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Old 05-11-2011, 11:12 AM   #1
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Hey all,

I'm new to the bike world but i'm really interested and eager to learn how to fix my bike on my own. Right now it seems that the bike is idling to low and at lights it seems to stall out. I think I just need to adjust the idle but damn it I'm not sure where that damn bolt is to adjust it...can someone point me in the right direction.

Also the bike just got a complete tune up on it from fresh oil and fluids to the valves being adjusted.

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Old 05-11-2011, 11:41 AM   #2
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Here's how to find the adjustment:

Follow the cable from the throtle down into the engine compartment.
Find the place where the cable ends.
Rotate the throttle while observing the area where the cable ends. You'll see a gizmo turning open and closed.
Near the gizmo, there will be a small bolt or screw, probably with a spring on it. The end of the screw will touch the gizmo when it's closed.
If you look closely, you'll see that if you tighten that screw, it will push the gizmo further open.

Or, you can see schematics of the carbs and fnd the idle screw here:

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Old 05-11-2011, 06:43 PM   #3
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Right now it seems that the bike is idling to low and at lights it seems to stall out.
How long are you leaving the choke on when it's cold ?? Maybe not long enough.

And if they didn't clean the carbs as part of the "tune up" a shot of cleaner in the gas might help too.

In my experience, it is not uncommon for a supposedly trained mechanic at a bike shop to set the idle too low on V-twins that they get their hands on. Even Harleys really weren't designed go lope like that at idle.

A lot of bikes these days have the idle screw connected to a cable and knob so that it's easier to adjust. Lots of good Suzuki riders here: Motorcycle Forum
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Old 05-18-2011, 07:18 AM   #4
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You leave the choke for about half day or so
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