Gunk on carburetors? - Star Motorcycle Forums: Star Raider, V-Max, V-Star, Road-Star Forum
 1Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-07-2016, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 171
Gunk on carburetors?

I went riding today and when I parked the bike I noticed an oily residue on the V Star 1100 carbs.

Does anyone have any idea where this leak might be coming from? The gunk is only on the carbs and the bike runs great worth no popping or anything.

I cleaned it off with degreaser and ran the bike but didn't notice any leaks.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20160307_141001_1457389709575.jpg
Views:	101
Size:	96.3 KB
ID:	55953   Click image for larger version

Name:	20160307_141008_1457389757818.jpg
Views:	83
Size:	95.3 KB
ID:	55961  
roblox84 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-07-2016, 05:53 PM
Senior Member
 
nick57's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: erie pa
Posts: 1,446
looks like oil, crank vent?
BigBuddha76 and BigBuddha76 like this.
nick57 is offline  
post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-07-2016, 06:16 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 171
That's what I was thinking too. The fittings that go into my crank vent collection bottle looked like they were leaking oil.

I'm going to definitely fix that before I go out again but I would like something better then the 3 hour energy bottle that's at the end of that hose.

I don't want to vent oil back into the pods and an aftermarket collection bottle is $100 so I'll have to see what other options I have.
roblox84 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-07-2016, 07:21 PM
Senior Member
 
nick57's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: erie pa
Posts: 1,446
i have a home made pvc pipe 8" long stuffed with a plastic scrub pad and a filter stuck in the end, and i still get mist. it looks like mick has foam in his energy bottle. foam might be worth a try as long as it don't clog
nick57 is offline  
post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-07-2016, 08:24 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 171
I found this online and may give it a try. It looks like it would work good.

http://www.dumpit.org/reaperjr/vent.htm

I've had my collector bottle in there for at least 2 years and it worked great. I guess it reached the end of its life cycle though.
roblox84 is offline  
post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-07-2016, 08:47 PM
Senior Member
 
nick57's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: erie pa
Posts: 1,446
i've seen that stealthy black paint job, there is a possilbility of the steel scrub pad being sucked back in the engine thats why plastic was recommended..plastic or steel i think the mist needs something to grab onto like porus
nick57 is offline  
post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-08-2016, 07:00 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Smithfield, VA
Posts: 1,090
Quote:
Originally Posted by nick57 View Post
i've seen that stealthy black paint job, there is a possilbility of the steel scrub pad being sucked back in the engine thats why plastic was recommended..plastic or steel i think the mist needs something to grab onto like porus
X2

Mine is basically the same as described in the previous post except, like Nick, I used plastic scrubbers as opposed to steel. I don't want either in my engine but given the choice I would prefer plastic over steel.

2006 V-Star 1100 Classic
Completely debadged
Silverado windshield and passing lamps
Floorboard extensions
OE Highway bar with custom mounting brackets
Kuryakyn Dually ISO Highways pegs
Kuryakyn grips
Passenger floorboards
Barons Nasty Boy Slip-ons
Maxair pods
Mustang seats
Kuryakyn led headlight halo
Summer is offline  
post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-08-2016, 11:33 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 171
I threw my plastic scrubby away, did you use a particular brand or just any cheap scrubby?

Also do you ever have to drain your collection bottle at any time?

Last edited by roblox84; 03-08-2016 at 11:36 AM.
roblox84 is offline  
post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-08-2016, 03:40 PM
Senior Member
 
nick57's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: erie pa
Posts: 1,446
i had a collector the first year i got about a thimble full of oil. guess if you keep the oil a t the lower level line you won't see any masses of oil.this year i removed most of the scrub pad and cut little chunks of foam padding to use. i figure it will prevent it from becoming clogged.
nick57 is offline  
post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-08-2016, 03:59 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 171
Well I went to home Depot and all I could find to make that collector were the end caps. They had absolutely nothing there.

I was also thinking of maybe using white scotch brite pads instead of the plastic scrubby myself.
roblox84 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Star Motorcycle Forums: Star Raider, V-Max, V-Star, Road-Star Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome