Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Jim Falls, Wisconsin
Even the mechanic is stumped on this one
So here's the story, I have an 06 V-star 1100. This spring I went to start it up and it only ran on one cylinder. I pulled the tank off, got to the airbox and noticed gas backing up into it, bingo, bad carb. I had a lot going on that month so I took it into the Dealer for a carb rebuild job. I was told it would be a few weeks cuz they're backed up, no biggie. Couple weeks later they call, all done, come pick it up. I go in, pay 330.00 (ouch!) and they bring the bike around. I can tell immediately that it sounds different, sort of flat? I have aftermarket slip-ons on it. I get on it and start riding away, bad news, runs like poop, leaning out all over. I turn around take it back, they look at it and tear it down to adjust the mixture. An hour later he says "here try it now, take it around for a bit" I drive around and its no better. So back to the Dealer we go. I leave it with them overnight, they call an say i've git bad intake boots. They did the brake cleaner spray test and it dropped idle. So a week later they get the boots, tell me its ready. I go in and pay 220 (ouch again). The mechanic brings the bike up and says "I must've had these carbs off 6 or 7 times. Its still leaning out a little in high rpm but it must be because of the pipes" i drive away and WOW!! It still runs like garbage, not as bad as before but still bad. I can't believe they let me drive this away. So i thought screw it, i'll do it myself. I tore the carbs off. He had 110 jets fir both carbs. I put a 112.5 one in the front. He also only had the mixture screws out 2 turns. I turned them out 3-1/2. And it still leans out bad in mid and high throttle. Any ideas? I'm at a loss here.