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  • New to the group from Albuquerque

    Morning all, new to this forum but not to the Road Star. Relocated from Western NY to NW Albuquerque, NM at the end of 2019, been riding since high school.

    After a dabbling with a Kawasaki ZRX1100, Triumph Trophy, and BMW R1200CL after I got here, I'm back where I started with an '03 RoadStar 1600 that I picked up yesterday thats been sitting since last summer. Drained the fuel, SeaFoam in the tank with fresh fuel, new tires on the way, plugs will be changed, and I'll bleed the brakes and check the pads. And of course, a thorough cleaning once she's registered this afternoon.

    On the ride home I noticed a bit of trouble idling w/o choke and stuttering/exhaust back fire so a carb cleaning is due which may resolve the lean issue, if not, I'll check for manifold leaks. No issues with moderate acceleration, gentle accelleration is where the issues appear. Lots of backfire on decelleration. No discoloration on the pipes, no backfire through the carb but I did notice the K&N triangular filter that covers the whole airbox had some gaps as the cover wasnt as secure as needed.

    Comment if I'm missing something

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    from Solon, IA. What a great area for riding.

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    • #3
      From Central Oregon……

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      • #4
        From the Four Corners area, Northwest New Mexico.

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        • #5
          from Ontario, Canada. I have an 03 Midnight and love it! Has the AIS been removed?
          "Don't ride faster than your angel can fly"

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          • #6
            from Texarkana, in the Arklatex.

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            • #7
              Welcome from Nebraska!

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                • roadiemort
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                  When you find time.

              • #9
                From Puyallup Washington. Join us at this event. Duke lives in the Farmington area.

                https://www.roadstarclinic.com/forum...fficial-thread

                Read this entire thread below and report back in 3 days for the 250 question exam.

                https://www.roadstarclinic.com/forum...s-should-check

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                  From Spring Branch, Texas
                  2005 Silverado Midnight Star

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                  • #11
                    From Plano Texas.

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                    • #12
                      Representing Scorpion Gulch, Arizona.

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ID:	142214 Here she is…awaiting a new air box from Duke, thanks again, and I need to find a second bolt for the latch of the Mustang seat.

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                        • Duke
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                          Eric, were you needing the front cover too? Let me know.

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                        With enough beer you can do anything...D.Pate

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                        • #15
                          Welcome, from Albuquerque also.

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                          • #16
                            Ratl maybe you can help me with local resources. PM sent...

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                            • #17
                              from Athens, Georgia.
                              That's a nice scooter you got there, Bubba.
                              Enjoy the ride !!
                              I love the smell of smoked pork in the morning !

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                              • #18
                                Thanks all for the warm welcome. Coming off a brutal night on call in the OR.
                                This late morning's project was removing years of Moriarity NM dust from the Mustang seat. This afternoon the tank comes off to allow a thorough engine cleaning, chrome polishing, carb removal and cleaning, manifold replacement after porting and polishing, and spark plug change.
                                All this may bleed into Sunday as I am exhausted...

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