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My Honda 1100 starts and will idle perfectly all day, However, it sputters and dies when I try to throttle it up.

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Sounds like the high speed circuit in the carbs is clogged. Startron, from auto parts store.

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SOURCE: 2005 honda shadow spirit 1100. runs with choke on

Have you tried to adjust the tickover screw on the carbs?

Posted on Mar 19, 2009

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It does sound like its getting to much fuel, or the lack of air. Air filter ok? If it is you might need to have a compression check done to see how the piston rings are.

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SOURCE: my 1998 honda aero 1100, backfiring on acceleration

your problem is going to lie in the carbs. rebuild them and clean the jets. it will be like new after that.

Posted on Aug 04, 2009

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I would change the plugs and the air filter. Also I would put a full can of Techron or Seafoam in the gas tank and ride it to see if it clears up. If these bikes sit very long the slow jets in the carbs can partially or fully clog resulting in rough running. If the bike sits for long periods over 2 months I would also use a fuel stabilizer such as Seafoam or Stabil. Make sure when adding a fuel stabilizer that the bike runs long enough to get the additive in the carbs.

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SOURCE: engine starts and idles perfectly, but as soon as

Howdy: Could be the floats. Idle good but rev it up and the gas goes lean. Use quick start sprayed in the air cleaner area and see if the bike will rev. If so check out the float adjustment. Could be a stuck needle to the floats shut off. Good luck - Doug

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