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I have a yamaha xj700n maxim and when i let go the throttle the idle takes a while to come back down

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Check to see if the throttle cable or throttle linkage are sticking. With the bike turned off, twist the throttle grip and let it go. It should snap back with no hesitation or delay.

If it seems sticky, try cleaning and lightly lubricating the grip, cable and carbs. Disconnect the cable from the grip and spray WD40 down into the end of the cable. (There is a tool called a "cable luber" to help with this, but you do the job without it.) If you have compressed air, blow out the WD40 with compressed air and then put a few drops of light oil such as Triflow down the cable.

Spray down the carb linkages with carb cleaner and blow clean with compressed air or brush clean with a toothbrush. Once clean, lightly lube joints with Triflow. (Too much lube will only attract dirt.)

Other possibilities include:
- incorrectly adjusted throttle cable (check adjustment nuts)
- bad throttle return spring on carbs
- incorrectly adjusted fuel mixture

Riding with a sticky throttle can lead to dangerous situations and you should remedy this before riding your bike any further.

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