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I have a 2002 honda vtx 1800 will not idle but loads with gas

Bike began to run excessivly rich,ask honda mechanic about problem.he said i didn't ride the bike enough becausee it has only 3000 miles on it.and that the fuel injectors were gravity leaking.so i replaced both injectors.replaced plugs and bike still runs rich on the low end and loads with gas until it dies,
do you have any ideas ?

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  • jwilson348 Dec 08, 2008

    the bike actually leaks gas into the cylinders as it is sitting in the garage.

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2009

    i have the same problem mine want idle and gas leak in to the cylinders and leaks out the pipes .

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Check for a blocked airbox vent, sometime we put things under the seat that will cover the airbox inlet which will automatically make the bike run extremely rich and all that needs to be done is to remove the paper or gloves or whatever there is blocking the inlet snorkel. You may also want to check for tight intake valves too. That is classic Honda, tight valves will cause a rich mixture all the time if it is the intake valves making the problem.
Please let me know if this works, if not give me more specific data and I will better assist you.

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