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your fast idle question

Q1) Say, did you ever fix that fast idle problem? I have the same symptom, the bike idles really high (~3000) when it is hot.

BTW, good point about the air filter. I never thought of it being inside out. May I say, mine looks brand new from the carb side, and I never looked at the intake side!

Also, here's my trick for the spark plug removals(front left and rear right): My 18mm Cobalt deep dish had no retention provision at all, and I was totally paranoid about dropping it in the hole.
* loosen them, but don't remove
* poke the fuel line in there and cram it down onto the plug
* turn it out the rest of the way with the fuel line, remove carefully
* I threaded the new ones back in with the fuel line
* tightened with the wrench.
 

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fuel filter question

OK, good info -- I'm not inclined to disassemble the carbs at present, mine runs well enough.

BUT, let me ask you this:
What type of fuel filter did you end up with? The space between the "T" and the nipple on the shutoff valve is pretty tight, eh?

I'm having an awful time with this. The original fuel line to the left carb recently broke, and I managed to wrestle a replacement piece in there, but my first attempt at reassembly left the tank-to-filter line so cramped that it almost pinched off the fuel flow.

I went with a paper filter since I decided these catch tiny bits of rust better. The body of the filter is around 1.5 inches long, and each line (from right carb to "T", from "T" to filter, from filter to shutoff valve is as short as possible, but it didn't work, so I got another ~7" piece and curled it in a 3/4 turn loop to connect the shutoff valve to the fuel filter. This description is probably mangled -- I should post a photo of the problem area.

Well, you were in there recently, what worked for you?
 
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