Question about Honda VF 1100 Sabre Motorcycles

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Will not run unless choke is on full. any twist of throttle kills engine

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  • eadles150 Jul 27, 2009

    need another answer, last "expert" doesn't know
    my 1100 v-twin is not a two stroke.

  • eadles150 Jul 30, 2009

    thanks, 'o5 honda shadow sabre has been sitting in a garage and not run since last november.

    has less than 1,500 miles on it. will check fuel lines. thanks again

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The carb jets need cleaned,It would be wise to clean the whole carb and replace the fuel filter at the same time as well.

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Check the gas line and see if you have good fuel flow from the tank, there is a screen in the tank and they can get clogged, also have seen the supply line to the carbs get kinked, if the line is clear and good flow you may have a defective carb slider, it can be sticking or the vacuum diaphragm that moves it is defective, the most common thing i have seen is dirt in the main jet, the are really tiny and a very small speck can plug the jets, u will need to pull the carbs off and remove the fuel bowl and blow out the jets with compressed air, these are the common faults that I have seen.

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Hi,
Try cleaning the carburetor and check that the carburetor diaphragm has not ripped or cracked causing the wrong mix of gas and air. Also check your fuel lines.
The choke changes the mix of fuel and air entering the motorcycle's engine by reducing airflow.
Dirty carburetors are a common cause of this problem, same goes for gas powered lawnmowers, chainsaws etc.



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You have an intake leak or valves out of adjustment use wd 40 and sprat around the intake if it smooths out then it's a leak, next try adusting valves unless it's a two stroke.

Posted on Jul 27, 2009

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