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Takes time to pick up speed

54 plate suzuki vl125 intruder, lack of power ,chain slack,also brakes -back brake feels spongy

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    some uneven wear on exhaust rocker face & corresponding cam lobe (Suzuki DF125)

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Brakes will feel spongy if air is in the brake lines. Bleed the brakes. If the chain is slack then loosen rear axle bolt and adjust the chain by moving entire wheel back. Lack of power and taking time to build up speed are usually problems resulting from burnt exhaust valves. Intake valves burn less often than exhaust valves because intake valves have cool gas flowing past them in the intake stroke.

Posted on Mar 12, 2009

  • Alex Newman
    Alex Newman Jun 12, 2012

    Back brakes are drum type and need to be tightened at the end of the threaded bar connected to the bottom of your drum. You'll need to adjust the brake light trigger which is attached to your brake pedal also so your brake light comes on at the correct time.

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