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    Idle issue

    So, my 2009 TW 200 did not get any miles put on it last summer. I took the carb apart, cleaned it thoroughly, cleaned the jets and float, and put it back together. Also, changed the spark plug. Put new gas in the tank and Seafoam. Started right up! It wouldn't stay running when I would hit the throttle. I figured the throttle cables needed adjusting. I messed with them a while, but ran out of time. I take it to a local repair shop tell them everything I did and what I think I know it needs. Three week later, I pick the bike up. They tell me they had to clean the carb, take the tank off and clean the tank, change the spark plug and adjust the throttle cables. I got ripped off bad! However, they set the idle SO high on the carb the bike sounds like it is going to launch. When I put it in gear, it lunges forward HARD and fast. Is this an easy fix?

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    IMO , yes. On the left side of the carb you see the "choke " know , down below that is another knob with a philips head on it. With the bike warmed up / idling rotate that know counter clockwise.....it's tunable with your thumb and finger. Do not have your hand on the throttle while doing this. You should hear the RPM'S drop during rotation. If they didn't screw something else up , this should take care of the issue....I hope.

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    Stoeger , where you located at?.

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    I'm going to give your fix a try. It also was dying as soon as I'd take it off of choke. I'll see what happens!

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    Turning that screw clockwise took care of the high idle. I still can't get it to stay running without the choke all the way out.... Any ideas?

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    The pilot jet is most likely clogged up. It has to come out and be cleaned very well or replaced.
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    Oh that answer makes me sad. I just paid $350 to have the carb totally disassembled and cleaned at a local shop. In addition they removed and cleaned the gas tank. When I dropped it off after I cleaned the carb, it ran fine with the choke on and off....

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    Re Reading your thread, I take that back about the pilot jet. You have a high idle and it lurches forward when you put it in gear..right? That's all? If so, lower the idle or take it back to the dealer and have them adjust it, it should be set according to the manual. On the lurching problem, TW's are known for sticking clutch plates. Once you have the idle correct and the next time you are getting ready to go for a ride, motor off, in first, pull the clutch and see if it rolls freely, it probably won't, so continue holding in the clutch and rock it back and forth in gear harder and harder until it frees itself and the bike will roll with it in gear and the clutch pulled in. You will feel when they let loose. Now start as normal and when you are ready to go, it should not lurch forward dropping it into first. Basically, I just live with that small problem, since it doesn't bother me a whole bunch.
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    Clockwise rotation increases rpm's , strange it decreased yours?. Had you ever rejetted the carb and shimmed the needle?.

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