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Fouled Fuel System on 2005 Yamaha V-Star 1100 Classic

The other night I was riding home when the bike kind of started running rough, right at about 150 miles on the trip counter. I usually just switch to the reserve and it goes no problem and fill up soon after, but this time that did not work. The bike will start with the choke on and run kind of rough, but once I try yo hit the throttle or turn the choke of it dies. I pulled the fuel line from the tank and there is plenty of fuel flow, so I am assuming the carb, filter, or strainer is clogged or fouled. Is this the problem or could there be another cause?

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  • andyparentea May 26, 2009

    So it would just be the fuel filter clogged or fouled?

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Put a new filter on it

Posted on May 26, 2009

  • chris betterton May 28, 2009

    yes when your tank get's low any trash or debris get's sucked through the line and into the filter. the petcock may have a screen in it also so when you change the filter clean the screen in the petcock too.

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