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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-03-2014, 07:42 AM Thread Starter
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VStar 1100 Flooding

Hey guys had something happen to me the past couple of times out riding. After I have been riding a while, when we stop,occasionally when I go to restart bike it floods itself(smell of gas,small amount of residual coming from breather). Happened once last week, and twice yesterday. Any ideas.
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I am in NC and it was warm 72-80 degrees when this happened.
I also ran a few ounces of seaform though the tank (installed in the winter),but that was 3 tank fulls ago.

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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-03-2014, 08:20 PM
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Sounds like the floats are sticking. Try a couple tanks of fuel cleaner. Before you dig into them.
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I'd just as soon remove and clean the carbs. That way you're sure.


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seen this before some will turn the fuel valve to the off position about a block before shutting down to run some of the fuel out of the bowl.happens in hot places,others report switching to pods stops the problem,i have never seen a solution
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Thanks fr the replies, the bike runs flawless. Just when you stop when its hot.

I did notice the day that it did it twice, when I got to house after about 5 minutes I went in garage and heard a low hist sound...went and leaned over gas tank and air noise coming from cap. Removed cap and heard a big release of air. First time I have ever heard that when taking off cap.

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Mine was doing the same thing on hot days in Texas IE 105 and hotter.

It quit though once I cleaned my bowls out really well with some B12 carb cleaner and put them back together. I think one of the bowls was getting stuck open from hot gas expanding in there with no where to go.

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https://sites.google.com/site/vstar1100kb/home/repairs in the wkb heading repairs click on gas cap you could be having a problem with venting
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You definitely have a venting issue. Check your cap for loose or missing screws. If this is all good, then a good carb clean is of the order.

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Same problem with mine last night. Hottest day in awhile, and my garage was boiling. Guess I'll be cleaning carbs today. Lol
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post #10 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-07-2014, 08:52 PM
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My 650 would flood on the rear cylinder due to a messed up Float needle assembly. So look into the floats/float needle rubber maybe not sealing up the hole properly!

Is it just the one flooding, or both? (if its really flooding, you'll get fuel spitting out of one pipe or both, depending)
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