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How do I adjust the idle? I want to increase the rpm's slightly to get rid of some of the vibration.

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If your bike is equipped with a carb, you can take the air cleaner cover off and look at the top of the carb. Just to the right is a screw. This is the Idle stop screw. Turn it slightly clockwise to increase your idle speed.

If you bike fuel injected, your idle speed is controlled electronically and a dealer will have to set it.

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