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Acts like its running out of Gas

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  1. VSdarEzcabe
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    I have a 2000 VStar 1100 Classic. Occasional at highway sppeds it will act like its running out of gas. It will run poorly for a miute or two as I slow down from lack of power. Without me doing anything it has always come back to life. Has anyone experienced this, and do you think it could be a partially clooged fuel filter. I'm thinking that at high speeds it's not getting enough fuel to keep the engine going that fast. Other then that problem the bike is a dream.

  2. drucg38
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    water in fuel, water in fuel

  3. MigejCojode
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    Change the fuel; and change the fuel filter. It's either bad fuel, water in the fuel or a plugged fuel filter. After that's all said and done put some seafoam in the tank.

  4. Bamazcood
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    Seafoam!

  5. rajmo
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    had that problem was water in the fuel

  6. Ragg2
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    seafoam?

  7. Jonezpoj
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    seafoam?
    Fuel treatment, wally world $7 a can.....works good.....

  8. Nebo
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    Not to be confused with foam from the sea.

  9. LiddleBen
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    Did you get your problem solved? Sea Foam is a decarbonizer/ conditioner primarily developed for the marine engines. works great for almost anything. Look in the marine section at Wal Mart or your local auto parts. comes in a spray can for direct carb spray and a pourable liquid to add to the tank. The pourable one is what you want. change the fuel and filter like Mikey said. Hope it works for you.

  10. trakon
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    A couple of scenarios. It could be a carburator problem, it could be electrical, check your rectifier, it might not be working properly by not sending enough juice to the coils. Could have a bad coil. Might need new plugs. A vacuum problem. You're gonna have to look at all these until you find the problem. I'm willing to bet it's more electrical than a fuel problem.

    Check voltage on your battery. If low, either the battery needs replaced, or like I said, your rectifier is toast. Low voltage will cause that type of hesitation at high speeds. I had that problem with a Suzuki.

    Just my opinion.

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