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2006 yamaha v star 650 not getting air

We left the yamaha sit up with very little running over the last year. It seems to be getting plenty of gas- no air. The mech. took it apart and cleaned the carb. and lines , but still have the same problem, sitting at an idle it will stay started for a while but dies out, and when you try to give it gas it chocks down.

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Its seems like fuel starvation ....blow(compressed air) the main and primary jets of the carburator and recheck the float level.
Set the air-mixture screw too.
Standard procedure ..tighten it all the way in ....slowly making sure you go slow as not to damage the tip of the screw and then open it 2 and half turns plus or minus.
Hope this helps!

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