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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-26-2018, 04:26 PM Thread Starter
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Too much fuel (VStar 1100 '07 Classic)

After my bike dies soon after starting. Trying to find a problem I started disassembling it and found that everything is flood in fuel (see attached picture with fuel in air chamber). What could be the cause of that? I have cleaned carbs recently.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-26-2018, 05:16 PM
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Sounds like float needle is stuck open. It will only take a very small piece of trash for the float needle not to close and let fuel flow all the time. If it were me, pull carbs, inspect and clean. Float needle #6 in diagram. Don't mess with float as it can be challenging to get set correctly. Good luck and keep us informed.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-26-2018, 05:18 PM
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check your oil, if it smells like gas then replace it. A little bit of gas in the oil will eat up your bearings.
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Thats not all!!! I specifically covered this in my carb rebuild video about the o-ring around the needle seat rotting!!!!!! The needle seal can be good and the gas goes around the brass fitting, check the video I test the seat listed as part 6 in the diagram

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I have the same bike (2007 VStar 1100 Classic) and I had my o-rings go bad around the needle seat, it will definitely cause this type of condition. Give it a check to rule it out.

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