Pretty in Pink, dunno why
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Redondo Beach
Is this a brand new bike, or a slightly used one?
If it is a slightly used one, how many miles are on it and did it, to your knowledge, sit for some time without being run?
edit: Duh. The title says it is brand new, so I'll assume it is fresh off the showroom floor.
To review, here's pretty much how it should work:
In relatively civil weather (not much colder than 40ish F) you should engage the 'choke'. The choke is really an enricher that admits extra fuel rather than reducing the air as a choke does.
Petcock on, it should start within five seconds of cranking. It should run at a pretty fast idle. Let it do that for 15 seconds and then begin to disengage the enricher. After a minute or so it should be idling well at about 1000 rpm. It should stay at 1000rpm idle.
Now, the Gen 2 bikes have an air injection system, but I don't think that should come into play with the idle, as it injects air into the exhaust through the top of the head. Paul may have a better understanding of that.
If it is idling at ~1000rpm all is well. If it later increases to 2-3K rpm then there is something wrong with the idle circuit or the slide.
If, however, it always idles at 2-3Krpm after it's warmed up then it might be as simple as backing off on the throttle screw that is on the side of the carburetor.
So, what's it doing? If you simply let it sit and run at idle, does it idle at ~1000rpm?
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Last edited by Tom Schmitz; 02-08-2017 at 07:30 PM.