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91 vlx 600 engine sputters at half throttle and losses all power at full throttle. could this be a jetting problem?

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: Honda Steed vlx 2005 backfiring and loss of power. Maybe,1.lost relay's ground wire from head light and,2.Cdi's wires are wrong,like Greens and L/G or black and Yr/B or both! If wrong ,the engine can start but ignition and injection may emulated ,next was yours intake maybe lears. : Honda Steed vlx 2005 backfiring and loss of power.aks .Goodluck

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I've got the exact same problem on my 94 vlx 600. I've been through the carbs. changed the plugs, heck I even put new coils on it for the off chance they where crapping out at higher RPM. If you get this one figured out shoot me a line WrenchLife@gmail.com

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Check your fuel pump & filter.

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SOURCE: KLX 125 sat for 2 years, carb removed, cleaned,

have u cleaned the reed valve out?

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SOURCE: 1993 honda shadow, sometimes off the start it will

use a thin piece of wire and clean the ilde port and transfer port if that doesn't clear it up check idle jet

Posted on Jul 24, 2009

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SOURCE: ltz 250 wont idle needs full choke to run.cleaned

hi,sounds to me like the air fuel ratio is all up the ***,locate the air/fuel screw on the carb(normally on the side)screw the screw right in untill it stops,then back the screw out 1.5 turns,this should get the bike to run without the choke,once you have the bike running simply turn the screw in or out untill the bike settles into a nice steady idle,should be good to go,hope this helps...cheers

Posted on Mar 27, 2010

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SOURCE: engine stalls when throttled

clean air filter fuel filter and fuel tank and lines. Then the varb needs to have the bowl removed to allow the float to be removed,(carefull to not loose fuel needlle or retaining spring.)The jet and orfaces should be cleaned (when the jet is removed be sure the seat for jet goes back the same way....the seat and jet have a rounded shape that fits closely together, not round and flat together.)Ok so be sure not to adjust anything, just clean it and put it back together.Using carb cleaner is the best, you should have mot of the can leftover.Dont let it get on anything (except the carburetor) it will ruin paint and the finish on your engine if you let it!

Posted on May 03, 2010

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SOURCE: i have a 95 honda steed vlx 600 when i give it the

SOUNDS LIKE YOU ARE SUFFERING FUEL STARVATION TRY CLEANING OUT THE JETS.

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5. 3/4 to wide open throttle is managed by the main jet and air jet.
6. Wide open throttle is managed by the main jet.
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