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Yamaha V-Star 1100 backfires and will not run without choke on
Here are two solutions for you:
A - Take the carberator off and soak it in some good quality carb cleaner for about 1/2 an hour. That should take care of any residue in the carbs.
B - Alternatively (and for the less technical minded) there is a great product called Sea Foam. Try to find it at your local CSK auto/NAPA/Wal-Mart. Pour a small amount (maybe 1/4 ounce) into each cylinder chamber (take out the spark plugs), try to pour a small amount into the carbs (a turkey baster works great for this), and pour the rest into the gas tank. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes, then start it up. *NOTE - the bike will start VERY hard at first until it burns through what's in the cylinders. ALSO the fumes will be EXTREMELY strong and suffocating - make sure you do this OUTDOORS preferably, or at least in a VERY well ventilated area.
Good luck - I know how frustrating these things can be! :)
P.S. - I am a proud owner of a V-Star 1300 - great bikes! :)
2006 Yamaha V...
on Jun 10, 2018
2002 suzuki intruder gas is running out the
hi,it sounds like you have a stuck float valve,give the carb bowl a good healthy tap with the handle of a screwdriver,it may loosen it up and problem solved,however if it doesnt then you will have to remove the carb and free the float bowl up,.floats sticking can be caused by fuel left in the bowls over a long period(winter),when the fuel evaporates it leaves behind a white gummy looking compound that can create all sorts of havoc in a carb...cheers
1995 Suzuki VS...
on Jun 09, 2018
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