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Have a 250cc yamaha virago its been standing for a while the problem is it starts ok but wont idle but runs well at high revs?

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Almost always, your described problem indicates clogged idling jets. Stale fuel causes varnish like coating which must be removed. This then calls for a carb pulldown, disassembly and soaking non-rubber parts in carb cleaner. In the exploded carb diagram below, the idle (pilot) jet would be # 20.

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