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11-29-2016, 10:46 PM, (This post was last modified: 11-29-2016, 11:04 PM by Florida_Rider.)
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Not running on rear cylinder
I just got a 2003 V-Star Classic that has been sitting for about 3 years. I drained the tank and the carbs, cleaned the jets, main jet and pilot jet (very clogged), replaced the fuel filter and carb seals and replaced the battery (dead). The clutch plates were locked, so we raised the rear and got the plates unstuck using the throttle and rear brake. The bike starts and runs, but only with the choke pulled for the first 3 minutes or so. If I give it much of any throttle, it stalls. After 3 min, it barely runs w/ no choke and dies w/ any throttle. The rear cylinder is barely warm, while the front cylinder is hot. Checked spark by grounding the plug on the engine - good. Also, lots of air out the plug hole, so the cylinder isn't frozen. Also, the rear carb bowl has fuel. I didn't clean the upper carbs, but looked and they appear to be rather clean. Sorry this is a long post, but it is all that I have tried -- any suggestions? Thanks much!
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11-29-2016, 11:48 PM,
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RE: Not running on rear cylinder
dies when it warms up sounds like the idle circuit is clogged.
2007 1100 custom,cobra longs and pods,doubled clutch spring.
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12-15-2016, 10:32 PM,
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RE: Not running on rear cylinder
(11-29-2016, 11:48 PM)nick59 Wrote: dies when it warms up sounds like the idle circuit is clogged.
Thanks Nick59! I ended up taking the carbs off and took them to a local shop who did a total clean on them for me. Turned out that I missed a spot or two that was rather clogged. Now it runs great.
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12-15-2016, 11:02 PM,
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RE: Not running on rear cylinder
think you found a good shop. the carb has several circuits at different rpms. usually its a dirty jet
2007 1100 custom,cobra longs and pods,doubled clutch spring.
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