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86 honda vt1100 Carburetor problem

My carb just starded to rev up .And i could get it to idle down .check for vacuum leak and found none.took car off could find nothing wrong .any help.Was running good

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  • BOBBY HAMILTON Feb 22, 2009

    Did not help; But i put another carb on it and now it is running find;Don't no what happen to that carb ; But Thanks anyway

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Look behind the carbs if you see a little wheel abought the size of a 25 cent piece turn it to the left or right till the idle comes down or it might be your hi idle lever near your choke valve fust lift it up or down gently bike must be running to do these test let it run for a min or 2 then do it

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