innova idle speed high

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1chris1
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innova idle speed high

Post by 1chris1 » Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:14 pm

i recently bought honda innova 125 1997. probably the last carb model. low mileage, only 14500. full service history up to a year ago by dealer.
not been used by the previous owner in the last year due to ill health. only two problems with it are high idle speed which makes it jump forward when selecting first gear and the front brake is binding. wheel will turn but not freely.
any suggestions how i can fix these problems before i take it for mot?

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chris

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Re: innova idle speed high

Post by Diesel Dave » Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:45 am

The idle speed should be simple enough - there is an adjuster screw on the side of the carb - make sure you get the right one; it has a spring underneath and sits at right angles to the carb body.

Brake binding will be more tricky as it's a hydraulic disk, unbolt the calliper, remove the pads and see how corroded the piston is, if it's bad then it will need replacing, if it's just dirty then a good clean and working it back and forth should solve the problem - DON'T pop the piston out of the calliper (unless you intend replacing the seals.

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