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93 Virago xv1100 question
Have a 1993 xv1100 I am restoring/fixing up, and while preparing to remove the carburetors for a carb clean, I noticed some tiny rips in the carb-to-cylinder boots, and at least one hose (attached to air boot) torn. Below the right cylinder's air boot is what appears to be some oil.
The bike is rideable, at first it required the choke on to be able to idle, but after replacing the fuel with fresh 91 octane it now can idle without the choke. Still Doesn't run perfect, the idle can drop, it backfires quite a bit especially when letting off the gas.
I was planning on doing just a basic carb clean by soaking the jets and float bowls, hopefully that's all the carbs need. But can anyone tell me if it will need those air boot(s) replaced?
If so, would the knockoff boots on Amazon be sufficient? ($14 for both, compared to OEM $50-75 each)
At first I thought it just had some typical clogging/gumming in the jets, no intake air leaks.
Have pictures I am trying to attach of the boots/oil residue on the cylinder...