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I have a 1980 yamaha xs 1100 special, it sat in a garage for 3 years, i replaced the fuel lines, cleaned the tank, and replaced the plugs, how come it only idles when the choke is on and it sounds like a helicopter, and the right side pipe has got really hot where it changed colors

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You probably have varnish build up in the carburetors, causing restricted air flow, and therefore the engine is running too lean, especially on the right side, and a lean running engine will run hot at the exhaust. It only idles when the choke is on because the choke creates a richer fuel supply. A can or two of commercial fuel cleaner through the fuel supply may get the engine's jet's orifices cleaned out. Otherwise, overhaul the carbs.
Hey, nice old bike, though. Good luck

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SOURCE: 1980 Yamaha XS 1100 Carduretor diagram

It is part of a detent mechanism for the choke. No, all 4 carbs do not have them, only 1.
Here is a link to Yamaha's website, where you can pull up a diagram of your bike's carbs. The ball is #10 and there is also a spring with it.
http://www.yamaha-motor.com/sport/parts/home.aspx
They are saying there are 2 balls and 2 springs, but I do not remember them having 2. I also don't see another #10 or #11 on the picture anywhere. You should be able to look at the rod that connects all the chokes together and see if there are 2 sets of dimples for the balls. Obviously there will be one set in carb #1, if you find another set of dimples for a detent ball, then there indeed would be 2. Also, the carb body would be drilled for the spring and ball like the #1 carb is.
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check the rotor magnet to see if the windings are shorted to the base use an ohm meter to check for grounding to the base.

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