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My friend's 500R idles a bit low, about 1000. Mine (an 01) idles at 1500, which I think is what I read was normal. How do we adjust his? I have not gotten a chance to get a shop manual for our bike as we only have them both for about 3 weeks. Thanks in advance. I love this forum!
 

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They should both idle between 1100-1300 rpm

and the idle adjustment is under the carbs, almost halfway between them but more of the lefthand side of the bike, its a nob that is kinda hard to turn so you'll have to fiddle with it. Do it with the bike on (wear gloves) and you'll catch on quickly.
 

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Found it

Boy they couldn't make that much easier, could they? Should be no problem to get my buddy's bike set now. thanks again Freakinout
 

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idle setting ninja 500

thanks for the reply but i am not so sure that i will figure it out

and i do not think that it is the easiest think to do; i played with it
while the engine was off - who knows how far off it is now. i did not
touch anything else but the idle knob. the bike was running extremely
well before; i just decided that it would be easier to ride with the idle up
a bit and the owner's manual made it sound like a snap. unforunately
i decided to turn it with the engine off. now in order to play
with it. i need to keep one hand on the throttle
while the other is fooling around under the carbs.

how far does one go to make a 200 rpm difference? my question stands:
do i turn c-cl. or cl. to increase the rpm? thanks
 
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