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FLOAT BOWL STUCK YAMAHA 1100 - 1999 Yamaha V Star 1100 Custom

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Need to remove carb and open float bowl and clean bowl and needle that controls gas flo.Somtimes you can get lucky and tap the side of float bowl with screw driver handle and free it up without opening up carb.But most likly you will have to remove and clean carb.

Posted on Mar 06, 2011

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