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Idles over 3k on Prime only.

PostAuthor: emagana1989 » Mon May 14, 2018 8:58 am

Just got my license and inherited this beast from my dad. It has been sitting for a while and I would like to get it running great again.

I ordered a petcock rebuild kit and was planning on running seafoam to do a quick clean on the carbs because this is my first time working on a motorcycle. I also noticed the carb boots are cracked and have ordered replacements as well.

As of now it only starts when I set the petcock to prime. It instantly idles over 3k rpm and i can hear hissing air noises as well while its revving. Once I shut it down it backfires.

Please help and if at all possible a diagram would be appreciated.

1986 Virago 700 19k miles.

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Re: Idles over 3k on Prime only.

PostAuthor: Jake » Mon May 14, 2018 9:18 am

I deleted your duplicate post in General Help. You only need to post one topic per issue/problem. Multiple threads on the same topic will not get you faster or better answers, most likely just duplicate answers. If different solutions should be offered, it's better to have them on one thread.
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