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post #1 of 3 Old 08-13-2018, 11:50 AM Thread Starter
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No idle issue

Once I think I've finally got this project klr ready for inspection some new issue pops up. Whenever I start the bike, it idles for less then a second then instantly dies. The throttle does nothing and I cant keep it alive for whatever reason. Theres a slight crack in the plastic nut that attaches the enricher (choke) cable to the carb but its wrapped tightly in electric tape so im not sure if that could be the reason why. There's free flowing gas, spark, and the gas vent tube is not pinched in any way. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks - Nick
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post #2 of 3 Old 08-13-2018, 12:48 PM
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Clogged jet. Try Seafoam.

I treat my gas with sta-bil. Seafoam goes in after snow season.

Never had this problem, but once -- was a loose vacuum line.
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Clogged jet. Try Seafoam.

I treat my gas with sta-bil. Seafoam goes in after snow season.

Never had this problem, but once -- was a loose vacuum line.
Pulled the carb, cleaned it out, no different results. Turns out a bad vacuum line was the issue after all. Thanks for the help.
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