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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-23-2014, 10:52 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Hello from Ks

Bought my first bike. Floods real bad at under 30 mph. Flames shoot out of the pipes. Is this a common problem? Haven't been able to ride it much. Over 30 mph runs fine. Any suggestions?
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-24-2014, 08:20 AM
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Welcome to the forum from Northwest Illinois. Glad to have you join us. What bike are you riding? Cleaning the carbs and checking for a sticking choke is where I would start.

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post #3 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-24-2014, 08:31 AM
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Hi FB, welcome to the forum. The info you provided is rather vague. As OVSM said, what bike you riding? I'd start where he recommended. There's a ton of informed members here, and the more info you can provide, will help get quicker answers for you. Ride safe and keep us updated.

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post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-24-2014, 09:07 AM Thread Starter
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Carb Problem? ?

2007 1100 5k miles runs rich at low speeds. Dies a lot. Smokes black occasionally. Runs good at higher speed. Previous owner didn't ride it much. Motor starts lousy. Added gas treatment. Looking forward to riding it but I'll have figure this out. Thanks guys for responding. Hope this helps.
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post #5 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-24-2014, 11:47 AM Thread Starter
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Almost forgot to mention that it is stock except someone removed the baffles. Local shop told me to change low speed jets to 180's. Sound reasonable to you guys? I tried to get it in their shop but 40 bikes in front of me. I'll try fixing it myself. I'm trying to figure out how get a pic of it on here.
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post #6 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-24-2014, 03:51 PM
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Sounds like the float in the carb is sticking in an 1100 you have two carbs so follow the pipe thats shooting flames to the carb and give it a cleaning.

I was able to get a hold of an un molested roadstar for 1500 bucks as the guy thought the motor was toast because it wouldn't idle right... The carb was dirty as heck and required a rebuild as well for a whopping 150 on top of that she runs like a champ now...

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https://sites.google.com/site/vstar1...r-must-do-liststock pilot jets are 17.5 next size up is 20 never heard of 18 and its not called low speed there is the pilot jet then main jet.be sure to read the paragraph on proper starting technique
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I'm not as lucky B84. I payed $3300 and it runs like $1500. Your right N57 the jets are like you say. This is all new to me. I know I sound like a fool but I'm learning. Cleaned and checked the carbs. Found the little wire missing on one float needle. Could that make it flood? The jets are stock. Ran a tiny wire through them. Thanks.
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post #9 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-24-2014, 06:08 PM
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you can get cheap parts from partzilla
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post #10 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-24-2014, 06:17 PM Thread Starter
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I'll give them a try. Thanks Nick.
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