Join Date: May 2007
Location: northern wisconsin,(summer) brownsville,tx (winter)
idle speed ajustment
hi all, this spring when i took my 1984 VT700 out of storage,since the first time since i had it, i had some problems. it was hard to start and hesitated on accelleration. after running a few tanks with sea foam in it,it got better. then i changed the fuel filter and it got near perfect!!!! i cut the old filter in half after i took it out and its a wonder it ran at all. i think it was the original one. very dirty, rusty, chunky, you name it. it was in there.
i then decided to set up the idle speed a little,because it was running a little slow(600 RPM or so), sometimes to the point of sitting too long at a stop sign it would die. i got out my clymer's manual and it said the idle speed should be 900 (plus or minus 100. fine. i turn in the idle knob until i had about 900RPM's. every thing is good. now my question. when i went for a test run, when i put in the clutch to shift, the motor revs up for a few seconds before comming back down, it sounds like i don't how to shift. even if close the throttle sharply it does not return to ilde right away. any suggustions on what to do? i put the idle back where it was and it dos'ent seem to do it now, but i am back to a low idle. i also checked and lubed throttle cables. any help woule be appreciated. thanks jeri
1984 VT700C shadow
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