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VL1500 runs fine over 40mph, when driving below 40 at an even pace it feels like it is being held back, kind of skipping.

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  • jallen66 Sep 12, 2009

    I changed the plugs but it is still running the same way. It is fine at highway speeds, but cruising at a constant speed below 40mph it runs like it is being held back and if the engine isn't warmed up it skips.

  • jallen66 Sep 13, 2009


  • jallen66 Sep 26, 2009

    After changing the fuel filter and the spark plugs it seemed to be running a little better. I took it to work and it was running worse than ever, like it was running on one cylinder. I took the air filter off and found one of the carbs was leaking gas out of the needle jet at idle and filling the carb with gas. I ended up pulling the carbs off, cleaned them and replaced the pilot jet and the main jet as he previous owner put pipes on the bike and did nothing to the carbs. It now is running better than ever and I guess the moral of the story is if you buy a used bike that looks like it was taken well care of, it doesn't mean everything was done correctly.



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Change the spark plugs sounds like a clinder is miss firing replace plugs then get back to me

Posted on Sep 11, 2009

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    ollie reece-jones Sep 12, 2009

    hi buddy is it injection or carbureted

  • ollie reece-jones
    ollie reece-jones Sep 13, 2009

    ok it sounds like the mixture isnt correct on the carb there will be a screw you need to fiddle around with this and try it if this doesnt work your floats must be out of balance get back to me buddy



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