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Started Jul-11 by Rondawg (RonDoggy08); 484 views.
Donn (99Orton)

From: Donn (99Orton)


Sounds like the clutch plates are stuck together. While warming up the bike exercise the clutch lever and see if that helps. carbs might need cleaning after sitting.

In reply toRe: msg 3

From: LordRamiro


I know sometimes the dumbest solutions are the right ones,

I know I am fairly new to these forums.... Just a dumb thought I had as I read your post ( Yes considering the experience of riding dirt bikes and 4 wheelers are considered)

but maybe the choke lever doesn't close up the choke completely ?

next in line is the bike stand switch

(as I said, I'm only speaking through My recent experiences with Mine and yes I forgot to switch off the choke completely unamusedsweat )


From: crazeeharry


Just an FYI, the choke on the V star, is not actually a choke, (choking off air supply) to get it rich for starting,  but is actually an enricher, adding extra fuel to aid in cold start up but air flow stays the same.

The good thing about it is:

if you are popping on deceleration, - because you are running lean on the PMS - you can add a little choke and see if the popping goes away, to confirm you need to richen the pms slightly.

In reply toRe: msg 5

From: LordRamiro


Thanks for the precision Harry,

Didn't know that one but I knew why I have to use it LOL