idle of our bike go crazy. If your a do-it-yourselfer, dismantling the carb and cleaning the jets, air ports, and choke lines would be best. Not to mention replacing the fuel filter if you have one in series with the fuel line. If you have cleaned the carb and installed it back to the bike, tuning is next. don't worry if you don't know the right position of the air-fuel screw w/c is next to the idle screw. Turn the air-fuel screw clockwise until it stops. Remember the position of the screw. Turn the idle screw clockwise a few turns until you see the throttle piston moves upward a bit. Then, start the bike. Turn the idle screw until the bike is running without stalling(higher than idle rpm. just like the bike is cruising about 40kph) . Now its time for the tuning. Turn the air-fuel screw counter-clockwise count your turns while listening to the sound of the engine. You will will hear the engine runs smoother and the the rpm starts getting higher also. Stop when you do not hear anymore significant change. Then turn the air-fuel screw clockwise a little about 1/8 turn then stop. Slowly turn the idle screw counter clockwise until you reach 1200 or 1400 rpm (well thats the standard value). Now, try revving the engine, if the engine looses power at the high rpm, turn the air-fuel screw 1/8 clockwise more. Do this step until the pooot-pooting stops. Try the bike and feel the power. If it feels the bike is back in shape. try using the bike for a few weeks. After a week, remove the spark plug and look at the tip. If the tip of your spark plug is kinda grayish or slightly redish(depends on the type of petrol you're using). You're setting is good to go. If the tip color is dark gray to black, the setting is to rich. turn the air-fuel screw counterclockwise about 1/8 turn, then test again. if no color change occurs well the engine should be checked and that's another story.
Hope this helps. More power!
Sep 29, 2009 |
2005 Honda NF 100 Wave