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I have noticed some of my friends Foreman's return after there first service and they always crank on the first push of the starter.

I have done all my own maintenance and it always takes 2-4 times to get cranked and another 5 minutes before it wont shut off with out the throttle pressed.

All of my friends where doing the exact same thing until after the first service?? The only thing I can think of is the idle is set low from the factory.

Any help would be appreciated,


Justin
 

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Sounds like it is set low It should be 1400 +/- 100rpm.If it is set below 1100 or 1200 the decompression lever doesnt work right and could wear it out prematurely I think.I went to napa and bought an electronic tach it was 40$ and just wrap the wire around your plug wire and voila!
 

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Mine never starts on the first try. I have read on here if you change the jet it will start and idle better.
 

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haha

mine never starts on the first try either...

i have a snork and jet and intake and exhaust.

always, and i mean ALWAYS starts on the second time unless the engine is hot and is shut off and restarted.
 

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Even before mine was jetted for the pipe summer /winter doesn't matter it always fired right up as long as my idle was set correct. You should set it as per the shop manuals "idle drop procedure"
 

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This might be a long shot but my rubi used to idle too slow and die out when it was "cold". Then I realized that I was leaving the choke open too long thinking it wasn't warmed up enough. Turns out it was getting too much choke so now I turn it off after 10-15 seconds and it idles fine.

ChuckD
 
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