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  1. Carburetor problems, running rich

    Motorcycle Repair
    I have a 2006 Yamaha XV250 (single carburetor) with 10,000 miles on it. It came with a carburetor that was running super rich. I replaced it with a chinese replica that I'm slightly suspicious of (different story), and I'm trying to get the OEM carburetor working. It runs best with the fuel...
  2. Honda S65 restoration - won't get past idle??

    Motorcycle Repair
    I'm restoring a 1965(?) Honda S65 and I'm 99% complete. As always it's that last 1% that is the showstopper! :sad: I have it in with a mechanic at the moment and while it starts easily it won't go past idle. When he turns the throttle the engine noise goes deeper as if it's getting ready to...
  3. New Member - Idle Speed?

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hey, everyone. I am fairly new to biking and unfortunately do not know a lot about motorcycles. I own a 1981 GS1000GL. My uncle took it for a spin and said, "it idles high." It idles around 2000 rpm's. I have never noticed or thought this was normal for a bike. Does anyone know if that is too...
  4. 1984 Honda VT500FT Ascot Idling Problem

    Motorcycle Repair
    I recently bought a 1984 Honda VT500FT Ascot (my first ever motorcycle) as a starter bike. I rode it for 2 weeks (200 miles) and it ran great. I should mention that I have no prior riding experience or experience with working on motorcycles. Also, I made the mistake of filling up with old...
  5. Suzuki TS125 Idling Issue

    Motorcycle Repair
    I recently bought a TS125 as my first bike to learn on and learn how to maintain. When I got it, it would run fine and idle fine, but yesterday it started idling wierd. It will start fine, but it idles super low, like maybe 700 rpm, and sounds like it is going to die. It wont die if it sits...
  6. High idle when warm?

    Motorcycle Repair
    I had idle issues a while back and found a vacuum leak that I fixed. I checked it again today and there seems to not be a leak. I went on a ride today and after a short time the bike would idle at close to 5k (even went up to 7k right before I was trying to check for the vacuum leak. I have...
  7. Bike Idles At 3000 When Warm?

    Motorcycle Repair
    So my bike idles fine when I cold start it. I almost always have to have the choke on to make it start. Today I rode around for maybe 30 minutes and as the ride went on the idle kept inching up and eventually when I was done it idled at 3000. I have read on other forums people having this...
  8. fuel mixture - idle speed - choke - compression- question

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hi - I'm a new rider. i was given a 2007 virago 250 that sat cold untouched for 18 months with about a half to quarter tank of gas in it. I got it in the fall of 2011. Here's what I've had done so far - Tank cleaned by a radiator repair shop b/c of rust (didn't coat it) - fall 2011. Carbs...
  9. How can I adjust how my engine idles?

    Motorcycle Repair
    My Honda CM400 T idles too low. If I take my hand off the throttle, the engine soon turns off. How do I adjust it? Thank you!
  10. Idle Adjustment help- 1976 honda CB360

    Motorcycle Repair
    (I'm just learning how to work on bikes) Bought a 1976 honda cb360 in Phoenix, drove it back to Tucson (about 100 miles) on back roads. It was idling very high the entire time. When I arrived back to Tucson the clutch went out. I adjusted the clutch (is shifting well now with no apparent...
  11. Fuel/plug or electrical problem? (w/ video)

    Motorcycle Repair
    1980 Honda CM200t Video: Problem: I was riding home, stopped for gas (definitely gas, not diesel!), trouble restarting at station, now won't kick at all. So far a push start gets it running as demonstrated on the video, then it will kickstart again after the initial push start. Smells like...
  12. 82 CB900F super sport idle control

    Motorcycle Repair
    I recently bought a 1982 cb900f super sport. The bike was only 800 bucks running with a few hiccups, I couldn't pass it up. I noticed the other day that the warm idle reaches about 3000 rpms. Cold idle is about 1000. I don't believe there is a vacuum leak but when I went to adjust the idle...
  13. 1982 cb900f idle

    First Bike / New Rider
    I have been riding dirt bikes off and on since I was a kid. I got the itch for a street bike and I bought an 82 cb900f. This thing idles at about 2500-3000 once it gets warmed up. I don't think there is a vacuum leak anywhere but I can't seem to find the idle control screw. I was sure it...
  14. Vulcan 800 carbs jelled

    Motorcycle Repair
    Smile Vulcan 800 carbs jelled Hi all! I'm new to this but long time rider. My 800 Vulcan classic carb jelled after setting 8 years. I seafomed it and got all junk out, now cant seem to get it running very well . the biggest problem is it will idle a little wile with the choke on , but with...
  15. Idleing too low on Suzuki GSX-R750... HELP!

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hello everyone, so I have a 2006 Suzuki GSX-R750 that I just bought, and the bike of course has an aoutomatic choke, that turns off after about 4-5 seconds. Sometimes the bike starts up fine and when the choke turns off it idles at 1200RPMs like it should, but more than not the bike will drop...
  16. Honda Elsinore low idle problem

    Motorcycle Repair
    So i have a 1973 Honda Elsinore the model number is MT125. It has been sitting for around 8 or 10 years and i just recently tore apart the carb so it will actually start which is a big deal for this bike. To the point though, when it starts we have the fuel shut off and it will only run 1000 to...
  17. Suzuki TS185 1979: carburetor help

    Motorcycle Repair
    I just bought a 1979 suzuki ts 185 enduro and the only way the bike will run is if the choke is pushed down (which raises the part in the carb up) I no what to do. I cleaned the carb and tried messing with the idle screw but nothing.....
  18. '73 Yamaha Gt1

    I have this running, but it will only idle cold on choke, or when it's on it's side off choke. How can i fix this? Does it idle off choke on it's side because the oil resevoir isn't giving it anything?
  19. Problem '79 Rm125

    I recently worked on an old '79 Suzuki Rm125 after sitting for maybe 3-5 years. I'm pretty sure I washed the carb good. The stator was filled with water... :eek: but i cleaned it out and sanded the connections with fine sand paper. I got it running, but it will only run on choke... The second...
  20. High Idle

    I have 1991 750 NightHawk, I'm having problems with the idle running high. Here's how it works: The bike starts and runs very well, the idle is a little high at first but usually goes back to about 1000 rpm after a min. or two. I have not used the choke to start at all. As the bike starts to...