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post #1 of 4 Old 03-08-2019, 09:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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how do I set idle speed?

since my 86 rebel 450 does not have a tach? can you buy a hand held tach?

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post #2 of 4 Old 03-09-2019, 11:02 AM
 
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Yes, but if all you want to do is set the idle speed, I just do it by ear. It doesn't have to be perfect. Just don't set it so low it dies, and not so high that it makes a loud clunk when shifting into gear.
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post #3 of 4 Old 03-11-2019, 08:37 AM
 
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This is a worth-while investment, just wrap 3-5 turns of the end of the antenna wire around your spark-plug-wire to use. It reads the firing of the plug wire the way your car radio tells you that lightning struck nearby.


lawn-mower, snow-blower, jet-ski, ATV, your friend's bike, anything that has a spark plug.
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This is a worth-while investment, just wrap 3-5 turns of the end of the antenna wire around your spark-plug-wire to use. It reads the firing of the plug wire the way your car radio tells you that lightning struck nearby.


lawn-mower, snow-blower, jet-ski, ATV, your friend's bike, anything that has a spark plug.
https://www.amazon.com/Resettable-In.../dp/B01CR2IC2Q
ordered one, thanks

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