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Motorcycle runs with choke only?

Hi, I have a 2003 yamaha v star 1100 classic, my problem is that i dont ride as much so the bike sits in the garage for the long periods of time. Last time i rode it was probably 2-3 months ago and recently i tryed to take it out and it kept dying on me. It seems fine running with the choke on, but when i take it off the choke it dies? Any help, i will greatly appreciate.

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You can try a good fuel additive such as "Seafoam" . Put it in the tank. The more the better to "clean out the carbs". Start her up and let it do it's thing. Let it just idle for a while and try to open the choke. If this does not do the trick. Then you will need to remove the carbs and take them apart and clean them-sorry. When you think you are going to let her set up for 2-3 months, run some Sty-byl fuel additive in your gas. 

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