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    1989 TW california model. Run OK at operating speeds (maybe a little lean). When stopped or throttle let off initially it idles at high rpm but then slows down then sometimes dies. I have adjusted both the pilot jet and throttle stop but have not found the right combination. Any thoughts.

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    I'm new to the TW, but to me this sounds like a carb issue. Have you given it a good cleaning?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullspit View Post
    I'm new to the TW, but to me this sounds like a carb issue. Have you given it a good cleaning?
    +1 Remove the pilot jet and pluck a wire out of a wire brush like a BBQ grill brush, hold the piece of wire with needle nose and reem the jet.Your lean at idle.

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    I was told not to clean brass (needle) with anything harder than brass. Carb parts can be very sensitive to the size of their orifices and any size change carries with it the potential of forever altering how your carb will work. I don't remember the member but someone just made a thread about messing up his carb with aggressive cleaning (even though he was very careful) and having to replace it.
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    Regarding the OP, have you ruled out air leaks?
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    i use a welding tip cleaner and haven't had any problems...able to be reused and fits any size hole...but i also don't clean the jet to death...soak it in carb cleaner and run the tip cleaner through the holes quick and done...



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    $13 for some tip cleaners? Go to a welding supply shop. I think I paid about $3 per set.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Point37 View Post
    i use a welding tip cleaner and haven't had any problems...able to be reused and fits any size hole...but i also don't clean the jet to death...soak it in carb cleaner and run the tip cleaner through the holes quick and done...



    http://ww.sears.com/us-forge-welding...22207P?prdNo=1




    Quote Originally Posted by PalmStateCrawler View Post
    $13 for some tip cleaners? Go to a welding supply shop. I think I paid about $3 per set.


    Exactly what I use too. Been using the same tip cleaner for years and years. Trick is to use it just enough to knock out the crud or varnish and not "file" the oraface. The guys are right, your carb is fouled somewhere. A good doucheing and you should be good to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PalmStateCrawler View Post
    $13 for some tip cleaners? Go to a welding supply shop. I think I paid about $3 per set.


    i def didn't pay that much...i just put that link up to show what it was...lowes will do just fine as well and is probably more available to most people...

    http://www.lowes.com/Search=welding+...g+tip+cleaners

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    In addition to what the others have mention (and more probable), but also check air filter if you haven't already.
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