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My 02 vstar 1100 classic has recently stared a very intermittent misfire problem. Once a couple weeks ago, and today it instantly starts to fire from only one side. The first time it happened while just taking off from a stop sign and I putted about a half block and it kicked right back in. Today it didn't. I was slowing down for a corner in town and it did the same thing only died and wouldn't start back up. I played around with it for about 15 minutes and it finally started. After that it ran fine for the last few blocks back to where I parked it. Any idea what this could be? Fuel or Electric? Possibly ignitor assembly or coils?

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  • rska92 Jun 24, 2009

    I never put gas with ethonol in it. Only regular with octane booster. There couldn't still be ethonol in there could there? Also, if there was ethonol and/or water wouldn't it run rough the majority of that tank? Like I said before, when it finally kicked in (which was intantly) it ran like a dream. It kicks in and out instantaneously and hasn't left me with an obvious clue (to my knowledge that is!) yet. 2 out of the three times this has happened my gas has been low, but once I had a full tank so that's what's really baffling me. Could it be the pump? It makes an awful clicking noise for a couple seconds when I turn the key on. Shouldn't it be a humming noise or is that normal?



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Sounds like water from ethonal in gas or trash try to find some stabil ethonal treatment and run it in every tank but first try to turn your gas on and drain your carb bowls with the screww on the very bottom of the carbs drain into glaas to see if there is any water or trash or to see if you are getting fuel let me know

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

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    thomas foster Jun 25, 2009

    does toyr petcock valve have a on and reserve position if so then when you get a 1/4 tank you need to put it on reserve and see if you have the same problem your intake valve in your tank is tall so when u slow down take a corner etc.. it might be sucking air try that and let me know



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1) Make sure your fuel petcock is closed, then detach the gas line coming off it (left underside of tank)
2) Remove the back seat (single acorn nut on rear fender)
3) Remove the front seat (two allen bolts at the back of seat)
4) There are two metric 12mm bolts under the front seat that hold the tank down. Remove them. The tank should be sitting loose on bike, but connected by some wires
5) Disconnect the white wiring harness under the bike. Tank is now totally free to remove.
6) Pull tank up and back at the same time, it will slide off the two rubber mounts at the front.

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