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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-06-2012, 02:21 PM Thread Starter
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Hey everybody. Just joined the forum yesterday, and figured out how to post a message. I'm the new owner of an 05 V-star 1100 classic, which just arrived in my driveway via truck on Monday night. You can imagine my disappointment when i tried to go for a ride and it wouldn't run. More on this later, just wanted to say hello to everybody.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-06-2012, 02:23 PM
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Welcome Rob!


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Hey Rob welcome to the forum eh. Lots of good folks on herre and I'm sure they have your starting problem figured out already. I tihnk it's bcause you tried to ride before posting pics . More on this later.

Ride safe and keep it shiny side up.

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Dead battery? No gas? Gas line shut off?



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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-07-2012, 03:11 PM
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Welcome to the insanity

Did you get the start issue sorted yet?

'06 VStar 1100 Classic - black with ghost flames!
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More to come when I save enough cash!
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-07-2012, 05:54 PM Thread Starter
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Yep, bike has probably been ridden about 15 miles in the last 2 years. Tore into the carbs, and cleaned out lots of chunks of gel. 3 of the jets were completely blocked. It was my first time ever inside a carburetor, so I was concerned I would screw something up, but they went back together with no parts left over! Got everything back together and crossed my fingers while I hit the start button, and EUREKA! Good to go.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-08-2012, 02:33 AM
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Nicely done Now where are those photos? You are supposed to take pics as you open/clean/close her up and post those too....

'06 VStar 1100 Classic - black with ghost flames!
Cobra sissy bar and luggage rack
National Cycle windshield
National Cycle quick release hardbags
Lindby engine guard
Driving lights mounted to engine guard

More to come when I save enough cash!
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Welcome to the 4M
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