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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-27-2009, 09:51 PM Thread Starter
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Im new and have some q's

Howdy, im clark. Im a navy sailor stationd in norfolk, va. And just got back from a seven munth deployment. I dont think my bro took care of my bike while i was gone and now i have some isues. I dont have the money to take my bike to a shop and it needs some work.i was told this is where the answers are at. I have a '05 vn750 that wont run with out the choke all out, it wont start with in ten minuts of shut down, and back fires every time i shut it down. Ive tried carb cleaner and replaced the air filters but it only made a slight difference. Im mechanically inclined but have never worked on a bike before. What do you suggest?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-27-2009, 10:58 PM
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This is your second thread I presume? LISN here, USS Peleliu, discharged in 1994. We'll get you where you need to be.

What if anything did your bro do? Did he ride it? Did it sit the whole time? Did he put fuel stabilizer in it?

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how does they tank look without any other knowlage im guessin that one of your main may be a little plugged... seafoam should do the trick for the hot start i recomend ngk iridiums infact i recomend those anyway... also check for vacume leaks at the carb boots....

also could be electical check grounds at frame and on engine double check voltage at the coil and batt,,,, we could go a few more directions but here is where i'de start... asumming noone messed with the carbs while u were away...

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Welcome to the group Clark. You will have her purring like a kitten shortly. Lots of good folks and help here.


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Thank you guys. I have quite a few thhings that need tending to on my bike. One issue at a time though so ill give the seafoam a try and see where it brings me.
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You can get Seafoam at Wal Mart or Advance Auto. I've bought it before at the Wal Mart off Battlecreek Blvd near the Sam's Club.

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Sounds like he let it sit with fuel in it: very bad thing to do these days with the oxygenated fuels. Seafoam may help or a total fuel system cleaning may be needed.

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