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MOTERCYCLE Me agian ,I have ttwo bikes one a 85 wing Interstate @ 86 Ascapade the 86 has much more power @ speed than the 85 but they are the same Engs. and the 86 has 40 k miles more no skipping and both purr and fair on gas altho the 86 may just all @ all run better , but the 85 is a better ride HELP ???

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Hi, Barney the answer to this question is way above my pay grade for this situation, I would call or visit my local dealer or reputable shop's service/parts department and inquire about any possible quick fix, answers, or parts inquiry.
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SOURCE: Really bad fuel consumption

You sound like you are UK based. Two suggestions for finding out whats wrong, 1 join the yahoo group VTR_List, wealth of user info from around the world but UK based. 2 Contact Roger Ditchfield at Revolution racing (also on the list).
Beyond that the usual things would be a), looking for a leak. b),checking stuck choke. c),plugs and filters.

You could get it Dynojetted, reports say increase response, performance and increase tank range to 125miles.

I have smaller tank model (16l in 1999) and managed to get 59 miles from the tank but only with extreme abuse of the throtle, usually get 95-100 befroe RLOD (Red Light Of Death!)
Have toured to Monaco 3 times and hope to go this year again - still only looking at 100 before starting to worry about finding a refill!

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SOURCE: Sputtering at low speeds and takeoff

your low speed jets are stopped up ,the carbs need cleaning, go to walmart a buy some SEAFOAM, poor it in your gas tank ,start it up on choke, and when it start ot clear up take it off of choke, or ride it until it clears up. after it starts running good get it synchronized

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SOURCE: I replaced my stator on my 1983 650 silver wing interstate

Where did you get the stator?? If not factory... You might want to us a volt meter and measure the resistance. You can find the resistance specs in its honda service manual. Give some more info!!

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SOURCE: motorcycle dies while riding,like gas is cut off

Check fuel pump. You might have a bad diaphragm.

Posted on Sep 06, 2009

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SOURCE: Honda Valkyrie Interstate 1999: 25000 miles Cobra

Stock size for the slow jet is 35. Some guys put in 38's to make them less prone to getting plugged. I would say that you still have gunk in the slow jets. Also turn the pilot screws out 2 1/4turns. If the exhaust pops and you have no exhaust or vacuum leaks turn the pilot screws in 1/4 turn at a time till it goes away.

Did you change the plugs and the air filter? How about checking and or replacing the vacuum lines?

You might try a full bottle of Techron fuel system cleaner in a tank of gas. It may clear the problem up.

I had to clean the jets on my 1999 I/S twice and it's not a fun job.

Hope this helps.

Bob

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