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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-16-2010, 06:37 AM Thread Starter
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High idle

I have an 06 V Star 1100 and sometimes when stopped the idle seems higher than normal. If I blip the throttle it goes back to normal. Anyone know what's up?
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-16-2010, 08:28 AM
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I know that mine will idle higher with the choke on when pointing downhill, go figure.

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I have an 06 V Star 1100 and sometimes when stopped the idle seems higher than normal. If I blip the throttle it goes back to normal. Anyone know what's up?
Don't know, but could it be something as simple as to lube your throttle cable? On an 06, if you have not done that, could be.

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What would one use to lubricate the throttle cable and how do you do it? As you can see I am a newbie
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If you're gonna have a bike for a while its probably more efficient to just get a cable luber. Type motorcycle cable luber into google, or try this link.

http://www.dansmc.com/cables.htm

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Thanks for the link and info. What type oil do you use for that?
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-17-2010, 05:45 PM
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high Idle

I had the exact same thing happen as you did and the local dealer adjusted my throttle cable and problem is solved. He said there was not enough slack in the cable. Now it idles great all the time. Just a thought to consider.

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That's great news. I plan on riding there tomorrow if it doesn't rain. Thanks for the update
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-22-2010, 05:06 AM Thread Starter
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Took my V star to the dealer yesterday. They had to re-jet the carbs. It's like a brand new bike. I bought it used and I guess it sat there for awhile.
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i just bought a 650 classic and it was doing the same thing. i took the carbs off and cleaned them. problem solved. if the bike leans out at idle or when coming to a stop it means the pilot jets are plugged. i also removed the ais, now the bike runs and sounds better
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