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post #16 of 27 Old 05-17-2018, 10:43 PM
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theres adjustment in the middle of the cable and where it attaches on the tbs. did you adjust both places?
btw i like to add some new red lock tight when i adjust the screw at the tbs. fast idle can be over 3k if you "crank the adjustment to it".
Mr Scott is correct, I actually made a fast idle cable many years ago and there is an adjuster under the tank where the cable starts to swing from the right side to the left. From memory it's 150-200mm or 6"-8" inches......

I lie it's a lot closer than above lol....just looked

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Hi Guys thanks for reply's, on the backing plate of the fast idle actuator the part that rotates has a section that hits against a stop so the fast idle cant rotate too far and the cam that increases revs drops past a lobe mine looks to be fully adjusted. does the screw with the spring on it just adjust tension? Craig

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hopefully you can see what I mean here , on the other hand just went out to bike 1) fast idle 2) a little throttle and just a little and she burst into life and settled down to a fast idle instantly, I was thinking maybe the fast idle cam actuator is worn and not turning the revs enough but no amount of adjustment will help it will just adjust the fast idle lever as the actuator is hitting the stop if this makes any sense thanks Craig
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1st picture is screw I mentioned
2nd gap from idle stop to open when fast idle operated
3rd hard on stop
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On the stop is full I guess, I cant really see it wearing, no point chasing up around there..

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Pulling the fast idler on mine creates only this gap. Runs just fine on cold. How big is your gap?
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thats getting a little personal rmk, see middle picture above Craig

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thats getting a little personal rmk, see middle picture above Craig


Ah missed that picture, reading from a phone. Doubt it has much to do with just the idler.
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Going on a limb here, I wonder if it’s a fuel thing. If there’s settlement at the bottom it’ll suck that up first giving a rough start. But will disperse once the pump starts. It has not enough time during the day to “clog” it up again so you’d only notice it at a first start of the day.

See if fresh fuel and maybe a cleaning additive makes a difference.
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Hi Jayzx12r not the idle screw but the fast idle when open (lever pulled back) it is fully adjusted Craig
Ah. Is your regular idle high enough? From the advise of the members here years a go, I turned up my idle (I don't remember where I set it, but it idles much better higher than where it was set). I noticed that when cold the higher regular idle helped.

I found a good balance between cold idle and hot idle by tweaking it downwards a bit after riding.

I have a full Muzzy, so with a lower regular idle it has a sine curve idle (like an old muscle car).

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this screw adjusts the fast idle too. i believe backed off increases rpm. use new locktight so it doesnt back off more and fall out


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thanks KZscott adjusters the little screw and all fixed for now, see just ask the right people for the right answer thanks guys for all of your help Craig

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