07 Polaris Predator 500 High Idle - Polaris Riders
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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-17-2017, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
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07 Polaris Predator 500 High Idle

Hey guys, I have an 07 Predator 500 and I just put all new valve shims in the top end and had someone tear down and clean my carb. They did not replace anything just simply took everything apart, cleaned it, and put it back together to where everything was set before it was torn apart. Now when it starts up it idles high and I don't know how to bring it back down. I completely closed the pilot adjustment screw along with the idle screw, and there is no change in the idle. Nothing I try seems to bring the idle down. I am stumped on what it could be. Nothing seems out of the ordinary, broken, or missing.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-17-2017, 10:51 PM
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I'm not sure if they used the same Mikuni carb on the 07 as on the earlier models, but on my 03 and 05 there is an idle adjustment screw under the side of the carb, where the cable enters the carb. If you take off the air cleaner, is the butterfly open at all? It sounds like the throttle isn't closing all the way.

2003Pred; Yoshi RS-3 system, K&N clamp on, Nicolas carb mods,Port&Polished head, Weisco 12.5:1 piston, Nicolas CDI, 14/40 sprockets.

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