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Revs dont drop

Im riding a bad boy 1995 im having trouble with the idling when i let go of the throttle it takes 5 or 10 seconds for the revs to go back to to normal idling this makes it difficult to to change gears while riding revs dont drop when changing gears could it be the seals in the manifold i hope some can help

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The thottle slide can be sticking, a rich mizture gives similar symtoms

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