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Too much Fuel feeding to the Front Cylinder

A Few weeks back i had a rigid oil pipeline break on me whilst riding, although i stopped(in time) it stalled on me. I've since fixed that problem and,maybe as a coincidence, i've now got a fuel problem to the front cylinder. I thought the spark plug was to blame but it's firing up really good, but when i took the front right cover off to get to the plug i noticed a nut,metal arm and a spring in the engine well. I can only assume this is the old throttle system. I put it all back together and when starting the bike and turning this metal arm/bracket, the engine revs do adjust higher or lower. Am i on the right track as to thinking this is my problem and can you tell me what it is this metal arm is/was for and how i can adjust it to suit as my cables go straight to the carbs. It's a VS1400 intruder engine in a Hardtail chopper ( JAPANESE MODEL )
Any help on this would be greatly appreciated

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  • stevewithlau Dec 09, 2008

    Thanks for your reply. Much appreciated. Looking at the link supplied i have found the manual, although in german, i have figured it out to be the decompression lever that would've been linked up if i had a weeker startermotor fitted, but alas now not needed hence no cable fitted. I'm now wandering if it's a carb problem?? just need to find an english printed manual for this engine.

    Again. Thanks for you reply.


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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Offhand, I would venture that those are the return spring, spring lever and locknut for the butterfly. It would be so especially if the hole of the metal arm/spring lever is not a full circle but with one section straight. If the arm has a grooved edge on one side and a small hole with notch, then that would be where the accelerator cable would be hooked up.

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