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I can only start my 2003 Honda Shadow with the choke out and is difficult to keep it running, once I let off the choke the bike dies out. It has been in storage for over a year.

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The carb needs to be cleaned as it has build up inside, This cannot be done without removing the carb and taking it apart to clean out all the small holes.

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Hi, Anonymous and the usual suspects are:
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4. Vacuum line from the petcock to intake manifold cracked.
5. Float needle and seat sticking.
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7. Carburetor bowl vent line clogged/blocked/pinched.
8. Idle adjusting screw set too low.
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Sounds like you have a float sticking in your carburetor, is this a single carb or a duel carb? , also gas can go stale and your bike will run like **** if it also has been subjected to tank condensation and water in your gas, that also maybe your problem, I would drain the tank and drain the carb or carbs, and start off with fresh gas and would use 89 octane or better, also pickup some StarTron Enzyme gas treatment, it will stabilize your gas for up to 2 years, and remove the ethanol from your gas, that is a bad for your motor, try it you will never go without it. Good luck, Rick.

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I have a 2003 honda shadow 750... problem is every time i start the bike it will only run with choke even when its warmed up and when i ride the pipes back fire like crazy... it just hasn't been...


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Sounds like the idle circuit in the carb is restricted. The engine is running on the choke only. When the engine reaches a certain temp the fuelthat does get is more readily burned allowing you to back off the choke. The choke probsbly can't be completely opened? right? Fuel quality is also something to consider Oil content in fuel affects combustion temps and volatility. _good luck_Ned_



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Hi, Esw2035 and the usual suspects are:
1. Fuel cap or fuel tank is not venting properly.
2. Fuel filter clogged.
3. Fuel line pinched or kinked.
4. Vacuum line from the petcock to intake manifold cracked.
5. Float needle and seat sticking.
6. Float level too low.
7. Carburetor bowl vent line clogged/blocked/pinched.
8. Idle adjusting screw set too low.
9. Air/fuel mixture screw set too lean.
10. Idle port, transfer ports, slow air jet clogged.
11. Slow fuel jet clogged.
12. Faulty fuel pump.
For more information about your issue and valuable "Free" downloads that you will need please Click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
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