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I have a question for you guys out there, I know Hondas are cold blooded but this just popped up and can't seem to figure it out. Here's the deal if I let the wheeler sit for a day or so and go to start it I have to press the throttle in just slightly for it to start, I tried using no choke and full choke without pressing the throttle but it didn't make a difference. The only way to get it started is to press the throttle, and hold if for a few seconds then when I let off it will idle nice. If I shut it off and try to start it when it's warm it will take right off without having to press the throttle or use any choke. This just started happening in the last couple of weeks, before that it would fire right off with very little choke, and no throttle.

Wondering where I should start looking, I only run 91 octane gas in it. I did change the motor oil since I wasn't sure when the previous owner had done it, I used Valvoline 10W-40 ATV oil that's rated for wet clutches, could this be part of the problem?

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They should be, I haven't messed with them at all. I can check the service manual on what they should be set to and go from there. I did notice on the Carb that the 2 hoses that come off the right side of it, I think they are vacuum hoses have a fairly tight bent in them. It sure looks like it would be restricting flow? Could that contribute to it?
 

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your carb is dirty ?, or your idle jet is clogged ?.
 

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Thanks for the reply Shadetree, do think I can run some seafoam in the gas to clean it up, or do I need to rebuild the carb altogether? What about the idle speed, if it's too low would that cause the problem? Thanks again for your help, I really appreciate all of you suggestions
 

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Thanks for the reply Shadetree, do think I can run some seafoam in the gas to clean it up, or do I need to rebuild the carb altogether? What about the idle speed, if it's too low would that cause the problem? Thanks again for your help, I really appreciate all of you suggestions
sitting a good while ?..no such thing as a cleaner in a can or bottle !..lol. get the carb clean, then you can adjust the idle with the idle knob ( black plastic knob ) on bottom, rear right side hanging down. if idle jet ( slow jet ) is clogged ?, it won't idle very well at all, and thanks for the kind words !.
 
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