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2002 engine/idle problem

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I searched around and found posts similar, but nothing exactly like this.
So there I was, doing my normal 'get the bike ready for the season' stuff (yeah, it's late...I've been gone). I took the carbs off, cleaned them well, replaced the seals, synced them...nothing different that I haven't done for the past 8 years.
Bike didn't start right problem, carbs are dry. Bike finally starts up, idle shoots way up then starts bouncing up and down from 3500-4000. If I turn the idle adjustment screw maybe 1/4 turn, nothing for about 5 secs then it either dies or shoots WAY up depending on which way I turn it. It won't start without the throttle being opened slightly unless I turn the idle screw back in...but then it bounces around again.
If I start it and keep the throttle open a bit, no matter where, it will continue to bounce up and down 500-750ish RPMs.
I changed the plugs, borrowed coils from a friend, ran seafoam through it. Removed the carbs and replaced them JUST to make sure everything was connected and seated properly.
That's a bit rambly, I know, but any help would be greatly appreciated!!

Idle bounces around from 3500-400ish
Idle adjustment screw 'lags' then bike either dies or RPMs shoot up

hesaves0211 said I need to update my sig...I own a 2002 Yamaha's blue...I hope thats enough...
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post #2 of Old 06-21-2010, 07:33 PM
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i was having a similar problem before sync the carbs. but now with this extreme heat my idle kicks up on a light stop, around 3k +. it was 100 + today!!!! did you check carb boots? the ones that fits on the intake ports. i have 2 of them with a little crack.
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