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Choke cable isn't altering engine idle speed

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    suzuki intruder vl125 made 2000

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Model of bike please.

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SOURCE: 1450 carb will not idle without choke on. cuts

If the bike has been allowed to sit for a while, the fuel may have evaporated in the float bowl. When this happens, the jets get stopped up with the gummy residue that is left behind. You may need to go through the carb and clean the slow jet and the main jet. While you're there, it would be advisable to install a new set of intake gaskets.

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