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Engine revs to 4000rpm then back to tickover 3 to 4 more times without throttle being touched, while riding it will not rev through 5000rpm, below 5000 it is fine and above very exciting but is extremely hesitant, stuttering, and dies at this point but does not cut out, f1 light is on constantly but was intermitent, problem is getting worse as it will now not rev through 5 and 6000rpm

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  • mnowen2002 Mar 06, 2009

    I have a 1998 Honda CBR 600 that goes flat on it's face at 6000 RPM and if you are lucky enough to push through the dead spot it will take off like a scalded ape again

  • dclemson Mar 16, 2009

    the estimate was a little off (e300), the problem was two of the coil sticks breaking down, but i purchased all 4 anyway, at a cost of e450 euros including VAT, i have had to wait for them to be delivered and tried and teated before posting a remedy. a little expensive to buy for your cbr unless you have someone to let you try their coil sticks before purchasing any, if it cures your problem then you know for definate it is the coil sticks/stick


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You may want to check your carbs. I had a similar problem and I found a broken jet in one of the carbs. Once that was replaced and the carbs were tuned the problem of the flat spot in the rpm was resolved.

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