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Hello everyone I bought a VTX 1300r 2009 model went for a ride the other day and it just died going down the road came back and found some trash in the gas tank took the tank off the filter in the tank was bad so I put a inline filter on it and clean the carburetor and fuel tank out but it's still quits going down the road and will not start until you let it set for a little while and then it will start right up and go again for a few miles sometime longer any help would be greatly appreciated
 

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There’s also a small screen where the fuel line enters the carburetor...
 

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Yes I looked in my fuel line where it goes on to the carburetor and could not find one
 

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Something small causing problem these bike when running good will go a lot of miles i purchased mine because a friend of mine had 126,000 miles on his 2008 VTX 1300T after i took a ride on his bike ran right out and purchased the last VTX 1300 T they had
 

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Vent line attached?
 

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If all your hoses (vacuum & fuel) look good on all ends, it may be the petcock diaphragm and/or the carb slide diaphragm that needs to be inspected for possible pinholes/tears. Or there may still be junk in the tank that is loose again.
 

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Well I have been sick for the last 2 or 3 days and having I'm messing with it but I will check all that out and get back to you thanks for the information
 

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Well all the vacuum lines and fuel lines look good I have put two coils on it for a new pet cock with screen and I have a mine see-through filter it all looks clean I have had the carburetor apart three times and inspected it and cleaned can't find anything but still having the same problem it will start run great but you never know when is going to act like it runs out of gas and die and will not start back until it sets for a little while then it will start right back up and run great till the next time it is driving me nuts
 

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Hello fellow riders;
I've been a member for a few years but did not post anything as my 2004 VTX 1300C was garaged. I had some physical issues I had to deal with which kept me from riding. Now I will greet everyone from the Gulf Coast of Florida.
I need some advice my 1300 VTX only has 22,000 miles, and I have had it on the road for a total of 1100 miles since purchase. Now I find that each time I take it out it backfires like crazy at each shift change, or when I open it up some and then let of the acceleration. I didn't know what to check myself first, is it Air filters, Carburetor, or what else could be causing this. Any help is appreciated of course! btw, I know nothing about changing the oil, or even spark plugs....HELP HELP :cool:
 

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Whereabouts on the Gulf Coast of FL are you? Start by tightening the battery cables with a wrench or socket not a screwdriver. Then put Seafoam in the gas tank at a rate of about 1 oz/gal of gas. Run two tanks of this through the bike and see if that helps. The problem could just be a bunch of crud in the carb that the Seafoam might loosen. While this is going on, remove the plugs and inspect them. Report back what you find. If the Seafoam does not help, you will have to dig into the carb, I suspect.
 

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Hello fellow riders;
I've been a member for a few years but did not post anything as my 2004 VTX 1300C was garaged. I had some physical issues I had to deal with which kept me from riding. Now I will greet everyone from the Gulf Coast of Florida.
I need some advice my 1300 VTX only has 22,000 miles, and I have had it on the road for a total of 1100 miles since purchase. Now I find that each time I take it out it backfires like crazy at each shift change, or when I open it up some and then let of the acceleration. I didn't know what to check myself first, is it Air filters, Carburetor, or what else could be causing this. Any help is appreciated of course! btw, I know nothing about changing the oil, or even spark plugs....HELP HELP :cool:
Try tightening the exhaust nuts to spec (17 lb.ft.), even if you have the stock exhaust. The nuts get loose over time, especially if you have aftermarket pipes.
 

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Whereabouts on the Gulf Coast of FL are you? Start by tightening the battery cables with a wrench or socket not a screwdriver. Then put Seafoam in the gas tank at a rate of about 1 oz/gal of gas. Run two tanks of this through the bike and see if that helps. The problem could just be a bunch of crud in the carb that the Seafoam might loosen. While this is going on, remove the plugs and inspect them. Report back what you find. If the Seafoam does not help, you will have to dig into the carb, I suspect.
Hey Vinish; live in Palm Harbor, just a block from Tarpon Springs..LOL..Thanks for the help, I will try these and cross my legs, fingers, and toes!!
 

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I live in The Villages - at least I do for the ~6 months of winter.
 
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Vinish; that is a great place to live 6 months out of the year (y) Does it bother the "Old timers" when you "roar" through the town??
 

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Almost certainly. I am... shall we say.... "aggressive" in my motorcycle riding while most of the old farts here in The Villages are ...timid :)
 
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