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Old 02-24-2010, 07:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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does anyone know how many turns to set air mixture screws on a stock 1983 vt500?
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Old 02-24-2010, 09:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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These bikes came pretty lean from the factory. Using the "idle drop procedure" in the official manual, your idle mix screws will likely be set between 2 and 2.5 turns. This is too lean to generally get nice throttle response and you may end up with some popping during deceleration.

Many folks (including me) just set them at 3.25 turns and call it done. Gives better throttle response off the line and eliminates deceleration popping.

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im going to clean the carbs and I will set the screws at 2.5 and go from there thanks for the help
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