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Idle problems I have a yamaha 650 V-Star Custom. I am having trouble setting my idle above 1000rpms. The bike cuts off. The only thing I can do to keep it from cutting off is to keep the choke lever pulled out about 1/4 of the way. I have turned the idle know to the right as far as I could. I have changed my spark plugs, my oil, oil filter and air filter. With no sucess. Any ideas besides taking my carborators off?

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  • Rybo May 26, 2008

    Had my 2005 V-Star 650 Classic sit outside over the winter under a cover. Had problems starting and added some dry gas and conditioner. Bike started but push choke 1/2 way in and it stalls due to low idle. Any suggestions before I have to bring it in the shop?

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Posted on Sep 06, 2008

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If the bike has been sitting over the winter or a few monts , the carburator is probably varnished up. Need to take it to a shop and get it cleaned and tuned. I usually take my carb off my dirt bike after it sits all winter and clean all the needle valves and then tune it. Good luck

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You should have a idle adjustment knob under the gas tank, left side.

Posted on Apr 21, 2008

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Hmmm... this doesn't sound like a problem that belongs here... By "cuts off" do you mean stop running, or misfire? Carb. problems often are the result of the bike having set for many months or a year or two with old gas, which can result in a varnishing like of the fuel in the carburetors, which can clogg small passage ways, and subsequent no-idle, or other poor fuel delivery. Problems such as this require repair by knowledgeable mechanics. Other things which can upset correct fuel/air mixture are modifications such different exhaust system, air cleaner change, camshaft- any mod of these can require some retuning.

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