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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-03-2014, 12:50 PM Thread Starter
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Took my 1100 to a shop. Checked and cleaned my carbs several times. It floods out worse than ever. This is my first motorcycle and I'm losing interest by the minute. Lousy start. I should have bought something fuel injected. Thanks guys for the advice and pointers. I do appreciate them!!
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are your plugs black did you fix the wire ?with a stock intake your pilot should be 17.5 you are good over 30 mph so that should be it

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My plugs were all black. When it dies and I try to restart I get flames out of both pipes. Hard on my bag and lights on that side. Mine are 17.5.
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-03-2014, 02:53 PM
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Took my 1100 to a shop. Checked and cleaned my carbs several times. It floods out worse than ever. This is my first motorcycle and I'm losing interest by the minute. Lousy start. I should have bought something fuel injected. Thanks guys for the advice and pointers. I do appreciate them!!
Yup...you're just missing something. Sometimes it's best to let somebody work on it that knows what's going on in there.

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what octane fuel are you using.
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-03-2014, 03:28 PM Thread Starter
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I've tried both. The more I rode it the worse it got. I don't get it. I pushed it the last two blocks. Was afraid someone would call the fire dept.
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stick to 87 hi test dosent get all burned and leaves diposits
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I'll let you know how it turns out. Expect it back by the end of the week.
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-11-2014, 09:57 PM Thread Starter
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Runs Too Lean.

The guy I took the V Star to told me I needed to rejet the carbs. He said it was running too lean because someone removed the baffles from the exhaust. Everything else is all stock. Which parts do I need to switch out to accomplish this? Suggestions on the numbers? I don't want to spend the cash on new pipes yet so I just want this bike to run good.
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-12-2014, 02:27 AM
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Black plugs but running lean thats questionable. Check the main jet size in there, as for flooding is the float height right.
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