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Can you still ride a bike without an idol cable

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Blast's don't have an idle cable. they have an idle screw. What cable are you talking about?

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SOURCE: The bike wont idol without the choke just slightly

Have you sync the carbs lately? Remove the plugs and read them for fuel mixture problems. replace if they are wet or fouled ---Check for vacuum leaks around the carb boots. having to run with choke indicates a pilot circuit in the carbs is clogged, or one of the above.

Posted on Jul 14, 2011

Testimonial: "Thanks thats helpfull advice and ill be getting on all that tomorro. Not sure about syncing carbs, never done it maby you have some advice."

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