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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-25-2016, 05:56 PM Thread Starter
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New to '05 Road Star, not new to bikes... have a question

Bought this bike a year ago. PO installed a K&N high flow air filter and did something to the baffles. The bike seems to run lean as it will cough and sput just off idle unless I pull the choke out a tad. It also seems to idle rough and has a fair amount of vibration when riding it compared to other bikes I've ridden (most recently a 2013 Victory CCT which I just sold).

Is there some carb adjustment for this? If so, where / how ?

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-25-2016, 07:51 PM
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You might get you a barons jet kit, or take it to a mechanic and have him rejet the carb. My old Roadie was like that when I got it. Didn't seem to have alot of power. So I got the jet kit, and low and behold, it had the wrong jets in it.

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Could be the wrong jets. May just need to adjust the PMS. You also may need to adjust the idle. Also a possible air leak. Not really that hard to do yourself if you like to work on your bike. Here's a ton of info. Go to the carb section. Good luck!

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Thanks guys, I'll look into those suggestions.

Yes, I generally do all my own work .. been riding and wrenching on my own bikes for almost 50 yrs.

I find that web link already (after I'd posted my Q) ... great info there!
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Very cool! Let us know how it works out for you and what you did to solve the problem. If you do need to change the jets, I second Joshua Burnett's recommendation on Baron's kit.
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You might get you a barons jet kit,
Got a link for where to get it?

Skip that ... found it...

https://baronscustom.com/catalog/display/313/index.html
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If you haven't already purchased from Barons, Phat Performance is cheaper.
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If you haven't already purchased from Barons, Phat Performance is cheaper.
Barons Jet Kit - VSTAR 1100 - BA-2440VS - Phat Performance Parts
What's that saying.... "day late and a dollar short" ... LOL

Already ordered from Amazon.ca; however, in comparing the two with shipping cost to me and US/CAD exchange... comes out about the same... actually, I'm ahead by a few cents.

Thanks for that link though!

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I completely forgot about Amazon which is unusual for me. Good find!
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you wont know where your at until see what jets are installed and where the pms screw is set at, sometimes all that's needed is a turn on the pms screw with no other changes, don't go spending money you don't need to, try adjusting it first, most of stuff in a jet kit never gets used anyway, adjusting it costs nothing nadda zelch

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