Question about 2008 Yamaha V Star 1300 Tourer
Air filters are still white, checking the fuel filter if I can get to it. I even adjusted the idle up and it stays running. It will not stay running at the proper idle without slightly opening throttle
The pilot jets are clogged. the carburetors will need cleaned, and the pilot jets may need replaced. Alternatively, Seafoam in the intake and the fuel tank may allow for some improvement of the problem, but a carb rebuild is highly preferable.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Your carburetors need to be cleaned. The pilot jets are at least partially plugged.
If you are comfortable doing this yourself, you need to remove the seats, fuel tank, and air induction system before you will be able to get the carbs out. Be carefull when removing the fuel tank, there is a wire harness that will need to be un plugged from it to remove it. The wire harness plug runs under the plastic tray under the seat. There are 3 plastic rivits that will need to be removed to get to the plug. The carbs come out as a pair, and can be tough to get back in the boots.
You need to remove the float bowls, remove the jets, and blow carb cleaner and compressed air through them all. The pilot jets are most likely the only culprit, but you might as well clean everything if your going to all the trouble. You should also blow carb cleaner and compressed air through all of the other passages while your at it. Make sure that you can see through the jets and there is no debris left in them. Make sure to clean the floats, needle valves, and float bowls as well.
This happens when the bike sits for long periods. The fuel we get now days has a very short shelf life before it goes bad. Fuel oxydizes over time, and it happens even faster in a small amount that is vented which is exactly as it is when its in the carburetors of a motorcycle. When fuel oxydizes and evaporates, it leaves a gummy mess behind. The pilot jets are the smallest passages that sit in the fuel, so they naturally plug first.
You can prevent this by keeping fuel stabilizer in your fuel when ever the bike will be sitting for long periods of time. Myself personally, when I store one for the winter, I like to leave the carbs empty.
Posted on Nov 26, 2008
hello and welcome
this is a very very commom problem after the cycle has gone over a storage period of anything over a month or so. what has happened is the deteriorated fuel has plugged the idle jet, and possibley other jetting. this is verified by pulling out the choke allows it to run. because this makes of for the loss of fuel the jets are not produceing. so to fix this you will need to remove the carbs and take out the jets and clean them thoroughly with a carb cleaner and possibly a very small gauge wire to break up builup. especially in the pilot jet. unfortunately fuel added carb cleaners dont seem to work for this kind of problem and to fix right they should be disassembled and cleaned thoroughly. thank you.
Posted on Mar 22, 2009
it sounds to me like clogged jets in the carb u need to take them off and clean the jets with a peice of small wire pull a peice off a wire wheel it works best for the polit jets (small ones ) get a digital camera and take pictures as u go if you are not sure that way u can refer to them if you get lost good luck
Posted on Jun 27, 2009
have you checked the carb for dirt ?
sounds like the carb is dirty and or the idle screw has moved
Posted on Aug 31, 2009
Testimonial: "I pulled the carbs off, removwed float bowl cover, found one of the jets was clogged. All good now!!!!!"
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