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1997 cbr1100xx, slight hesitation of throttle response at higher rpms & speed. The bike only has 6900 original miles on it! It pulls like a beast up until about 9000 rpm range and then it acts like it's not getting gas just for a split second

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Offhand, I am tempted to suspect a small airleak (not a vacuum leak). This could be on:

  • any of the rubber couplings from the airbox to the air intake, loose, mis-aligned or detached;
  • a torn air filter/cleaner or unevenly fitted;
  • the upper half of the airbox loose, mis-aligned or not fitted properly;
  • in some instances, this could be brought about by aftermarket air filters such as those by K&N without a rejetting/tuning done.
Good luck and thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Feb 22, 2009

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