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Re: honda idle tuning
« Reply #15 on: June 18, 2018, 10:25:18 AM »
Hillbilly,
If you have time tonight, we can both use facetime to adjust my idle...
I wish Tom will start having that kind of service..Fix stuff remotely   ;)

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Re: honda idle tuning
« Reply #16 on: June 18, 2018, 10:51:03 AM »
Sorry I meant Outdoor Adv. Mistakenly typed Hillbilly. :)

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Re: honda idle tuning
« Reply #17 on: June 18, 2018, 11:01:04 AM »
I don't have facetime either!  But more importantly I don't have the Honda and don't know how to adjust the governor on it...  My recommendation was just based on the sound clip in your original post and past small engine repairs, but based on what Tom's saying, it sounds like its not an issue with the idle circuit in the carb.   Best to follow Tom's suggestion on adjusting the governor linkage since he's worked on loads of those Honda's.

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Re: honda idle tuning
« Reply #18 on: June 18, 2018, 11:17:32 AM »
Ok. Thanks. Hopefully my friend knows about all these. I will share to him Tom's explanation and see if he gets it...Hope i can find a youtube simulating this idle adjustment. I know engine runs ok but wanted it to run like it was calibrated by Tom.

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Re: honda idle tuning
« Reply #19 on: June 18, 2018, 02:02:36 PM »
A picture is worth a 1000 words, and a video worth a million. I'll make a short video later today that will explain exactly what I'm trying to get across to you.
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Re: honda idle tuning
« Reply #20 on: June 18, 2018, 02:39:52 PM »
While your making videos...can you make me one of the Choke setup for my Subaru? After my latest outing this past weekend, I ďthinkĒ the choke or the cable is the problem, not the gas or elevation above sea level. Lol
I was experiencing a lot of stalling issues the first trip, especially near idle or trying to make a complete turn at full throttle. I checked the cable and made sure the choke was completely in and had went 10 miles at full throttle with no issues. I believe the cable got kinked (bent) where it connects and thus isnít closing all the way. Almost but not quite. Iím almost sure this has been my problem all along.
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Re: honda idle tuning
« Reply #21 on: June 18, 2018, 02:58:36 PM »
Better yet, Chuck, send me some pics and/or video of what your linkage looks like. Take a picture showing the cable hooked up to the lever, and one with it disconnected, both with the choke lever in the off position. Note any difference in position between the two.
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Re: honda idle tuning
« Reply #22 on: June 18, 2018, 03:21:57 PM »
Better yet, Chuck, send me some pics and/or video of what your linkage looks like. Take a picture showing the cable hooked up to the lever, and one with it disconnected, both with the choke lever in the off position. Note any difference in position between the two.

I normally donít need to mess with the choke in warmer weather but I might have caused that slight bend back in April when the weather was in the low 60ís.
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Re: honda idle tuning
« Reply #23 on: June 18, 2018, 06:00:24 PM »
I'm not seeing where the choke would be on from that. Look at the linkage underneath where it goes to the carb, is that articulating like it should? The choke has a detent in the on and off positions, you should feel that when you move the lever by hand and the cable disconnected.
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Re: honda idle tuning
« Reply #24 on: June 18, 2018, 06:25:13 PM »
 \./8

That for sure will be a hot topic here...I dont mind watching a long video. I have pop corn and beer ready ...

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Re: honda idle tuning
« Reply #25 on: June 18, 2018, 08:48:54 PM »
Governors 101  >:D

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOisw-AwRaw" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOisw-AwRaw</a>
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Re: honda idle tuning
« Reply #26 on: June 18, 2018, 08:51:53 PM »
I'm not seeing where the choke would be on from that. Look at the linkage underneath where it goes to the carb, is that articulating like it should? The choke has a detent in the on and off positions, you should feel that when you move the lever by hand and the cable disconnected.

Had to step out the rest of today, Iíll look at it tomorrow. Before I went out the second time this past weekend, I manually pushed the lever in and the connection to the engine. This seemed to help tremendously compared to the first time out and not touching the choke at all.
Me putting the water cooler and carb back together may be why it ran great for you in the test run on the Altamaha and not so great for me? I hope itís an easy fix. For me and my skills, itís like finding the needle in the haystack. Lol
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Re: honda idle tuning
« Reply #27 on: June 18, 2018, 09:11:30 PM »
Cool Video Tom.
I will go to my garage, look at the governor and playback the video.


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Re: honda idle tuning
« Reply #28 on: June 23, 2018, 08:10:20 PM »
I clean the carb several times based of youtube. remove and replace 3 times and became so good at it i can do it with my eyes close. Since i noticed big improvement from a clean carb, i decided to
replace it again and this time around, i used a brand new carb with new gaskets for $35.00 from Amazon. I will test tomorrow in the water but initial test sounds very promising... I think when buying a used Mokai, carb and gaskets must be replaced immediately provided you know how especially when its a 10 year model like mine. Carb is so cheap that you wiukd not mind to replace it every year.

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Re: honda idle tuning
« Reply #29 on: June 24, 2018, 09:47:29 AM »
Tested today and came out excellent...will stay in this idle between 1900 and 2000.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/df5t16xpswtzrdy/Video%20Jun%2024%2C%206%2029%2032%20AM.mov?dl=0