Ok, given the lengthy title, I'm sure you're wondering what the heck I am talking about! Lol. Well, I was trying to think of a way to describe it in a sentence, and that's the best I could come up with. Now, I will try to describe a little better.
When I bough my motorcycle, the gentleman I bought it from mentioned that a "bracket" was broken where the throttle (accelerator/decelerator) cables attach to the carb linkage. It turns out that - as far as I can tell - there is a small piece of metal that rises from one of carbs, perpendicular to it, that the throttle linkage actually attaches to. And this metal piece has broken off, making it somewhat impossible to adjust the idle.
I am planning on posting some pics later after I get home so I can "show" everyone what I am talking about. I am wondering if anyone else has experienced this issue, and if so, what they did to fix it? Given that the bike only had 7800 orig miles when I got it, and was well taken care of, I am thinking others may have experienced this as well.
My thought is - rather than replacing one of the carbs, or the whole assy, that I would try using some JB Weld to re-attach the metal piece to the carb. I just hate to do any real major work on the carbs at all to fix this issue, as the bike is running AWESOME. And it seems like everytime I have tried to "fix" something like this, it ends up causing far more problems than it solves. As it is now, the bike runs well, and the only real problem it causes is that I am not able to adjust the idle any lower than about 1100-1200 RPMs.
As always, I appreciate any and all advice, experience and info - thanks all!