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Have a 06 Yamaha 1100 V-star classic, sat for a while before I bought it, front pipe is starting to blue and the idle increases after ya ride it for a couple miles. bike only has 3300 miles on it. could it possibly have a vacuum leak causing it to lean out the front cylinder? otherwise runs great and I love the ride

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Hi,

Pipe bluing indicates that cylinder is running lean, therefore too hot. Have you looked at the front spark plug? The insulator should be paper bag tan. Ash white and it's running lean.

The idle going high can be a vacuum leak. You can spray WD-40 (or propane) around the intake flanges when it's running, and if the engine changes speed, you've found the leak.

Posted on Mar 14, 2011

  • tflimo Mar 25, 2011

    The front pipe bluing is a problem that you have to live with according to two dealers here in MI. The reason the rear doesn't blue the same is that its a cover, the real pipe is that rusty looking pipe under it. I have an 05 1100 custom and tried everything to get rid of the discoloration with no luck. As for your idle fix I have no clue. Your uncomfortable seat will be your next fix, I'm re-doing mine this year. Ride Safe.

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