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Gpx 500 with misfire on 1 cylinder.

The coils have been checked and the plugs changed.

Thanks for any info.

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Carb pilot/main jet blocked.
check ignition wiring ie wires to coils is anything lose
check tappet clearance
get a compression test done to ensure the engine is OK


hope this helps

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