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2201 honda shadow ace 750. bike has been sitting over a year. replaced plugs, battery, got started but barely idles at full choke. A little throttle or push choke at all and it stalls. Tried Sea Foam carb cleaner but not working yet. I have minimal mechanic experience. Should I try taking apart carb and cleaning? Is there detailed instructions somplace I candownload? Thanks! Mike.

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  • dleemaas Apr 08, 2011

    How long have you allowed it to sit and idle before you try to let off the choke or give it some gas? I have a 2006 Honda Shadow Saber 1200, I also leave mine sitting for long periods at a time, and usually it requires a good 20-30 minutes or so of warming up with the choke full on if it has been sitting that long.

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You are correct about carb dissembling & cleaning bare min drop bowels & carb clean the jets idle & main any adj screws remove & spray out passages. count the turns so to replace screws to same place.. biker bandit may have some dias...

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These are the procedures.......

First remove and replace the spark plugs.

Check the piston by using the kick start if it still loose.

Change the engine oil and oil filter

Drain the old fuel and put a new fuel and filter.

Replace/pull out the air filter, just to start the engine remove the air filter.

Clean the electrical connections and replace the battery.

Check the brakes and clean the brake shoe/pads and linkages.

Your ready to start that engine!


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