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Old 11-13-2011, 06:09 PM   #1
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2006 model. My "Florida Bike".

Any other VS800 owners on here ??

Any other riders in Central Florida, specifically the Ocala area ??
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Old 11-14-2011, 06:26 AM   #2
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This site is pretty popular in Central Florida. A lot of the guys in the C2C ride this weekend are regulars in the Oveido Riders Club, which organizes via the site.

Motorcycle Riders Meetups near Oviedo, Florida - Motorcycle Riders Meetups - Oviedo
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Old 01-06-2012, 07:36 AM   #3
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One of the best mods for your VS800 is to uncap the air/fuel mixture screws on each carb. You'll want set them about 2 to 2 and half turns from fully closed and you will be amazed at the easy starts and better performance.

All of these bikes were recieved into the United States in a very lean state of tune to pass emissions. It serverly holds back a lot of the bikes potential.

You can check to see if they have been uncapped previously by visually inspecting the right hand side of the bike on both carbs just look for a small brass circular plug that is inset into the body.
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Old 01-07-2012, 11:19 AM   #4
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One of the best mods for your VS800 is to uncap the air/fuel mixture screws on each carb.
It appears that's been done......but I haven't checked the setting yet.
I want to do it with the engine hot and need a long, skinny screwdriver first.

Starting is a bit funny. Even with the coke on as much as possible, it fires up and then lopes real slow.....until I jerk of the choke some more and finally get it to "idle up" a bit. After that, it's fine.

I'm still gonna get a service manual (they can be had in PDF form pretty cheap) and study the choke mechanism a bit.
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I would tend to think that it is cable operated and can be lubed but not positive. Good luck and enjoy.
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I would tend to think that it is cable operated and can be lubed but not positive. Good luck and enjoy.
And I would tend to think that the cable would be "adjustable" to some degree. I could SWEAR that it did something at the first click before the shop screwed with it.

The idle mixture adjustment plugs were off and they seem to be set about the right place.
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