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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-12-2010, 08:21 PM Thread Starter
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Hi all,
I am new to the V Star world. I bought an 07 650 v star about 3 weeks ago. It had sat for a while before I bouhgt it, so I changed the oil today. Then I took it out for a ride. It stalled out at 45 mph after it was warmed up. I got it started again and then it stalled out again a few miles later. Finally it was stalling every 1/4 mile. I would pull over and let it cool down then it would start. Finally I trialered it home.

I have read on some pages it is a gas issue? Any help would be appreciated.

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Chuck
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Hi all,
I am new to the V Star world. I bought an 07 650 v star about 3 weeks ago. It had sat for a while before I bouhgt it, so I changed the oil today. Then I took it out for a ride. It stalled out at 45 mph after it was warmed up. I got it started again and then it stalled out again a few miles later. Finally it was stalling every 1/4 mile. I would pull over and let it cool down then it would start. Finally I trialered it home.

I have read on some pages it is a gas issue? Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Chuck
Just a few things i would do: Change plugs wheather they needed it or not, totally drain any gas in the tank and refill with fresh plus SeaFoam, change or clean air filter, ect. It does sound to me to be fuel related plus maybe dirty or gummed a bit carbs, just my thoughts as a place to start, hope you get it straightend out

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Just a few things i would do: Change plugs wheather they needed it or not, totally drain any gas in the tank and refill with fresh plus SeaFoam, change or clean air filter, ect. It does sound to me to be fuel related plus maybe dirty or gummed a bit carbs, just my thoughts as a place to start, hope you get it straightend out
Thanks, will give it a try.
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I agree with Sugar Bear and add sounds like you've got a float or floats stuck in the carbs.

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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-13-2010, 07:28 AM
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maybe flip the reserve tank on and drive it to the nearest gas station. Sometimes overlooked but easy fix.
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One more suggestion

I think it is covered but, just in case crack the seal on the gas cap and see if that makes a difference. To be sure it is vented.


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Thank you every one! It is running now!!!!!!
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Thank you every one! It is running now!!!!!!
What did you find? this will help the next person with similar problems.

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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-14-2010, 07:21 PM Thread Starter
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quite embarrassing, it was out of gas. No light ever cameon. I do not have a light saying it is low or out. figured it out when I went to empty the tank and put fresh gas in. lesson learned.
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A true Slingblade moment. When they bring that mower in and theyve tried everything and Carl simply says "Does it have gas in it?"

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