Hi from Palmyra, New York. Just a guess but are the valves adjusted right. You don't have one hanging up or to tight. Is that rapping noise always there.
I will be getting into the valves on Wednesday as that is my leading suspect at the moment. And by rapping noise, I am assuming you meant tapping? I didn't necessarily hear a tapping noise when I recorded the video, it might be an acoustics thing because i am in a small garage. Is it possible i threw off the valve adjustment when I was in the crank case adjusting the timing?Hi from Palmyra, New York. Just a guess but are the valves adjusted right. You don't have one hanging up or to tight. Is that rapping noise always there.
The spark plugs are black/soot covered. I'll try to post some pics Tuesday night. (In my mind this is a side effect of the valve being too open, and exhaust fumes not being able to exit the cylinder properly) I had always thought the idle was too low but wasn't sure if it wasnjust idling lower due to a fuel delivery issue or not. Thanks!Can you pull the plugs and post pictures? That will answer if it's running lean or not. One thing for sure, your idle is set way to low. Idle needs to be 950 to 1050 for oil pump to operate correctly. The Vstar can not be set lower than that without issues. Yes, it seems high, but they are engineered that way.
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I felt both exhausts and it feels as though both cylinders are pumping. The rear cylinder exhaust is the only one getting super hot right a way, front exhaust starts to get "normal" heat after a bit of runningits hard to tell. but it sounds like its running on one cylinder. are both exhaust pipes getting hot.imedietly
Right?! He was only supposed to rebuild the carb so I looked through the carb pretty thoroughly and it seems like those are the only two issues 🤞My concern is if PMS was out that far from being rebuilt by a "mechanic", what else might not be right? Seems you are on right path to get it figured out.
That's a good question, I do not have a tachometer. I turned it up two full turns after your recommendation. Do you have a recommendation for a "remote" tachometer to dial it in?What RPM is your idle set at?
Sounds like it's starving for airHi Everyone, new here but the owner of a 2003 Vstar 1100 Classic for the last 6 years. For context, I have had one problem after another with this thing but I love it too much to be rid of it (perhaps a glutton for punishment.) Anyhow, I just replaced the starter clutch, made sure the timing was correct, put everything back together and now the bike has a really rough idle. It will run for about a minute after I turn the choke off and then dies. I then noticed that the exhaust side of the rear cylinder get very hot very quickly as well. I tried to do a bit of research and diagnostics myself but I'd really appreciate some guidance. It seems like the likely issues are a clogged rear carburetor jet or a valve clearance issue. I have a video of the bike after I turned the choke off below if that will help. It seems to run fine, die out a bit, then went to come back alive then die out again....the bike completely stalls out not two seconds after this video ends.