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I have a 2000 Yamaha 650 Vstar with 3300 miles on it, we put new Vance&Hine pipes on it an had it rejetted, last year we didnt ride it very much, mostly sat in the garage, wnet to put it away an it started acting up like it needed new plugs, so i installed them, an wnet to get it going this spring an it takes forever to get it started, an when i do get it running i have to have the choke on all the way, if i shut off the choke it stops running, it also is back firing,i put a new gas filter on it an it still not i put some fresh gas an some carb cleaner in the tank, its probably something im over looking, Thanks Tom

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This is a very common problem fpr bike that sit over then winter and/or rainy seasons. From sitting too long, the old fuel in your carb bowls have plugged up (varnished) your pilot jets and probably you idle fuel mixture screws too. Luckily your carb bowls and jets can be access without having to remove the carbs. For about $4 each, sometimes it's easier to just replace the pilot jets. If any of this is foreign to you, have a shop do it. And don't let them get away with quoting your the same charge to do the work as a V-Star 1100. The procedures are completely defferent and alot more extensive on the 1100.

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