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How do I adjust my idle so it idles a little higher

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You can find a screw with spring loaded in Carb just unscrew little to reduce and screw inside to increase idle.

Posted on Apr 07, 2011

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SOURCE: 2002 suzuki LS 650 running lean at higher speeds, (off idle)

this prob happens allways in carburated engines that the car or motorcycle is running lean or rich . because the air - fuel mixture ratio is not right . so you should open the carburator and remove the air filter you will find two screws in the lower front section of your caeburator. you can adjust them by a screw driver until your car is smooth

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SOURCE: 2005 yamaha yzf 250-unstable idle

I had the same problem, Turns out that my shims were finished, replace the chims and check clearences.

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