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My 2005 vtx 1300 sat for three years, I want to put it back on the road but when I fire it up all it does is spit and sputter,also backfires on acceleration

I have draind the tank and cleaned the carb and it seams to be better but it still backfires on acceleration like a gun shot.

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Make sure there isnt any thing in the air box or exhaust little critters like to nest in them

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I have the same problem !! I just put on Jardine shotgun pipes and they have caused the bike to back fire!! Does it need to be rejetted or do I need to adjust the pilot screw?/
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Mike

Posted on Mar 18, 2010

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SOURCE: I have a VTX 1300 that is backfiring, coughing and

You may have an air leak (extra air getting in) between the carbs & the engine. Inlet manifold rubbers do crack on Hondas but Yamahas are the worst.
Check for cracks, check the o rings (each end of inlet manifold) & check for leaks from air-box to carbs
Carbs need to be balanced (synchronised) to let the engine run smoothly but will not produce those symptoms if left unbalanced.
You should also check the HT leads & spark plug caps for shorting, run the bike in the dark & look for sparks going to earth (sometimes you can only hear a ticking as the spark jumps across). Make sure the leads are not touching anything during this procedure

Ride safe
Bike-Doc
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Posted on Apr 27, 2010

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SOURCE: i have a vtx 1300. it sat for 2months during

hi,sounds like you have a blocked main jet in one of the carbs,when the fuel sits in the bowls it will evaporate and leave behind a residue that is quite difficult to remove even with a carb cleaning compound,what i do in this case is remove the carbs,remove all the jets,place all the jets in a saucer or dish and fill with petrol,leave them for a few days,this will soften the residue,then use compressed air or a crc typecan with carb cleaner and force clean them by squirting the fluid through them,do not use(as some people do) a piece of wire to clean through them,this will scratch the inside of the jet and alter the fuel flow charicteristics of the jet and render it all but useless,once you have them all absolutely spotless,reassemble and put the carbs back in,just about put money on it that your problem will dissappear,hope this helps...cheers

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