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post #1 of 5 Old 10-16-2019, 03:15 PM Thread Starter
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What does lightly seated mean?

Hi,
I am having trouble setting the idle on a 2005 Rebel 250.

It should hopefully have the ability to idle smooth because I have another bike just like it that idles perfect.

I've read the drop method and understand it. This is a fresh rebuild and I removed the tab.

My question is what the heck does "lightly seated" mean (in relation to pilot screw)? Is that lightly almost seated or is it when first resistance is felt?? The difference is quite a bit, can't find anything on this.

After resistance is first felt, when the spring begins to be depressed, it still turns easy a couple more turns before it starts to bottom out (as it begins to poke through the hole in the throat).

Thanks for looking, any input whatsoever appreciated.
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When it begins to bottom out, with light finger pressure only, it's lightly seated.

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When it begins to bottom out, with light finger pressure only, it's lightly seated.
Thank you sir! That's what I was thinking. This would only be a quarter turn from fully seated it appears, does that sound correct?
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That sounds about right, but I've never turned it past what I thought was "lightly seated". Turning it too far can deform the tip of the screw, which will mess things up.

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That sounds about right, but I've never turned it past what I thought was "lightly seated". Turning it too far can deform the tip of the screw, which will mess things up.
Yeah I seen that, thanks for the reminder.. If that tip don't hit that hole perfect it could bend easily I'm sure. FYI to anyone reading this there's an "off-road" kit that has the screw without the tab but wouldn't you know I ordered one and the needle was slightly bent (couldn't beat it for $20 tho, had 8 screws and a ton of parts with it).
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