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Bike dies if rpm rise above 4 or 5

Quick breakdown. I bought this bike after it had sat unridden for three years outside against my buddies house. My bro in law and I cleaned it up, replaced spark plugs, battery, fuel pump and fuel filter. After much reluctance it started up and I rode it over an hour home. Next day took off got two houses away and it dies. tried to start and it sounded as if I was out of gas. Filled it up started it which is when the problem of it dying if the rpm rose above 4 or 5. Pushed it up my driveway, next day tried to start it and now battery drains after trying to start it 4 or 5 times. It also makes a clicking noise instead of turning over that is coming from under the seat. Any and all help would be beyond appreciated. Im almost back riding after 2 years off and am itching to get out there again.

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    Lee May 11, 2010

    sounds like you had some crappy fuel, and it is starving of gas. try removing the air box so you can get to the carbs, spray in a bunch of good carb cleaner and let it stand overnight or longer. re-charge the battery as it sounds like it don't have the power to throw the starter relay.



    put air box back on and try it again.

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Hi!

That clicking noise comes from the start-relay, that tells your battery is out of power or almost out of power, when the battery isent giving enough of power the start-relay clicks. Recharge the battery,
Now for that other thing, that your bike dies around 4-5 rpm, that can be caused by many things but i think that you will find the solution in the carbs. You told us that the bike has been standing outside for 3 years, that tells me that you carbs is in need of cleaning. Inside the carbs is a lot of smal parts that opens and closes when you hit the gas, after so long time outside some part dosent work as they should, therefore when you hit the 4-5rpm the bike dosent get the right mix of fuel and air since the carbs harsh and the bike dies.
Take the bike to a repaire shop and let them clean and calibrate the carbs and your problem will be solved.

Good luck
Nic

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