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all 1500s have a different idle speed from cold to hot...
me thinks you are over thinking this thing....

My last one, which I remember the best, a '98SE....
When first started, it would not idle below about 2000 rpm, and if I left the mixture at that setting, it would soon increase to 3000 rpm and higher.

I would reduce it back to 2000 rpm as I suited up ATGATT, and by the time I am ready to go for a ride, it will come down to about 800-900 with the mixture all the way off.

The actual idle when hot, will be determined by the cable next to the fuel cap.... some folks like to drop it down to 750 rpm.... I don't, I prefer to keep it at 1000...

why? the alternator works better, simple as that.

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post #152 of 161 (permalink) Old 05-13-2016, 06:10 PM Thread Starter
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John,
Probably right about over thinking it...going back to why the carb was torn down to start with was clogged primary jets and a likely clogged accelerator pump, no idle at all except 2k+ and no power. Since its ridable while the truck is down and after it is repaired likely will tear the carbs down and boil them again. Not afraid to do it now. I cannot complain about the power its all there, just does not sound the same idling after warm up and low speed riding. Its a WHOLE lot better than it was!!!
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Finally got signed back in this evening after calling AZGL1800. I have not worked on Ol Blue since first of June. Have not been riding either. Knee surgery. Should be able to later this year. However I am tearing Ol Blue down to look for the vacuum leak and a new twist. Went to move Ol Blue out of the garage and the new fuel pump would
not come on when the key was switched on. ANOTHER moving target. LOL.
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AZgl1800. That mileage is not bad at all. I have a 95 SE with a trike kit that will run 33 on interstate below 3000 tons. 3000-3500 toms drops to >30


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Been awhile, I kind of left this thread hanging. I have had too many things to repair since I last posted. Yesterday was just now getting back around to Ol Blue. In fact
just put the charger back on the battery yesterday to return to sleuthing out the vacuum leaks. This afternoon I just went to turn the key on and again no pump activated to pressurize the carbs. Everything is charged, all lights normal. Just on pump. Which is brand spanking new, there is less than two to three hours on it at most, only ridden it one
time since carb repair. Aslo noticed the foot brake is not pumping up so its now fuel pump, brakes and vacuum leak.

Sooooo....my patience limit has been reached on Ol Blue'. going to replace the pump..put it up for sale. I am retiring in seven months and have several other major
items I badly need to focus on and Ol Blue sadly is not one of them.
I have owned Ol Blue since Mar 2007 and its been a wonderful experience but now believe its time to say Adios. The bike has been everything I wanted and maybe get another
in the future. Not going to formally list it for sale here on the forum until the pump is replaced and it is running, with or without the vacuum leak on the carbs.
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as has been mentioned already many times,
key ON, the fuel pump is supposed to run for about two seconds if the starter button is not activated.

and pretty sure you are already aware of that.... just mumbling here.


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Yes, I know. Nothing at all. Its brand new. The bike has not been touched other than to start it periodically to let it run in the garage. Started up about a month ago
prior to the last cold snap here. Today....nada.
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Yes, I know. Nothing at all. Its brand new. The bike has not been touched other than to start it periodically to let it run in the garage. Started up about a month ago
prior to the last cold snap here. Today....nada.
I could be that the problem be that your carbs had runned dry, and it'll need vacuum to activate the shutoff valve. May try to remove seat and
jump battery to pump directly to check it out.
As for the pilot screws there is a Honda manual call for correct procedure to set them up.
Just finished putting my carbs back in yesterday, due to a fuel filter fairlure some debris got into the float valve and started leaking gas, so I rebuilded them. I went thru the whole process of sync and adjust.
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Its really-realllllllllllllllly bad to start the bike for a few minutes only.
All that does is generate moisture, which you do not want hanging around- and load up the spark plugs.

If you cant go ride it for at least 30 minutes, dont bother starting it up in the garage, Example stored for winter = leave it be.
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As for the pilot screws there is a Honda manual call for correct procedure to set them up.
Just finished putting my carbs back in yesterday, due to a fuel filter fairlure some debris got into the float valve and started leaking gas, so I rebuilded them. I went thru the whole process of sync and adjust.
Every time I've used the FSM procedure for setting the mixture it ends up being a little lean and I have a slight hesitation. After using DriverRider's method HERE it's dead on with no hesitation. You should give it a shot, too.
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