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Old 08-04-2010, 09:01 AM   #11
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If the idle was good before it should be good now. Number 1 rule of troubleshooting, right after never start a land war in Asia, is treat the problem, not the symptom. Poor idle speed after a drop is a symptom. You need to find out and correct the problem, that will erase the symptom not the other way around.

I think you're on the right track about saturating the air filter, also might have knocked 25 years worth of crud loose in one of the float bowls or jarred one of them enough to stick.
Yeah I realize the idle shouldnt have changed but you could at least eliminate that possibility quickly. Iam hoping its not the 25yrs of crud getting knocked loose. Maybe one of the intake boots is sucking in air and popped out a bit? hopefully its an easy fix.
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Old 08-04-2010, 10:59 AM   #12
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Yeah I realize the idle shouldnt have changed but you could at least eliminate that possibility quickly. Iam hoping its not the 25yrs of crud getting knocked loose. Maybe one of the intake boots is sucking in air and popped out a bit? hopefully its an easy fix.

Those CX500 are pretty close to bulletproof, I don't even think the warm salt water bath could kill one.

He's just going to have to go through the intake system and check everything, vacuum lines, intake boots, float height flush out the bowls......
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Old 08-04-2010, 06:35 PM   #13
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If it's a CV carb you might want to check the diaphram for a rip or tear, that might be causing the problem.
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