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    Default Riding to extremely different altitudes?

    I ride a 99 Yamaha Vstar 650 classic, it is my first carbureted Bike, and also my first cruiser. I have been thinking about some epic road trips lately being that I live above 5,000ft in elevation I am curious how my bike will run at sea level and what adjustments I might need to make if any?

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    Do you still have the stock carbs on it? If so, it should be a CV carb, which is very forgiving of altitude changes and such. Can't verify it, but was told by one individual who ran a shop that he rode his road king with a CV carb from sea level in California to 14,000 feet altitude in the rockies and had no problems. If you have a carb other than a Cv, the guideline is that the higher the altitude, the richer it will run, so you will need to richen the jets to go down in altitude.

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    Yes, has the stock carbs.

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    I'm in Colorado at 6500 ft and have been down much lower with a 2001 650 vstar that is currently jetted for altitude. Haven't had any issues so far at lower altitude. Have not been down to sea level though.

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