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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-29-2013, 09:50 PM Thread Starter
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Need help first bike bad carb or jets?.....

Just bought an 06 vn750 first motorcycle ever it will start if it is choked all the way but if I throttle or try to choke back it dies just straight shuts off I think it is the carb or the jets from what I have read on line I just need a video to show me how to take the carb off that shows the work not the end result I need help or just some tips or tricks or voodoo what ever it takes!!

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You need to clean your carbs. Especially, you need to remove the jets and clean them well.

There are a bunch of threads around here on removing the carbs. Best advise I can give you is to read the threads and follow the directions. Keep the front boot on the cylinder and remove the rear boot with the carbs. Make sure that the carb boots are lined up correctly. Lubricate the boots with some light oil (WD40 works fine for this).

Lift the air box up as high as possible before removing the carbs. Raising it will give you room to work.

Take your time and just pay attention to what you removed. Clean the carb well with carb cleaner and blow out all the small passages.
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Pretty much follow the video in this sticky: He does a good job showing how to clean them. Also there is a sticky with Roach's videos on how to completely disassemble the carbs. Be prepared for some frustration and cussing getting the carbs in and out, but I'm sure the results will be well worth it.

Also, you might try just draining the carb bowls, back blowing them, pour in some sea foam and let it sit over night, drain again and see if it does any better. Something to try before pulling the carbs completely off. But if you really want to do it right and make sure it stays running well, pulling and cleaning is probably the best way to go.

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Well I am cleaning now will report back with the results
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She's alive got her up and running strong thank you for the tips
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Great don't you feel like you can accomplish anything after the carb cleaning??

There is nothing like popping your cherry on the VN750 carb
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Probably a little bit of dirt in the carburetor. Happens to me during rainy season.
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Good to hear you got'r hummin'.
If you haven't seen this thread - go here and do this....
Also sounds like she's been sitting for awhile. I would suggest checking the date codes on the tires. After I got mine back on the road I noticed I had one 12 year old tire and one 16 year old tire. if yours are original (never changed) they could be 7 - but probably 8 years old, A bit past expiration. Somethin' to think about and start savin' some coin for.
Definitely take a motorcycle safety course!
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previous plate (last time on the road legally) 2002 therefore.......
carb rebuild
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