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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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After the LO mixture has been adjusted, we proceed with the HI screw adjustment. After securing the paramotor, we open the throttle to full power. We turn the HI screw to the left or right until the maximum RPM is reached. From this position just a slight turn to the right should cause a significant RPM drop. This means the lean side of the mixture has been achieved. Immediately we OPEN the screw to the left to prevent the engine from overheating!


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At full power we tune for maximum RPM, then we close the HI screw more, until a drop in RPMs is noticed. When the drop in RPMs occurs we open the HI screw again until we reach maximum RPMs once again, and then we open the screw more until we have a drop of 20 to 60 RPMs. In this position the carburetor will be perfectly tuned slightly on the rich (safe) side.


Next, we should close the throttle and recheck the idle and the LO screw adjustment. If the carburetor was tuned properly, the idle will return to the normal setting described above.

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Depressing the throttle slightly we listen to the engine. If the engine hesitates to accelerate, the LO screw should be opened 1/8 of a turn. If we open the screw too much, the engine will not accelerate smoothly and start shaking (too rich of a mixture). In this case we should close the LO screw slightly. We repeat this procedure until the engine reacts smoothly when adding power. Meanwhile, a readjustment of the idle speed may be needed.

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