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Yes I know idle isn’t to spec , still “ tuning” , yes checked exhaust no leaks, thanks.
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Is your idle speed ok ?

Reason I ask is I eleminated carb farts once I upped idle slightly .A lot of bikes Imo sound very low , I expect it's to try and get the "potatoe,potatoe" sound thing more apparent ..

Not sure what my idle is set at but its not high but if I drop it say 100rpm or so it will fart

My idle mix is spot on btw...
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When is the last time you changed your manifold seals? That's an often overlooked source of carb cough.

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