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Adjusting The Carburetor; Adjusting The Engine Idling Speed - YAMAHA PW50 Owner's Manual

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PERIODIC MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT

Adjusting the carburetor

The carburetor is an important part of
the engine and requires very sophisti-
cated adjustment. Therefore, most car-
buretor adjustments should be left to a
Yamaha dealer, who has the neces-
sary professional knowledge and expe-
rience. The adjustment described in the
following section, however, may be ser-
viced by the owner as part of routine
maintenance.
NOTICE
The carburetor has been set and ex-
tensively tested at the Yamaha fac-
tory.
Changing
without sufficient technical knowl-
7
edge may result in poor perfor-
mance of or damage to the engine.
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Adjusting the engine idling
speed
The engine idling speed must be
checked and, if necessary, adjusted as
follows at the intervals specified in the
periodic maintenance and lubrication
chart.
TIP
A diagnostic tachometer is needed to
make this adjustment.
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1. Attach the tachometer to the spark
plug lead.
2. Start the engine and warm it up for
several minutes at 1000–2000
these
settings
r/min while occasionally revving it
to 4000–5000 r/min.
TIP
The engine is warm when it quickly re-
sponds to the throttle.
3. Check the engine idling speed
and, if necessary, adjust it to spec-
ification by turning the throttle stop
screw. To increase the engine
idling speed, turn the screw in di-
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1. Throttle stop screw
TIP
If the specified idling speed cannot be
obtained as described above, have a
Yamaha dealer make the adjustment.
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rection (a). To decrease the en-
gine idling speed, turn the screw in
direction (b).
(b)
(a)
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Engine idling speed:
1650–1750 r/min

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