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02-18-2013, 09:45 PM,
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Possible choke issue
I recently purchased a 2005 Vstar 650 which may have a few issues. The bike sat a lot over the past few years. I wasn't able to test drive the bike because it ran really rough. As soon as I got it home, I drained the gas tank and carb bowls then filled up with fresh fuel. The bike will fire up easily now. However, with the choke known pulled, there is no high idle like I've seen on other carb bikes. Should there be a high idle function with a dead cold engine with the choke knob pulled?

Thanks!
Matt
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02-19-2013, 08:04 AM,
#2
RE: Possible choke issue
(02-18-2013, 09:45 PM)TurboMatt Wrote: I recently purchased a 2005 Vstar 650 which may have a few issues. The bike sat a lot over the past few years. I wasn't able to test drive the bike because it ran really rough. As soon as I got it home, I drained the gas tank and carb bowls then filled up with fresh fuel. The bike will fire up easily now. However, with the choke known pulled, there is no high idle like I've seen on other carb bikes. Should there be a high idle function with a dead cold engine with the choke knob pulled?

Thanks!
Matt

Hi Matt , that is what I would like to know. Previous bikes you pull the choke and the revs increase but not apparently with the V Star , I hope somebody can put us both straight on this question.
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02-20-2013, 05:14 AM,
#3
RE: Possible choke issue
On my 650, if the choke is pulled out the engine sets on high revs. I reckon on yours, there is something blocked in the carb since the choke acts as the extra fuel supply to aid the cold start.
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02-20-2013, 01:26 PM,
#4
RE: Possible choke issue
My 650 idles high as it's suppose to. There are two things to check. One, make sure the choke cable is operating properly, and two, ensure the fuel delivery is operating properly. In other words, clean the carbs, and all fuel lines.
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02-20-2013, 01:31 PM,
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RE: Possible choke issue
Thanks for the clarification on the choke idle function. The bike will only start with the choke knob pulled. It will start and idle low. If I try to push the knob in at all, the engine will immediately stall. I figure the carbs need to be pulled but before I do that I wanted to get an idea of how everything is supposed to function.

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Matt
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02-21-2013, 12:10 AM, (This post was last modified: 02-21-2013, 07:13 AM by Linden.)
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Re: Possible choke issue
Tell ya what especially on the 650 2003 and near by years the clutch cable likes to "hang". Quite literally my mechanic said the give a couple good shakes on the cord and on cold engine follow the line, they like to get stuck on components!!

Ohh add another note make sure your throttle knob below your carbs isn't complete low. If it is then your choke will only act as a normal fuel lever. Not choke! Id bet highly this is your issue and you can save some money on a mechanic!!!

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02-22-2013, 07:09 AM,
#7
Re: Possible choke issue
@TurboMatt any prognosis or updates?

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