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I have a 2005 1100 Hona Sabre. It runs terrible from idle till maybe 1/4 throttle. To me it sounds like its missing or not properly timed. I checked for air leaks and seems to be ok and also tried adjusting the air screw which didnt seem to help either. It does seem to run better after it is very well warmed up but still not quite right. It also seems to improve when warm if I choke it a little. Once you get the rpm up it takes off and runs great. I did have it rejetted at the honda dealer which when I drove off wasnt sure it was right since when I would back off the throttle it would pop a few times. I thought that was the purpose of having it rejetted. Anyway just looking for suggestions on where to go from here.

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Hi,,,they have jetted it to lean,,thats why it improves when you pull the choke(its getting more fuel)

take it back and demand that the job is done properly. running it like this is not good for your motor.

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