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Sep 12th 2018, 04:40 PM   #46
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  Jan 2016
  Kirkland

  2009 V-Star 1100 Custom
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Originally Posted by Pavement Tested
Out of curiosity, what was wrong with it?

I don't run a bike shop but have acquired enough tools that there isn't much I can't do to a bike short of ECU controlled stuff and specialized shit on Ducs or Beemers.
Cam timing was off
Carbs were out of synch

The carbs issue was magnified by the cam timing being off.
Sep 12th 2018, 04:42 PM   #47
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  Jan 2016
  Kirkland

  2009 V-Star 1100 Custom
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Originally Posted by oldmanriver
It would benefit you to learn to do things on your bike, if you are going to keep riding. Most of it is pretty straight forward. It also helps if you are out somewhere, and break down, to be able to fix, or mcGiver it.
I can do most things to get it up and going but some things like cam timing and carb sync without the tools are things I don't want to tackle.
Sep 13th 2018, 05:44 PM   #48
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  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2015 Kawasaki Concours 14 - The Origame Sea-Dragon
i remember my 1979 rd400 daytona. it had two carbs I used to "synch" by putting my hands behind the exhaust outlet and turning the jet screws until, at idle, they felt like they were both putting out about the same amount of hot air.

whatever dude. it did hella power-wheelies that way.


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