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Check for ait leaks, if carb check diaphrams....

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Not Accelerating beyond 40-50 kmph

NOT clutch issue - if it was the clutch the rpms would rev out but bike would go no faster.
Sounds like carburetor may be partially plugged up, main jet.
Or air filter needs replacing.

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change throttle wire/ accelerator cable

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Your clutch is slipping, depending what bike you have you should be able to adjust it (not the cable) is you can't you may need a new clutch

Feb 13, 2014 | Bikemaster 1996-1997 Yamaha Xv750 Virago...

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My bike does not have very good acceleration or pick up power on the interstate

The Softail series of H-D motorcycles are heavy machines. Much heavier than the Dyna series bike. Due to this, their acceleration is on the sluggish side. There are two things you can do. You can either do some performance modifications on your engine or you can change the final gearing on your bike. Since this post is saying that this is a 2001 model bike, it leads me to think that you are not the original owner of the bike. If this is the case, check the final gearing on the bike as a previous owner may have changed the gearing to lower the RPM's of the engine at highway speeds. It should have a 31 tooth front pulley and a 70 tooth rear pulley. A lot of owners change the final gearing to "international" gearing to lower the engine speeds. They'll change to a 65 tooth rear pulley. This requires that the belt be changed as well. Some change the front pulley to a 32 tooth to do the same thing. This will cause the bike to feel sluggish on acceleration. The only other thing that would cause the bike to be sluggish is the carburetor could be jetted too rich if the engine is equipped with a carb.

Jun 27, 2011 | 2001 Harley Davidson FLSTC - FLSTCI...

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Dear sir when i raise the accelerator the bike engine switches off but if the accelerator is not raised then the engine is on.

i take it when u dont accelerate it sits at idle... if so when u rev the bike there may be a fuel issue, where the carby isnt getting enough fuel to rev the bike thus causing it to stall... the other option is it could be getting too much fuel and stalling... i would recommend taking it in to the shop if you dont know much about it... although if you are familiar cleaning the carby would bge a good start.. hope this helps

Feb 28, 2011 | Bajaj Pulsar 150 Motorcycles

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Ran fine the other day, today i try starting it and itt turns over but then puts out, the accelerator hardly affects the running of the bike, i have to constantly twist the accelerator to keep bike...

You've either got some kind of contaminate in the float bowl or the jets are stopped up on your bike. If it runs as long as you keep twisting the throttle, it's run off the fuel from the accelerator pump. No fuel is getting through the jets. I'd take the fuel line loose and check the fuel flow. If your bike was made after 1996, you'll need a vacuum source to check the petcock as it is vacuum operated. I'd take the carb off and have it gone through as well. Check the vacuum hose that runs from the rear of the carb over to the VOES and the backside of the fuel petcock.
Good Luck

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Bike will not idle long pops on acceleration

Your bike has 4 carbs and they are not in sync with each other. This requires hooking a gauge to each carb individual and adjust till each one is exactly the same as the next. The imbalance can be from mis adjustment of just dirty carbs. You will also have balance problems if any cylinder gets lower compression.

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Jun 05, 2010 | 1985 Yamaha FJ 1100

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Loss of power accelerating after the bikes warms up GSXR 600 K7

Did you adjust the freeplay on your clutch lever? You should havee 3-5 mm of freeplay. If so, maybe youjust need a new clutch.

May 12, 2010 | 2007 Suzuki GSX-R 600

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I am unable to get some part of my bike like back medigadand handile, may i use any other bike part.

this will need me to know which bike and which part are talking about. well i can see a centra in the pic,so i am considering it. If you want handle for the style,go to some bike accesories shop, you will get one good handle.but make sure it fixes properly or it will hamper your acceleration (or accelerating problem),n may also lead to back ache. Else if you want handle for othere reason go for othere TVS bikes accesories,they may fix on your bike too. Hope this helps you out.. :)

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