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    Junior Member Bentzra's Avatar
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    High Idle Question

    Hi all,
    Been loving my little old (92) TW. The other day it was running funny (died on me 2x) and now it runs like the choke is always on (its not). I pulled the carb apart and cleaned the jets, cleaned the air filter but the bike just runs at a high idle about like the choke always being on. Any thoughts on what to look ant or check next?


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    Maybe an intake leak. Try sqirting a little WD-40 or something similar on the boot between the carb and head. If engine speed changes. there is a leak.
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    Good idea - I'll check that - thanks

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    Starting fluid works much better. The change in the engine will be more noticeable and easier to detect if there is a leak in the boot.

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    I’d always thought the choke worked the opposite way – restricting air flow - (try the air filter)……
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