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I HAVE AN OLDER YAMAHA 490 DIRTBIKE WHEN I TRY TO ADJUST THE JETS IT REVS UP AND IN ORDER TO SHUT IT OFF I HAVE TO CHOKE IT WHY IS IT DOING THAT ?

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Are you turning the idle screw or the smaller inset mixture screws?. Check to make sure its not the idle screw. Typically the idle screw will have a spring holding tension against it. Also check to make sure there is a good seal between the carb boot and the Cyl head. It could be sucking extra air past this and causeing the engine to rev.

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