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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-07-2010, 06:39 PM Thread Starter
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Carb Question

I just put new Hard Krome pipes on my 99 1100 Custom and pulled my carbs to rejet. Had a question on the brass fitting between the two bowls. Curious as to what this fitting is. My guess is a gas overflow, but would like to know for sure. Getting ready to put my carbs back on and just wanted to know if it should be capped or not. Thought it might have had a cap that fell off. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-07-2010, 07:19 PM
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I believe it is a fuel overflow. I just installed a Kuryakyn hypercharger and rejetted the carbs on my 2002 V star 1100 Classic. I didn't plug that fitting and it runs just fine.
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Thanks for the info! Just wanted to make sure before I put my carbs back on the bike.
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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-09-2010, 02:54 AM
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do not plug that fitting!! 1 you flood out carb or two if theres a little leak god forbid little fire. its an over flow your right. make sure that before you reassemble carbs u blow the carbs out with air hose sometimes very little shaving remain and after 100 or so miles will fet stuck in pickup limiting the speed of the bike. good luck be safe riding joe10308
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Thanks!

Thanks for the reponses to my question. Left the fitting unplugged, put my carbs back on, synchronized them and took a long ride yesteday afternoon. My bike is running like a champ.
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post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-10-2010, 05:07 PM
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Anyone ever had your v star begin over revving And choking out when stopping???
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what did you rejet your carbs too. i put the same pipes on my bike
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Brian has it sat for any length of time? Does it do it all the time? I know if my choke is on partially when I roll out the drive (downhill) it revs up. Do you get any fuel overflow? Maybe stuck float.
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Woodtickca, here's a link to jetting info just match your config against the chart.

http://www.sloneservices.com/SilverB...tting-Settings
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Answer about revving

Thanks for the help. It pays to ask. My mechanic called me right after and said that he had found a leak in the manifold and had to re sync the carbs. Runs like a champ now. Thanks
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