Hello, everyone. I hope everyone is having a good day/night. I just recently bought a V star 650 Classic (01) for $1,500. The person who sold it to me said he was selling it for so cheap because he said he messed up the carburetor trying to do a DIY job. Something to do with either the needle inside the carb. So he says. When I start the bike cold, and turn the choke on, it idles good and everything. But when I open the throttle it dies. On my rebel 250 when I did a cold start on her she would let me open the throttle to get the revs up. But that's not even the main issue. The main issue is on 1st gear, when I wanna take off it feels like its about to die, so I open the throttle more and it does the job. I didn't think it required so much throttle to be open. The other issue arose when I was on the highway. I noticed that I went up through all the gears on the 650 and it didn't want surpass 60 mph. Which was pretty bizarre to me. Because my 250 would go 85mph and reach its max speed. It honestly felt like it wanted to go more but it couldn't. The revs weren't even high. In my introduction I gave an example that went something like this "it felt like it was the weight of a 650 but the power of a 250" maybe even less than the 250 tbh. I only say that because it didn't want to go pass 60mph. I just wanted to know if you guys would recommend switching both carburetors out with new ones? Would that fix the problem im having? Thank you so much for taking the time to read this thread. I hope everyone has a good day/night. Any help would be grateful thanks.
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