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I Have a 2003 V star 1100 that`s been sitting for over a year.

I cleaned the carb it runs better but it still cuts out when i give it throttle

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  • bikerkeith May 19, 2009

    yes it has fresh fuel

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    Jeff Policky May 11, 2010

    Is the fuel fresh?


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It sounds like you might still have a clogg in the low speed jet.

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