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Engine missing/ backfiring, no pulling power

Hi all,
got caught in a down poor going to work, bike running well all the way there, the next morning started well on the choke, after warm up selected gear to take off, started to backfire and kept stalling, wouldnt rev and when it did sounded like running on one cylinder. The only after market addition is a pair of hi rise jardine exhaust.
My thought are the kick stand sensor is faulty? checked ignition leads seem dry.
Hope you can help
Many thanks
GAZZA W

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Hi I am vortash sounds to me like an ignition lead short check that the leads on the pot are not sparking to earth effectively cutting off the spark to one cylinder ( electricity takes the shortest point to earth so wont reach the plug if sparking to the cylinder ) I think youll find if it was the Kick stand sensor it wouldnt even fire up .. ? check all your HT circuit for damp or damaged leads .. hope this is of help regrads Vortash

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