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Triumph bonneville at idle revs over 3000rpm and then

Customer Question

triumph bonneville at idle revs over 3000rpm and then settles momentarily and revs up...then down, then up again
JA: How many miles are on the car? What size is the engine?
Customer: 7300 and 865cc
JA: What year is your Bonneville?
Customer: 2014
JA: Are you fixing your Bonneville yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes. am away from home and have only turned the knob near the choke
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: i have a 200 mile ride home and don't want to do damage
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Chase Capicotti replied 2 months ago.

Hi there,

It sounds like you might have an air leak around the intake somewhere. I would check for cracks or holes in the boots around the carburetor. You can also try spraying some carb cleaner on the intake boots while running and if the idle goes up then you know you have an air leak. Also be sure to check the condition of your air filter.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Good to know, thanks! I'm taking it to the shop next week.
Expert:  Chase Capicotti replied 2 months ago.

You're welcome, feel free to contact me with any additional questions.