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Power loss at full throttle

When going thru gears everything is fine untill gears 4-5. once into these two gears when you try to give it full throttle ,it gurgles and seems to lose power.WHAT could make this happen

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Carburetor main jet 2x, clean the carbs

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Clutch slippage would be a possibility. While rolling in 5th gear mid-range in the rpm band give the bike a lot of throttle. Do the rpms rise significantly without the speed of the bike increasing? If so you may need a new clutch or possibly just new springs. If you have put any oil additive it is possible your clutch friction plate(s) became contaminated.

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SOURCE: 02 crf450r starts up fine.... let choke off then

I have a crf 250 R and i have learned multiple things about these bikes like if you leave it running and not riding it for about ten min. it will over heat. they love race gas 113 octane,and alot more. but your prob sounds strange. i know if you hold the hot start while its runing it pops that could be a problem. or it could be you are not cleaning the bike out i would need to know more about this to give a definate answer but try going over the bike. Look at key parts like the
air cleaner
fuel line
any thing that is nesessary for the bike to run.

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Pull the slide out of the carb and then move the clip on the jet needle down one notch. Two may be needed but start with one.

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SOURCE: in 4th and 5th gear at full rev seems like

the gears on my crf450 are stiff and sometimes get stcuk wat could this be ?

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SOURCE: loss of power at the end of each gear

hello my name is jesse i just got a honda shadow 750 amer clasic,i have been driving it aroundfor two mounths now it has only 1000 miles on it ,still new it sat under a tarp for a while but it starts fine and drives fine for about 10 blocks then stalles out and thairs a very very small drip from of gas the fule pump and i will wate for 15 20 minits and then it will start fine but only for 10 blocks and stall again what could it be

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