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Swingin like a monkey
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I took my 900 up the street yesterday to fill the tank and through some sta-bil in it for the winter long haul. It ran perfectly yesterday, but today I decided to dive into the apes project I've been putting off for the last couple of months. I had to take the front exhaust and the intake off to replace the cables, not a big deal, I replaced the stockers myself. Anyway, after I got all of the wiring done I fired her up to make sure all of the connections were good, and noticed that it's running really choppy, and smells like it running very rich. I checked all of the vacuum conections, but I can't figure out why it's so choppy. Is it the sta-bil in the fuel?

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Crazy Old Guy
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I would suspect the intake is leaking . . . double check everything you touched.
 

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IBA#34418
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I won't swear it the Sta-bil, but a buddy of mine put it in his Vmax. Long story short the carbs had to come off and be cleaned. Like you he had it in there only a short time.

I only use seafoam now for the winter stabilizer. Hopefully though you just have a leak that's easy to fix.
 

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Motorcycle Nerd
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i switched to seafoam also, instead of Stabil.
Does the same thing except that its actually good for the engine.
 

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VN 900 Classtom
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behind the intake box there is a valve that can easily be moved if you were messing with the intake box. have you tried to open it or close it a littile?
 
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