2006 xl883l Idle Speed

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by burkeharley, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. burkeharley

    burkeharley New Member

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    Hey,

    I am new to the forum. How do I adjust the idle speed on this model. It is carbed, which means it has a choke. After warmup the choke is all the way in and still idles to high. I know it has to be a simple adjustment, cause if I take it to the shop, there will be a charge. Which I know I can probably do myself.

    Thanks for the help.:42:
     
  2. mcdraayom

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    "you will need a flat blade screw driver, and maybe a torch"

    For all of us American, English speakers, "torch" means flashlight.
     
  3. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    I think the "tourch" is in case the screwdriver doesn't do the job.:lolrolling
     
  4. burkeharley

    burkeharley New Member

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    Thanks for the help. Found the adjustment screw and lowered the idle. Sounds much better. But I think it is time for different pipes. Want a more Harley sound.
     
  5. Carroll B

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    As I'm reading this thread I'm thinking the torch is for applying heat to loosen some type of thread sealant if you can't turn the screw. I forgot that it meant flashlight. Been a while since I've heard that term.