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  1. I know that I’m just confused at why it had extremely high rpms and then after the cap change it still had it until miraculously it has the other extreme without any changes.
  2. So we put the screw cap from the original carb on the slide tube and it reduced the rpms at idle but still high. my brother in law text me yesterday evening to say that he now has to press throttle to keep it idling. Not sure why it has now gone to the other extreme. I’ll keep y’all posted and thanks as always for the advice.
  3. So if I’m tracking with you, when the slider should be at the same spot when cable is not attached and when cable is attached and throttle screw is all the way out. I think based on that the 2000 recon throttle cable is shorter than 2007 recon throttle cable
  4. I can confirm it’s in there correct. Angled notch is toward the idle screw
  5. Ok so with throttle screw all the way out the slider should rest on bottom of inside. This one has barely any daylight on the cylinder head side. On the intake side it was a larger gap. you think I need to get the 2007 throttle cable and that should rectify the situation
  6. I can confirm that it is exactly that way. Checked it three times.
  7. thats what I was just replying. The choke controls the butterfly valve and the throttle is connected to the slider for needle jet. I thought it might be that the cable was shorter on 2000 vs 2007 cable but when I hooked it up with the original throttle cable the slider was down almost to the bottom on the cylinder head side.
  8. My brother in law bought a 2000 Honda Recon 250 about a year ago that had a Chinese carb on it. I told him he needed to replace it soon. Anyway we final got around to replacing it today. The Honda shop sold us an OEM Honda Carb for the 07-14 Recon because the original carb was no longer available. They assured me it would work. We put a new peacock on and then the new carb. Once we started it up it idled extremely high, like wide open throttle. I adjusted the idle screw all the way out and it didn’t change the idle. If you pull the choke halfway it’ll idle right. I sprayed carb cleaner around the intake boot and there was no change to idle. I’ve never had a brand new OEM carb from in the sealed bag have issues. Any ideas what could be causing this?
  9. welcome firsttimer. You have come to the right place and should receive great support and advice here.
  10. @shadetree, You are the one, about 8 or so years ago, that convinced me to switch to Shindy kits. I used them for 6 rebuilds that are all running fine now. Something has changed with Shindy in the past year or so (IMHO) The last three rebuilds i did on my problem bike were with shindy kits and from 3 different sources (ebay, independent atv shop and honda dealer). The pilot jets in all the kits has smaller holes. I measured them today vs the honda jet and sure enough all three pilot jet had smaller holes. So i took that data point and the discussion with the two red Star honda certified mechanics to form my opinion / decision. Also, @shadetree this is the Foreman 450 you and I talked about on the phone several times this summer. I checked the timing with you on the phone about four times. Any way it ended up being the shindy pilot jets in three honda OEM carbs. Not trying to start a fight just letting you know why i said what i did. I will be glad to retract my statement if y'all deem it bad advice.
  11. I figured i would chime in on this since I just concurred a two year issue by getting a new carb. You can find the recently active thread on the old forum. What i learned: start with an OEM carb without any rebuild aftermarket parts. If you need new jets go with Kehin or Honda......*DO NOT USE AFTERMARKET*. My issue was lean condition at all throttle positions, running hot and backfiring too much. The culprit ended up being the carb and specifically the pilot jet. After talking with the two lead mechanics at Brookhaven Honda I learned that shindy and all other aftermarket jets are notorious for being too small and yielding lean results. Anyway, my encouragement to you @F250 guy buy OEM honda parts for your carb rebuild.
  12. Hello everyone. I spent many years on Hondaatvforums.net and Hondaforeman.com but now I am here. I'm a Fellow Honda Rider and Wrencher from Mississippi. Look forward to chipping in and helping. Have a great day everyone.
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