Need help . Bike won't run!!
Hey guys I'm been lurking for a few weeks reading and researching, but I've hit a wall. Background info. I recently purchased a 2002 vstar 650 custom with 15,135 miles. The bike was hard to start but would finally give way and run ( ran poorly so figured carbs were dirty). Pulled the carbs they were very dirty. I bench synced the carbs, and I cleaned them very well. Put them back on and it won't start. Eventually I found a vacuum leak on the carb holders. I replaced thinking that would solve it but nope��. I've check my voltage while cranking so the battery is good. The only way I can get it to run is if I take the filter off and pretty much choke it all the way by hand over the air filter opening. But it will not idle with the filter on. It has stock air intake, stock pipes, fresh gas, new fuel filter.. Ais has been removed, no air leaks spigot holes plugged with .45 casings. Any help would be great. Thanks!