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Vstar 650 classic. only will idle.

Vstar will only idle with choke all the way out. When I try to give it throttle it dies. It sat for a while in my garage before this problem started. I drained the fuel and changed the fuel filter. I srayed carb cleaner in the carbs. It does rev up when I spray cleaner in the carbs. But dies when given throttle. Any suggestions would be great.

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  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    It starts no problem and will sit there and idle, but once you give it gas it acts like its getting no fuel to the carb. the fuel filter is fine. but when you give gas to the carb it just dies

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Hello and welcome
this is a very very commom problem after the cycle has gone over a storage period of anything over a month or so. what has happened is the deteriorated fuel has plugged the idle jet, and possibley other jetting. this is verified by pulling out the choke allows it to run. because this makes of for the loss of fuel the jets are not produceing. so to fix this you will need to remove the carbs and take out the jets and clean them thoroughly with a carb cleaner and possibly a very small gauge wire to break up builup. especially in the pilot jet. unfortunately fuel added carb cleaners dont seem to work for this kind of problem and to fix right they should be disassembled and cleaned thoroughly. thank you.

Posted on Mar 22, 2009

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