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Lost of power

Bike accelerates okay until it reaches a higher rpm. at speeds around 75 and 80, bike begins to stall or hesitate.

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Sounds like you need to refit carburator w/ a larger main jet to richen that cicuit at approx.7/8 to wide open throttle. this is very often necessary when switching from stock to aftermarket hi- flow exhaust system.

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