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Staling out I have ar 100 rt. This is my first bike. I have been loving it until recently when i started having problems. I can crank it and let it warm up and then try to go and it still stalls. What happens is that i put it in first and my rpms go up to about 3500 but the engine doesn't rev up. I can play with the choke sometimes and finally get it to go but other times it just dies out. As of last week i couldn't get it to even move more than the inch i would roll it myself. We don't have a motorcycle shop anywhere close either so any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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It sounds to me that you may have a timing issue. If your r100rt is a 1980 or older there is higher chance that this is the problem because it has points ignition which can and will come out of adjustment from time to time. It say reset the timing, it should be the issue.

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Maybe you aren't giving it enough time to warm up? Does this happen through the whole ride or just the beginning? You may have also fouled the plugs by leaving the choke on too long. Pull them and see what they look like. Regardless, it's never a bad idea to run some stabil through it from time to time.

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