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Help 1979 XR500 revs up when clutch is pulled in

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I recently bought a 1979 Honda XR500, it runs great and fine but after riding the bike for a minute and then proceeding to pull the clutch in to come to a stop the engine begins to rev up and the only way I can get the bike to stop is by killing it. It idles perfect when it’s first kicked over but as free riding it for a second it will rev up when you pull the clutch in. I’m not giving it gas either it’s a reving up by itself. Any help? Thanks
 

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It sounds like when it is warmed up you have either a lean condition or the idle is set too high. I'm not a 4 stroke guy but those are my guesses.