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My '95 ninja is idling to low (around 850 rpms...) and will sometimes die while downshifting approaching a stop, how do I adjust the idle speed?

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You have to remove the seat, and loosen the tank to access the carbs. Follow the linkage from the throttle grip, down to the carbs and there in between the two middle carbs is an idle adjustment screw. You will need a phillips screwdriver (I think its a phillips, been a long time) with a thin shaft about 9 - 10 inces long to adjust it. You can use a 1/4 drive ratchet and long extension w/ a screw driver attachment also. Happy hunting

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