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At 1/4 throttle does not seem to be getting gas and has no power

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  • carrless May 11, 2010

    What kind of carbs are on it and has it been sitting for some time with fuel in the carbs?


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Has the bike been sitting for anytime ? Is it 'old' petrol ? Petrol goes off unless a stabaliser is used, takes on a jelly appearance and a varnish smell. 1/4 throttle seetings are controlled by air/primary jets and any long lay up of the bike may cause those jets to block up. Try draining the carbs, reseal them and once you disconnect from the petrol tank fill the carbs with a quality carb cleaner and leave overnight (or longer). Drain carbs and reattach petrol line.

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