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My 96 suzuki gsf 600 bandit has intermittent power loss issues. It generally happens when oppening the throttle. At idle it will stall or almost stall but generally gets past a point, where it then will rev on up to redline. When started the bike will run slow and then it will snap into a higher rpm. When riding at speed the issue seems to come on randomly; loss of power, downshift, further power loss, etc. I tore the carbs appart, dunked, cleaned, replaced a few seals, but not all. The problem seems to have been unaffected. Plugs look reasonable but not new and I have not done much looking at the electrical system.

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    akutzleb Feb 21, 2012

    It seems like something switches or changes and it goes into this problematic mode. It gets better and then gets worse and I really haven't nailed down anything more helpful.

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