flatslides tuning question

KC Gager kc at brgracing.com
Mon Jun 28 08:14:24 PDT 2010

U turn the idle up on the stops and the bike starts to idle worse? 
Low speed circuit mat be plugged not letting enough fuel in at idle. U my
need to take the carbs off and give them a good cleaning 

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-----Original Message-----
From: sv650-bounces at micapeak.com [mailto:sv650-bounces at micapeak.com] On
Behalf Of Morgan Jones
Sent: Monday, June 28, 2010 8:06 AM
To: Suzuki SV650 Mailing List
Subject: flatslides tuning question

Hello everyone,

I have a first gen superbike that among other things has flatslide carbs.  I
just got the bike back from some motor repair work (front valves were
replaced).  It runs fine but doesn't idle consistently--namely it just seems
a touch low.

Most bikes have a knob that just adjusts where the throttle stops so you can
just turn the idle up a touch.

These seem to have  a stop for on each carb.  I tried turning both a
consistent amount and it only seems to make it worse.

I'm wondering if just turning them consistently isn't enough and in fact I
need to synchronize them?

I haven't dug into it extensively but is there a spot on the flatslides to
attach carb sticks?  Do I sound like I'm on the right track?



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