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put a tooth pick in the idle jet. i have a 93 gl1500 64k. bike had sat alot and stumbled the rpm at idle would go from 550-1500. local shop put in a carb kit and synced them but still wouldn't idle right. a shop somewhere posted this fix.i tried it and it worked. hope this helps.lb in this pic i used a black boot but it has a tendensy to pop off, so use a tooth pick, leave it long enough so you can pull it out
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put a tooth pick in the idle jet. i have a 93 gl1500 64k. bike had sat alot and stumbled the rpm at idle would go from 550-1500. local shop put in a carb kit and synced them but still wouldn't idle right. a shop somewhere posted this fix.i tried it and it worked. hope this helps.lb in this pic i used a black boot but it has a tendensy to pop off, so use a tooth pick, leave it long enough so you can pull it out
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put a tooth pick in the idle jet. i have a 93 gl1500 64k. bike had sat alot and stumbled the rpm at idle would go from 550-1500. local shop put in a carb kit and synced them but still wouldn't idle right. a shop somewhere posted this fix.i tried it and it worked. hope this helps.lb in this pic i used a black boot but it has a tendensy to pop off, so use a tooth pick, leave it long enough so you can pull it out

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You mean remove the idle jet screw and replace it with a tooth pick?
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You mean remove the idle jet screw and replace it with a tooth pick?
I think he means you should use a toothpick to clear out the jet like a pipe cleaner.
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I think he means you should use a toothpick to clear out the jet like a pipe cleaner.
No, I have seen this before, it is to plug the air jets so it compensates for a vacuum leak or whatever else is actually wrong.
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I think he means you should use a toothpick to clear out the jet like a pipe cleaner.
No, I have seen this before, it is to plug the air jets so it compensates for a vacuum leak or whatever else is actually wrong.
Where would the air jets be on these carbs? My understanding is that you can only get to the idle pilots from the outside
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Where would the air jets be on these carbs? My understanding is that you can only get to the idle pilots from the outside

brownfoxx1 brought GL1500 carbs into the thread, whole different creature. Wouldn't fix your problem if they were the same.

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Where would the air jets be on these carbs? My understanding is that you can only get to the idle pilots from the outside

brownfoxx1 brought GL1500 carbs into the thread, whole different creature. Wouldn't fix your problem if they were the same.
Ah yes, that makes sense, thanks! I'll just keep on chasing it down. I'm not too concerned as of now, went for a 60 mile cruise last night and bike did great, issues aside, it's more annoying than anything
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There are few good carb rebuilders left. Most have or are retiring. A Randakk kit is a start. Float valves 9 out of 10 times can just be reused if they are original Honda. Cleaning properly requires an ultrasonic cleaner, but they aren't so expensive. Still, just riding with good alcohol-free regular gas and Seafoam or Techron added TO LABEL INSTRUCTIONS!! can often recover from mild issues. Don't over-dose with the additives, though - you can make things worse.

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