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The bike misses when going 55mph

I have a 1986 honda shadow vt 500 and i cant figure out why it misses at 55mph the only thing different from last year is the spark plugs

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What else have you done or checked besides the plugs. Does it start and idle fine? Test the new plugs. The ark should be bright blue or between 7 to 8 ohms. If the ark is yellow or orange, you may have a bad plug or coil.

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