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Banshee wont rev

Hi i have a yamaha banshee wel it starts but when you give it throttle it
wont rev. i cleaned the carb out put new spark plugs in it but
still wont rev up can anybody help me

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    hi i have a 81 pw 50 i just put a new carb on it when i open fuel tap all the way it wont rev that much, if i close fuel tap most of the way it revs like normal



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Usually related to TORS, specifically the safety switch in the clutch/park brake assembly. If it's defective the engine won't rev. Solution: look for a TORS removal kit.

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Remove the slide in the throat of the carb, move the clip on the jet needle one notch lower. Two notches may be needed but start with one.

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Look fore your compresion frome the two cilinders. if its good look for the exhaust lots of carbon in the tail pipe. so not its a posibel that your oll seal its broken and the fuel gas leaks between the two chambers greeds j kerkhof

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You probabily need new piston rings i had the same problem it idled fine but would not rev up i would try new piston rings

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When was the last time new crank bearings and seals were installed? With all the work you have done on the carb I think the problem is the crank seals. But, check the bearings. At rest, the flywheel must be rock solid > no movement up or down, left or right.

If the bearings are solid then only replace the seals. Chances are the engine can stay in the frame if only the seals are being replaced. Best part is that seals are a low cost item.

One other possibility is a partially blocked exhaust system. Check the exhaust first. Checking the exhaust doesn't cost anything. Disconnect the exhaust pipes from the motor. Excite the neighbors by a quick ride down the street with no muffler. If the problem is instantly fixed then get a new exhaust.

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